The Red Herb Roundup - May 20th Edition
Welcome back to the roundup, folks. These be the stories The Herb didn’t quite get to because get off my case, you don’t understand the amount of pressure I’m under. On that note, I’d like to send a hearty shout out and welcome to our new followers out in the Tumblrvoid, and a sincere thank you to our veteran followers whose continued support keeps the blog from caving beneath my incredible laziness.
I’d also like to thank the gang from the witty, titty, and fun gaming podcast Smarter Than AI for having me as a guest on their fine program. Some refined discussions were had about gaming at large over more brews than I should’ve been allowed. The results were crammed into Episode V!
And now for some poorly cobbled together news:
- Not only is Univeral’s Battleship adaptation a turd in the water, Double Helix’s first-person shooter tie-in is also dead in the aforementioned turd inhabited water. I’d make a “You’ve sunk my Battleship” pun but that’d be as stupid as spending $220 million goddamn dollars on a movie based on a board game.
- ZeniMax Media, Bethesda’s parent company, went ahead and filed for a trademark on the term “Dragonborn." This action was a rung down on the priority ladder, though, as ZeniMax filed for "Fus Ro Dah” first because saying you’re Dragonborn means nothing if you can’t shout the words of power.
- Rocksteady scoffed at our secret hunting abilities, revealing that there are at least 3 to 4 hidden Easter Eggs still remaining in Batman: Arkham City. You seriously thought the Batman plays all his cards at once? Fool, this is why you’re unconscious with a batarang lodged in your shoulder.
- June 12th is the official date the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection heads to Sony’s Vita. The package is a little less collection-y than its console counterparts due to the absence of Peacewalker (because Konami already kindly offers the HD-less PSP version on PSN, fully equipped with none of the upgrades featured in the HD edition – you’re welcome). Oh, and I’m obligated to add this: transfarring.
- Apparently Diablo III had some difficulties at launch. There were consequences.
- Bioware wants to hear from you about where you’d like to see the Dragon Age franchise go next. You’ll find no sarcasm in this bullet point; communication between consumer and creator should be applauded.
- What happens when Nintendo’s favorite little outsourced developer, Retro Studios, can’t decide between another Metroid or a new Star Fox? If you’ve ever been painfully afflicted by Linkin Park and Jay-Z’s Collision Course, you already know where this is going: mash-up! Mark it as an extreme rumor for now but whatever the hell they’re working on, E3 may definitely be the platform for a big reveal.