Activision Pulls the Plug

February 10, 2011

» “IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY that ‘Guitar Hero‘ took rhythm gaming to previously unseen heights and created a whole market of instrument-based gaming accessories. But in reality, that was all the way back in 2005.”
Switched.com was surprised to hear that Activision has disbanded the once-popular video game series.

» “THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. It exhibits a fundamental misunderstanding of what Metro means to this city. Metro isn’t a mere commuter operation. It’s the backbone of our transportation system. Without Metro, Washington doesn’t function. It doesn’t matter how much money might be saved by eliminating late-night service; that is simply not a negotiable option. It is not acceptable to the people of Washington, D.C., and it should not be acceptable to WMATA.”
BeyondDC.com is adamant that shutting down Metro early on weekends to save money — which is being considered — is a bad idea.

» “AFTER GETTING OVER the initial shock of seeing the amazing/terrifying ‘Black Swan’ parody poster for Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family,’ you may have found yourself asking: ‘How will the movie possibly live up to that?’ I still don’t have a good answer to that.”
Movieline.com isn’t sure what to think of Tyler Perry‘s newest movie set for release later this year.

» “I CAN TELL YOU UNEQUIVOCALLY that Nikki Finke is not the subject of the Daily photo she has been trying to stop them from publishing. I’ve known Finke for years, and she doesn’t coif her hair like that, or wear heavy jewelry and makeup. She’s more down-to-earth than that.”
Blogs.IndieWire.com/ThompsonOnHollywood refutes the notion that Rupert Murdoch‘s iPad-only newspaper managed to photograph the elusive woman behind deadline.com.

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.
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