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It’s been an interesting week here at the office, with things happening on multiple fronts. For starters, this “Grand Theft Auto” game has been taking up a lot of our time. I just got the achievement for maintaining a wheelie for a set distance, and have met some great characters. So far, the office favorite is Brucie, and Ryan and I have taken to telling each other to “stay alpha” when we aren’t going on and on about “VIPs.” I’m currently listed as 24.13% complete after nine hours of play. Ryan’s got 26.08% in around ten.

But there’s more to life than Grand Theft Auto IV, as crazy as that sounds. Database things are also coming together, like the above shot, that shows the first two characters to gain entry into our character database. They felt like the perfect duo to start things off. So now you know that we’ll eventually have a page on the site for every video game character ever created, from Niko Bellic to Abe Lincoln. To help get the database ready–or, more accurately, to give the interns something to enter when they’re done with their current assignment–I’ve been working on a list of game characters. I’m not focused on 100% completion on this first pass, that’d just be madness. Instead, this is more of a list of game characters as they come to me, with some occasional online research to get the right spelling. So, by looking at this spreadsheet column, you could probably figure out a thing or two about how my mind works.

  • Scorpion
  • Sub-Zero
  • Johnny Cage
  • Ryu
  • Ken
  • Master Chief
  • Pit
  • Mario
  • Link
  • Cortana
  • Arbiter
  • Marcus Fenix
  • Raiden
  • Kano
  • Sonya Blade
  • Jax
  • Liu Kang
  • Haohmaru
  • Terry Bogard
  • RoboCop
  • John Rambo
  • Shang Tsung
  • Bill Clinton
  • Michael Jackson
  • Cloud Strife
  • Pac-Man

Ryan made me cut the list right here, but it already goes on several times this length. And yes, you read that right. Giant Bomb will have a page devoted to RoboCop. I’m just as excited as you are about that fact.
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