Not that the live-action Halo commercials are bad, mind you. They’re clearly made with more money, better sets, nicer props and cooler effects than this new commercial for Metroid: Other M. But what they don’t have is Samus Aran walking slowly through them in a skin-tight vinyl Zero Suit.
You know, I have no idea what’s going to happen with Metroid: Other M. We’ve seen so many lengthy, boring flashbacks, but also a lot of classic-inspired gameplay… I honestly have no sense if the game will be good or bad or what. So right now I’m saying the M in Other M stands for “Maybe?” (Via Kotaku)
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.