Also, if there were a number of people falling out of an airplane and, as Iron Man, you can only save four, wouldn’t the humanitarian thing be to just incinerate them? They’re going to die anyway, right, so why not alleviate their terror and pain with your palms that emit disintegration beams? Anything else is just cruel.
The most interesting part of this new trailer (outside of shirtless Gwyneth Paltrow mrowr) is the glimpse of what looks to be every flavor of Iron Man armor being brought to bear (including, *gasp* some Hulk-buster armor) on…well, I don’t know exactly but I’m sure it’s some sort of fiendish Mandarin devilment. Here’s hoping they break out the new Marvel Now not-really-Extremis armor.
And lest we forget who the real loser is here:
I was never a Splinter Cell guy. Part of it was my undying allegiance to Metal Gear Solid as the superior espionage/sneaking/complete nonsense game franchise. Some of it had to do with SC seemingly being an Xbox exclusive for a spell (ed. note: Can we get a fact check on that, please?). Mostly though, I think I always got it confused with Syphon Filter. Now THAT was a game! I can just endlessly taser dudes right in their sacks until they catch fire? Outside of smashing things with hammers (Hello, Red Faction) that may be my favorite game mechanic of all.
Or you can watch this quite excellent Splinter Cell fan-made movie.
It’s like clockwork, folks. End of October? New Assassin’s Creed game. MiddleofNovember? Why hello, new Call of Duty! Meet the new end boss, same as the old end boss.