What a weekend it's been. Finally got to grips with off-beat bass pedal rhythms and got down to just 3 songs left to complete Hard. It was all going so well then...the curse of the snapped bass pedal struck. Shitbags.
Time to play some guitar.
Just 2 songs to go to complete Expert. Then, guess what? That's right kids the god damnned strum bar broke and now only works on upstrokes. Time to get on to the EA warranty peeps. With the RHCP DLC due this week it'll be tough having to do without my Rock Band fix.
After a 6 month long slurge on Rock Band DLC, my 20GB hard drive was full to bursting and I was worried that with both RB2 and GH:WT on the horizon that things were only going to get worse.
I'd had to delete a number of Arcade and Originals stuff that I'd bought in the past to make room.
Something had to be done, so I finally bought the 120GB drive. The transfer process was easy and relatively quick (1hr 45 min) and I now have tons of room and have redownloaded all of the stuff that I'd deleted in the past.
A few years back everyone seemed to hate EA. They had become the Microsoft of games publishers - a huge faceless monolith that shat out cookie cutter sequels and licensed properties endlessly.
Since Riccitiello arrived last year, EA seems to have made a lot of steps in the right direction and press feedback and coverage has been far more positive than any time I can remember in the past 5 years..
EA Partners Great acquisitions - Bioware, Pandemic New IPs
Meanwhile, Activision, under the reign of Bobby Kotick seem to have become more like the old EA, with sequelitis and IP overkill. They've been getting generally unfavourable press with their preview days and E3 press conferences gaining little buzz (despite having some genuinely good titles in the pipeline).
Even the once untouchable Blizzard (now part of the Activiion fold after last year's merger) have begun to feel the pain. Their recent Diablo III annoucement set off legions of fanboys the world over, complaining about it's graphical style or 'WoW Gayness' as one indignant hater referred to it.