We already knew about some of Star Wars Kinect’s gameplay modes. For instance, we knew about the awkward Jedi vs. Battle Droids lightsaber battles, and we knew about the admittedly fun-looking destroy-Mos-Eisley-as-a-rampaging-Rancor mode. If we didn’t know about the similarly awkward-looking podracing sequences — do you just balance to steer? Lame — we could have guessed. But I’m pretty sure we never could have guessed the game mode that appears at 4:30 in the video above — performing a choreographed dance routine as Slave Leia for Jabba’s pleasure.
Honestly, my brain doesn’t even know how to process this. Slave Leia good. Star Wars Kinect bad. Fat male nerds like myself undulating as Slave Leia worse. It’s like trying to watch porn and having a family member suddenly show up on screen. The shock actually overwhelms the awfulness… at first. (Via io9)
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.