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In Catholic theology, the term limbo refers to the edge of hell, just outside of zipcode 666 — “hell adjacent” as it were. In the gaming world, this bleak monochromatic masterpiece is nothing short of double rainbow OMG!
There are no health meters and no dialog to go along with the no colors. What you get instead is a truly scary, often times violent place to explore… as a young boy. If you found that scene where Frodo is being cocooned by a giant spider a little disturbing, prepare to live the experience.
LIMBO rewards the nimble and quick thinking. There is a lot of dying, brutally, but the game never punishes you. You will be quickly giving it another go, only to realize your timing is still off, and that buzz saws and bear traps and little boys rarely mix well. This may be the best game you play all year.
Do you know what’s a bad idea? Free, all-you-can-drink Absinthe. Your night becomes a scene out of a Prodigy video. But, hey, we were drinking on Microsoft’s dime! And it’s not our fault they rented out the Edison for like a week. Damn you, Green Fairy and your intoxicating elixirs.
What were we talking about? Oh, E3, where all the new games coming out in the next year are assembled — and you get to play them TODAY. The best way to enjoy E3 is to have zero responsibilities, and to be like a kid in a candy shop. But it’s a lot of work setting that up! Strategically used sick days, and calls to your well connected friends in the business. Only then can you fully enjoy the top-shelf Tanqueray martini in your hand as you watch zombie pole dancers gyrate seductively at the Dead Rising 2 party.
But what about the games? Honestly, I don’t remember playing any. I’m even having trouble remembering the name of the band I saw pictured below, but I do remember liking them. I’m sure some other sites have some excellent quality gaming coverage, but again I have this thing about having zero responsibilities during E3. Welcome back, E3, you big, overblown, crazy spectacle you!
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Sony must be shitting their pants right about now. That Microsoft conference was amazing. Seriously, how do you follow that? Bringing out Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney to endorse the new ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’ was quite a move. And its impact wasn’t mitigated even in the slightest by the presence of Yoko Ono!
The game looks spectacular. It’s like the love-child of ‘Rock Band’ and Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles-themed show ‘Love‘. On a side note, if you haven’t seen ‘Love’, you are really missing something. It was one of the best Las Vegas shows I’ve ever seen in my life (and I have seen about 3)! ‘Love’ was like the love-child of the Beatles and ‘Pink Floyd’s: The Wall’. So when it comes down to it, ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’ is actually the love-child of ‘Rock Band’ and the love-children of the Beatles and ‘Pink Floyd’s: The Wall’. You may be thoroughly confused, but nevertheless, it is a beautiful thing.
The game chronicles the various stages of the Beatles’ career, and replicates it all in stilted, poorly animated, low-resolution polygonal models. No, wait, it’s much better then you imagine.
If you don’t believe me, check out this GameTrailers clip.
So, which member of the Beatles do you identify with the most? I fancy myself as more of a George Harrison than the other three. Soon I will get to test that notion from the comfort and privacy of my living room.