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WiiSpin’s Most Hyped of 2010!!

When we last met the discussion centered around Agent Ford and the brilliance that was The Conduit. To be specific, I honored the game and the game studio by naming it The Spin’s Game of the Year. If you follow ancient Chinese philosophy, and who doesn’t, then you should know that there must be balance. Obi-wan and Yoda knew that, Lao Tzu knew it, and you better believe that I know it. With this knowledge comes the understanding that while the holidays present great opportunity to look back, they also offer just as amazing an opportunity to look ahead. To keep the balance in this thing called life, that’s exactly what is about to happen. So, without further ado, let’s get to it.

I’m going to put it out there that if you have read a single post on this blog, you know that I am borderline obsessed with Travis Touchdown. If I had a literary hero it’d be between Shogo Kawada (Battle Royale), Dean Moriarty (On The Road), or Holden Caulfield (The Catcher In The Rye). Were I to choose a television/movie hero I’d choose Optimus Prime (Transformers G1), John McClane (Die Hard), or Bill (Kill Bill). Now, if the same imaginary person that forced me to compile that list asked me to do the same for the videogame world it’d be CJ (GTA:San Andreas), Soap Mactavish (Modern Warfare), or Travis “Mothereffin” Touchdown (No More Heroes). I admire Mr. Touchdown so much that I have been known to refer to him in the formal sense, like I did just up there. Basically, the dude’s a monster and I’m kinda afraid he may come into my home, punch me in the mouth, pet my dog, and then run off with Mrs. Mike to Bora Bora. Honestly, if there’s one videogame character who is capable of doing that, it’s got to be Travis Touchdown. If I knew of a term that could eclipse BA then I would use it to describe Travis Touchdown, but I don’t, so BA will have to suffice. And Travis Touchdown is so BA as is the series that thrust him into our lives, No More Heroes. Suda 51 has made no secret about “No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle” having the possibility of being The Double T’s last foray onto the Wii, and the man looks to be going out with a bang. (Side note: Is “The Double T’s” a bit much? I can only say Mr. Touchdown so many times you know guys. Seriously, The Spin has a limit on the number of times I can type that before I start getting that annoying beep you get when you press a key that can’t be pressed. Nah, I’m just kidding, that doesn’t happen….) That is why I am officially labeling “No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle” as The Spin’s Most Hyped Game of 2010 Ultimate Extreme To The Max Edition. Congratulations go out to Suda 51 and the whole team at Ubisoft who hope to have the game on store shelves January 28, which is only like a month away and about a week before my birthday. (Side note: That’s my little wink-wink nudge-nudge to Mrs. Mike or any other reader of this fine blog who feels that I probably deserve an epically awesome and totally BA game for my birthday!)

Tomorrow I’ll be putting up a look back at some of the worst games I’ve played/covered for the Wii during my time at The Spin, which sounds like fun to me! I don’t wanna spoil anything, but I’m guessing Daisy Fuentes and/or Jenny McCarthy might just make an appearance. In the meantime, I’ll be giving you two of the latest gameplay videos for Travis Touchdown’s final showing on the Wii, and the game I am most looking forward to getting my hands on in 2010, “No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle.” Enjoy, and stay thirsty my friends.