I picked up Beatles Rock Band over the weekend, and as you might have guessed from the hundreds of posts I did regarding the game, I’m pretty pleased with it. It’s pretty much exactly what I thought it would be and what I wanted, although somehow, this animated intro to the game was utterly new to me when I put the disc in. Suffice to say, this thing rocked my world — I love the style. Speaking of cartoon series that need to be made, I’d watch the hell out of a Beatles cartoon if it looked like this.
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.