I really like Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel "Watchmen." 

In fact, let's let the great Tracy Morgan explain my feelings vis a vis "Watchmen."
 

Now, just replace "cornbread" with "Watchmen," and "take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant" with "take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant" and you have a pretty good idea of how I feel about this book. 

And it's pretty well established how much I love promotional video games

So, today was pretty awesome when I found out that they just released a promotional watchmen game that plays pretty much exactly like Double Dragon on the old NES. 


Here is the link for the game.  Have some fun, guys.

You know, as much as I love the first Sophomore Undercover video game, this has raised the bar pretty high for a follow up effort.  These guys already took the Double Dragon homage, but do you have any other ideas? 

Leave any thoughts in the comments.  I think I'm leaning toward a Super Mario Brothers or Willow (author's note: playing Willow for the old school NES was possibly the highlight of my childhood.  And yes, I realize how sad that sounds) but I'm pretty much open to anything 8 bit. 

2/12/2009 10:28:56 am

i don't know, willow was pretty good, but robin hood prince of thieves for nes was pretty amazing. it had so many different types of gameplay throughout, it was like playing 6 different games at once all starring a heavily pixelated kevin costner. how can you beat that?

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Paul Michael Murphy
2/12/2009 11:11:34 am

Chris--your name link isn't working. Lose the "www" part and it should be fine.

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2/12/2009 10:25:03 pm

thanks paul michael murphy!


god i envy your 3 first names

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Monica Murphy
2/13/2009 01:58:25 am

(no relation to Paul Michael)

a friend of mine had this theory that people with two first names become schizophrenic and/or killers.

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monica murphy
2/13/2009 04:46:40 am

well.. i dont know if its as fun as your game, Ben Esch. As far as i can see, you just keep punching people, i get to the end of the street, and then i cant get any farther.

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2/13/2009 07:44:48 am

Monica--what is your friend's address? My other personality wants to know.

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Monica Murphy
2/14/2009 01:35:13 am

his address..... hang on.. you just want to psychotically kill him, don't you? i'mnot gonna fall for that old trick.


Hey, Ben Esch. I was in my local book store today, and searched your book, just for kicks. I left the search screen open, just so people could say Hey.. that looks good.

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4/17/2011 01:24:20 pm

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