When people hear the words Adult Swim they think either of swimming pools bereft of kids or the late night version of Cartoon Netwrok that airs avant-garde, absurdist cartoons. In case you live in a cave or have a mature life with a steady paying job, you probably know that the later has a kick-ass website where they also make their own online games.
They’ve been putting these games out for a long time now and the content ranges from the wildly popular Robot Unicorn Attack to the self titled Worst Game Ever starring Master Shake and Meatwad. These games always offer a comical/sarcastic tone with engaging game play.… Read the rest
One thing that seems to be missing from most of the games I see advertised these days is humor. Why? Comedy is arguably one of the oldest and most popular aspects of entertainment. Be it the comedies of Aristophanes which have survived hundreds of years or something more recent like the wildly popular musical: The Book of Mormon, it just goes to show that humans like to laugh. While I realize that what people find funny is something that is certainly subjective, I can’t help feeling that as a whole humor seems undervalued by video game developers. Sure I’ve chuckled here and there at finding different Easter Eggs like the computer screen in Halo 2‘s map Zanzibar and I’ve chortled at the utter lunacy that permeates Sander Cohen in Bioshock, but it has been awhile since a game has really had me in stitches the way that Conker’s Bad Fur Day for the N64 used to.… Read the rest