So there's a new Duke Nukem game coming out. Well, a new trilogy of games to be precise. If you value your brain cell in the least, and don't want to lose four minutes of your life I beg of you not to hit the jump and watch the trailer. However, if you're already half brain-dead and/or have absolutely nothing better to do for the next few minutes, then be my guest.
I have to admit that I've been pretty unhappy with Activision over the whole guitar incompatibility issue. Sure, I rock out on my 360 so I haven't had any issues, however, one of my best friends is more of a PS3 guy. He's only dropped the cash for a single Guitar Hero controller, however, his Rock Band Strat sits there begging to be used. Well it seems that this won't be such an issue for the next GH title.
It's no small secret that rhythm games are immensely popular right now. We've got the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises trying to one-up each other with their next release, Konami is poised to release their own Rock Revolution and even Nintendo is looking to get a piece of the action with their own Wii Music which was officially announced at E3.
I'm all for having sequels for popular games, I really am. However, there's a point when I wonder how soon is too soon, and how many is too many. Take Guitar Hero: On Tour for example. I didn't particularly care for the game or its controller, however, the game sold rather well, which might make one think they would start putting out DS versions of their series out on a semi-regular basis. I just didn't expect them to have one geared up and ready to be released in a mere matter of months.
I have to admit that my love for Metallica has been waning over the past several years. Not only has their music not been as great, but ever since they started promoting the suing of fans for downloading music, I've just not been as excited by their music. One place that I still enjoy hearing it is in both Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Well it looks like I might actually purchase their latest album, this time for Guitar Hero, marking the first time I've cared to obtain an entire Metallica album in a decade or so.