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Archive for September, 2009

I wonder if Tecmo ever had to put up with this

Posted by nfinit on September 29, 2009

I guess this explains Pacman Jones’ strangely inflated attributes from Madden ’07.

We need more of this.  I want Kimbo Slice on camera at THQ headquarters as UFC Undisputed 2010 stats are revealed, with a chase team at the ready to follow Kimbo as he goes searching for a gun.

But this entire concept can be expanded– If we can get people to watch six hours of NFL draft coverage surely there’s a market for a half hour sudio breakdown of that season’s Madden stats.  Plus you could get player reactions– Surely Terrel Owens had something interesting to say about being ranked below Randy Moss in Madden X, and as a Carolina fan nothing would bring me greater joy than live footage of Jake Delhomme’s mental breakdown upon being rewarded Madden’s first ever negative accuracy rating.


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This is why we can’t have nice things.

Posted by nfinit on September 28, 2009

So now there’s this:

Just so we’re clear, that’s is not a joke. It’s something that’s actually happening. This, however, was a joke–

This was -also- a joke:

Watchmen sockpuppets in a 2d platformer?  Not a joke!  VIDEOGAMES~!

Which, y’know, just leads a person to question– if you’re a Watchmen fan, this sort of thing makes you nauseous, and if you’re not a Watchmen fan you hated the movie and won’t buy this anyway. So what’s the point in this, aside from driving Alan Moore into (another) heroine-induced stupor?

This is over and beyond the point that aside from a maybe a Phoenix Wright-style visual novel, there’s just no natural application for The Watchmen to videogames.  We tried this before and wound up with The End Is Nigh, an attempt to fuse late 70s Cold War paranoia and Final Fight, and it was about as awful as you could expect.  This needs to end before we wind up with Petz:  Bubastis or Silk Specter’s Fitness Ultimatium or Rorschach appearing in Smash Brothers.  Is it asking too much for the Industry to treat something like Watchmen with the same gravitas and dignity awarded ODST and Gears of War?

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Amazon’s directed content algorithms prove accurate; depressing.

Posted by nfinit on September 27, 2009

Yeah that sounds about right.

I swear to god the next product to the right was a wolf moon t-shirt

I swear to god the next product to the right was a wolf moon t-shirt

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