Week two of our intermittent Blizzcon Coverage continues, this time with the highlight of the dance contest. A guy. In Hammer pants. Doing the Hammer dance. Which is also the orc dance.
Ok, that’s too many sentences. Here’s the video:
Week two of our intermittent Blizzcon Coverage continues, this time with the highlight of the dance contest. A guy. In Hammer pants. Doing the Hammer dance. Which is also the orc dance.
Ok, that’s too many sentences. Here’s the video:
1. Pirates Spend the Most Booty. In a study that only makes sense, AdAge found that the people who pirate the most movies/music/software, also spend the most money on purchasing legal online media. I guess this goes a ways in saying that people will pay for things online if they’re worth the price, but mostly it’s just an indicator of nerds spending too much time at their computers.
2. California Is Basically Your Weird Aunt Now. In order to trim at least $1.50, the State of California is holding a state-wide “garage sale.” For sale are many surpluss and out of date items that would normally be handed off to some mid-tier official or another. So, if you really need a $0.40 stapler or a half knitted shawl, give Governor Schwartzenegger a call.
3. Prices Are Dropping. Both Microsoft and SONY have announced price drops this week for the XBox 360 and the PS3. The new XBox Elite will cost around $300, and won’t be packaged with HDMI cables or any other notable accessories. The PS3 will cost $300 also, but will the the slim-line no-frills console like the PS2 Slim before it. There probably won’t be a price cut on the Wii any time soon, because it’s still the most reasonably priced console on the market.
4. Some DJ Died. Thankfully, it wasn’t DJ The Stick or DJ from Full House. It was just DJ AM, a guy made famous for dating just about every girl in Hollywood between the ages of 20 and 26, and then almost dying in a plane crash. He made the most of his new lease on life by overdosing on drugs, so you’ll understand why I’m not all teary-eyed over the situation.
5. The Only Person Watching Glenn Beck is Glenn Beck. Advertisers are finally tired of his ranting nonsense, and are pulling out in record numbers. Fourty six sponsors, many of which are hardcore conservative base sponsors, have pulled out of his show over the summer, as he makes more and more ludicrous accusations and misjudgements about the current administration. It’ll be interesting to see how long Fox hangs onto one of its flagships.
Last Week: Sgt. Slaughter bought the show, because in his day you could get penny candy for a nickle, and you had to wrestle up hill both ways, and…Anyway, he proceeded to not book a single match. Also, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan appeared for literally no reason. And Shawn Michaels got a new job. Maybe he’ll have another one…TONIGHT!
And Lillian Garcia is happy to present the new owner of WWE RAW, Freddie Prinze Jr. And, hold on a second. Does Lillian realize that she doesn’t work here any more? She quit right? Like…A month ago. Why is she still here?
Anyway, Freddie can commiserate, because he loved the job he was fired from so much, he came back and bought the place. Either he’s suckling off some of that delicious Buffy cash or She’s All That pulls in more residuals than I though. Seriously though, if we can’t get Sarah Michelle Prinze Jr. out here tonight, would it have killed them to get Rachel Leigh Cook? It’s not like she’s been doing anything lately.
Anyway, to help endear himself to the fans, Freddie goes over the litany of WWE related things he’s a fan of. Ice cream bars and The Warlord is pretty much the extent of his WWE fandom though. Which would explain his writing, I guess.
And here’s the Killer from I Know What You Did Last Summer, except it’s probably not, because that guy probably has better things to do than show up on RAW. Santino then goes off on a twenty minute rant about how much he hates Freddie for ruining the Wing Commander franchise. I hear you, man. Freddie has Santino dragged off by a CG Scoobie Doo.
Then, Randy Orton comes out to bitch about teaming with John Cena, even though they exchanged the “Gaze of Mutual Respect” last week. Orton tries to push Freddie around, prompting Freddie Prinze to declare that he’s no sucker like Seth Green or Jeremy Piven. No. He’s on 24! He played “The Tough Guy” on Family Matters! He…was in Summer Catch? I dunno. He better not be dissing on Seth Green though. That’s his homeboy, right there.
Anyway, Orton totally beats the crap out of him. Heh. Best segment of the show so far.
Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Rosa Mendes) vs. Kofi Kingston
For the WWE United States Title
Rosa’s out here for no particular reason. I guess she and Carlito teamed on Superstars? But I’ve never seen that show, so I wouldn’t know. Jerry Lawler can’t help falling over himself about how embarrassed he was that Randy Orton beat up Freddie Prinze, but I’d be more embarrassed if Orton didn’t beat up Freddie. What ever happened to Primo anyway? Is that guy still even on this show? Carlito tosses Kofi out of the ring, and then does a little dance, much to the delight of…nobody, while Kofi is Shelton outside.
Michael Cole is still obsessed with screaming every time Kofi Kingston does something, which is sort of endearing. You know, the match is almost done, and I’m still not sure what Rosa is doing out here, except to give even more Latin flava to this episode of RAW. And nothing says Latin Flava like St. Louis. Kofi hits his move (That’s His Move!) for the…two? Uh…What? Then he hits it again for the win. Ok. I guess they must’ve had a couple more seconds to kill.
Here’s The Miz and he’s thrilled to be back on the show after winning his contract on a pole last week. This jerk got Eugene fired for real, y’all. Not cool. Miz says he’s interested in a U.S. Title shot. Well, at least somebody is!
The Miz vs. Evan Bourne
What’s with all the flippy guys in this portion of the show? Does Freddie Prinze have something against real wrestlers like Iron Chef Wrestling Chris Masters or something? No wonder he got fired. I wonder if TNA is hiring? If so they should hire me. Somebody get on that. I’d do a pretty awesome job writing for Booker T and that other guy? What’s his name? You know the one I’m talking about. Squiggy? Anyway, Miz wins with his move (That’s His Move!), thereby proving that Evan Bourne is pretty much the worst guy on RAW.
Meanwhile in the parking lot, cars are parked.
Back in the parking lot, DX has arrived in a limo. Really, DX? Really? That’s not exactly “rocking the conventions” or anything. Shawn honestly looks like he’d rather be anywhere else. Maybe I can get him a job as my assistant when TNA hires me. He can grill me up one of his world famous hamburgers!
Anyway, Hunter drags Shawn out to the ring, and by the time they get down to doing their spiel, HBK has warmed to the idea of cashing checks again. And just in time too, because they get waylaid by The Lemony (sans Orton), who…actually beat up Hunter and Shawn? What kind of weird sub-reality are we in? They do realize that that’s Cody Rhodes, right?
Ted DiBiase: We are ready!
Oh my, God! They’re being punny too! What’s the matter with you, Hunter?!
Gail Kim vs. Mickie James
For the WWE Divas Title
So is one of these two getting fired? Because they usually don’t let people cash in on their automatic title shot until months after people have forgotten that they won them. Double drop kick and a pause for an Indy appreciation clap that never comes because everybody knows that girls don’t get Indy appreciation claps. Things unravel pretty quickly after that, with Mickie nearly falling over (Orton would’ve made an excellent Diva’s champion), then Gail does fall over but nobody’s paying attention, and ends with Mickie totally whiffing on a Chick Kick, before finishing off Gail with a…punch. That’s…her move?
Backstage, WWE Diva Josh Matthews is trying to interview John Cena, but Cena’s too busy freaking out over a zit that just popped up. Matthews offers to get some concealer, while Chris Jericho and Big Show appear to commiserate. Orton is apparently too good to appear in this segment too. Jerk.
Jack Swagger vs. Montel Vontavious Porter
Remember when this was a huge feud? Swagger and MVP were going at each other’s throats? Because MVP is an ex-con with fashion issues and Swagger is an asshole with a lisp? Remember when they were hyping the hell out of this match like these two were going to be the main event stars of Smackdown for years to come? And how both guys were going to be hugely elevated by this feud? Yeah, well, this match is joined in progress and ends in ten seconds when WWE RAW Referee Jack Doan catches Jack Swagger with a closed fist. Well. Ok, then.
Backstage, Freddie Prinze Jr. is back in the building, because he’s twice the man Randy Orton is. I almost mean that even! Freddie’s pretty jacked.
Chavo Guerrero vs. Hornswoggle
In a Falls Count Anywhere Match
So we’re still going with this, are we? Chavo and Hornswoggle immediately dash backstage, because why waste time with all that filler “in the ring” stuff? To his credit, Chavo heads to the bathroom straight away and comes out with a toilet to hit Horny with. Awesome. Even Primo is impressed. I think that completes the Latin roundup, by the way. Chavo opens a door, and gets hit in the head with a flying paint can. Um. Ok. Hornswoggle comes out of the can and gets the pin.
Chavo immediately blames Mark Henry for this debacle. But no! It was Macaulay Culkin! Really! I don’t even know what to say about that!
Macauley Culkin: I literally have nothing better to do.
Also having nothing better to do? Big Show and Chris Jericho, who are eating crepes.
Randy Orton and John Cena vs. Chris Jericho and The Big Show
Non-Title? Awww! Freddie comes come, and he’s pissed. So pissed, in fact, that he’s doing what Jeremy Piven could not, and making this a Lumberjack match! With guys who don’t like Orton! John Cena is…thrilled. Even though this is not exactly what he should be hoping for here. Jerry Lawler correctly identifies the Lumberjacks as “Mark Henry, MVP, and…uh….” That Uh is Jamie Noble. What exactly does Noble have against Randy Orton?
The guys that hate Orton sooo much that Freddie Prinze Jr. just had to get them out here are Kofi, Primo and Evan. Which, let’s face it, are just the rest of the faces. If he’d really tried, he could’ve gotten about four dozen more people out here with the simple question, “Do you hate Randy Orton?” But Freddie isn’t about trying. Jericho gets in with Orton and the crowd basically has a fit because both these guys are heels, so Randy, seizing the moment, locks in a CHINLOCK~! Somewhere in here, Mark Henry throws Orton back in over the top rope, which is good, and the right idea, but not exactly out for blood material. Freddie, you’ve been the worst owner yet! Cena gets the hot tag, and after an Attitude Adjustment to Jericho, he and Orton win!
Meanwhile: Summerfest Happened. The CHAMP WAS THERE! Only it was CM Punk and not John Cena. DX pretty much did exactly what you expected them to do,. Also, Floyd “Money” Mayweather took the $82 billion he received from doing Wrestlemania last year, and bought himself…RAW? You’re doing it wrong, man. But you’re also doing it…TONIGHT!
Backstage, The Lemony are chatting about the Summerfest match that saw Orton win thanks to fan interference. Only it wasn’t a fan at all, it was Brett DiBiase, who hates wrestling. Lemony chides Brett on having a really awful name, and that’s it.
Now, in the ring is Vince McMahon, who says that new RAW owner Floyd “Money” Mayweather has seen the show before, so he knows that you can just roll in whenever you feel like it, so right now he’s at the club. Anyway, it’s ok because it’s Vince’s birthday! Happy birthday, dude. And as a present to himself he’s going to rename the worst WWE PPV, Cyber Sunday, and call it something much more awesome. Taboo Tuesday? No! “Bragging Rights.” Which…what is this, TNA all the sudden?
Oh boy, here’s DX to interject. Shawn looks…sad. Poor Shawn. He could be flipping burgers with Shane Douglas right now! Anyway, DX is ready to do Vince’s birthday up right, which includes a video tribute to all the times Vince has looked like an idiot on RAW (so, every episode), a Las Vegas showgirls tribute to Spinal Tap, Big Dick Johnson in a cake, and Circe de Soleil performing their new act Moonfry.
Vince immediately declares this the “Gayest thing I’ve ever seen, and that’s saying something.” Which it is. But I think GLAAD’s going to want their gravy boat back for sure now.
Elvis comes out to sing “Happy Birthday” to Vince, and I think they missed out on not having Jimmy Wang Yang reprise the role. Vince’s head is about to explode with the gayness of it all, so then a couple of sweaty men come in and start grasping at Shawn and Hunter. Wait, those aren’t just any sweaty men! it’s the Lemony! And now Vince is really mad! He may hate every second of this birthday party, but dammit at least people were paying attention to him!
Randy Orton comes out and says that since Floyd Mayweather hasn’t woken up yet, and since Vince is crying hysterically in the corner, he’s going to be making all the matches here tonight. Starting with The Lemony vs. DX and Vince McMahon. Vince, of course, loves this, because even though he friggin’ hates Shawn and Hunter, he loves wrestling in the main event.
Vince McMahon: And if you’re not down with that, I’ve got two words for you! My Birthday!
And so it is. Wow. That was a half hour of the show right there.
Santino Marella vs. The Miz
What, Santino isn’t going to get to have a wacky skit with Floyd? I know we’re quickly running out of time, but the least he could do is get knocked out by one of Mayweather’s bodyguards or something. Miz’ new ring gear is terrible, by the way. He looks like he should be working Ring of Honor or something. Or maybe ECW again. Santino somehow gets in some offense, but gets caught with Placeholder Move Name, and Miz wins it. After the match, he challenges Kofi Kingston to a match. Shelton is going to be so surprised, you guys!
Backstage, some girls are wandering around. Gail Kim looks pretty good for someone who almost ended her career last week.
Beth Phoenix, Alicai Fox, and Rosa Mendez vs. Kelly Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, and Mickie James
The theme of this match is “boxing.” I’m not exactly sure how Orton came up with that, but I’m willing to let it slide this once. I do think it’s pretty amusing that this is the match they went the boxing route with. I don’t remember the last time I saw a six person boxing match. If you put them all in the ring at the same time, that’s a show I would go see. Alicia with the Axe Kick (sure, why not) for the win. $10 to Jerry Lawler for managing to make it through this whole match without one “box” pun.
Backstage, Hunter and Shawn are trying to sell the WCW DVD. Are you serious? They couldn’t drag out Mean Gene Oakerlund to do this thing? You know he’s been wanting to use that WCW Hotline script again for years now! There is apparently some construction going on immediately off camera, but neither of these guys can be assed to do more than one take of this, so they just scream over the top of it. And then Hunter forgets what company he works for and tells people to visit the AWA Website for more details. Maybe I’ll finally be able to pre-order that Nick Bockwinkle DVD Set!
Meanwhile, Chris Jericho and the Big Show are in the ring. Shockingly, Big Show remembers having fought Floyd Mayweather, despite the fact that it took place more than a week ago. I bet he doesn’t even remember he fought Cryme Tyme. Show claims Mayweather’s hiding from him, but Floyd’s doing a pretty crappy job of it, considering there’s a camera on him backstage. He’s eating a bowl of cereal, so I guess we’re going to have to wait.
Now Floyd’s out there, along with about 80 other people. I think I just saw Swol. Didn’t he die? Anyway, despite the fact that Mayweather is about half Jericho’s size, he’s intent on staring both guys down. He firmly, but politely, asks Jericho and Big Show to please promote his big boxing match next month, which they do. I won’t though, because he never asked me.
Jericho doesn’t like the cut of Mayweather’s jib, though, because this is a wrestling show, and wrestling is Serious Business ™. He and Show want to know what Floyd’s going to do about that. His response? Bring out MVP.
Look, I love Montel, especially when he brings that batty psychic lady on his show and they talk about cats or whatever. But MVP is not exactly serious business, Floyd. Jericho and MVP argue for a little while about whether or not Big Show has any friends, before MVP drops the bombshell, reminding us that Jericho’s not even supposed to be on this show. Why I never!
Mayweather interjects and decides to book MVP and Mark Henry against Jericho and Show. For no real reason, I guess. At least he booked a match for this show. That’s more that Sergeant Slaughter can say! Hornswoggle’s going to be so pissed though!
Montel Vontavious Porter and Mark Henry vs. Chris Jericho and the Big Show
If MVP and Henry Win They Get a “Future Title Shot”
Tonight, MVP stands for “Mark’s Vestibule Parts,” which is about the best name for a hardware store specializing in lobby remodeling as I could come up with using those three letters. You don’t want to mess with me in Scattergories. Trust me. Mayweather is basking in the glow of having actually booked a match on this show he owns. Wouldn’t it be funny if he went back and changed Vince’s match from earlier. He could’ve had Lemony team up with Big Dick, or have the entire thing take place on ice skates! Ugh. I should’ve saved my money and bought RAW.
Then again, I don’t know what I’d do with it. And with my initial investment funds of…uh…$13.44…I’d be seriously concerned about getting a return on my investment. This is why I’ll never become a financial analyst. Anyway, Henry tags in and he’s a mound afire, so MVP, stupidly tags in, of course. Ah, but see, it was all a set up! Mayweather passed some brass knuckles to MVP, who in turn, smacks Jericho upisde the head. Kofi and Henry win! They’re GOING TO THAT STUPID PPV NAME!
Backstage, The Lemony, plus Brett DiBiase, are more than a little disappointed that they never got a piece of Vicne’s
Chavo Guerrero vs. Hornswoggle
In a Boxing Match
This is, at least, an actual boxing match. Unlike whatever the girls were doing earlier. Still, I’m not sure they’re in the same weight class. Sadly, we do not a “Tale of the Tape” espousing young Horny’s “reach.’ Chavo is, of course, made to wear gigantic boxing gloves, which are bigger than Hornswoggle, and honestly would probably crush the poor guy. It doesn’t matter, though, because Chavo rips them off five seconds later to do a body slam. Which, and I’ll admit I’m not exactly up to date on my boxing rules, I’m pretty sure is a DQ. Chavo is looking to do some more damage, but Evan Bourne runs out for the save. I’m…not sure, what’s going on here. Maybe Evan felt bad because Mark Henry and Macauley Culkin have abandoned Horny. And because he lost his feud to Jack Swagger.
Backstage, Vince and Floyd are bonding over their mutual love of money and sweaty men. To punctuate this, Vince punches the air for a while, so that he too may become sweaty. Carlito comes in and wonders aloud why he hasn’t been booked tonight, and everybody, including Carlito, has a good laugh about that.
Unfortunately, DX breaks up the party, by way of telling Vince that he has to go for their match. So Vince punches Carlito and heads out. To be fair, I would’ve done the exact same thing. Floyd Mayweather? Looks pretty impressed with himself for a guy that booked all of two matches and was on screen for ten seconds.
DX and Vince McMahon vs. The Lemony
In a No Disqualification Match
Wow, doesn’t it feel like this show’s been going on forever. And I’m not just talking about the fact that this is two shows in one this week. Well, I am, but I’m not. I think that half hour straight of Vince prancing with Circe de Soliel really took a lot out of me. I am but a husk. I’ve heard throug the grapevine, by the way, that this is to be Lillian Garcia’s last show. So…at least they made things easy on her as far as ring introductions go. Make sure you send her a card or something.
You’ve probably noticed that I’m not talking about the actual match, and there’s a good reason for that. Picture in your head what you think this match would look like? That’s exactly right. Good job! Though, I should say there’s a sort of rustic charm in everybody from The Lemony locking in a CHINLOCK~! during a No DQ match. Chair shot? Chinlock? Chairshot? Chinlock? CHINLOCK~!~! Things are starting to break down a bit when, John Cena comes running down to ringside. And to be fair, it wouldn’t be an episode of RAW without at least one random Cena cameo. Superkick. Attitude Adjustment. Vince pins Orton. Finally. Feud of the year.
Next Week: RAW is purchased by Scott Hall, who forgets to show up at all. Also, more matches are booked for “Breaking Point,” some of which might actually be ok, given the right circumstances. Also? Hornswoggle/Chavo Iron Man Match.
Just last week I bemoaned the end of my consecutive Favre-less streak, but, I stand here before you a changed man. Actually, I’m sitting here and I’m not really before you, but the point still stands. I have seen the light!
No matter what happens this year, I’m glad that Brett Favre is a Minnesota Viking.
Now I can hear all the “haters” out there, who would, say, want defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier to punch Brett in the jaw. “He’s too old, he’s washed up! Didn’t you see him at the end of last year? And now he’s got a torn rotator cuff on top of that?”
It’s all true, of course. He’s a washed-up shell of his former self coming into a team and system he doesn’t know as much about as he thought he did. But, ultimately, it doesn’t matter.
The best case scenario for the Vikings this year is that Favre is a great stop-gap. A playoff team with as much talent as Minnesota has should be able to ride even a mediocre quarterback deep into the playoffs. There’s no reason to think they can’t win a Super Bowl.
Worst case? The Vikings make a ton of money. Favre’s jersey is already selling out across the state. Even last year, in the more jaded New York market, Favre’s jersey was the best selling in the NFL, and Minnesota is a much better locale for licensed sports merchandise.
Ticket sales are already up, and should continue to climb as the roster takes shape heading into the season. That means more ad revenue and fewer possible blackouts, which means less begging for money from corporate sponsors.
Additionally, even if Favre does flop and the Vikings go 4-12 (they won’t), they will be in a perfect position to draft one of the top college QBs coming out this year. And you can’t tell me that the Vikings wouldn’t be better for drafting Bradford, McCoy or, yes, even Tebow.
I don’t think it’s all for naught, ultimately. I think the Vikings will do well under Favre, make the playoffs, and possibly even make the Superbowl. But even if they don’t, interest in the team has never been higher, and that’s good for everyone.
News From Around the League:
NFC East: Michael Vick is expected to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars, probably only taking a handful of snaps. Then it’s back to the pound where he plans to read to disadvantaged puppies.
NFC South: Julius Peppers has been taking a lot of criticism for taking plays off during the preseason, but in Peppers’ defense, he’d much rather be taking plays off for another team during this stretch.
NFC West: Still terrible.
NFC North: Lions Coordinator Scott Linehan is apparently furious about how poorly the Lions have been practicing lately. I guess nobody told him that he’s coaching the Lions. Then again, I’m thinking this group makes his Rams squad look pretty fantastic in hindsight.
AFC East: Terrell Owens hasn’t practiced with the Bills since the first preseason game, and probably won’t play for the rest of the preseason. His agent, Julius Peppers, says this is nothing to worry about.
AFC South: Titans Punter/Running Back A.J. Trapasso nailed the scoreboard at Cowboy Stadium with a punt, netting me a cool $10.
AFC West: LaDanian Tomlinson continues to play his first preseason games in years, trying to work himself into game shape after two disappointing seasons, by his standards. Terrell Owens and Julius Peppers declined to comment.
AFC North: Bengals First Round Draft Pick Andre Smith still has not signed, in a deal that has gotten a lot more scrutiny since the negotiations are being broadcast on HBO’s series “Hard Knocks.” In case you haven’t seen the series, the two sides are still miles apart on what cheese will top Smith’s mountain of cheeseburgers.
One other fun thing about Blizzcon? The Guild panel. And when Felicia Day wasn’t too busy answering questions about her draperies, she was kind enough to show the Guild’s music video, “Date My Avatar.” And let it never be said that I am not as kind as Felicia Day.
So I spent last weekend at Blizzcon. What’d you do?
Nothing? Well, here, enjoy the trailer for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm that debuted at Blizzcon.
I don’t know if you heard, but my team, the Minnesota Vikings signed Brett Favre yesterday. I’m conflicted, mostly because it’s Brett Favre.
On one hand, he’s a Hall of Fame quarterback coming to a team that won 10 games last year without a quarterback. Presuming that he’s even 50% as capable as he was two years ago, he should be an amazing boost to this offense.
On the other hand, I’ve spent most of my life cursing the man’s very existence. And you have this:
So, as I’ve already covered here on the site, I’m going to Blizzcon this year, and I couldn’t be more jacked. I’m going to try to Live Tweet as much as possible from the convention floor (@mjhocking), and when I get back, I’m going to post up a couple blogs worth of information for you.
But in the meantime, I’m watching this video a bunch. I’m not even terribly excited to see Ozzy.
Linking Rick Astley videos is pretty much the laziest thing I could be doing for this column, but you know what? This one is almost totally worth it.
It’s a Rick Astley/Nirvana mash-up, one of about five different ones of them, but this is my favorite by far.
Take a listen:
1. Tiger Woods Lost. The PGA Championship at Hazeltine was in Tiger’s grasp, in fact, he’d never lost a major championship when he led after day 3. Until today, when Korean Y.E. Yang stormed ahead, and never relinquished his lead, and becoming the first Asian born player to win a PGA Major. Which is a big deal, I guess? Whatever. It happened, like, ten miles from my house so shut up.
2. Blizzcon! This is actually happening next week, but you don’t run this website, do you? I’m going to be live at the show, and I’m going to be doing some Tweeting from the show floor (@mjhocking), and I’m going to be blogging it when I get back from California. So follow along!
3. Miley Cyrus Is Not a Stripper. The big news in the entertaniment industry this week was parents going nuts about Miley Cyrus hanging off a “Stripper Pole” at the Teen Choice Awards this week. Which is…kind of ridiculous. She hung onto a little pole while they wheeled her around, and squatted down a little. HIDE THE BABIES!
4. Archie Is Marrying Betty. After 70 years, Archie’s finally broke out the engagement ring and he picked Betty, a knife to the heart of Veronica fans everywhere. I honestly had no idea that they even still made Archie comics until this news broke, but now that I know, I’m going to go back to steadfastly not caring, just as soon as I sign the Pro Veronica petition floating around.
5. The Wolfenstein People Are Friggin’ Nuts. It won’t ever reach its lofty goals, but Raven Software (the new team behind Wolfenstein), has said that if they are able to outsell Madden in the month of August, they will refund the entire purchase price to anyone with a receipt…which…really? It’s crazy, and good publicity, of course. Madden is the world’s most popular game and it has a week’s head start, with only two weeks to sell Wolfenstein. Still, I kind of want to see it do crazy business just to watch Raven crap their pants.