The Death of a Video Game Benchmark

#51 Edited by cmblasko (1321 posts) -

What a fantastic article. Couldn't believe it when I heard about it. Truly the end of an era.

Surely there is a team of artists over at THQ scrambling to update the hair on Triple H's WWE 13 model as we speak.

#52 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Speaking of hair, I think Saints Row: The Third and Brink has some of the best hair in games, (nobody played Brink, so I guess it doesn't matter), but SR:TT's hair is awesome. And I like Skyrim's hair as well. I don't know if you'd count it as, "good" hair, though.

#53 Posted by Demoskinos (15097 posts) -

I demand a sappy tribute video.

#54 Posted by KaiUnderneath (121 posts) -


#55 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Video game journalism at its finest. Right here.

#56 Posted by chron1c (11 posts) -

5/5 article.

Would read again.

#57 Posted by PrinceRhaegar (59 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

A botchamania youtube video in a news article on Giantbomb? My life is complete. THANK YOU BASED GERSTMANN.

God damnit this was the comment I was going to make

#58 Posted by AjayRaz (12461 posts) -
#59 Posted by SexyToad (2759 posts) -

Can we sue him?

#60 Posted by believer258 (12089 posts) -

God, I'm so glad graphics improved from that '90's. That's just a really bad eyesore.

#61 Posted by DanK_ (58 posts) -


#62 Posted by Woodroez (346 posts) -

I'm glad to see Jeff bearing witness to the most heinous thing to ever happen in professional wrestling.

#63 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

There is no more Hunter Hearst Helmsley, now there is only Jean Paul Levesque.

Man, couldn't he at least have had Damien Sandow or some up and coming heel get the rub by winning a hair vs hair match against him? What a selfish dick!

Imagine if he is like Samson and he's lost his power to be able to decide who wins and loses matches backstage anymore!

#64 Edited by beepmachine (618 posts) -

It's a sad day. Pour one out.

Bret Hart was the best though.

#65 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I feel bad that I thought Triple H was Hulkin' Hulk Hogan.

#66 Posted by JDW519 (151 posts) -

Well, cancel the new consoles, video games are over...

#67 Posted by Vyper (109 posts) -

R.I.P. Triple H'air

#68 Posted by joshth (508 posts) -

God dang it Gerstmann, this is the best news story.

#69 Posted by Demoskinos (15097 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:


@Demoskinos said:

I demand a sappy tribute video.


Hold me and lets cry in the corner together. =(

#70 Posted by Milkman (17180 posts) -
#71 Posted by wafflez (530 posts) -

I dont know what to believe anymore.

#72 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@LadyShayne said:

He doesn't even look like Triple H in that first pic. The haircut paired with the suit worthy. A sad day indeed.

He does actually look like a sleezy "lawyer". 
Like one of those that con people out of their money by acting like a lawyer and then just running off with the customers money. 
#73 Posted by BlazeHedgehog (1102 posts) -

Jim Sterling posting about Healthcliff replacing Link in the Zelda games is not an example I think people should follow.

#75 Posted by Phished0ne (2531 posts) -


#76 Posted by Abendlaender (2866 posts) -

I don't know what's going on anymore. Who am I and what am I doing here? What are you people? Appleshake! Aaaaaaaaargh......

#77 Posted by Rabid619 (1106 posts) -

What do we do, you guys? Who will carry the torch for 90's wrestlers hair now?

I feel as if a part of me has died on this day. RIP HHH hair.

#78 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5076 posts) -

The horror...

#79 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4897 posts) -

I love it.

#80 Posted by Bozar (133 posts) -


#81 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Triple h burying video game graphics what else is new

#82 Posted by Pudge (908 posts) -

Me and a buddy were just talking about this, it is perfect that Giant Bomb has it covered in the news section.

#83 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2030 posts) -



#84 Posted by Pop (2648 posts) -

awesome article.

#85 Posted by CharAznable (792 posts) -

I don't know what to believe in any more, man.

#86 Posted by Demoskinos (15097 posts) -

@Pudge said:

Me and a buddy were just talking about this, it is perfect that Giant Bomb has it covered in the news section.

The first thing I did when I found out about this is tweeted gerstmann. HE HAD TO KNOW.

#87 Posted by iamkevinch (20 posts) -

HAHAHA, best thing I've read today. <3

#88 Posted by emem (1972 posts) -


#89 Posted by Magicallystoopid (467 posts) -


#90 Edited by Death_Burnout (3800 posts) -

NOOOOOOOOOOO. Fuck you Jeff, you just don't know what good hair is...

Actually no I was hoping this would happen, it's pretty awesome. Looks great in the suit and tie role!

Come to think of it, that terrible Lesnar match was the last time we'd see, unless it comes back in time for Wrestlemania or whatever his 'last' match is. Also it was only "stringy" as you say, Jeff, when it was wet, which makes sense duh.

But yes, I agree, wrestlers with long hair is dumb, and I'm glad it's dying out. There was a time though, there was a time. Currently Heath Slater pulls it off because it's so so terrible that it's great. I have no idea what happened to John Morrison but, man that hair was to die for...THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO.

#91 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

there is no god!!!

#92 Posted by omghisam (308 posts) -
#93 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1856 posts) -

This article is not what I thought it was.

#94 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

One man needs to step up npw for terrible long hair so he can be modeled in the next WWE game, And that man should be a returning Kenny Omega from Japan!


I mention him and his greatness some in this thread. gleefully recounts the story of Yoshihiko which you see Kenny go full Zangief on in the first two vids here. He can feud with USA GUY for having turned his back on his country when he quit his developmental deal with the WWE and went to wrestle in Japan! THIS IS FIGUREATIVELY PRINTING MONEY ALREADY!

#95 Posted by cannonballBAM (608 posts) -

It just means we need to work on our beard physics.

#96 Posted by seannao (231 posts) -

"We all know who cut my mic, but who cut your hair?" -CM Punk

#97 Posted by ProfessorK (825 posts) -

At first I thought this was going to be about HHH dying, then I read the title again and knew exactly what it was about. Now I know Jeff watches Botchamania, all is well with the world.

#98 Posted by AlisterCat (5707 posts) -

That video is fantastic.

#99 Posted by Quarters (1806 posts) -

I expect to look outside and just see the entire world in flames.

#100 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3908 posts) -

I feel so lost now...

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