Prolific tipster SlyDante alerted me to this new trailer for Super Time Force, the classic 2-D shooter (coming to Xbox Live next year) with the time twist in that when you die, you play along side your previous life to help gun down the baddies — or ives, as the case may be. What this trailer lacks in gameplay footage it makes up for in bad advice to children, bloody thumb stumps, and skateboarding dinosaurs wearing sunglasses. Which is to say, it’s completely awesome.
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.