Missed me? I would have written something last week if I hadn’t passed out from PAX exhaustion or if there was anything even remotely interesting to tell you about unless you think Everyone Sings for PS3 and Xbox 360 is interesting. This week’s offering seems to be a little bit more palatable, so I’ll do you all a solid and shake off the remnants of my PAX hangover so that I may “enlighten” you with the games of the week.
July 4th is almost upon us once again. Time again we honor a bunch of patriotic stuff like the color red, blue, and white, those guys and gals that stick their necks out for us, and the BBQ pit. Try not to burn your eyebrows this time. If this week’s release is anything to go by, one does not play video games for the week of July 4th, unless it’s a music game in which case it’s totally copacetic.
Excel is fun! No, I’m serious. It really is as long as you fill it with something you care about like your favorite team’s stats, how often black comes up, or, I don’t know, stamp statistics. Fill it with video game stats, and you can get a picture of the video game industry as a whole. I did it the past two years already thanks to my insane hobby of writing about game releases weekly, and this time my methods have become far more sophisticated. By that I mean I used Excel instead of an abacus.
How does one compete with the ultimate superhero video game ever? Well, the general consensus looks to be to drown the damn thing with so many titles coming from almost every genre under the sun, it’ll make your head spin. Thankfully, I have a neck brace handy.
Ever since Activision announced the official end to Guitar Hero, we were resigned to the reality that all good songs have been done and we were to delve into an ungodly era of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber dance games.
Out of Guitar Hero’s, and DJ Hero’s as well, ashes shall be borne a new kind of hero! At least, that’s what the movie trailer for Dance Hero should be. Kotaku caught have learned that Activision might be entering into the dancing rhythm genre with Dance Hero in place of Guitar Hero and its ilk.
Seems like Kirby isn’t alone in his sentiment for the Guitar Hero franchise and it’s recent demise at the hands of owner Activision. So much so they have reversed course… well, only slightly.
The music genre in general isn’t dead. Just ask our Editor-in-Chief Karli Winata how often he plays Dance Central. But that sub-genre of music-I call it the “rock band” sim- the one with music that doesn’t make you want to jab an ice pick in your ears, is pretty much gone. Activision is officially killing the Guitar Hero franchise to focus mainly on Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, reports Industrygamers.