IGN hired Rifftrax’s Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett to riff on a few of Gears of War 3‘s cutscenes, and the results are glorious. The results are also, not coincidentally, this video. Hey, anyone remember when Sony hired MST3K to riff on a collection of those horrible intros to their PlayStation Underground discs? Good times. You wouldn’t think that MST/Rifftrax would work with videogames, but it does. It so does. At least when done by the professionals. (Via Satellite News)
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.