Put Your Hands Up Here Comes My DJ!
In an industry that has been said to be over saturated with peripherals for rhythm games do we really need a plastic turntable? People that don’t enjoy the gentle musings of Children of Bodom and Metallica would have to say: Yes!
Activision and FreeStyleGame’s DJ Hero is a game that still has you making coloured circles disappear much like previous Guitar Hero games but adds in the new functionality of scratching and cross-fader manipulation. Does DJ Hero have the replay value and fun factor to have it stand beside Guitar Hero though? In the words of Flava Flav, “CHECK THIS OUT!”
In early 2006 Harmonix split ways with the Guitar Hero series and went off with MTV to create Rock Band leaving Activision to contract Neversoft to re-build the game that Harmonix arguably perfected. This move marked the day that split the plastic instrument community right down the middle.
While some people saw no problem with the direction that Guitar Hero went in there is a hardcore contingency of people that would like nothing more than to see Guitar Hero vanish into obscurity and let Harmonix’s Rock Band franchise rule supreme. It has been said that ever since Rock Band was released Guitar Hero has been scrambling to avoid doing just that by “ripping off” Rock Band any chance they get. Well if that’s the case then on September 1st, 2009 they finally caught up. Read more…
Band Hero™ invites music and video game fans of all ages to log onto BandHero.com and immortalize themselves and/or their band within a mosaic tribute to the newest game in the Guitar Hero® family. Submitted photos will populate the mosaic and enter the individual’s or group’s names into a weekly contest where randomly selected winners will score a Band Hero band kit for the platform of their choice and a Nintendo DS Lite band kit. Head over to BandHero.com to learn more. Read more…
The Simpsons is a franchise familiar to well just about everyone so is it any wonder that EA has finally stepped up to the plate to deliver a truly next-gen Simpsons experience?
The game has everything you’d come to expect from a Simpsons game- the sound bytes recorded by the voice talent from the show and an accurate representation of Springfield and it’s diverse inhabitants.
Having played the demo on Xbox Live I can say that this game is a VAST improvement from the previous mediocre Simpsons games we’ve had to deal with Using a tag-team system you either control Homer or Bart who each have a special power. With EA poking fun at all their hit games (Medal Of Homer, Neverquest) this Simpsons game looks to be a mile above previous incarnations. Although I’ll always have a soft spot for Bart Vs. The World.
The Simpsons Game is out October 30th for all major consoles.
$59.99 for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3, $49.99 for Wii, $39.99 for PlayStation 2 and PSP, $29.99 for Nintendo DS
Rated T for Teen