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so yes. i gave up.
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So I broke.

Wii? Fine. Screw you. Child's got Playstation 3, you out of stock bastards. You know, only two months after his birthday, because seriously, this is ridiculous. If they want my money, they need to have the freaking product. So. Sony wins. And probably for a while; Playstation is a lot more expensive and blew through the money I had budgeted for the Wii and some I'll have to shave off next month's limited excess income.

There's a story for this one. It's not a long one. It starts and ends with the awesome that is MTV's Rockstar Special Edition. I just--I broke. It was that stupid demo at Best Buy! It was right there! It was--it was magic. I got off my last call to find a Wii, walked into the living room, brandished two credit cards, and remembered we have a lot of Playstation games here that we can't play since Playstation 2 bit the dust.

Oh my God, that thing is so cool I have no words. I totally kick ass on drums. There's this guitar and a microphone and we can get a second guitar if we had someone to play it.

...I have never played competitive rock band, but God, this thing could make me a junkie. Seriously.

First off, the drums are awesome, but I had to adjust around a lot. Those who have met me--you know I have freakish leg length? Okay, this has caused jean-length problems and *hurts* if I can't get a high enough chair and I have to use, say, my feet for something, and you have to use a peddle on some parts. But wow. We did the tutorial for the drums and guitar and it was just--amazing. I mean, this is incredible fun. We can also play online with other people if we find anyone else who has this. But yeah, I totally recommend this. Tonight my whole family got together to play and watch, and I'm like I DO NOT WANT TO STOP, but again, the leg problem. I'm going to need to find a way to work on that. Either a higher chair or move the peddle a fair distance from me so it won't cause so much calf strain.

I seriously recommend to the like, five people in teh world who did not know of this awesome. I really am tempted to dress up for it. Drag out my black eyeliner and glitter eyeshadow. Do this right.

Yes. Hi. I'm ten. But I am totally getting the appeal of garage bands suddenly. That drum thing is freaking crack.
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But weak with drums.

*smug*

Pfft. WiiMote is more awesome.

Wii isn't available. I have no idea what they have to sacrifice per unit made, but it must be incredibly rare and difficult to find.

And the Playstation is shiny. So shiny.

If you REALLY wanted it, you would have checked every store in the state. Or sent LJ minions out to find it.

I approve of your selection! (*has a PS3 too*)

Do you have a band for online tours yet? We could play against each other!

Not yet. We're still learning at easy, but man, it's *fun*. *glee* I had no idea!

Your glee makes me want to go play... but now the race is on, and my roommate won't let me have the tv!

Rock Band gets me to sing. In front of other people. This is kind of amazing.

*hee* I cna totally undrestand. I was belting out Garbage in the living room totally not caring who was listening.

I freaking love the drums on Rockband (ours in Xbox360)...in fact so much we are budgeting money so I can buy a real drum set for my birthday. We already bought a throne...yes that's what they're called and should work well for your freakish leg length...and a back rest to go with it.

It is odd- I don't care so much about playing in band mode and getting fans and stuff....I just like playing the song and getting as close to perfect as I can. And I totally want an icon of the animated band playing while it loads the stuff.

Edited at 2008-03-16 12:20 pm (UTC)

Dude, seriously, I've been completely addicted to Guitar Hero ever since I played it for the first time. I'm trying to resist Rockstar, but I'm afraid I'll be losing that battle.

We got a Wii last July, when you could actually just walk into a store and they'd be sitting on the shelf. You know, like products are supposed to. And then in November it started eating the games, so we sent it into Best Buy for a replacement. Instead we got a store credit card good for the retail value plus tax we had paid. We saved that sucker until three weeks ago, when we finally broke and used it to offset some of the cost of a new plasma TV. Stupid Nintendo. We have a ton of Wii games and accessories now that are just gathering dust while we wait, and wait, and wait...

On Wednesdays after school, my son attends video game club. Once a month, they do rock band as a group activity, and he loves it. He can't play the guitar or drums but he totally wins at vocals. One of Ev's friends wanted to do the vocal track, but his brother pulled him aside and told him that he couldn't do it worth crap. "Stick to the guitar, and let ev do vocals"

Ob!SGA: At the back of my mind, when ev is telling me this stuff, I have an SGA AU going, with Rodney and John meeting in the video game club and forming a rock band. My real life has a constant SGA AU running...


Looks like we folded at about the same time; husband brought home Rockband (360) yesterday. So insanely fun! Since we had Guitar Hero already, we had 2 guitars, the drums and vocals going last night. Such a great game for a room full of people! I don't get to go to cons but I would think that someone out there has hauled the game and gear to one or to two, yes?




So, BF is already massively addicted to Guitar Hero III and I am mildly addicted. We have a 360.

In any case, I showed him your post and he has spent the last two days randomly telling me things about Rock Band.

Thing he told me number 1: We have no room for all the extra gadgets that come with it. A standing drum kit? Where would we put that in our already-overstocked-with-game-accessories flat?

Thing he told me number 2: On the other hand, the Guitar Hero guitars are compatable.

Thing he told me number 3: Wow, it's got a great track list! And great reviews!

Thing he told me number 4: We can pick it up in the US when we're out there next summer!!

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