I know not all of you are into the SimCity, but I’m really, really excited about the new game, and it’s my blog, so I’m gonna post this 9-minute gameplay preview and you can watch it or not watch it, I don’t care. The game looks like the perfect mix of simple and complex, meaning it’s as deep as you want it to be, which means I won’t be too intimidated by all the shit I have to do to keep the sims from setting each other on fire in despair to get started. I like the idea of the city specializing in a certain trade, too. Maybe I can make a city to cater to the burgeoning singles scene. It’s, like, “Hey, you want to go down to the whirlpool?” “Yeah, I don’t have a husband.” How do we filter out the teases? We don’t let them in. This goes for the guys, too. Because sometimes the guys are tapped out. But check your lease, man. Because you’re living in
Fuck City. (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.