I don’t generally go in for any kind of internet cause or petition, and generally they seem sad and make everyone involved look sad. But Kotaku‘s Mike Fahey has pointed out what may be the biggest problem facing our nation’s nerds today?namely, that Stan Bush’s Transformers: The Movie rock masterpiece “The Touch” is not available on Guitar Hero or Rock Band.
This…is a fucking travesty. Fahey actually contacted Bush, who had wanted to get “The Touch” on one of the games, and said that Red Octane owner Activision didn’t return his mail. So this is something we can do anything about. Please email Harmonix ([email protected]) and contact Red Octane here. And while you’re at it, ask for “Dare” too, because that was also a pretty awesome song.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.