It’s taken more than 25 years, but the Space Invaders are back, and man, are they pissed. No longer content to simply drop down and get slightly faster, they’re upgraded to the massively destructive techniques seen above?and this time, you’re playing as the Invaders, hence the name Space Invaders Get Even (which is more impressive when you realize it’s the Japanese title first and foremost). Oh, and there’s also a huge fucking robot dinosaur, you know, for good measure…although he’s probably not on the Invaders side.
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.