I’ll prepare to be immediately flamed when I say: Who the fuck cares!?
Ok – first off, Activision should definitely be sued if they used his likeness without consent. Duh. It’s a no brainer. They should also be sued if they misled the Cobain Estate – having Kurt as an avatar for Nirvana songs is one thing, but to be able to unlock the character and use it on will is completely different.
But is the fiery vengeance-of-doom backlash led by the blogosphere really necessary?
First, everyone was bitching about Courtney, assuming she OKed it (personally, I’m over the trendiness of Court bashing. Isn’t that just a given yet?). Then, Love denied it saying “We are going to sue the shit out of Activision.” Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic then said they were aware of his likeness being used for their songs only, but they have no control obviously.
Yada, yada, yada. Bored now.
So Cobain might be singing Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” or Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” on teenagers’ and young-twenty-somethings’ TV screens everywhere. If I turn on the game, and play Blink 182′s “The Rock Show” with Kurt on the mic, it’s not like I actually believe that he would’ve ever sang or covered it. IT’S JUST A FUCKING VIDEO GAME PEOPLE. And the legal shit will eventually work itself out.Courtney Love, Dave Grohl, Duran Duran, Guitar Hero 5, Krist Novoselic, Kurt Cobain, Stevie Wonder