June 20th, 2008

The Spore freak show has reached its inevitable, disturbing conclusion before it even begun: a singular creature designed to look like two human beings locked in doggy-style. I suppose you wouldn’t care about auto-fellating if you were born with a lady friend attached to your penis. [Update: Sporn!]

-Excuse me, what? According to a recent British study, 85% of women in the U.K. have or plan to purchase Wii Fit. Destructoid reports that those women, flailing around their cramped living rooms, have already caused over twenty millions dollars of damage. Personally, I’m more baffled that the overwhelming majority of Britain’s women want the game so bad. Where does the Queen do her yoga, I wonder.

-GameTap has announced dates for the first installations of American McGee’s Grimm–the short, episodic games from the people who brought you Alice. Though I’m a Mac user myself, I can’t help but swoon at the combination of dark, morbid imagery and stylized, almost cell-shaded graphics. And while I maintain that they’re all wonderfully freaky to start with, you could still mess up my fairy tales any day, Grimm.

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2 Responses to “This Week: Disturbing, Overwhelming, and Grim(m)”

  1. Scott Jon Siegel Says:

    It occurs to me that you might not have seen the growing phenomenon that is “Sporn”

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/?p=1947

    The funny thing is, Frank Lantz practically predicted this meme over two years ago with his “Sporgy” presentation at the GDC Game Design Challenge.

  2. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Indeed, thanks for the link. That’s actually what Frank and I were talking about yesterday. Unfortunately I wrote the piece a few days back, before heading into the city.

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