June 2012 Archives
In the opening cinematic, before I'd even gotten to the "Game Start" screen, Juliet had flashed panties, (almost) explicitly offered sex, mentioned her vagina, her love of cheerleading, and her now-18th birthday, and shoved a lollipop in her mouth. If someone catches me watching Buffy, I feel the shame of a middle-aged man watching teenage vampire hunters. But Lollipop Chainsaw is beyond embarrassment. I can't even get away with claiming "Uh... I'm reviewing this." Still, this is a game from Grasshopper Manufacture's Goichi Suda (the guy responsible for the unbelievably good, and mindbending, Killer 7), so I resolved to keep an open mind. I still doubted – Lollipop Chainsaw was developed in conjunction with James Gunn, the guy behind Slither, so I was worried it was exactly what it appeared to be.
I'm tired of E3. Unless something radically changes, I'm just not particularly interested in what goes on at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, anymore.
Go ahead and observe the old coot alert here. If it helps, just picture me typing this in a rocking chair on the porch, sipping lemonade, with my shotgun leaning against the three-legged mangy dog.
E3 stopped being interesting in 2007, when the ESA dumped the L.A. Convention center and became a "Media and Business Summit." Since then, E3 just hasn't been the hub for interestng announcements and reveals.