I don’t know who Michael Barnes is, nor why he decided to make the world’s most badass machinema with Modern Warfare 2, titled “No Russian.” However, he did, and even though I haven’t played the game, I can’t even imagine how much work went into getting these shots and editing it all together. Help me out — is all the dialogue here from the game? Is this all from one mission or several? Because right now I’m impressed, but I’m pretty sure if I knew more I’d be totally blown away.
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.