Alan Smithee

Guitar Hero 5 Tracklist FINALLY Published

Well, we FINALLY get to know all the songs that have been confirmed for Guitar Hero 5 and whats funny is that I can hear Gibbo and BunnyRabbit2 sighing all the way from England as I post this (they’re Rock Band fanboys). If you’re dying to know if any of your favorites has made it […]

 Alan Smithee

So, I’m not the only one who’s sick of Rhythm Games?

So, I’m not the only one who’s sick of Rhythm Games?

Everyone’s favorite wizard of numbers Michael Pachter is back this week with some startling figures that surprised even me…that the music game industry sales are down 49% compared to last year. What even more startling is that the biggest drop in sales compared to last year isn’t with the Guitar Hero franchise, but with Rock […]

 

New Trailer For The Beatles: Rock Band And More Songs Announced

There wasn’t any other information about the game today but Harmonix have revealed more of the setlist, bringing the total announced songs to 25. You can watch the new trailer above that shows some of the new songs as well as some of the new dreamscapes. (Yellow Submarine motherfuckers!) The newly announced songs are listed […]

 

User Generated Content Coming To Rock Band

User Generated Content Coming To Rock Band

I would say I’m a Rock Band fan. I bought both Rock Band and Rock Band 2, The Beatles: Rock Band is a game I’m eagerly awaiting and I’ve bought some DLC. So I was pretty happy to hear the news today that in the simplest form, any band that has masters of their songs […]

 Alan Smithee

The Dumbening Continues

The Dumbening Continues

I don’t hate casual gamers, I think that bringing them into the fold is something that happens with every generation. What I DO hate is when we take an already successful game with very approachable gameplay and dumb it down for the rest of the world to enjoy.

 

Why Has Rock Band Flopped In Europe?

Why Has Rock Band Flopped In Europe?

It’s a common argument in gaming culture of whether the Guitar Hero franchise is better of whether the Rock Band franchise is. Personally, I think Rock Band is the better franchise by far and many people would agree with me but may also disagree. Whatever your favourite is, everyone can agree that both franchises have […]

 Alan Smithee

I’m Officially Done With Rhythm Games

I’m Officially Done With Rhythm Games

As much as I enjoy playing rhythm games, I been thinking about how assinine my behavior has been in purchasing these games. I’ve got 3 different versions of Guitar Hero sitting in my mancave along with 2 versions of Rockband +100 downloaded songs. Along with the games, I have about 5 different guitars and 3 […]

 

Putting The Plastic vs. Real Instrument Argument to Rest

Putting The Plastic vs. Real Instrument Argument to Rest

Ever since Guitar Hero first came out it seems anyone who plays a real guitar has something to say about the game. Their opinions can vary wildly from saying that they like that it is inspiring more people to pick up a guitar to Chad Kroeger telling us to put down the game and learn […]