Beatlemobiles: Toy Fair 2010

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 14, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections

Beatles Collectables from Factory Entertainment

Being a Fab Four fanboy one of the cool things that I spotted at the show were a series of die cast Beatles themed auto and buses from Factory Entertainment. Each vehicle in this collection is themed by a specific album and has a nice amount of loving detail. The designs featured Sgt. Pepper, A Hard Days Night, Let It Be, The Magical Mystery Tour and The White Album to name a few: Read more…

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The Beatles: Rock Band Abbey Road

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 21, 2009 in Videogames

Shown above is the trailer for The Beatles: Rock Band Abbey Road download which is available on Xbox LIVE (and will be available later this week PlayStation Network). Watching this footage I realized why from a conceptual point of view that I hate this game: The Beatles started life as a “Rock Band” but when they made it they really became a pop music act. The quality of their work is second to none, but it’s unfair to call them a rock band when other acts from that era really did earn the title like the Rolling Stones: Read more…

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Thou Shall Not Slag Virtual Kurt Cobain

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 29, 2009 in Videogames

Looking at this clip of Guitar Hero 5 on the surface it feels so wrong: Nirvana was really about punk at heart — a do-it-yourself ethos that rejected commercialism. But sadly I know that’s a lie because the genius of Kurt Cobain was mixing punk with pop music. And that ability to bring the Sex Pistols into the shopping malls of America in the 90s was a sort of wonderful magic moment which for a few minutes made mainstream entertainment a little bit more entertaining. Read more…

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Beatles for Sale: A Rock Band Videogame? Help!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 30, 2008 in Videogames

Beatles for Sale: Selling out to MTV?

Ummm Sir Paul! You can do this but you can’t do a deal with iTunes? Besides aren’t the fab four more a pop act — and the Stones a true “Rock Band”:

The Beatles In Rock Band: MTV Expected To Announce Beatles Deal

“MTV Networks is expected to announce on Thursday a deal to use songs by The Beatles in its popular “Rock Band” video game series, marking the band’s first major plunge into the digital music world. The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd and Viacom Inc’s MTV Networks have been in talks for months. They issued media invitations to a teleconference on “a global music project” on Thursday, but did not give more details.”

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