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Videogame Trifecta: Dragon Quest X, Smash Bros., Perspective

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? Kotaku posted the above 11-minute look at Dragon Quest X, which is — sigh — a Wii exclusive. You’d think between this, Last Story, and my constant craving for a good JRPG, I’d be able to get over my dislike of the Wii to play some truly great games, and yet, I can’t. I recognize this a failing in myself, however.

? Namco Bandai is making the next Smash Bros. game for Nintendo? The first WiiU one? That’s odd. Are they allowed to do anything differently? Or is it going to be the same game with maybe a few Namco Bandai characters in there? I’m guessing the latter.
? My apologies if you’ve seen this mind-blowing trailer for Perspective — it was on Reddit awhile back — but someone just showed it to me, so I felt the need to show it to anyone else who’s missed it. It’s a first-person puzzle game/2-D platformer, and no, that’s neither impossible nor a typo. It’s pretty damn awesome, too.

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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.