We Go With the Hero We Have, Not the Hero We Want

Calling it now: 2012 Book of the Year.
Gonna leave you in his hair wake

Fifa 13 Soundtrack Revealed

Talk about massive.  Never have I seen a sports game line up so many great artists and great songs for a soundtrack like I have today when EA Sports today revealed its soundtrack for Fifa 13.  Its a missive collection of 50 songs from artists both popular and obscure.  Heres the list along with some of my favorite below.

Animal Kingdom Get Away With It
Ashtar Command Mark IV feat. Joshua Radin
Astro Panda
Atlas Genius If So
Band Of Horses Feud
Bastille Weight Of Living, Part 2
Bloc Party We Are Not Good People
Cali Outta My Mind
Clement Marfo & The Frontline Us Against The World
Crystal Fighters Follow
deadmau5 feat. Gerard Way Professional Griefers
Django Django Hail Bop
Duologue Get Out While You Can
Elliphant  TeKKno Scene feat. Adam Kanyama
Featurecast Got That Fire (Oh La Ha) (feat. Pugs Atomz)
Fitz And The Tantrums Spark
Flo Rida feat. Lil Wayne Let It Roll, Part 2
Foreign Beggars & Bare Noise See The Light
Hadouken! Bliss Out
Imagine Dragons On Top Of The World
Jagwar Ma What Love
Kasabian Club Foot
Jonathan Boulet You’re A Animal
Kimbra Come Into My head
Kitten G#
Kraftklub Eure Madchen
Ladyhawke Black White & Blue
Madeon Finale
Matisyahu Searchin
Metric Speed The Collapse
Miike Snow Paddling Out
Passion Pit I’ll Be Alright
Reptar Sweet Sipping Soda
Reverend And The Makers Shine The Light
Rock Mafia Fly Or Die
The Royal Concept Goldrushed
Royal Teeth Wild
Santigold Big Mouth
St. Lucia September
Stepdad Jungles
The Chevin Champion
The Enemy Saturday
The Heavy Don’t Say Nothing
The Presets Ghosts
Two Door Cinema Club Sleep Alone
Walk The Moon Quesadilla
Wretch 32 Blur
Youngblood Hawke We Come Running
Young Empires Rain Of Gold
Zemaria Past 2

G4 No More

I’ve never really cared much for G4 (I much preferred the defunct TechTV it absorbed, back in the day) but this is still some sad news. Apparently some time next year NBC Universal will be rebranding the last bastion of video game-centric programming on television, shifting its focus even further away from games and nerd culture in general. I suppose this has been coming for some time, especially given the recent departures of stars like Adam Sessler. I won’t miss idiot wannabe MTV hosts (lookin’ at you, Ms. Munn) mugging their way through teleprompted lines about games they’ve never heard of. Nor will I miss bald 30-year-olds who are not me getting to talk about games all day for money. But those things were way better than whatever WWE garbage and reality programming are sure to be in the pipe.

Adios G4. I’ll never forget the time I stayed home from work to watch your tape delayed E3 coverage.