I’ve been posting a lot of Assassin’s Creed III videos over the last few weeks, but I’ll be the first to admit not all of them were actually that revelatory regarding the game. In fact, I posted several of them merely because I’m excited about it. But not today! Today I have a video explaining the game’s new multiplayer modes, in which… uh… you basically kill people in a variety of manners, just like the single player game. But there’s also co-op and team multiplayer! …although that’s something many, many other games have had. All right. But you can choose your character’s abilities and perks, which… okay, that’s been done before in other games too. But it’s all new to AssCreed! That counts for something, right? I… um. Maybe I should go look through my news feed again.
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.