A Press Democrat Blog


A fun place to rot your brain

What to play this weekend (June 11-13)

The PlayStation Portable gets a Game of the Year contender, “Joe Danger” sneaks up on you and Bethesda’s role-playing games are going for a song on Steam.… Read More »

Warming up to Green Day: Rock Band [update]

While I’m still skeptical that there’s enough demand out there for a $60 “Rock Band” game devoted exclusively to Green Day, I’m a little less so after watching a few of the folks from Harmonix Music Systems play the game on stage during Wednesday night’s “Rock Band” party on the sidelines of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The crew played through a setlist of five songs (a medley of “Brain Stew” and “Jaded,” plus “Hitchin’ a Ride,” “Wake… Read More »

Thoughts on Green Day ‘Rock Band’ and other new titles

Last weekend’s Video Game Awards weren’t all about 2009. Publishers also used Spike TV’s annual show to air trailers for upcoming titles as well as show off a handful of previously unannounced titles. None of the three high-profile continuations of existing franchises made a heck of a lot of sense to me, however. Are MTV Games and Harmonix Music Systems really going to follow up a “Rock Band” game devoted to arguably the biggest rock band of all time with… Read More »