Jake Gyllenhaal stopped by the VGAs to pimp his upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie, and released a minute of footage, some of which we saw in the teaser trailer and some of which we didn’t. I have the same verdict: it looks like a fun summer action flick, much like Pirates of the Caribbean. I’m still impressed how closely the movie is adhering to the game; it’s not something I would have expected Bruckheimer or Disney to do. Also, I’m still impressed about how awful every second of the VGAs that aren’t running game or movie footage seems to be. Bleh. (Via Gather)
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.