Note: I don’t really hate the 3DS. I hate handheld gaming, just like I hate PC gaming (I need my videogames to be accessible from a couch, but also visible on a large TV screen [Note: I don’t like playing games on my iPhone either, except in times of purest necessity]). But the Adventure Time videogame, wonderfully subtitled Hey Ice King! Why’s You Steal Our Garbage?, looks so fantastic I’m actually a bit sad I don’t have the capacity to handle holding a 3DS. It’s due in October; maybe I should use that time to talk to a psychoanalyst or something. Not about the 3DS, I just have a lot of mental problems. (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.