I managed to wait nearly two full weeks in-between SimCity gameplay videos, which you should all count as a minor miracle, given how excited I am about this damn thing. This new one is about the disasters featured in the game, and it’s got a very Monty Python-ish “How Not to Be Seen”-vibe to it, so if you like that or seeing tiny digital people’s lives destroyed, it’s worth a watch. I like all this, but I’ve got to admit I’d happily trade the UFO for a giant, rampaging spider-robot-thing. Of course, I also still feel like all the SimCity games should still be obsessed with llamas, so maybe I’m not the best person to be talking to about this. (Via Gamma Squad)
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.