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Edited by Phantomvirus

Nice! I should pop in my copy of amplitude right now.

Posted by Kifftopher

Huh

Posted by ApolloBob

Yessssss - one of my favorite games ever.

Edited by UberExplodey

+1 for that slight dig on Linkin Park

Posted by arjybarjy

So good I bought it twice.

Posted by blackflare

Cant really hear any music :/

Posted by skyline7284

Kind of hard to understand a music game if you can't hear the music...

Edited by Alex

Sorry about the audio levels, guys. I think I got the vocal mic where it needed to be, but the music ended up pretty quiet. Still experimenting over here! It should be more hearable when I'm actually playing the songs, hopefully.

Edited by cloudymusic

Glad to see this game get some recognition. Frequency is still probably my favorite of the two, though, but both are really good. Not enough people remember what rhythm games were like before plastic guitars and a thousand renditions of Fat Lip.

One of my favorite memories of the PS2 era was getting a network adapter on the day it came out, rushing home, and playing Frequency online all day. Some of the Frequency team was playing online too that day, and I got to play with Robotkid on my custom End of Your World remix. Memories.

Posted by Krelwy

I love amplitude with a fiery passion

Posted by BoringK

I loved Frequency, but I hated, hated, hated the soundtrack in Amplitude.

Posted by ComradeCrash

This game always looked cool.

Posted by TheDigitalistic

The lack of game audio here is such a bummer.

Posted by SlashDance

How can you even talk and play this game at the same time ? Are you a wizard ?

Posted by dodgyc

For me, one of my favourite rhythm games ever. I much prefer games like this which don't require special peripherals to play.

Posted by rmanthorp

Ooooo yay! This game is awesome and I hope this opens the door to more PS2 EBs - PS2 is dope.

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Posted by ApolloBob

Qarashi were Icelandic weren't they?

Posted by AlexanderSheen

Bands... Bands... Where are the bands?

Posted by FonkyMucker

Whats going on Mecon?!?!

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Posted by Mr_Skeleton

@SlashDance said:

How can you even talk and play this game at the same time ? Are you a wizard ?

He worked as community manager for Harmonix so he probably had to do a lot of that.

Edited by composite

Halfway through this video, I realized that this is, at its core, Rock Band Blitz. Glitz'd up and and glamourized, with a new soundtrack, but Rock Band Blitz is Amplitude.

EDIT: I also realized Alex is like a young Adam Sessler with his rambling music diatribe at the end. LOL.

Posted by Phatmac

F yeah, Amplitude!

Posted by AlKusanagi

Scratching needs to make a comeback. Just sayin'...

Posted by Kaiserreich

More Alex is always welcome.

Posted by cbarnes86

I did think it was funny/ironic, but I agree 100%, this game and Frequency were fantastic

Posted by revel

What is lincoln park? I don't even know what lincoln park is! I don't watch TV. I like Bill Hicks.

Posted by Grissefar

@Alex said:

Sorry about the audio levels, guys. I think I got the vocal mic where it needed to be, but the music ended up pretty quiet. Still experimenting over here! It should be more hearable when I'm actually playing the songs, hopefully.

Wow that's OK man, don't sweat it. What's more of a concern in my opinion is your monotone, which makes you a little awkward to listen to. It almost reminds me of early Brad, but not quite. Ha ! Ha !

But hopefully it is a problem that will solve itself over time, as you gain more on screen solo unscripted experience. Other than that, boring games man and the videos are too long. But perhaps that's just me. Ha ! Ha ! Jeffs games are better, and I can still vividly remember the cheerful Pitfall 2 music.

Edited by joeshabadoo

this game and frequency are legendary

ah man, Alex, you're a drummer and you aren't playing Amplitude on the highest difficulty level? this is upsetting

Posted by Dig_Douglas

Just an FYI, this video isn't in the Quick Looks stream/category yet.

Posted by Corican

I'm always up for an Alex video!

Posted by Arcadem

@ApolloBob: Yeah, they where

Edited by RVonE

@revel said:

What is lincoln park? I don't even know what lincoln park is! I don't watch TV. I like Bill Hicks.

Lincoln Park

Posted by benpursley27

Hell yeah, Amplitude!

I never really got into the whole Guitar Hero/Rock Band craze, but I sure played a ton of Frequency and Amplitude.

Posted by CornBREDX

Ya, Alex, when it comes to the "becoming an old man about music" thing, me too. I can't seem to find anything "new" that I like. I just tend to listen to old stuff. At least it's not just me.

Posted by ZHabermann

i love you, i still play this today

Posted by heatDrive88

Ex-Harmonix employee doing a quick look of an old Harmonix game? SHIT SON.

COLLUSION. FOLLOW THE MONEY.

Posted by beard_of_zeus

I played the ever-loving shit out of this when it came out. I preferred the Frequency soundtrack, but the Amplitude gameplay was superior. Good memories.

Posted by Asger

Really great job, Alex! Need more of these!

Posted by jugglemank

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Posted by Lorbst

Quarashi: best icelandic hiphop ever!

Edited by skrutop

: Quarashi's from Iceland.

I had my CD player stolen out of my car, and the dude also took all of my CDs except for the Quarashi one. No joke.

Posted by Animasta

@Lorbst said:

Quarashi: best icelandic hiphop ever!

name another icelandic hiphop band you know?

they are not a cultural tour de force like bjork and sigur ros are

Posted by Azurath

You sort of did give a "You darn kids!" speech.

This generation loves to dance, and dubstep is a lot of fun to dance to, that is why it is so popular.

Posted by HelicopterSpy

Mumford And Sons, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons all have songs pretty high on the charts. Hell, Bad Religion and Paramore have albums that are in the iTunes top 10 right now. There are popular bands, it's just that they're kinda crummy.

Also, I think last year was just a bummer year for music. A lot of bands that were due to put out albums based on a two year cycle didn't put out albums. There were some really good ones though. Passion Pit was great, that Japandroids album is flat out incredible. Guided By Voices came out of retirement to put out 3 goddamned albums in the past year, with Robert Pollard dropping another 2 solo albums. Other than that though, I mean The Walkmen put out another solid album, The Mountain Goats album was good, etc. There was a lot of solid, but not a lot of exciting.

Posted by sub_o

Need moar content !

Posted by Goopynose

YES! Nice one, Alex. I can't wait to watch this after work with my other Amplitude buddy.

Posted by Stimpack

@Alex: I agree with you entirely. Things have just changed within the music industry. It's nowhere near where it used to be. It really just kind of sucks, but that's the good thing about music, you know? You can still just pop in some rock and listen. It sucks that it's not as prevalent as it used to be, but oh well. Keep on keeping on!

Good Bombastica, by the way. Glad to see you're keeping up with this.

Posted by chilibean_3

Yeah. Alex, I'm not sure where you're getting at with that ending old man rant either.

Posted by aztek the lost

and Nickelback is still a thing

Posted by Ratsor

My first Encyclopedia Bombastica that I can relate to! This game dominated my year when it came out. Too bad we can't hear the music in the video