Michael Jackson’s dead – here are his videogame appearances!

Friday, 26 June 2009 07:22 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Michael Jackson died in LA last night, spawning one of the greatest Twitter-mong moments ever, as 10 million people all said, “Is Michael Jackson dead?” within three minutes of each other in one place on the internet. Good times.

Poor old Michael. The most important aspect of his death, though, is obviously how the music genius and sensational odd-ball affected videogames. Luckily, the Americans already have you covered.

IGN’s totted up Jackson’s game appearances in this piece, while 1UP’s has taken a “look back” at his “influence” on games as a whole.

MTV and GameDaily both have “retrospectives”. And very awesome they are, too.

You just know all the specialist car sites this morning are going, “Fuck. What about a list of the best Michael Jackson driving tracks?” All the specialist cooking sites will have their Michael Jackson recipe compendiums up by lunchtime.

Mr Jackson, we’re sorry you’re dead. Your music was amazing. We salute you.