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Stuff: E3 is Just a Big Conspiracy to Get Me to Buy a Gaming System

Beatles Rock Band

  • So it’s E3 time again, and these bastards are doing everything in their power to break down my will and make me buy a gaming system. As I mentioned before, they struck a low blow by partnering with The Beatles to create a version of Rock Band that’s all their own. Then, knowing I was already weakened, they put out a trailer like this:

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    See what I mean? Total. Bastards. You can pre-order Beatles Rock Band here. I am still holding out.

    Not helping is the fact that the zombie games just get more and more incredible looking. Be warned, though, the next trailer is…well, it’s got zombies. So you can pretty much guess its nature.


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    You can pre-order Left 4 Dead 2 here.

    I tell you what: when Needcoffee becomes my full-time job (more on that hopefully soon) I’ll buy a gaming system because then at least I can write the thing off because I can review games. I’m almost completely serious about this.

  • Fans of Alan Moore will want to check out iTunes, because that’s where they can get bits from Future Shocks, one of his early works. Now the 2000 AD Forum post mentions this as an “unseen masterpiece,” which is a bit confusing to me. Because this was published in 2000 AD obviously, which means it’s not really “unseen.” Even though I’m assuming by “unseen” they mean to us over here in the U.S. And there’s been trade paperbacks of the strip–but perhaps they were imported? The lines are so grey these days it’s hard to tell. But regardless, if these are available for $0.99/£0.59 an episode–I don’t know how many bits make up an “episode”–but that’s a helluva lot cheaper than it would be to snag in a trade or single issue. Regardless, everybody could use some more 2000 AD in their lives, Moore or not–because it’s the only anthology book I’ve ever read that actually, you know, worked. You can find the info on how to purchase at the iTunes store here.
  • Also of note when watching Up was the Toy Story 3 teaser trailer, which was fantastic in 3-D.

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    • Do yourself a favor and do a gaming desktop and at least one of the consoles. Games like Left4Dead are far better on the PC, if you can swing it, but then again Rock Band: Beatles is console only.

      Either case, my wallet weeps this holiday season, per normal.

    • *whispers into sleeve* Be advised, subject is growing suspicious. Back off planned “Summer of Zombies” launch event until further notice. Also, Barrista Hero is hereby canceled…it’s just too risky when we’re this close. Sleeper 1 out.

    • I would certainly recommend the PS3 for multi-functionality, the Blu-ray/ wireless/ Bluetooth and durability (ours is strong at 2+ yrs and a son that keeps it on constantly!) But with awesome games like L4D2 on XBOX, you might just want to risk the “red ring of death”. Either way- Rock Band is very user friendly and a blast for all!