Sublime and puzzling, you must try Braid! Is Tropic Thunder the new funniest movie of the Summer? Does Bionic Commando live up to the nostalgia? A laptop LANparty? We go to Dallas for ROGCon.
This week in Movies:
Get Smart, Love Guru, Step Brothers, and Pineapple Express have come and gone, each making their play for the funniest movie of the summer. Now, in the waning days of the season, Ben Stiller's newest directorial effort, Tropic Thunder throws its hat into the ring. Alex, Dan, and Jeff get some.
Dan uses the new trailer for The Express to discuss sports films. The guys debate what works and what doesn't.
This week in Video Games:
In last couple of weeks, Alex, Dan, and Jeff have played a remarkable number of AAA downloadable titles, including Geometry Wars 2 and Pixel Junk Eden. This week 2 more notable entries dominate the video games segment.
First, the bold, time-bending platformer, The Braid has Jeff saying the word 'fascinating' more times than one would think possible.
And second, the retro-remake of the classic NES game, Bionic Commando, Bionic Commando: Rearmed has all of the guys remembering the arm-grappling days of their youth, and debating the merits of a jump button. Plus:
Alex, Dan, and Jeff take a trip out to Dallas to check out ROGCon!
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The Totally Rad Show is Revision3's explosion of movie, video game, TV, and comics news and reviews. TRS was born in the depths of geek culture, at an epic game of Dungeons and Dragons in 2006. Alex Albrecht, host of Revision3's Diggnation, and Dan Trachtenberg, former host of Revision3's Geekdrome, met Jeff Cannata, former video game columnist, at the D&D table, and became fast friends. Intense debates over Star Wars characters, late night frag-fests in Gears of War, Heroes- and Lost-watching parties, and the sharing of dog-eared copies of Preacher graphic novels followed, leading the guys to one clear realization: This is the stuff we love. This stuff is totally rad. Individually, Alex, Dan, and Jeff had always wanted to find a show that approached geek culture with as much fervor as they did, that wasn't embarrassed to roll dice or dress like Jedi, that realized that nerd is the new cool. Together, they decided to make it. But one component was still missing. Luckily, they turned to uber-video god and bona-fide geek in his own right, Steve Koncelik, to help create a look and feel that was as rad as the subject matter. Several months, and hundreds of exploding fist-pumps later, the Totally Rad Show debuted on Revision3. Four dudes in a garage. One green screen. A cubic ass-ton of enthusiasm. The Totally Rad Show is all about the feeling of sharing a great new movie, or video game, or tv show, or comic with your buddies. It is about the excitement in finding a piece of entertainment you love, or the pain in realizing something isn't as rad as you had hoped. It is about finding friends who share your interests and get just as excited as you do. If it is out there and it is Rad, it is on the Totally Rad Show.
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