Hour two of Wednesday's show as Dino revisits what he missed while on vacation Monday and Tuesday. Kirk also rants about David Price.
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There’s a Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York, at The Strong, which bills itself as the National Museum of Play.
It recently inducted its second class — Grand Theft Auto III, Legend of Zelda, Oregon Trail, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Space Invaders — from a field of 15 finalists. A year earlier, it christened its inaugural class with such classics as Pong, Pac-Man, and World of Warcraft.
When the first class was announced, I wrote a column listing my favorite games. Nobody read it even though it was awesome. Now that we have a culture blog, however, it deserves a second life, so check it out. It runs the gamut from King’s Quest to Rock Band, with a smattering of PC, console, and arcade games.
OK, fine. For you short-attention-span types, here’s my personal Top 10. Oh, and this is John Tomase, because the blog is so new, it’s not yet set up to include my name.
1. Starcraft — The most influential RTS ever.
2. Diablo II — The best hack-and-slash of all-time.
3. NHL ’94 — Brass Bonanza! Expansion teams! One-timers! Great game.
4. Rock Band — Still a great party game, as long as you’re drunk enough to sing.
5. Red Dead Redemption — There’s talk of Red Dead II in the works. Yes, please.
6. Mortal Kombat II — Two words: Finish Him!
7. Thief — Rewarded stealth over brute force. Felt revolutionary.
8. Tecmo Bowl — Bo Jackson. Dexter Manley. Marcus Allen.
9. Gauntlet — Cooperative dungeon crawler way ahead of its time.
10. King’s Quest — A sentimental choice.
It became apparent in the early 2000s that there might not be too many more ”great rock bands” that could cross over into the mainstream over multiple decades. It seemed the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and (I guess) U2 were among what seemed to be a dying breed, so when the By the Way album came out in 2002 and was really good (despite being 19 years into the band’s career), it was a really good sign.
Fast-forward 14 years and I don’t know how to feel about the Chili Peppers. As was the case for any kid born in the 80s who grew up in the 90s, they were always insanely popular and really good for my entire upbringing.
I’ve been to a zillion concerts in my day, yet I’ve never seen the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I’m going to see them at a festival in July, but I’m completely indifferent to the whole thing. I had a similar experience last summer with Weezer, and I don’t think it’s just a getting older thing. In the case of Weezer, I think the quality of their music just got worse and I lost interest.
With the Chili Peppers, I think it’s more obvious, and no, it has nothing to do with Flea’s National Anthem, which wasn’t that bad. I could deal with no John Frusciante in the mid-90s because I thought One Hot Minute was a great album and Dave Navarro’s presence in the band was weird enough to be appealing.
Yet now that these guys are in their mid-50s, they have the legacy act label on them. It’s a tough sell to do that without one of your titans, so for as great a guitarist as Josh Klinghoffer is, it doesn’t really feel like the Chili Peppers without Frusciante. It’s like seeing the Pixies without Kim Deal, which is an enjoyable experience, but just doesn’t feel like you’re seeing the Pixies.
So I’ll check out their set this summer and I’ll rock out and probably weep at some point, but I have a bad feeling that the Magik is gone.
I should be biased because one time I saw/had a telepathic exchange with Chad Smith in an airport last summer. It went like this:
“I know it’s you, Chad.”
“Yeah, it’s me. Thanks for not blowing my cover.”
“No problem. I get it.”
“Cool, thanks again.”
“Oh, and Chad?”
“Why are you wearing a leather jacket and a backwards baseball cap if you’re not trying to get noticed? It’s like you’re wearing a Chad Smith costume.”
“Yeah, but if I’m not me, then who am I?”
“I’d never considered that. Thanks for giving me some perspective on what it’s like for celebrities to be themselves while still searching for anonymity.”
“Any time. Safe flight.”
“You too, Chad.”
Kirk, Gerry and Gary discuss the Patriots contract unrest and in particular whether Malcolm Butler should be holding out of OTAs
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The guys discuss Megyn Kelly's awkward interview on Fox News Monday with former FBI Official James Kallstrom, where Kelly cuts off Kallstrom from discussing White House connections with the Muslim world
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The Cavs avoided elimination on Monday night by beating Golden State in Game 5, but no thanks to Kevin Love. Gerry is ready to bash Love, but Tanguay still wants him. Also, Kirk is starting to dislike Golden State