Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The New York Times jumps yet another in a long line of critical sharks

Hat-tip to my excellent colleague Kate Muhl...has there ever been a more fellative review than this one of, like, anything? Highlights from Seth Schiesel's NYT review of "The Beatles: Rock Band"—"The Beatles: Rock Band provides a transformative entertainment experience"..."In that sense it may be the most important video game yet made"..."Never before has a video game had such intergenerational cultural resonance"..."No video game has ever brought more parents together with their teenage and adult children than The Beatles: Rock Band likely will"..."This new game is a fabulous entertainment that will not only introduce the Beatles’ music to a new audience but also will simultaneously bring millions of their less-hidebound parents into gaming. For that its makers are entitled to a deep simultaneous bow, Beatles style." Schiesel's side gig—breathlessly reviewing films for "Movie Minute"?

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