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Rant of the Week – NO PEOPLE, ROCK BAND IS NOT THE FIRST ONE TO ANYTHING!!!


Tell me Rock Band this Rock Band that. How Rock Band is SOOOOO GREAT of a game or how ROCK BAND IS SOOOOO COOOL or how people tell me, OH HOW ROCK BAND IS THE FIRST RYTHEM MUSIC GAME….ooh man, I really want to smack them, I really do. I am not talking about kids that was born like 5 years ago. Oh no….not them, they don’t know any better so I won’t count them. What I really are talking about is those DAMN people that is about my age. I am old, well… NOT THAT old, but old enough to drink in a bar and the bartender would know that if she ask me for my ID, I would somewhat be happy about it.

Look, I am not trashing Rock Band here. You gotta give Harmonix, MTV and EA its credit to make it such a GREAT success. I don’t own the game nor I will ever will, but I have played it. Either from their marketing or their “list of available songs”. They made it work out for them. But to say they are the first is just ignorant. WAY before this “Rock Band” boom, I believe there was a title called Dance Dance Revolution aka DDR? Ok its not a music game, its more of a dancing game BUT BUT….its is a rythem game, which it seems what Rock Band kinda does. Ok that was stretch, but you see where I am going with? If you think about it….the game play is surprisely the same if you think of instead of dancing on a dance pad and play DDR with a controller, you pretty much just pressing a sequence of buttons according to the rythem….oooh wait, doesn’t that sound familiar?…….ROCK BAND???…………I know I well get folks out there that says…”well it comes down to that, that was a dancing game and this is a rock-out game, its different…”. ALRITE….what about another title, DRUMMANIA. Dude, come on, it was drums, it made the player sit a fake plastic drum set…….ooh wait, doesn’t Rock Band have a plastic drum set? And oooh wait there is more……GUITARFREAKS!!!! you use a plastic guitar to….ooh man, you can guess on this one and I am sure you can guess already.

Here is a quick list of the games……
DDR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_Dance_Revolution

Drummania: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DrumMania

GuitarFreaks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GuitarFreaks

That was just a quick list of what for reference, for folks that is my age, please don’t tell me how Rock Band is the “first blah blah” again, otherwise those drumsticks will be going up somewhere…..

Oh one more thing……NO YOU DON’T ROCK JUST BECAUSE YOU PLAYED ROCK BAND, GIVE IT UP!!!!

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