Friday Links on Thursday? Outrageous! Believe me, I’m as disappointed in myself as you all are. This kicks off some fun Holiday festivities, however, which include a break until the New Year as I travel to the vast wasteland known as Boston. Read on for The Dirty Dozen, Gay Thug Dating and some crazy WiiWaa shit (I don’t understand it either).
Then get ready for 2010. We’ll kick it off with the games you should be anticipating, and then return to your normal programming (all horse pornography all the time).
How success killed Duke Nukem. This article could also have been called ‘why George Broussard is a fat dumb bastard,’ but I hear Wired decided to change that at the last minute. Either way, fun read.
8-bit sound generator. This thing is amazing. We have to send this link to Timbaland and get him working feverishly on a follow up Beaterator but one that is awesome.
Some connections between social games and healthcare reform. It’s official: people are too serious about things, and games are taking over. Unfortunately, it’s Zynga and not real games.
Greg Miller argues why the Detective Mode in Batman: Arkham Asylum was foolish, revealing himself to be an imbecile.
I love the way Mass Effect’s new trailer is called ‘The Dirty Dozen.’ Although to be fair, there are maybe 4 of them. Still, looks great.
The only thing Mass Effect 2's Dirty Dozen is lacking vs. the real Dirty Dozen is Lee Marvin. I've heard he's on board for ME3 though
Choices, choices. The answer is the same as the answer to every question: the boot.
WiiWaa motherfuckers! I can’t tell what exactly is going on, but I can say with certainty that there are going to be restraining orders involved.
Aliens vs. Predator 3: Shit just got real.
I have brought great shame to my family
Shinobiryuu, a crazy Japanese game about rape, has a hilarious disclaimer on the box. It has to assuage concerns over the fate of the characters in the game not by suggesting that they’re not real, but by claiming they’re real digital actors who are in pretend situations. I need charts to keep track of this.
A list compiled by Out.com of the gayest videogames. Have to love the call out for Kirby.
Castlevania’s soundtrack compilation clocks in at a heroic 19 CDs. Who needs that much Castlevania? More importantly, can anybody handle that much Castlevania?
19 discs? I've got all the Castlevania I need right here *wink* He must work out.
Yet another thing British prisons have in common with my apartment: methadone dispensers.
Thoughts on selling out. Personally, it’s my life’s goal to sell out. You can buy any part of me at wholesale prices.
Ghosts of shopping malls past. This is actually just the condition of the malls after the Christmas rush.
Orson Welles says most of Citizen Kane’s Rosebud plot was a cheap gag. He also says if anybody would give him another shot, he would make a movie far better than Citizen Kane. That dream was finally realized 50 years later with Twilight: New Moon.
Weird NYPD pamphlet on how to recognize somebody carrying a hidden gun. Memorize this poster, for IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!!!11!
Lowe’s doesn’t know what Christmas trees are. ‘Family Trees,’ however, are on sale now.
I don’t know what ‘the nuclear power of makeup’ is, but this certainly speaks to its effectiveness.
Target fired some of its employees over buying Zhu Zhu toy hamsters before the customers could get their hands on them! Unfortunately, they later realized they had a PR nightmare on their hands and hired back the employees, but for a brief moment careers were ended by fuzzy toy hamsters.
No exaggeration, I could not love a human baby more than I love my Zhu Zhu Pets.
Fun photo of the whole class out on the lawn. There’s Timmy, and Sally and- OH MY GOD!
You heard it here first: Robin Sparkles is the next great artist of our generation.
Go for it, my friend. GO FOR IT!
I have brought great shame to my family
3-D card spheres. I don’t know why these are interesting, or even that they are interesting. Just thought it was slightly more original than most card sculptures I’ve seen.
Octochandelier. Octolier? Octochandy? This thing is kind of creepy in a cool way.
Wired’s 2009 vaporware edition. Warrants inclusion on the list from the title alone: inhale the fail.
Gay Thug Dating. This isn’t so much a link as a sales pitch. I’m a 30% equity owner.
Santa Fu. It’s go time.
Did I miss anything? If so – post it in the comments!
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