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He also appeared in the Austin Powers and a bunch of other stuff. But we’re not talking about that right now.
Actor Gary Oldman has a long and lengthy resume with varied roles. But the one that concerns us today, and Conan O’Brien, is his work as Viktor Reznov from Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops.
There’s a fun article over at the Escapist talking about the B-list in games, film, and other entertainment (looking in particular at Conan, both the original pulp fiction incarnation and the 2007 game from Nihilistic); the author’s contention is that game developers don’t really ‘get’ the B-list, and why people turn to B entertainment for, well, entertainment. Of course, video games suffer from the odd conundrum of having too much money; most B entertainment manages decent returns on smaller budgets. But what about the pulp fiction/game divide?
Arnold Schwarzenegger is no fan of violent video games, so we wouldn’t expect him to endorse any video game that included swords slicing through endless enemies… unless such a game were, I dunno, based largely on a movie character he once played.
But governor spokesperson Aaron McLear would only say that Schwarzenegger had “no association with this game” after being asked how the governor feels about his ex-character Conan appearing in THQ’s Conan. C’mon Mr. Schwarzenegger, you’re a politician now. You have to come up with a better response than that when reporters explore potential hypocrisy. It’s your job, man.
Schwarzenegger Distances Himself from THQ’s Conan Game [gamepolitics]
Yesterday, some commenters in this thread mentioned that our constant jubblie coverage “wasn’t” fair. Not all our readers like boobs! Some of them love them! Then there are folks who like boomhounds. We thought about feedback long and hard: Those commenters were right. To make amends (hopefully), I’d like to formally introduce the “boomhound” tag and a shameful screen for upcoming PS2 game Koi Hime Musou. That’s the tentative title! Originally on the PC, the game is a love adventure title set during China’s Three Kingdoms era and features new CG just for the PS2 version. While the game doesn’t look big on historical accuracy, it does look big on other things. That, if you dare, after the jump.
Koi Hime Musou [Famitsu]
Mature-rated Conan for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 feature rampant boobs. Just about every level has a topless damsel in distress that needs to be saved. After freeing them, the lady says, “Let me repay you” and Conan kinda stands there for a moment. The developer says “no,” but there’s gotta be a shameful Easter Egg, there’s gotta.
Two new demos are ready for your downloading pleasure on an Xbox 360 near you this morning. First we have Nihilistic’s Conan, not to be confused with the Funcom MMO Age of Conan, a single-player game that puts you in the furry boots of fantasy’s greatest barbarian as he struggles against an elusive evil power, using weapons, wrestling moves, and magic for some god awful reason. If 483MB of blood and gore aren’t your thing, try 442MB of fun and frivolity as Homer and Bart team up to take down Lard Lad in The Simpsons Game demo, sure to be chock-full of hilarious sound bytes that quickly become annoying after the third or fourth repeat. Just guessing there, mind you, as the demo is still slowly making it’s way over the intertubes to my game box, and the PS3 kids seemed to like it when they got it last week, so who knows? Go forth and judge for yourself.