|On pretending to be in a band.
||[Oct. 28th, 2007|06:40 pm]
|||||Rock Band... ed.||]|
I stayed up late last night to get Guitar Hero 3 at GameStop. I ended up waiting there for 45 minutes, 10 of which was time spent actually getting my game. They opened at 11:30 so we could wait around for midnight in order for them to sell us our games. It's a lot of fun. You can play co-op online I think... it hasn't worked for me yet. There's also a co-op career mode, which would be cool if I had someone who wanted to play that with me...
But this post is not about Guitar Hero 3.
This post is about Rock Band.
Today, I went into Best Buy because I had heard on the intertubes that they were putting out a Rock Band demo as part of the GH3 release shenanigans.
For once, the interwob hasn't lied to me.
I went to the mall under the pretense that I would see if the demo was up, but mostly to get something for lunch. I headed in through the Best Buy entrance and walked over towards the video game section, and lo and behold, what do I spy but the Rock Band drum kit. Hell motherfuckin' yes. Amazingly, there was no one there, so I picked up the drum sticks and played Weezer's "Say It Ain't So". I guess everyone was too chicken to try it themselves or something, because once I started playing a small crowd started to form. I finished up my turn and handed off the sticks, wandering around the PC games looking like I wasn't waiting for another turn. That's not cool, y'know? People came and went, and eventually there was a group of three or four of us that just kept playing multiplayer. The game had one guitar, drums and a mic, but I don't think that the mic was hooked up, which didn't matter because who the hell is gonna sing in public?
Long story short, I spent about three hours there playing the demo. Holy fuck. Tons of fun. And lots of songs, too. The demo has 15 songs, which is phenominal. The Rock Band guitar is also just about the finest gaming peripheral I have ever laid my hands upon. Makes the Guitar Hero controller seem like the plastic toy it is. The drums kinda sucked, but only because you had to stand to play them, as there was no stool, and the sticks were of course bound to the drum kit with plastic wires, which ended up getting tangled up during one of my many rockin' drum fills.
Now, two things. Rock Band can be played over Xbox Live, so I can jam with my 360-owning friends who pick it up. I think you know who I'm talking to. Also, this game comes out the week of Thanksgiving. I don't have school OR work that Thursday and Friday, and fuck if I'm gonna go shopping on Black Friday. So, I'm calling for an assembly of the Motherfuckers to break this shit in. Hell, that'll be our band name.
Let's do this. Peace out!
Also, I may go back and do this again tomorrow. If anyone wants to raid some Best Buys for some Rock Band action, let me know.