Category Archives: Guitar Hero III

Don’t do drugs if you want to be a Rockstar

A father in Toronto has posted his 15-year-old son Isaac’s Christmas present on eBay after coming home and catching Isaac and his friends enjoying a little wacky tobaccy.  The gift in question is this year’s “must have” item, none other than Guitar Hero III.  You can read more into the story at the auction page found here.

On the one hand, I don’t think catching his teenage son smoking weed in the backyard was a big deal, but at the same time, in this age of super-consumerism and spoiled children, the father has chosen a creative and attention-grabbing punishment.  If this was Rock Band, however, I don’t know if I’d feel the same way…

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Guitar Queer-o…

…Is the title of tonight’s surely hilarious South Park episode about rocking out on fake plastic guitars.  I would recommend all to take a gander this evening to see how they lampoon one of our favourite games.  For those not familiar with the series – Guitar Hero, not South Park – check out Fluffy’s post from a few months back.  The third iteration of the game, entitled Legends of Rock, just appeared in stores a few weeks back.  I picked up a copy, but haven’t felt myself nearly as consumed by the game as I have been with previous titles.  I want, no, need more than just the guitar.  I need a full band.  This is where Harmonix’s Rock Band, the natural evolution in the genre of rhythm games, fits in.  With guitar, bass, drums, and a microphone, players will have the opportunity to either play one instrument by themselves or team up with three friends in their living room or online and play together.  To me, this sounds like the ultimate party game, though figuring out what loser’s going to play bass will definitely result in some fisticuffs.  The initial $170 investment and lack of a brand name will hurt the game a bit out of the gate, but ultimately this series is the future of fake music playing.  Harmonix is also promising tonnes of downloadable content, including full albums by artists such as The Who.  Now if I could just decide between naming my fake band Herbivore Justice or Hendy and the Henderson’s, I’ll be well on my way.  All that’s left to do is count down the days (13) until I can play some serious Coheed (their track “Welcome Home” is included in the game).  Fruffy can you please kick me in the junk a few times so I can sound more like Claudio on the mic…

*This post was written by a good buddy of mine.  Since palestinmiami and myself are getting pretty lazy about posting we have decided to give him a trial run.  Feel free to shit bag him as much as you feel necessary.  Speaking of lazy, you’ll probably notice that I didn’t get around to throwing this up until after the episode aired.  Oooopps. I hope someone remembered to tune in without our endorsement.

 

 Question: When you’re dressed up as Slash on Halloween what else would you do on your lunch break?

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NFL wrap-up and assorted other pearls

Even though we were both pretty horrible, it seems that I came out on top in the first week of picking my sac.  Fruffy 10-6, the pale one 9-7.  Its a long season but I’ll go ahead and guarantee victory right now.  In other news, I lost both my fantasy matchups this week thanks to Joey Galloway and Steven Jackson.  You may remember that I was pretty upset that I took Galloway so high but if I had started him this week instead of Reggie “I’m about to get dropped” Brown I would have won my week.  Steven Jackson has just been a huge disappointment but at least I’m not alone because all the LT owners can’t be that happy either.  As an extra punch to the balls I was also eliminated in my Survival league because I picked the Bungals.  I still love them though, their defense just needs to learn how to tackle, cover, and sack people more often or at all.

How terrible was that Monday nighter?  I was watching it with an Eagles fan which turned out to be a plus since he was pretty disgusted and allowed us to play video games for most of the evening.  First off, I’m not a huge video game guy, mostly due to the fact that I’m too poor to buy a system but that’s besides the point.  Last night we were playing this new game SKATE for X-box 360.  Since I still dress like I’m a 16 year old skater and tell people that I was one contest away from going pro before breaking both my femurs dropping a set of 39 stairs, I hadn’t had this much fun since Tony Hawk 1 and 2 for the origional playstation.  I definitely suggest checking it out.  Sticking with the video games for a sec, they have apparantely leaked the song line-up for the new Guitar Hero game which can be found here.  If you haven’t played this game you are truly missing out.  Nothing like melting some faces after a few brown-pops and bong-hits.  Insert shredtacular riff noise here.  No, I just wish I was this cool.

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