Funny you mentioning Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arising, just bought it today. Took me awhile to finally push the x button and make the purchase of it on psn, the gamespot video of Kevin VanOrd playing it finally coaxed me into buying it. Now I'm patiently waiting for it to download.
Mad props Rorie for surviving for a year unemployed in San Fransisco. Think if I was in your shoes if I hadn't found something in 6 months I'd probably be on my way out of SF due to the cost of living over there.
So after watching Iron Man 3 I came to the conclusion that I wanted to spend my Sunday watching more buddy cop flicks of the 80's early 90's. I started marathoning through some of my favorites today. Watched some Bad Boys I, Tango and Cash, Rush Hour I, and Junior (don't ask why). Then I started thinking that video game characters are more or less these characters but crazier. So if I could make a buddy cop film from video game characters this is who I would have.
My first pick is with Cole Train and Big Bo in a "Bad Boys" remake. It'll just be them mowing down enemies shouting out their nicknames to each other which pretty much sounds like a Michael Bay movie to me. Both characters are fairly popular and both talk massive shit with their other halves who aren't as witty or funny as they are. Take out Baird and Dan Marshall out of the equation and what you got is pure awesomeness!
Second choice I'm going to go with is Luigi from Super Mario and Bladewolf from Metal Gear Rising in a nod to Jim Belushi's 80's comedy hit "K-9". Luigi like Jim is the forgotten of the brothers at times But what they lack in talent they make up with in heart. Bladewolf I thought would be kinda cool as the dog of this film because while he is seen as a straight laced kind of cyberdog he is actually a goofball killer at heart.