Avoid This on Black Friday: New Michael Jackson Video Game

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Hopefully you've prepared yourself for this year's lamest Christmas gift. According to Paste, Ubisoft just dropped a Michael Jackson video game available for Nintendo DS and PSP.

As if there weren't enough terrible video games that revolve around dancing already. Yet this one might take the cake. Michael Jackson: The Experience serves as a crash course in all the signature moves the King of Pop has introduced to the world throughout the years. And surprise, surprise, the game includes all the hits.

It's a mystery to me why anyone wouldn't just watch YouTube videos to learn MJ's moves -- or, better yet, just blast their stereo and dance around in front of the mirrior in their underwear trying to learn the moonwalk -- but I guess this just goes to show that there really is something for everyone.

Unless you know a few people who are really into booty bumping, then let this one sit on the shelves when Black Friday rolls around.

Check out the video game's official trailer:



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Janice
Janice

for the people do lazy to research like M-dub and Gkneeskn:

FBI files found no wrong doing:foia.fbi.gov/hottopics.htm

"Was Michael Jackson Framed?" by Mary A. Fischerbuttonmonkey.com/misc/maryfisc...

"Michael Jackson Conspiracy" by Aphrodite Jones (full book online)http://jetzi-mjvideo.com/books...

New article by Deborah A. Ffrench: "The Making of a Myth"stereoboard.com

jetzi-mjvideo.com/

FBI Files support Jackson's innocence; Media Reports Otherwisecharlesthomsonjournalist.blogs...\innocence.html

this one so good (it's long but a lot of factual ref.)

Charles ThomsonOne of the Most Shameful Episodes In Journalistic Historyhuffingtonpost.com/charles-tho....\html

and

Michael Jackson: It's Time For Outlets to Take Responsibility in Covering theRock Starhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/....\html

sbscpublicaccess.org/docs/ctdo...

vindicatemj.wordpress.com/cate...

mjtruthnow.com

vindicatemj.wordpress.com/

tom mesereau at you tube

william wagener at you tube who was at the 2005 trial every day

youtube.com/watch?v=W8VaomQAiQ...

youtube.com/watch?v=jWc1kotvMg...

talkleft.com/story/2003/11/24/...

charles-thomson.net

vindicatemj.wordpress.com/2009...

thesilencedtruth.com/index.php...

explosivemuzik.com/2009/07/01/...

M-Dub
M-Dub

Wow. I'd say that most of these commenters are retards, but that'd be an insult to the decent folks who compete in the Special Olympics every year and probably have better reading comprehension and grammar skills. If you actually read the post, she never wrote a single negative word about Michael Jackson. She didn't even really trash the game. She simply had the gall to suggest that it might be unnecessary. Apparently, that's enough to get the Wacko Jacko supporters in a snit. God forbid she had actually made mention of the fact that MJ was at best a total fucking weirdo and at worst an (alleged) pedophile who hadn't released a decent record in more than two decades.

Loosecannonsbluesband
Loosecannonsbluesband

I'm guessing Lenni might be interested in coming out to see Michael's uncle, Luther Jackson, and see him perform. Maybe even meet him after the show and share a drink with him. Perhaps after talking to a person who actually knew Michael and helped raise him, she might have a different outlook rather than just what she reads in the tabloids or watchs on Faux News.

This hating article is a prime example of the media feeding off the media in a circle-jerk fashion. Michael Jackson was no role model, he was simply a man that loved to make music and share it with others. He was wealthy and did not have to do that in order to survive - it was obvious that he did it out of love of his art.

I'm buying this for my wife this Christmas!

Trolls
Trolls

People below this post: Butthurt that somebody points out a game is going to sell solely because of the name attached rather than actually have a decent concept/gameplay.

Also notice everybody bashing the author lack any sense of grammatical or typing skill. Meatballs....

Gknesskn
Gknesskn

MJ never stops trying to get kids to play with him!

Adam Donohue
Adam Donohue

This lady is fucking retarded. She has no idea what she's even writing about. She doesn't even know what a DS or PSP is because she thinks you are actually dancing around while playing the game on these 2 particular systems, when any normal person knows that these two systems are HANDHELD. Just another douchebag media fuckhead bashing on Michael Jackson just for the hell of it. You know nothing and you should give up writing and go kill yourself right now.

Joyce Terry
Joyce Terry

So mr rosenbumb how many games do you think you'll be the star of?

marie
marie

Garbage hater. I bet you're selling Just Dance! Eat your heart out, because it's gonna be a hit!

Katie
Katie

just because you do not care for this game, doesn't mean the whole world agrees with you. YOU'RE AN IDIOT!

Swinn
Swinn

hating on mj. you should be ashamed.

Ms Hilton
Ms Hilton

I think the PS3-Move and most importantly the 360-Kinect version of this game getting released next year would be far more worth the wait as it will have better graphics and controls, especially Kinect providing free body movement.

Desh
Desh

Lenni Rosenblum your a garbage writer whos just wasting webspace and I have wasted 1 minute reading this crap. your just bashing for the sake of bashing. skrew u.

MJSGIRL
MJSGIRL

ur so stupid and you just jealous cuz u cant dance to save yourself... i feel sorry for you really... you will see that the game will sell off the rails. loosre cant dance and is jealous of mike and ALL his fans :) lol ha ha ha lmao! LOVE MIKE!

MariaB
MariaB

You know what I think sucks? THIS ARTICLE!! This game is AMAZING and tons of fun.

all4love
all4love

Did you do this for hits? I guess it worked because I came in, but it will be my last trip to this website. Or maybe you are being paid by a competitor, because what you have just written is very narrow minded

Shamone
Shamone

So some of you are not only bashing Michael Jackson the man, you're also bashing the Michael Jackson video game? Good lord you're lame.

Bobby
Bobby

At least, good game critics try a game before they bash it. This article gratuitously destroys the efforts of the game creators, based on what grounds ?

TBB
TBB

I would imagine the DS and PSP versions aren't too great, but the Wii version (which wasn't even mentioned) looks like it's a lot of fun. I'm forced to wait for the PS3 release next year, but no hater will stop me from buying this game.

And this isn't a review at all, more of a suggestion. I suggest the haters stop hating and start ignoring things they don't like. Let others enjoy what theylike.

ARod
ARod

Lady is an idiot and I don't care if I ever read column again

Common sence
Common sence

Michael Jackson is awesome, who ever wrote this can just go kill themselves

Elizabeth Olney
Elizabeth Olney

Some people just like to continually bash MJ.Roenblum probably didn't even watch it & I wonder if he learned MJ's dances himself from youtube ? I could care less whether or not he can even dance. Meanwhile, there are a lot of people that do and appreciate MJ's style.There is good reason why Michael Jackson was inducted as the first pop/rock dancer into The National Museum of Dance.I suggest that people see the other reviews of this video.

CATHY
CATHY

Why would anyone wait til Black Friday to buy this game when it was released yesterday? This game is so AWESOME! Whoever wrote this seems to be a couch potato who is afraid of a little exercise! BUY THIS GAME NOW, DON'T WAIT TIL FRIDAY!

Nickiminajfan
Nickiminajfan

oh please, that's just something someone with no sense of rhythm would say..chill, the game is uber fun

Lenni Rosenblum
Lenni Rosenblum

The game has a cool concept I guess, I'll give you that. All I'm saying is you don't have to pay for a video game to learn his moves.

Mtn345am
Mtn345am

Whoever wrote this is an idiot.. The game is awesome and really shows you hot to do the moves.. I think the author just doesn't know what he's talking about... Sad... BUY THE GAME AND DON'T LISTEN TO THESE CRAZY PEOPLE!

human
human

Oh stop hating!

Aykeenz
Aykeenz

It's funny you should mention that commenters lack comprehension and grammar skills, because it quite clearly says up there that:

"As if there weren't enough terrible video games that revolve around dancing already. Yet this one might take the cake."

If by that statement she "doesn't really trash the game", then I fear to imagine what she could have said to trash it. And moreover, if you had applied your supposedly superior comprehension skills while reading most comments, you would get the impression that the grouse they have with the writer is that she asked people not to go out and get the game, and they were questioning the basis for her advice. Even she softened her stance in a response to somebody's argument up there.

And by the nonsense you wrote in the last paragraph to purpotedly express your real dim-witted view of the musician (which neither the writer nor anybody else so far have done), it shows that you really have nothing to offer and shouldn't have bothered commenting at all...afterall you apparently think "Dangerous" (released in 1992), one of Michael Jackson's most critically-acclaimed albums is not "a decent record".

nunyaz
nunyaz

Are all you people stupid? Can't you see Lenni Rosenblum is a FEMALE by her picture?!?!

nunyaz
nunyaz

DAYUMMM STRAIGHT

nunyaz
nunyaz

You go kill yo-self foooooooo'

The Forty Thieves
The Forty Thieves

I don't think the purpose of the game is to learn his moves. The principle is the same as any of the "Guitar Hero", "Rock Band", or "DJ Hero" type games. It doesn't make you a better guitar player or DJ or dancer, it simply allows you to feel like you are without any actual ability or skill.

M-Dub
M-Dub

"And moreover, if you had applied your supposedly superior comprehension skills while reading most comments, you would get the impression that the grouse they have with the writer is that she asked people not to go out and get the game, and they were questioning the basis for her advice."

No, they were calling her an idiot and telling her to kill herself, just for questioning the necessity of the video game. I realize the anonymity of the internet allows people to say shit they would never say if their name was attached to it, but seriously? Telling someone to kill herself over something as innocuous as this?

And, no, Dangerous is not a decent record. Off the Wall was a really good record. Thriller was an amazing record. Bad was decent. That's about it.

I look at MJ in much the same light as Woody Allen. I can still appreciate the brilliance of Thriller or Annie Hall, but as human beings, they're creepy as hell. Being dead doesn't change that.

Replytomisinformed
Replytomisinformed

Except that this game is much more involved than the Hero games as you have to use your whole body. Flailing around like an idiot doesn't sound like fun, nor would I spend $60+ to learn dance moves I already knew.

Aykeenz
Aykeenz

From what I can see in the 30+ comments up there, 4 labelled the writer as "an idiot" or "retarded" (one of them because she did not even bother to research the consoles on which the game was available before she put up her opinion), and ONE asked her to "go and kill herself". I may not be very brilliant at math, but that sounds like the exception and doesn't amount to "most commenters" to justify your rant.

You repeat that Dangerous is not a decent record, and apparently think Bad was better...I give up. Guess most critics need to learn from you instead.

Your opinion that MJ was "creepy as hell" is based on what? Tabloid reports? I'm sure News of The World and their ilk are fair and reliable sources of news. Or is it perhaps based on the plastic surgery? That would make like 80% of Hollywood creepy as hell as well. His vitiligo? Man, you are cruel. If it is based on the molestation charges made against him (one by a family with a well-documented history of extortion and fraud), which involved thorough FBI investigations, and the importation of "evidence" from one trial into the other, and still ended with an unanimous "Not Guilty" verdict on ALL counts, then I just urge you to go and do a little research and educate yourself with the facts. They are abundant on the internet.

Perhaps I am mistaken, and you actually got to meet him...somehow I doubt that. The people that worked and interacted with him daily (including his children, who are very composed and well-behaved) give the impression of a fairly normal, intelligent and caring person. But I guess their assessment is less to be trusted than those of "news"papers.

And being dead has nothing to do with the facts.

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