The gents behind the Drinking Games for Gamers have outdone themselves with their newest installment, “Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Sheets to the Win.” Not because they’ve made what sounds to be a pretty tasty shooter in The Warp Pipe, but because I’m pretty sure if you play this particular drinking game you’ll have alcohol poisoning within an hour. Seriously, the loser takes 2.5 shots every match? At least the Warp Pipe involves some non-alcoholic juices in it, but if you played with whiskey or vodka, seriously, by match 5 you’d be dead. On the other hand, the plus side is that UMvC3‘s gameplay is pretty much about button-mashing anyways, so there’s no amount of drunkeness that would negatively affect your skill.
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.