Rockband 2

After months of hesitation and a week or so of comparisons I finally dropped the $189 on Rockband 2, purchasing it over the highly popular Guitar Hero: World Tour. I picked up Guitar Hero 2 after a buddy had one reserved, but never picked it up, so he gave me the certificate a few years back. Since then my wife picked up GH: III and both games were highly addictive (as if games are addictive like drugs, nicotine or alcohol…more on that later) and playing them were very enjoyable.

The main reason for the RB2 over GH: WT was the wide selection (400+) of downloadable content (DHC) from the XBox Marketplace. Supposedly there is new content every week. I have already bought some Clash and Rush music, but might have mistakenly gotten some RB music that might or might not work (but should) work with RB2. I have not spent that much time with the game, but I do know one thing. I suck ass playing the drums. Talk about taking some real coordination to be good.

I rock with vocals, which is where my main interest lied, as well as playing lead and bass guitar. So far it has been a great experience, who knows I might even get the wife on the couch to play…Rockband 2 that is. So far she has not been too involved in Guitar Hero, so I doubt she will put much time into RB2 over her current love…WoW. Don’t get me started on that damn game.

More to follow after I get more involved in the actual game play aspect of the game, but I already know I do like the game.

Just Push Play #10: Rewind

Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to have time set aside to present Just Push Play #10. It had been since January that JPP was last on the air and I was able to flashback and revisit the decade I remember so well, the 1980s. I had pre-produced about four shows with the intentions of playing them early in the year, but as things so often happen, time was just not on my side.

Just Push Play #10 can be downloaded now over at Filecloud. This was one of the better shows in recent play, with our Flick Pick, Blade Runner with Harrison Ford, we get up close and personal with Dave and Matty from Moonlighting, while we rewind with The Clash and Combat Rock. Our new Button Bashers segment featured Berzerk. We also debuted a new segment called Finish the Lyrics, where you the listener gets to participate. Congrats to illogical for winning the segment with 2.5 points!

JPP #11 is all ready to go as I am just revising some of the material, now a few month old. Time permitting, we would be pushing play this coming week. Stay tuned for more information over on Inside the Game.