There’s a new trailer for Modern Warfare 3, the newest games in the mega-popular Call of Duty series. It looks good, which isn’t any real surprise. It’s about World War III and is set in various major cities throughout the world, so if you want to kill virtually people in Paris, you’re in luck. My question is this: Should I be covering all these present-set FPS games? I feel like I should, as a major nerd news blog (that is, a blog of major nerd news, not a major blog in any sense) and because the games are super-popular. But unless there’s some sci-fi take or Sarah Michelle Gellar shows up to kill zombies, they’re all are pretty indistinguishable to me, personally. So should I try to cover ’em more, or at least show off the new trailers when they come out? Should I not bother? Or is one trailer just the right amount, and now I can stop worrying about it? Please let me know, thanks.
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.