I’ve occasionally talked about the old-school 2-D shooter-platformer Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, and always with fondness. Mainly because the game looks completely ridiculous, and that was before I saw Kotaku’s compilation of some of the game’s more insane “fatalities,” which you can use on minibosses. The game is out on PSN today and Xbox Live and Steam tomorrow; if you plan on buying it soon, you might want skip the video — no need to spoil them for yourself if you’re going to see them in a bit anyways, right?
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.