The holiday season is fast approaching, and so, like a herd of digital wildebeest designed to trample the Simba of your financial stability, are a slew of games either you or your insufferable children will find utterly irresistible. In deference to the Donkey Kong on so many of our backs, a few news items from the world of gaming.
1. Rock Band Song List Released
I don’t know about you guys, but Guitar Hero 3
has dominated most of the free moments of my life this week. A very dear friend purchased it and brought it over for all to enjoy, and enjoy we did. Aside from some nagging cosmetic changes due to Harmonix giving up the reigns (the lead singer’s giant, poorly modeled chin is something out of an existential nightmare), it’s fairly solid. The timing is ever-so-slightly off compared to GH2
, but you’d only know that if you were a loser like me who plays it incessantly, and the song list is one of the strongest of the franchise.
No wonder then, that Rock Band
, Harmonix’s own genre-expanding entry into the beat game market, shares five of its tracks with its discarded stepson. The rest of the tracks mirror the same sensibilities: a good mix of thrashers, emo and classic rock, and a complete list can be found here
. Now all you’ve got to do is assign some friends to each instrument and start pretending you have musical talent.