I can't fully enjoy the PS3 without an ample supply of hookers and blow. How does that figure into your Reaganomics? - MegaStryker
I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, Sir, because I'm not myself you see. - Alice from Alice in Wonderland; the greatest book ever written
Best thing about those cards are how bad the pun/product writing is. "I only have Snake Eyes for you." "You've Duke'd it out with my heart and now I'm yours to command." "I have a Cobra Commander in my pants." - sheppy
How to read a review without being pissed off: 1. Decide prematurely whether the game is balls, or the second coming of flying spaghetti monster. 2. Go to www.metacritic.com and search for the game. 3. If flying spaghetti monster, click on first link. If balls, scroll to the end and click on the last link. 4. You should now be sitting and staring at a review you agree with. 5. Complement reviewer on such a well thought out and non biased review. -BlackSunEmpire-
That's because WWI was a pretty low-budget project, it was mostly about the story of soldiers in trenches and lay-low tactics, the sequel WWII, was really the bomb, with millions of dollars invested on it and top notch action sequences. - adrianboy
I think booze is a pretty cool guy. eh keeps me from doing the recaps on time and doesn't afraid of anything. - Pendleton21
Everyone else tolerates it because you're an attractive woman, I find that quite shallow. - Mousse420
*NOTE: I like that quote because at least I know if everyone is going to assume I'm female at least I'm attractive. Call me.
I was able to cause my child to fall into a well of depression after shattering his tailbone by horribly failing the see-saw QTE at the park three times in a row. Then I tried to cheer him up by buying him candy, but picked the one flavor he didn't like. It was like reliving my own childhood.
Xzyliac: @punisher898 Score! I wonder if Cyndi Lauper and Lady GaGa hang out together. #ponders
punisher898 (aka Occams Electric Toothbrush): @Xzyliac: I bet if they do its like the best Folger's coffee commercial ever.
That's awesome. Hollywood writers are the best! I had one make me an iced latte the other day. It was totally adequate! -Jumbo
Uno just brings out the animals in all of us. It's just too sexy of a game. -Sanious
Xzyliac, shut up, you\'re not cool. -Fear No Darkness
*NOTE: I would like to note that later on I explained myself to Fear No Darkness and he totally sent me an apologetic PM. He's a classy fella whom I'd love to share a drink with sometime.
If you've never had promiscuous thoughts about a Dreamcast then you're not a gamer. -GoldenGamerXero
This is gonna be quick (sorta). The EA conference is in 4 hours and in 4 hours this blog becomes irrelevant. Let's go!
1. Where Itís At by Beck
On the album: Odelay
With the addition of keyboard thereís a lot of ridiculously awesome riffs Harmonix just canít ignore and Beckís classic Where Itís At is the epitome of amazing keyboard riff. Those drums ainít half bad either.
2. Good Day by Dresden Dolls
On the album: The Dresden Dolls
Iíve been calling for this one since RB2 and with keyboard you know Iím pushiní Dresden Dolls like a bitch. This one in particular has it all. Keyboard, bass, drums, and guitar (the last one being extremely rare for the Dresden Dolls).
3. 21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson
Genre: Progressive rock
On the album: In the Court of the Crimson King
Prog rock is no doubt riddled with fantastic songs that could take advantage of the newest addition to Rock Bandís gameplay but few of them are as classic as the í69 hit 21st Century Schizoid Man. Itís just the right kind of insanity and challenge that will make everybody in the room want to take 5 for a bit.
4. Some Kind of Nature (ft.Lou Reed) by Gorillaz
On the album: Plastic Beach
Definitely one of my favorite tracks from this great album.
5. Sleep Alone by Bat for Lashes
Genre: Dream pop
On the album: Two Suns
I like this song. Now from what I can tell Harmonix wants to push the weird little indie genres with this outing so letís get some dream pop up in here.
6. Wanderlust by Nightwish
Genre: Power metal
On the album: Wishmaster
Symphonic power metal is a love of mine. Granted there arenít many good symphonic power metal bands out there but Nightwish is top notch. Wanderlust has an incredible keyboard bit right there in the chorus that synchs with the guitar. So good.
7. Little Girls by Oingo Boingo
Genre: New wave
On the album: Only a Lad
8. Roundabout by Yes
Genre: Progressive rock
On the album: Fragile
This is another classic prog song. It sweeps along through various suites. The bassline alone definitely makes it memorable.
9. The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid by The Decemberist
On the album: The Hazards of Love
Love the dulcimer in this (thatíd be that one twangy instrument) song. Between that, the riff, and the awesome vocal changes and the choir this one is a given.
10. Sympathy for Devil by The Rolling Stones
On the album: Beggarís Banquet
Yes! This one is easily a big one for me. Itís got everything! Great piano, great vocals, great drums (there was so much Neversoft didnít chart in GH5), sweet guitar solo, GIMMEH!!!
11. Psychotic Girl by The Black Keys
On the album: Attack & Release
I love the rhythm of The Black Keys. Everything they do just has so much zazz. Theyíre absolutely perfect for Rock Band 3 in every way but if I had to ask for one itíd probably be this one. Donít get me wrong, probably all their songs deserve a spot. But this one has got that soul that just takes you away while youíre singiní to it. Especially if you can relate to it, this is one powerful song.
12. A Touch of Evil by Judas Priest
Genre: Heavy metal
On the album: Painkiller
Great keyboard, great guitar, great vocals, it might not be a as great the title track but still a great Judas Priest song.
13. D.A.N.C.E. by Justice
On the album: Cross
Another awesome thing about keyboards is the addition of more ďdance-yĒ music. I love this song and while the keyboard(s) may be awesome, and the choir of chilluns may be awesome, but the bass (itís string bass, not synth) is amazing.
14. Woman by The Zombies
On the album: The Zombies (UK)
Ah, The Zombies. Great 60ís keyboard, great harmonies, great mellow British vibe, love it. And yes, I did purposely avoid Odyssey & Oracles. Because itís meh.
15. Anxiety (Get Nervous) by Pat Benatar
On the album: Get Nervous
I just found this song 2 minutes ago and what is this I donít even?
16. Dr. John by Mika
On the album: The Boy Who Knew Too Much
The reincarnation of Freddie Mercury, Mika makes just as much as including Queen. That is to say, it makes complete sense.
17. Love, Reign Oíer Me by The Who
On the album: Quadrophenia
One of the best tracks from an incredible rock opera epic. Didnít translate too well onto film though. Wouldnít recommend it.
18. Zero by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
On the album: Itís Blitz!
I LOVEZZZ THIS SONGZZZ!!!!! Oh and itís got good things for RB gameplay too.
19. Cherry Lips by Garbage
On the album: beautifulgarbage
It always surprises me that this song hasnít reappeared in the music gaming universe after Amplitude (or Frequency or whatever). Such a great simple little song. I would love to play that synth.
20. Gratitude by Beastie Boys
Genre: Alternative hip-hop
On the album: Check Your Head
21. Get Off the Internet by Le Tigre
Genre: Dance punk
From the album: From the Desk of Mr. Lady EP
Kathleen Hanna is one of my lifetime heroes. Sheís totally awesome both as a punk and as a musician plus I totally lived near where she was raised. That makes us, like, soulmates and shit.
22. Heart of Glass by Blondie
Genre: New wave
From the album: Parallel Lines
This is one of my all time favorite songs of all times ever. Itís soulful, catchy, and totally dance-y.
Sorry for the creepiness. Couldn't find another video of the full song.
23. The Bomb by New Young Pony Club
Genre: New wave
On the album: Fantastic Playroom
Absolutely perfect. Great drums, cool synth, good party vibe, just scream Rock Band to me. Hell for my money get all their songs in there.
24. Will You Remember by The Cranberries
On the album: To the Faithful Departed
Itís getting down to the wire and Iím tryiní to make sure I havenít forgotten anyone. How could I almost forget The Cranberries!? The greatest rock band of all time! This one was crazy hard to decide but I really like the carnival-esque riff going through this one.
24.5 October by Dolores OíRiordan
One the album: Are You Listening?
I always like to throw a little ďhoweverĒ when talking about The Cranberries and Rock Band just as much as I want more of The Cranberries (see: a fuckton) I would love to see some stuff from lead singer Dolores OíRiordanís solo career. This comes from one of those albums that would absolutely perfect in Rock Band but weíll probably never get due to a lack of popularity. Truly a spectacularly made album.
25. Rock Lobster by The B-52s
Genre: New wave
On the album: The B-52ís
26. Burning Down the House by Talking Heads
Genre: New wave
On the album: Speaking in Tongues
They tell me I need to include this or my list is invalidated.
27. Letís Make Love and Listen to Death from Above by CSS
On the album: Cansei de Ser Sexy
I like this song and stuff.
28. Better by Regina Spektor
On the album: Begin to Hope
I love Regina Spektor. So much so that I think even after recognizing 70% of her songs are piano and vocals I still wish she would get her own full game. We canít get too much Spektor. Ever. As it stands this is the only song that I can recall that uses a full band and piano. Which is good because itís awesome.
29. Learning to Live by Dream Theater
Genre: Progressive metal
On the album: Images and Words
Thereís a lot of great keyboard to choose when talking about Dream Theater. Almost anything off of Images and Words, Metropolis Pt. 2:Scenes from a Memory, or Octavarium just oozes epic prog keyboarding. However one of my favorite tracks, and keyboard performances, is Learning to Live. Itís hard to ignore how many shifts the song goes through. I mean it doesnít beat the Octavarium title track but do you want to play a 20 minute song? Yeah me too but thatís only like two of us.
30. Doorway by IO Echo
On the album: Doorway (single)
They still donít have a full album (or 5 songs) but IO Echo is so one of my favorite bands. Theyíre a really cool group of people, they opened for La Roux that one time she came to the states, they have a synth cover of I Want You (Sheís So Heavy), and this one song thatíll be on their album (2010 release hopefully *crosses fingers*) is totally kickass.
31. Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeppelin
On the album: Led Zeppelin IV
One of my personal favorite LedZep tracks, especially for the piano riff. I know I always say I donít include LedZep in my list because itís a pipedream but I figured this was appropriate. Also, Iím tired and donít quite give a fuck.
32. Mickey by Toni Basil
On the album: Word of Mouth
Awmigod I love this song. I just realized it has some heavy synth alongside extra doses of awesomeness. You canít fight me on this one.
33. Jerk It Out by Caesers
On the album: Love for the Streets
Much like All I Want was to Crazy Taxi Jerk It Out always takes me back to SSX 3. Every time it came on, shit got real. This just feels like such a natural fit considering all of the indie already announced for RB3. And that piano riff is somethiní else.
Oh wait I forgot Through the Fire and Flames by DragonForce
Genre: WTF speed metal
On the album: Inhuman Rampage
BWAHAHAHA! You fools! You complained about this song because it used guitar to play keyboard! Well now you have a keyboard so let's see you go! The only difficulty is Pro, there are no pauses or restarts, and failure kills your HDD! GO!