Given that all the posts on The Beatles: Rock Band recently, I thought it'd be worthwhile sharing a blog post from the eminent Ian Bogost. Hit the link to read it in full:
Now, I know that VG:247's more churlish denizens won't have the stamina to click that link, so I've pasted a kewy quote below, taken from the excellent Sexy Videogameland blog:
"So I ask: must we appreciate The Beatles? Must we reminisce with the newly aged about their privileged lives as naive youthful radicals, and then later as greedy yuppie centrists, and then finally as truculent conservative majority? Must we give them their final thrill in the medium we popularized, and which they spent decades not only failing to understand, but also deriding as useless and insolent? Must we allow them to celebrate not through change, not through novelty, but through utter sameness?"
Now, personally speaking I do love The Beatles and always have done (was raised on 'em by my baby-boomer Dad), but nevertheless, much of Mr Bogost's post rings true to me.
What do you reckon?