Tabloid in Bullshit Scandal!

Now, while this post isn't strictly about the Dreamcast (it isn't...at all), I just had to share something I spotted in today's edition of The Sun. On page 63 there is a section on games written by a complete cretin called Jonathan Weinberg. His 'review' of The Godfather is about as probing as you'd expect from something that appears in a British tabloid and makes gratuitous use of the phrases 'polished gameplay,' 'blood soaked violence' and 'Grand Theft Auto school of gameplay.' It makes me want to vomit that twats like this are actually employed to do a job that we all want to do...but with no knowledge of games whatsoever.

But it gets even more embarrasing! Oh yeah, baby! The bottom half of the page is taken up by an interview with the 'Steven Spielberg of games,' Mr Shigeru Miyamoto. Apart from the fact that the interview reads as if it were copied and pasted together from seperate articles found on the internet, Mr Weinberg tells us that:

"Making games mainstream through innovations in technology has always been Nintendo's ambition - from humble beginnings with Space Invaders to the million-selling Nintendo DS..."

Er...WHAT?! Space Invaders was created by Nintendo? Funny...I always thought that accolade went to Taito. And naturally, there's no mention of the complete disasters that were the Virtual Boy and 64DD...

4 comments:

The GagaMan(n) said...

Yeah, I noticed that too. I doubt they mencioned the Virtual Boy and 64DD because outside of the world of gamers no one remembers them, plus the 64DD didn't even come out ouside of Japan.

Oh, and RANDOM PLUG: http://segafreaks.blogspot.com/ (just set it up)

Tomleecee said...

Ah, pretty interesting. I've seen those DCs before on another site, but still. Lots of potential. If I see anything sega-related that's worthy of note, I'll be sure to let you know about it.

Kunle said...

YO-YO-YO, NO WAY, SERIOUSLY, YOU GUYS, BRIDGNORTH, ISREAL? FUCK'S SAKE, MAN, WHAT DA FUUUUUCCKKKK?!!!!

gnome said...

Back to subject.... Burn the Sun, help humanity evolve. We'll burn our tabloids here, so don't worry about Greece.

Hilarious (in an irritating way) post...