Dorkly has a new live-action webseries called Best Friends! Videogame Club, and it’s really quite promising. Plus, it has the added benefit of being about a bunch of console gamers, some of whom briefly turn into obnoxious PC gamers — and since I’m sick as shit of the utterly needless political bickering going on in a post about a year-old Game of Thrones prop, I’d much rather you guys fight about something that means something: i.e. consoles versus PCs. As a firm console gamer, I won’t say I believe all PC gamers are bad… although I do believe all PC gamers wear open Hawaiian shirts over regular t-shirts, all the time, without exception. Now discuss. (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.