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Guitar Hero World Tour Compatible With Rock Band

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

I’d pretty much given hope that this would happen, but Activision recently rocked my socks with news at their non-E3 event that Guitar Hero: World Tour will work with Rock Band’s instruments as well as third party made controllers.


Microsoft Copies Nintendo

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

I really hate when a company tries to copy a novel and popular idea as a means of cashing it. It never works as well and usually is half assed and poorly supported. Case in point, the motion sensing PS3 controller vs. the Wii’s motion based controls. The latest case is Microsoft’s blatant copying of Nintendo’s popular Miis in their upcoming updates to Xbox Live.


Ghostbusters in Motion

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

The latest Ghostbusters: The Video Game trailer is up and man oh man it’s getting me all kinds of excited:

The game itself better not suck, because this has potential to be the coolest thing ever. How could it not be? It’s the unofficial Ghostbusters III with all the main talent on board (No, I don’t count Rick Moranis) and even most of the secondary types. Hell, it could almost be better than a movie, because you won’t be distracted by the ravages of age on the main actors. Dan Aykroyd’s almost more frightening than any of the ghosts.


New Wolfenstein Game on the Way

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

I loved the original Wolfenstein. Forget Doom, Wolfenstein was the first game that really got me into first person shooters. The good times didn’t end their either, Return to Castle Wolfenstein was a pretty fun trip and as one of the first XBox Live enabled games for the original Xbox I have a ton of fun memories associated with it. Now the latest issue of Game Informer has the announcement that a new Wolfenstein game is in the works. Awesome.

This new Wolfenstein’s details appear to be very similar to previous releases, except that maybe this time the hero gets to use some supernatural powers along with the usual array of standard guns. For a few more details head on over to Gaming Today.

Crazy Gross Wii Fit Porn From the Japanese

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

The Japanese frighten me sometimes. Yeah, I did that they have strange sexual tastes, like the fact that they blur out genitalia, but have invented some incredibly explicit acts over the years. Sometimes there’s a line that’s crossed that turns something from “sexy” to “incredibly disgusting”. A recent homage to Nintento’s Wii Fit on cover of what looks like a softcore porn DVD called Geki Fit fits the later description quite nicely:

In case you’re slow, let me highlight the good and the bad here:


Rock Band 2 Drums: More Details Emerge

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

An elite team of Grandmas are busy knitting drum silences for Rock Band 2

More details emerged on the new Rock Band 2 drums. While they are essentially the same drums as the first game’s, the new drums are reputed to have quieter drumpads that are velocity sensitive, a reinforced metal pedal (thank god), and clips for add on cymbals that could be purchased separately. It’s a bummer that the cymbals aren’t included with this set, but at least Guitar Hero World Tour doesn’t trump the Rock Band 2 drum set entirely.

But wait, that’s not all! Rock Band 2 will have another set of drums that’s called the Ion kit. The Ion kit will have three cymbals, adjustable pads, a metal frame, and the ability to use the kit as a fully functioning electronic drum kit, i.e. it’s not for just Rock Band.

If you crave more info on these drum kits, you can find all the deets in the latest issue of Games Informer or you can just go to this message board where some dude scanned the entire article and posted it. Isn’t that illegal or something?

XBox 360 Price Cut Confirmed

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Rumors of a possible XB360 price cut that were floating around the internet for the last few weeks have finally been confirmed by The Wall Street Journal of all places. The cut will bring down the price of the XBox 360 Pro model from $349 down to $299 a pop. That’s a fifty dollar savings, folks. The Pro model comes with a 20 gig hard drive. While it’s not as cool as the Elite model which has a huge 120 gig hard drive, HDMI output, and a fancy black case, the Pro model will get the job done and it certainly beats the hell out of the Arcade model. So if you haven’t gotten a 360 yet, then get off the fence will ya? The price cuts are supposed to take effect this weekend.

Rock Band DLC Update: Week of 7-07-08

Thursday, July 10th, 2008


Man it’s been damned hot here. So hot that I could barely make myself sit in front of the computer and write updates instead of looking at porn. Anyway… this week’s Rock Band DLC brings us more Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rush. The tracks will be available for As usual, the tracks will cost $1.99 (160 Microsoft points) each and are not available in a discounted pack.

The songs included in this batch are:

* “Snow” (Hey Oh) Red Hot Chili Peppers

* “Tell Me Baby” Red Hot Chili Peppers

* “Closer to the Heart” Rush

* “Working Man” (Vault Edition) Rush

You might have noticed that Working Man was already available before, well this version is a master recording with an all new special solo only found (currently) in Rock Band. So I guess that’s a big screw you to people who already purchased the song. Yeah it’s nice that they’ve finally got Rush Masters as a cover artist could never truly capture the annoyingly high squeal of Geddy Lee, but it sucks donkey balls that they’ve already released the song.

Videos after the break!


Rock Band 2 Song Preview

Monday, July 7th, 2008

If you are excited about more Rock Band in your life, then the songs that have been announced so far have been pretty damn exciting. What are they you ask? Well, here you go:

* “Ace of Spades” - Motorhead
* “Anyway You Want It” — Journey
* “Pinball Wizard” — The Who
* “Chop Suey” — System of a Down
* “Panic Attack” — Dream Theater or Finger Eleven
* “Give It Away” — Red Hot Chili Peppers
* “Everlong” — Foo Fighters
* “Kids in America” — Kim Wilde
* “Hello There” — Cheap Trick

These songs were seen on a screen on G4TV (see screenshot above), so they haven’t been “officially” confirmed. If this is for real though, holy crapballs is this awesome. Finally, Journey!, System of a Down, and Motorhead! I guess I know why we haven’t been getting any of these bitching songs as DLC…

New Halo Map Available Today… For Free!

Monday, July 7th, 2008

If you’re a dedicated Halo player, Bungie has a treat for you with a free Halo 3 map available on Monday July 7th called Cold Storage. Expect the map to be cold. Bungie has also announced that the Legendary Map pack will also drop in price today from 800 MS points to 600 MS points. That’s 10 bucks to 7.50 to you people who use real money. While it’s not free, it certainly makes the maps more tempting to get if you haven’t already. There’s no word yet if they’ll ever drop down to free, but I think I’ll wait a little bit longer on this one.

I kind of fell out of playing Halo 3, but with a new map it might be what I need to get back into things.

PS3 Trophies Not Retroactive

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

While playing GTA IV (I’m so close to the end I can taste it), I thought that it was a shame that I wouldn’t get any “trophies” (aka Achievements on the PS3) for my hard work. I wondered what kind of trophies I was missing as I was doing all kinds off crazy stuff in the game. Then I was comforted by the thought that when Sony rolled out the trophies in update v2.40, I’d probably get all the trophies I had earned retroactively.


Rock Band DLC Update: Week of 6-30-08

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008


Metal fans should be happy with this week’s Rock Band DLC. The songs come from the Motley Crue themed musicfest called Cruefest. The Cruefest Pack will cost $2.99 (240 Microsoft points). The songs in the pack are:

* “Down at the Whisky” Motley Crue

* “Time is Running Out” Papa Roach

* “Who’s Going Home with You Tonight” Trapt

In addition to these songs there will be a free download of the song “Promised Land,” which is from an upcoming film called The Rocker.

Thoughts and videos after the break!


Rock Band 2 Announced!

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Everyone knew it was coming, but Harmonix has officially announced the arrival of Rock Band 2… in September! The name of the sequel appears to be Rock Band: Opening Act. I’m really hoping they change the name, since an opening act isn’t the pinnacle of rock success. Anyway, In a talk with IGN, Harmonix Lead Designer Dan Teasdale divulged a few details about the sequel, but what’s interesting are some of the questions he didn’t really answer.

You can read the whole article for yourself, but here’s a quick run down of all the most important facts:


Does The Sony Playstation Portable Have A Future?

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The Playstation Portable has been something of a failure for Sony so far. In every single territory around the world, it has been roundly beaten by the cheaper and more innovative Nintendo DS, although Japan continues to be Sony’s strongest supporter. But the lack of success in managing to get a sizeable foothold in the hand-held market means there is a question mark hanging over the little console’s future.

According to Zeno Colaço, a VP for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, talking to Pocket Gamer recently, the console is still subject to the 10 year hardware strategy that Sony seems intent on sticking with. But while that has proved a viable strategy for the PS2, which continues to sell in huge numbers for such an outdated piece of hardware, I just can’t see the PSP having that much life left it in.


The Leaked Gears of War 2 Footage

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

We have a red hot leak alert on our hands here. If you just can’t wait a second for anything new about Gears of War 2, then here’s some leaked footage of Gears of War 2 multiplayer in action. Please note that if you click on play and nothing happens the lawyer faeries have done their job:

Another video after the break!


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