This is news that will probably be exciting to a lot of people. For me, it's a portent of doom. Activision has just announced that the entirety of the Rush concept piece "2112" (from the album of same name) will be making up part of the new Quest Mode in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. All seven parts, all twenty minutes, broken up by the band reading passages from the album's liner notes.
I realize that Rush is popular, that my opinions of them will not be shared by some or even most people. It's possible that they are my least favorite rock act ever. Nothing to do with their talent, which is clearly considerable, just that the music does not appeal. And Guitar Hero, well, I've felt that has been a bit of a joke for a couple of years now. This news is, from my perspective, like the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups commercial with the two trucks running into each other, except they're filled with vomit and feces. Mm-mmm good!
The true tragedy of this story? I'm going to have to buy it for my significant other who, in open defiance of my iron-clad household dictatorship, continues to worship at the house of Rush. Once she gets wind of this, it's all over. Thanks so much, Activision! Why don't you just stab me in the ears next time?
For this week's mind teaser we're not just using our brains, we're using our ears. Rhythm Doctor on Newgrounds challenges players to participate in the tunes at specific moments to progress, with an interesting (bizarre) spin...more
In bringing port of their PSP game Idolm@ster Shiny Festa over to the West, Namco Bandai Games has shown us what a $54.99 iPhone/iPad title looks like. The hit Japanese rhythm series appeared on the Apple App Store today...more
Here's a snazzy-looking trailer for the indie game Fract, described by its creators as "musical exploration" game which is currently on Steam's Greenlight service. It's got some of my favorite things in it: abstrac...more