As if to prove my point from the last post, THQ just released a trailer for Saints Row the Third (I’m sure it’s a total coincidence it came out about five minutes after the GTAV trailer, too). Seriously, compare the two: One has crop-dusting, house foreclosures, and homeless people. The other has farts in a jar used as weapons, air strikes, and Burt fucking Reynolds. I don’t begrudge it of you if you’d rather play GTA, of course, but I don’t understand it, either. Thanks to Smashpor1 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.