On Tuesday, I got into my super-pissy mode when discussing the announcement of the He-Man cellphone game. It was a combination of my inability to ever be happy with anything He-Man related and a shitty mood, and I said that cellphone games “weren’t real games” and basically acted like an asshole. My apologies. I’ve enjoyed plenty of cellphone games more than console games, and I’m not just talking about Nintendo games (OH SNAP HE’S STILL GOT IT). Anyways, a video preview for He-Man came out, and it looks pretty fun.
I still think the art style is a bit weird — especially the legs being even shorter than they were on the ’80s toys — and I still wish I’d eventually get a Masters of the Universe console game (in my head it’s a combination between Skyrim’s massive world but with Soul Calibur II‘s fighting engine), but this looks plenty fun, and it’s probably only going to be a few bucks. I’ll pay a few dollars to kick Hordak’s ass with Orko. (Via He-Man.org)
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.