Although I hate April Fool’s Day, I’m not opposed to fake movie trailers — it’s fake news that gets everyone confused (myself included) and makes the real news impossible to trust, but fake videos can be entertaining any day of the year. So I’ll indulge this “trailer” from IGN, which would be noteworthy just for its production values alone… if, you know, it didn’t have an Indian dude dressed as Master Chief dancing his fool heart out.
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.