All right. You guys know I’m not a fan of Mortal Kombat or its fighting engine, and despite the awesome cinematic trailers for the Elseworlds DC fighter Injustice, I hadn’t really expected much from the game. But this new SDCC trailer brings up an angle that I hadn’t really considered — what if all the DC heroes really, really fucking hated each other? It turns out that fighting game, even with the MK engine, is pretty fucking awesome. I mean, this shit makes DC Vs. Mortal Kombat look like… a really old fighting game with practically no violence in it. Seriously, any game where I can make the Flash slam Superman’s head into a parked car — repeatedly — at super-speed — well, that’s a game I really, really want to play.
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.