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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Guitar Praise Stirs Up A Conversation (a.k.a.–Can There Be Such a Thing as a Christian Video Game?)

September 4, 2008

[Editors Note:  If the subject of Christianity or religion in general is something you can’t handle in a mature way, then read no further.  Trolling will not be tolerated, so don’t bother.] First off, if you haven’t already, read this article on Gamastutra, and then come back. Seriously. Why are you still here? Let me […]

The Danger of The Rock Band Music Store

March 26, 2008

  Two things came together this week to form a perfect storm of Rock and Roll–first, the Omeganauts from PAX that I was paired with to play Rock Band (we dubbed ourselves the Photoshop Heroes) decided to plan a reunion of sorts online tonight.  The second thing is the recent release of the Boston 6 […]

Lost Odyssey, and a Day in the Life of Uematsu-san

February 20, 2008

  So I’ve graduated to Disc 2 of Lost Odyssey. If you’ve played the game, check out Penny Arcade’s latest podcast to hear some hilarious discourse on hats.  One of my favorite people on this planet is Nobuo Uematsu, a person who has consistently risen in my esteem since the late 80’s.  The fact that […]

Rock Band Coming to Wii–March DLC Announced as well

February 1, 2008

No release date yet, but an official confirmation for you Wii owners that you will be able to get Rock Band come holiday 2009.  From the articleat IGN: Riccitiello mentioned the game at the end of the call’s question-and-answer session. There was no release date given, but Riccitiello referred to the “coming launch” of a […]

Rock Band DLC Content Leaked–Includes Oasis

January 17, 2008

  Someone at Harmonix let slip the rest of January’s DLC content (to our benefit), and it includes an Oasis three song pack.  Pretty sweet!  There’s also some more Coheed and Cambria and a second Smashing Pumpkins Track, all in the next two weeks.  Looks like I’m going to be pretty busy. Week of January […]

Rock Band Drumming Tips

January 11, 2008

  For those of you who own Rock Band, you know that by far the most challenging instrument to learn is the drums.  It requires most of the basic suite of skills that a real drummer would need, including good hand/foot technique and limb independence.  In my virtual band, the Danielle Monday (Dave and Danielle are […]