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Culled from the long list of things we’ve been talking ’bout on Facebook/Twitter this week? Pure 120% burning excitement for the Demon’s Souls sequel-of-sorts, Dark Souls. FromSoftware’s next dank dungeon crawler looks exactly like what we’ve been wanting at Meat Bun HQ — more beasts to slay, sweet armor sets to collect, a few hundred deaths. Tons of new artwork and screen shots right here.
Not so dark is Dorkly Bits‘ take on the battle between the Belmonts and Dracula. If you’re really looking for Castlevania S&M, though, playing Castlevania Judgment sometime. Pure pain!
Another game we’re excited about, Skyrim, we’re not this excited about.
One of my favorite videos of the week, Dark Souls trailer notwithstanding, is this Street Fighter IV Ultra Combos in real life montage.
Finally, if you find yourself in Japan any time soon and you happen to be a big Ace Attorney fan, make it to Sega Joypolis for the Ace Attorney Investigations interactive game. What will they think of next? Musicals?!
What have we been chatting about on Facebook and Twitter this week? Games with permadeath, games with pee! Oh, and Portal 2.
While the newest trailer for Portal 2 didn’t feature anything new or noteworthy, just an impressive display of Valve as short filmmakers, it’s still impressive. Looks like the developer will be squeezing tons of personality out of Aperture Science robots Atlas and P-body. Combined with personality core Wheatley, Portal 2 may already have locked down Best Robots of 2011.
The guys behind The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings are making the game’s “insane” difficulty no joke. If your character dies, he dies for good… permadeath!
The fight sticks for the new Mortal Kombat “leaked” earlier this week, a different style of stick than we’re used to. American company PDP is making the things, which hearken back to the original MK arcade joystick style… but also with a run button? They look perfectly authentic, the way we remember playing Mortal Kombat and may ultimately mean another big hunk of plastic taking up space at Meat Bun HQ.
And speaking of leaks…
Sega’s ToyLets games include a multiplayer “faux-sumo game in which two characters blow milk out of their noses to push the other out of the ring” and one in which you’ll play as a cloud, trying to blow up a girl’s skirt. And they’re controlled with a stream of urine. Yes, they’ll be installed at urinals in Japan and will take raw pissing skill to play. Japan!
A sublime cosmic convergence took place on October 3, 1963 — it was the day Tommy Wiseau was born. An equally spectacular event occurred June 27, 2003 — Tommy Wiseau released his critically acclaimed movie masterpiece, The Room. September 3, 2010 will now join these glorious dates, and go down in history as the day The Room: The Game first graced the Internet.
If you find yourself confused by any of the above proclamations, fret not — Meat Bun is here to help! First, we’ll need to get you up to speed. To do that, let’s enjoy a sampling of Tommy Wiseau in action.
You may need to watch the above clip a dozen or so times to begin to absorb it’s artistry. Don’t worry about the context or plot. There is none. Focus more on the character Johnny’s unique enunciation and delivery. And you may ask yourself, why has everything been over-dubbed?! While we ponder that question, bask in the surreal glow of a San Fransisco skyline only achieved through gratuitous use of completely unnecessary green-screening.
Now that you are a fan, you will want to attend a screening for yourself. Luckily, The Room will be showing (in perpetuity) at a theater near you. If not, move. The last time we went we were joined by the adoring cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and we shit you not, Tommy Wiseau himself! Arrive early and buy your tickets in advance — all five midnight screenings sold out when we attended. The only mandatory item to bring to the theater are as many plastic spoons as you can physically stuff in to your pockets. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.
The Room: The Game will allow you to keep your The Room: The Movie after-glow going strong. In the game you can guide protagonist/hero, Johnny, around lush 16-bit environments and fully explore his world. You will throw a football in a tux, make sweet love to Lisa, even find out what really happened to Peter (who inexplicably disappears about half way through the film).
If you don’t know about Die Antwoord, your inner zef is in need of some serious refreshing. Waddy Jones (a.k.a Ninja) and Yo-landi Vi$$er (the pixie crack-baby with the space mullet pictured below) can take care of that in a heart beat-boy.
It’s worse than I could have possibly imagined.
I think the comments say it all:
I just died a little when Kurt Cobain said “YEAH BOYYYYY”
Courtney I’d expect… but Dave? Dave I used to like you… how could you sign off on this?
i’m pretty sure Kurt, in a freebase-induced dream state, saw into the future and watched this video. then he wrote his suicide note.
What is so upsetting is that while Harmonix was “terrified” with getting the Beatles right, it appears Activison couldn’t give a flying fuck. Imagine Paul McCartney in the clip above, then imagine the shit storm he would rain down with his legal team.
But I guess that’s what happens when your estate is left in such competent and capable hands. At least the executors of my estate know I am to be represented digitally as a female wood elf druid upon my passing.
Actually, he wasn’t. Wesley Willis only said that because it rhymed. He also said suck a male camel’s dick with Hoisen sauce. And he headbutted me. Mike was there, and can confirm this is 100% true. But I’m getting off topic.
Kurt Cobain is in Guitar Hero 5. Think about that for a second. Here’s a guy who had trouble buying himself a “fancy” new car (it was a Lexus if you’re wondering, and he returned it two days later when his friends made fun of it) after he became rich, and now he’s fronting Activision’s 5th installment of their dying cash cow they milked one too many times.
If Kurt knew he’d be polygonally immortalized wearing a cardigan and a shirt drawn by Daniel Johnston, I’m pretty sure he would have never touched either ever in his life. Maybe it would have been something a little less ESRB friendly.