Kotaku just ran this trailer for a game I’d never heard of called Trine 2. I was looking for a little videogame coverage for the day (yeah, Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars comes out today, but there aren’t any really interesting videos to pair with it) so on a whim I checked it out. I’m glad I did, because this game (due at the end of summer on PS3, Xbox and PC) is gorgeous, and it’s also one of those ridiculously clever 2-D platform games like Braid and Limbo that I love. Now, I understand that the larger burden of responsibility for finding nerd news is on me, since I’m the one who gets paid — not much, but I do get paid — for running the damned site. But I am only one lazy, lazy man, and I can’t do it all on my own. Unless Trine 1 sucked ass and Trine 2‘s awesomeness has come out of nowhere, you guys really dropped the ball on this one. You better shape up, or… uh… I’ll continue to do a piss-poor job, I guess.
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.