I don’t mean that this Resident Evil 6 trailer is bad, per se, because the gameplay (shown in the preview’s second half) looks good, and the story looks exciting, at least if you have any idea what the fuck the Resident Evil story is nowadays. And I don’t mean it’s not worth the wait since the last trailer. I mean that when I first saw this preview existed over at Kotaku at about 10:30 this morning, I hit play… and thanks to my Comcast internet connection (and its wacky habit of suddenly ceasing to exist) the video finally loaded at about 1:22 pm EST. It was not worth the wait. That is all.
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.