New Rock Band 3 Details

November 7, 2009

Don’t expect the next Rock Band to be a rehashed title with an updated set list. It appears Harmonix is hard at work on reinventing the music game genre.

Dhani Harrison, son of Beatles legend George Harrison and developer on The Beatles: Rock Band, told the Chicago Tribune new details on the still unannounced Rock Band 3 project.

Harrison, who still works with developer Harmonix, said he’s creating new musical controllers that will actually teach players the fundamentals of playing real-life instruments for the next Rock Band title.

“I’m working on ‘Rock Band 3’ and making the controllers more real so people can actually learn how to play music while playing the game,” he said.

Harrison would add, however, gamers might not see the next proper Rock Band installment for quite some time.

“Give me a couple years, it’s going to happen.”

MTV Games general manager Scott Guthrie hinted at big changes for the series in a recent interview, saying the next Rock Band title could even incorporate Project Natal motion technology.

“We aren’t standing still – we will keep moving into new areas and look at new technologies that our platform holder partners are also developing, such as Project Natal from Microsoft,” said Guthrie.


Guitar Hero: Metallica Track Listing

January 24, 2009

Guitar Hero is releasing it’s second title based completely around a band in late March, entitled Guitar Hero: Metallica.  After the sub par reaction to the Aerosmith game, Activision is out to correct some of their mistakes by having some great metal guitar songs and chronicle the career of one of the biggest and most successful rock bands ever.  Here’s the final tracklisting:

‘All Nightmare Long’
‘Battery’
‘Creeping Death’
‘Disposable Heroes’
‘Dyers Eve’
‘Enter Sandman’
‘Fade To Black’
‘Fight Fire With Fire’
‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’
‘Frantic’
‘Fuel’
‘Hit The Lights’
‘King Nothing’
‘Master Of Puppets’
‘Mercyful Fate (Medley)’
‘No Leaf Clover’
‘Nothing Else Matters’
‘One’
‘Orion’
‘Sad But True’
‘Seek And Destroy’
‘The Memory Remains’
‘The Shortest Straw’
‘The Thing That Should Not Be’
‘The Unforgiven’
‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’
‘Wherever I May Roam’
‘Whiplash’

Other songs set to feature on the game are:

Alice In Chains – ‘No Excuses’
Bob Seger – ‘Turn The Page’
Corrosion Of Conformity – ‘Albatross’
Diamond Head – ‘Am I Evil?’
Foo Fighters – ‘Stacked Actors’
Judas Priest – ‘Hell Bent For Leather’
Kyuss – ‘Demon Cleaner’
Lynyrd Skynyrd – ‘Tuesdays Gone’
Machine Head – ‘Beautiful Mourning’
Mastodon – ‘Blood And Thunder’
Mercyful Fate – ‘Evil’
Michael Schenker Group – ‘Armed And Ready’
Motorhead – ‘Ace Of Spades’
Queen – ‘Stone Cold Crazy’
Samhain – ‘Mother Of Mercy’
Slayer – ‘War Ensemble’
Social Distortion – ‘Mommy’s Little Monster’
Suicidal Tendencies – ‘War Inside My Head’
System Of A Down – ‘Toxicity’
The Sword – ‘Black River’
Thin Lizzy – ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’


Gears of War 2 Trailer / Guitar Hero 4 Trailer

October 26, 2008

Brand new official trailer for Gears of War 2 has made its way onto the web and I was doing roundhouse kicks and fist pumping the air at the end of this. Marcus Fenix and crew are back and 11/7 maybe the last day I see sunlight for a while. 

and this one gave me a recreation of the leaning tower of Pisa in my pants: