This clip is old, but I thought it was worth bringing up since Castle Crashers just hit Xbox Live Arcade yesterday, and it was just announced that it’s on its way to WiiWare as well. As you can see, it’s an old-school beat-’em-up, but with RPG elements (somewhere) and wonderful art by Dan Paladin of Alien Hominid fame. As soon as I get smart enough to finish Braid, I’ll be purchasing this myself?I’m a sucker for homicidal men with squat bodies and large heads.
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.