Just a reminder — Transformers: War for Cybertron is still totally fucking awesome. I know this is a Gamestop commercial, but the combination of the game and the sounds of Stan Bush made various fluids erupt from my body (I won’t say which ones).You know, if you could actually command Soundwave to turn into a boom box and play “The Touch” (or “Dare”) in the game itself, it would be the greatest game ever made. Ever. I’d buy every copy of the game I saw, just on principle. Thanks to Rex T. for the tip.
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.