This video of the differences between the different Star Wars: The Force Unleashed console has been making the nerd rounds this weekend, and far be it from me to miss out (unless you count posting it several days later as “missing out”). Each version has something unique about it, which is cool, whether it be the PSP’s classic Star Wars missions or the Wii’s outrageously awesome lightsaber controls. But of course, the real highlight is seeing all the horrible things you can do to Stormtroopers using the force, which includes throwing them into a TIE fighter so hard the TIE Fighter breaks. I admit I’m looking forward to this game.
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.