While You Were Sleeping: VGA Edition

You fell asleep. Stuff happened. Therein lies the problem: what if you need to know about the stuff that happened? That's where we come in. Helping you digest the stuff that occurred, while you were sleeping.

Yesterday, unless you happened to be locked up in a tiny dark room sans internet, was the day of the VGAs — a cavalcade of cringe, an endless barrage of trailers and teabagging.

But first the trailers. Perhaps the biggest surprise was The Last of Us — a new game from Uncharted creators Naughty Dog. Part of me wants to groan and say blergh, much like a zombie would, at the thought of another game about the undead, but the trailer looked intriguing. Looks like another top quality, high end character driven effort. Should be boss.

Metal Gear Rising was reborn as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Turns out all the rumours about Platinum Games developing the game were super true. As much as I loved Bayonetta, I'm not sure if I want the same mechanics in my Metal Gear Rising. Hope to be proven stupidly wrong.

Other trailers? Bioshock Infinite and Mass Effect 3 were probably the big ones. But it wasn't all trailers and marketing — people did silly things too — like messing up onstage (Hideo Kojima, bless him) and complain about how rubbish the event was (Mark Hamill.) There was also tea-bagging, but I don't even want to link to that.

But that's just the start, may as well scroll through the site and look for other stuff. There's a lot of it.

In Short Mark Hamill, Tara Strong (AKA The Joker And Harley Quinn) Both Miffed About The VGAs Watch Metal Gear's Creator Breakdown And Apologize A Lot BioShock Infinite Trailer Looks And Sounds Terrific It's A New Mass Effect 3 Trailer Uncharted's Studio Is In Charge Of The Last Of Us The Next Metal Gear Game Is Brought To You By Bayonetta's Developers


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    Revengeance makes me want to cry.

      +1 I looked forward to it based on the first trailer, but this latest one makes me feel violated.

        I think it would look ok, as long as it didn't have Meta Gear Solid attached to the name. It doesn't look like anything even remotely related to MGS. If Platinum wanted to make a fast paced action/hack-n-slash, dont call it MGS

      Sir, why is that, Sir? If you don't mind me asking. It's just I got an angle on all this, but I'm still kind of lost in the detail. Much obliged, much obliged.

      The "word" Revengeance makes me think of the stupid name of the baby in Twilight.

    Much obliged, much obliged,

    Sure I need to know about the stuff that happened - sure I need to know about that. Do you mind if ask a couple of questions?? Just to get things straight. I ain’t got not point of view on this, not yet anyhow.

    You didn’t link to the “tea-bagging”? Why is that? What does you say about that? I mean - where were you on the weekend? Couple of people said they saw you at the Polo Lounge, but I don’t know what to think about that. Maybe I don’t think nothing about that and we just forget the whole thing??

    This is something. Did I stumble into something here, or what? You know what I mean. This is really something. Look at all this. Look at what this is. All these things. I really found something here.

    I’m going to write this down; maybe ask a few questions about it at some time more appropriate. I don’t mean to hold you up, Sir. I’ll just write this down. Do you know anything else about this? Like more specific. Just the facts. Much obliged. Much obliged, Sir.

      Please, you have to stay. Please. Never leave!

        I’m going to have to write that down; maybe just write that down someplace - something just don’t add up. At least not to me it don’t; maybe it never did. Much obliged, Sir, much obliged.

      I want to know why someone would buy a new tube of toothpaste if they were planning on killing themselves.

        What do you know about that, Sir? What do you think you know about that? I don't have no point of view on it or nothing. Not a thing. I'm just maybe interested to hear what you think. Maybe you got your own angle on this or something, like something I didn't think about?? I'm just trying to put things together here.

          I used to be a gimmick poster like you, .... oh nevermind.

        Trivia Apparently this is only a movie trope, most people that suicide maintain their normal routine. Also, more people do it without leaving a note than people realise.

          It's a quote... from a Fast Forward pisstake of the Columbo films.
          Eventualy, the killer gets so sick of being asked about toothpaste that he confesses.

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