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11-23-2017

Stick It to the Man

I’ve got a lot to say about this, but let me squeeze out the “news” portion of the article first, before I start gushing. Stick it to The Man is heading to the Nintendo Switch on November 23, 2017. It’ll feature HD Rumble, Pro Controller support, and a price point of $11.99 when it launches. 

The story revolves around a hard hat tester (This is exactly what it sounds like. They drop shit on his head while he’s wearing different hats…) named Ray who gets hit on the head by an object that falls out of the sky and grants him the ability to read the minds of others as well as influence them through the use of a big, pink “spaghetti arm” that sticks out from his brain. Character’s desires appear in thought bubbles that contain “stickers,” and you’ll swap them around between NPCs to solve various puzzles involving things like dentures, divas, seagulls, and a dead mouse. It's exactly as ridiculous as it sounds.

As many of you are no doubt aware, I’m a little bit obsessed with this game. No exaggeration, it’s easily in my top five of all time due to its fantastic writing. It’s all just so gloriously dumb that I can’t help but love it. When I found out, several months back, that Ryan North, the writer of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, was also behind the story of Stick it to The Man, it blew my fragile, little mind. Two of my favorite things, across two separate forms of media, can be traced back to this guy. Hell, I even got a hand drawn picture of the Destructoid Robot featured in a Marvel comic book -- in the Letters From Nuts column of Squirrel Girl issue 19 -- before I got a job here! Needless to say, I was pretty stoked about it.

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