Rock Band: The reason I’m buying another x-box 360.

Sorry--I had a bit much to drink...

Sorry--I had a bit much to drink...

Last night I attended the Super Bowl party at the Victory Point Community Center, here on the base. In addition to free food and cheap beer, there were a couple of Wii consoles set up in a side room. One of the games available for play was Rock Band. They had the entire drum set, guitar and a microphone for those drunk enough to think they could sing.

I’ve never played the game before but as I watched people strumming the little plastic guitar, I felt the urge to climb on stage. Turn it up, dude! It’s Freedom Rock!

Before I knew it, I was ripping off blistering guitar solos while my Battle Buddies hammered away on drums and vocals. Believe me, hammer is the right word when it comes to most people’s singing.

But damn that game is fun. The best part is just the music. The game’s creators did an awesome job in mixing the music with new selections as well as great classic guitar rock–which really gets me going. There’s tons of down-loadable music too. As I sat there playing, I was so into it I wanted to take up drug addiction and annoying political views.

Just kidding. I’ll stick with the annoying political views.

It was interesting to see which songs are the toughest to play. I do think that the game gives a decent view as to which music riffs are the toughest. that’s not to say that being tough to play makes a song a good one. I had the game set on easy but let me tell you, Enter Sandman by Metallica is insanely difficult. The challenge of the game had me listening more closely to the notes and I came to the conclusion that Kirk Hammett, Metallica’s lead guitarist, is simply awesome.

I’d consider getting the Wii version, though there was some lag when the game really got moving on tough songs. It didn’t happen too often and may have had something to do with multiplayer, though.

Later this week, I think I’ll head on down to the PX and pick up another game system and Rock Band. If you need to reach me, come to my barracks room and catch me chillin’ in my aquamarine sunglasses, bandanna and bell-bottoms.

For those about to rock! We salute you! ~ AC/DC ( World’s greatest hunters of backstage lovin’)


7 Responses to “Rock Band: The reason I’m buying another x-box 360.”

  1. 1 kernunos
    February 2, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Dude, this game is a trap from the left to keep us from fighting the ‘good fight’. Rock Band is the new opiate of the masses. We may have lost you. I’ll be doing quality control for 30 days on your blog during which you will be a probationary period. OH NOES!

  2. 2 friendlysmile
    February 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Don’t waste your money on a Wii — an xBox 360 has the ultimate graphics -I know my 13 year old has one and it’s a blast!!!

    Any thoughts on SuperBowl —how about Bruce and the E Street Band. It doesn’t get any better than that…yes I’m a former Jerzey girl!
    Rock on, babe.

  3. February 2, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I agree, dont waste your time with a wii, graphics in xBox are much better

  4. February 3, 2009 at 2:15 am

    You’ll need a license to rock.

  5. 5 kernunos
    February 3, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Rocking is protected under the First amendment Mike. 🙂

  6. February 3, 2009 at 6:53 am

    What’s that, guys!? I can’t hear you over the music….Smoke on the water…and fire in the sky…

    Super Bowl: Possibly the best one ever. The Cardinals put up more of a fight than I would have ever predicted. Of course now, this Steelers team is being prpped up as the Next Big Thing. Sigh. Whatever team wins the Super Bowl is always predicted by experts to win the next 5-10 world championships. Don’t believe the hype. They almost lost it to a 9-7 team.

    As for Springsteen, it’s good to see that a 59 year old man can still jump around without breaking a hip. That’s gonna be me when I’m that age, playing Rock Band with my walker and a pocketful of Viagra. Gotta keep the platinum-haired groupies happy…

  7. 7 Mike Rozos
    February 4, 2009 at 2:20 am

    “[He] don’t need no instructions. To know how to ROCK!”


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