I know somewhat less than nothing about StarCraft, but I do know this trailer for the upcoming Heart of the Swarm expansion is pretty. Not the cutscenes — I mean, those are nice, but they simply look like good cutscenes — but the gameplay. It’s gorgeous. Those swarming aliens (I’m going to guess those guys might just be “the Swarm”) are fucking terrifying. Even if I had a PC powerful enough to play StarCraft and the guts to try an RTS I’d quit the second I saw a hundred of buggers sprinting at me. (Via Kotaku)
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.