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Michael Jackson's dead - here are his videogame appearances!


Michael Jackson died in LA last night, spawning one of the greatest Twitter-idiot 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, "F**k. 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.

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Patrick Garratt is a games media legend - and not just by reputation. He was named as such in the UK's 'Games Media Awards', the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. After garnering experience on countless gaming magazines, he joined Eurogamer and later split from that brand to create VG247, putting the site on the map with fast, 24-hour a day coverage, and assembling the site's earliest editorial teams. He retired from VG247, and the games industry, in 2017.