Everybody loves doughnuts…

August 9, 2009 at 7:43 am (video games) (, , , , )

Xbox Live is completely amazing.  Not only do they release and actually promote the best new independent video games, but they arrange fun events like “Call of Duty All Nighters” and “Family Game Night”.   We’ve been playing ‘Splosion Man for the last couple of weeks, and it’s one of the most amazing games I’ve ever played.   I’m not a game reviewer, but it’s seriously clever and original and….here’s the story:

Fools they were, to tread where knowledge should stay forbidden. For what emerged was not a man—it was Splosion Man™. “And all who saw him were ‘sploded, for he was the fire and they were but meat.” Able to ‘splode himself at will, Splosion Man launches his way through levels, an uncontainable force.

Basically, you’re made of fire, and you run through this huge lab, solving some extremely complex puzzles that involve timing and quick thinking, and along the way, you blow up every scientist you see.

Sometimes, you pick up a big fat scientist and instead of exploding him, you use him as a shield.  While you’re carrying the big fatties around, this song randomly starts playing, and it’s a song that Kumail and I have been singing for two days straight.  Please, do yourself a favor and listen to it.

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2 Comments

  1. gregbrainos said,

    Delightful!!

  2. This is disgusting. « Gynomite! said,

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