You guys are in luck. I wads all prepared to show off some of the new videos for Final Fantasy Versus XIII and FF Agito XIII, despite the fact that I hated FF Regular XIII and can’t stop bitching about it (because as a nerd, even though I hate something, that doesn’t mean I can’t be obsessed with it). But Squenix pulled the videos, so I was forced to put up this new Epic Mickey trailer from my nerd-brahs over at Joystick Division, and damned if it doesn’t look pretty good. Maybe a little epic, even. I’m still a bit worried about all the heart storylines seemingly ripped out of Kingdom Hearts, but it still looks like a pretty neat action/platform game. At the very least, it doesn’t have Donald and Goofy in it, so I don’t have ton worry about them slathering anybody’s ass with honey.
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.