Hey, remember how Microsoft got everyone’s hopes up by saying there was going to be a super-cool Halo movie directed by Peter Jackson, then it was just going to be produced by Peter Jackson, and then no one talked about it for like a year, and then everyone kind of fessed up it wasn’t going to happen? Well, if you were genuinely looking forward it, maybe you’ll be able to content yourself with this incredibly awesome live-action trailer for the Halo 3: ODST game, which comes out next week. More likely, it’ll crush your soul at what might have been and you’ll break down crying and cursing the heavens. But it’s all you’re getting, so… sorry about your luck. (Via Nerd Bastards)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.