The last time I ran a trailer for Syndicate, EA’s first-person shooting update to the classic PC cyberpunk strategy game, we all kind of figured out that the new Syndicate was almost nothing like the classic game and who the fuck cares about another FPS. EA must have noticed this, because they just released this new video trying to show the similarities between the old Syndicate and the new Syndicate. The problem is that there are almost no similarities between the old Syndicate and the new Syndicate, so this video is really just a glaringly obvious reminder than the new Syndicate is generic crap and god wouldn’t it be nice to have a real modern Syndicate game. Seriously, it’s almost sad how desperately EA pretends like the two games have anything to do with each other other than the name while showing clear visual evidence that, in fact, they don’t. Thanks to Charles J. for the tip.
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.