Nerdery, Video Games

Guitar Heroes, Soccer Heroes, or Just Bastards?

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I’m leaning towards the latter, because I don’t think it’s fair that people should be allowed to be very good a sport but also good at nerdy stuff. That’s totally unfair to the many, many nerds without any discernible mainstream skills, and we have enough trouble finding and wooing nerdy girls ourselves without European football players — who have no trouble generally attracting non-nerdy girls, it must be pointed out — that can also play Guitar Hero on a massive warehouse wall poaching our chicks, too. (Via I Heart Chaos)

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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.