This week LoadingReadyRun goes high concept with our astronaut themed video Floating Solo. After all, what’s better than plotting a murder to help you get through those endless, boring days in the infinite blackness of space? Wait, literally anything? Well crap.
I’m going to level with you men, we may have not thought this whole “manned mission to Mars” thing through very well.
Speaking of the blackness of space, this week’s CheckPoint is all about Star Control 2. Well, the spiritual successor to it at least. So how do you make a sequel to one of the most influential and beloved games of all time? Carefully, we hope.
Also there is going to be a Gran Turismo movie. Hopefully it will feature Vin Diesel and not be very true to the game.
Finally, we move on from the cold darkness of space to the cold darkness of the Russian subway system in this week’s Unskippable, part one of a two-part episode on Metro: Last Light. There is a terrible horror stalking the survivors of the war. No, it’s not two midgets in a trenchcoat. OR IS IT?
Hint, it is not.
Monday is LRR video update day!
That’s not a joke.
This week we have three great new videos for you to feast your eyes and ears on. First up is the LRR video Keeping Up With the Times, which features some incredible photoshop and some sorely needed greeting card options.
Unskippable takes us to a marginally sillier level, thanks to the one and only Hideo Kojima. This week Graham and Paul take on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which as you might have guessed, is not so much a word but a state of mind.
Guy 1: My roommate drank all my milk! Time for… revengeance!
Guy 2: Don’t you mean vengeance?
Guy 1: I’m afraid… I’m afraid it’s gone to far for that.
Guy 2: What? The milk has?
Guy 1: Never will Brian’s dark shadow fall over my dairy products again! His days of lactose tyranny are over! Now he must die. Like a man.
Guy 2: WAIT WHAT?!
Guy 1: Roses are read, blood is red, my passion is red, this is how it feels… when doves cry.
Guy 2: I think we’re done here.
And finally, this week on CheckPoint, we get to the bottom of why we love the annual Steam Summer Sale so much. Spoiler: It’s basically been engineered to make you buy shit. There’s also a sweet documentary coming out that chronicles of the story of the Nintendo Power Glove, but where’s the story of the Sega CD? Clearly, there are some Peripherals that are being neglected.
This week’s LRR video The Couch, takes your summer to a weird place. A hot place. A dry place. A sober place. I really can’t say too much about this video, so go watch it!
This week’s Unskippable also takes place in a hostile environment — a boat, and a boring newscast. Yes, it’s Resident Evil Revelations! Thrill as Jill and a fat-looking dude climb a rope! Marvel as they walk around on a boat! Thrill as ace TV reporter Penny Plot-Point recaps a bunch of stuff incredibly conveniently so you know what is happening in the game!
Finally, something for our Australian friends!
No, not a gif of an adorable koala, that was just to get your attention. It worked, didn’t it? Anyhow, if you’re going to PAX AUS, you might be interested in the
PAX AUS LOADING READY MEETUP
City: Melbourne CBD
Place: Steps of the State Library of Victoria
Date: July 20th
Time: 5:30 pm
If you need any other information, you can ping korandder or nicholasmc1 on the LRR forums. You can also try @korandder on Twitter.
Happy Monday afternoon everyone!
This week’s video is Open and Shut — a script we’ve had kicking around for a long, long time! Graham originally wrote it back in September, but with Strip Search and Desert Bus, we were too busy to get enough people together for it. This video is also the first time many of you will have seen the newest pet addition to the extended LRR Universe, Baxter the kitten. He is a Maine Coon and he is just about five months old! I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots of him in the future.
On a less delightful note, this week’s Unskippable is Injustice: Gods Among Us, and I say this a lot, but this is one of the dumbest cut scenes Graham and Paul have ever sat through. It’s not just inconsistent with the DC Universe — it manages to be inconsistent with itself. It’s a real accomplishment, I tell you what.
Speaking of “real accomplishments,” Don Mattrick is headed to Zynga. That means we had to talk about the Xbox One for this week’s CheckPoint, Mattrick Goes to the Dogs. On the bright side, you always know we’d break our promise, so you’re probably not too bent out of shape about the whole thing. Graham was though. Sucks to be him, I guess.
It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means a new Friday Nights!
This month, the crew (well, some of the crew) decides they’re in it to win it, and they’ll need to study hard if they want to win their local game shop’s M14 pre-release. Even though those things aren’t all that competitive. There’s Churchill quotes, blue cards, great pools and lots of bears — oh my!
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And finally, a new episode of Friday Nights also means… a new, high-res crew card. We’ve already seen Graham, Cam, Matt and Kathleen, so this month we’ll help James prepare both his body and his mind with his card.