Just in time for Halloween — I guess — here’s a new trailer for the Suda51-directed and James Gunn-written videogame Tits Violence — my apologies, I mean Lollipop Chainsaw. You know, I really didn’t expect any another videogame to make Bayonetta look like a model of restraint, but here we are. I kind of want to hate it because it’s so pandering, but goddamn if there isn’t a severed head tied to the cheerleader’s ass, and my moral indignation just crumbles in the face of that (pun almost certainly intended). But my favorite part? It’s that this video starts with a warning that “This video may contain inappropriate for children.” Really, guys? You think?
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.