Thanks to Jesse F. for sending me this commercial for The Force Unleashed 2, which is so awesome I can barely type because of my massive nerd-boner keeps getting in the way. It’s so awesome that I keep forgetting to question how Starkiller can make fucking Stormtroopers disintegrate with the Force, because even though it makes no sense even in the haziest sense of Star Wars continuity, it’s so unbelievably badass that I don’t care and end up watching the video again.
Man I can’t wait for this game. I don’t even care if they’ve fixed the platforming elements; ‘ll needlessly jump into all the bottomless chasms they want if I can pull off that move just once.
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.