For those of you who were worried about the Star Wars: Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duel game for Wii, either because it was based on the increasingly aggravating Clone Wars CG cartoon or because you felt certain that all the good people at LucasArts were obviously working on The Force Unleashed, this new E3 trailer shows two lobotomized young men who are enjoying it very much, thank you.
Okay, maybe they aren’t lobotomized, but are just happy because they’ve been plucked from 1984 to play what seems to them to be a breathtakingly awesome videogame. Because to us folks living in 2008, this thing looks…uh…not breathtakingly awesome. Let’s just leave it at that.
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.