Round Mound of RPGs
Posted on Thursday, February 1 @ 19:13:40 Eastern by Joe_DodsonWhat hasn't Charles Barkley done? He's rumbled with Godzilla, tumbled with Shaq, kissed Kenny Smith's ass, spit in a little girl's face, challenged an old man to a sprinting contest, and thrown a younger man through a stained-glass window. And in spite of it all, he has ever remained humble, claiming "I am not a role model," but rather "I'm just what America needs: another unemployed black man." Well, he's always been a role model to us, but he's never been a role-playing game.
The last time Barkley and popular Japenese entertainment met, a Nike commercial was born. This time, the spawn is a ludicrous RPG by Chef Boyardee (otherwise known for his economically priced pasta dishes) called Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. According to the description (as seen here on the selectbutton forums):
"The Great B-Ball Purge of 2041, a day so painful to some that it is referred to only as the "B-Ballnacht". Thousands upon thousands of the world's greatest ballers were massacred in a swath of violence and sports bigotry as the game was outlawed worldwide. The reason: the Chaos Dunk, a jam so powerful its mere existence threatens the balance of chaos and order. Among the few ballers and fans that survived the basketball genocide was Charles Barkley, the man capable of performing the "Verboten Jam"...
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