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  • Latest Rock Band DLC Rumors

    Posted on May 28th, 2009 Shawn No comments

    Rumors, rumors, rumors. The Rock Band rumors continue to grow, and continue to come true. Let’s speculate this week (thanks to the RockBand.com forums for supplying the rumor mill). Remember, none of this is confirmation, it’s pure speculation based on talks around the Interwebs.

    Green Day – A slew of Green Day songs have been spotted on some HMX QA testing material. Plus, the new Green Day album just came out. Plus, Apples (the RockBand.com forum moderator), gave us a hint today “A fair sight awaits the almighty green goblin.” Lot’s of talk about Green Day hitting this coming week.

    Snoop Doggs greatest hits pack – Confirmed by HMX, but when will it come out? We anticipate just as Snoop starts his tour, which begins in June.

    Grateful dead pack – Confirmed by HMX. They licensed 18 from them and we’ve gotten 13 already. Here’s what’s left to release:
    Grateful Dead – “Scarlet Begonias”
    Grateful Dead – “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)”
    Grateful Dead – “Throwing Stones”
    Grateful Dead – “Touch of Grey”
    Grateful Dead – “U.S. Blues”
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    B-52’s – Confirmed by HMX in onsite interview. Don’t know what or when.

    Limp Bizkit – Rumored by Fred Durst on his Twitter, I’ve got a Tweet in to confirm. This would make sense since LB has a new long delayed album (with original members) due out soon.

    Random songs on a ‘leaked list’ – There were originally 80 songs on this list, all but these have since been released:
    Allman Brothers Band – “Whipping Post”
    Bon Jovi – “Bad Medicine”
    The Cure – “Just Like Heaven”
    Fall Out Boy – “Dance, Dance”
    Foo Fighters – “I’ll Stick Around”
    Oasis – “Supersonic”
    Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?”
    Ramones – “Rock N Roll High School”
    R.E.M. – “These Days”
    R.E.M. – “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”
    Taking Back Sunday – “What It Feels Like To Be A Ghost”
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Gold Lion”
    Rolling Stones – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
    Rolling Stones – “Brown Sugar”
    Nirvana – “Come As You Are”
    Nirvana – “Lithium”
    Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
    Indochine – “L’Aventurier”
    Metallica – “King Nothing”

    Shaimus – “All of This” – Confirmed on the bands blog, not by HMX
    Shaimus – “Tie You Down”

    thenewno2 – You Are Here(Album) – Confirmed by band on myspace page
    “So Vain”
    “Another John Doe”
    “Back To You”
    “Bluesy”
    “Give You Love”
    “Hiding Out”
    “Idle Lover”
    “Shelter”
    “Wind Up Dead”

    Disturbed – Indestructible (Album) – David Draiman talks about this on RB special
    “Deceiver”
    “The Night”
    “Haunted”
    “Enough”
    “The Curse”
    “Torn”
    “Criminal”
    “Divide”
    “Facade”

    These four songs were found on a copyright website saying that they have been released to the RB franchise:
    Flyleaf – “All Around Me”
    Flyleaf – “Fully Alive”
    Eve 6 – “Inside Out”
    Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod

    Ghostbusters Theme – Confirmed to be in the works by Ray Parker Jr. Makes sense since the video game is coming out soon, with lots of hype around it.

    The Replacements, The Who – HMX mentioned in an interview that more was on the way.

    Cake – The Distance – Email from the band stating RB tracks in the works.

    2nd metal pack confirmed by HMX to OXM early early last year(seeing as how two of these were covers, most likely never seeing the light of day)
    Metallica – “Fuel”
    Iron Maiden – “Wrathchild”
    Black Sabbath – “Supernaut”
    The Haunted – “Shadow World”

    The Doors – Email exchange by Doors management that tracks were coming to RB

    Skunk Anansie – “Brazen – Confirmed by Band in radio interview.

    Pennywise – Confirmed by Band in magazine article

    The Clash – Lost in the Supermarket – IGN interview

    Sublime – email from band stating they have tracks in the works

    Def Leppard – Console Hero interview

    Anvil – Confirmed by Band on Myspace

    Do you know more, or do you want to weigh in on the rumors? What are you waiting for?

  • New Lips Release Coming in October

    Posted on May 28th, 2009 Shawn 1 comment

    I learned today (thanks Joystiq) that a new retail release of Lips is coming out in October. What is sounds like, is similar to Rock Band selling “Track Packs” at retail. Stuff that would normally be DLC, can be bought on the store shelf. Better, Microsoft has announced that this new game “Lips: Number One Hits” will be compatible with Lips 1.

    The known set list (so far):

    • “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
    • “Disturbia” by Rihanna
    • “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer
    • “More Than Words” by Extreme
    • “Apologize” by Timbaland featuring OneRepublic
    • “Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club
    • “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye
    • “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison
    • “Ready, Set, Go!” by Tokio Hotel

    What I’m guessing is it will use the same game engine as Lips 1, and all the music will be importable from Lips” Number One Hits into Lips 1, so no disc swapping needed.

    For me and my family we like Lips 1, though we have been shy to buy any DLC for the game. At $2 a song, we generally just buy DLC for Rock Band 2. Now, I will likely buy this new Lips release at retail, since the 40+ songs that came with Lips 1 has quickly gotten old.

    For me, this is good news and looking forward to the new Lips addition. You?

  • 311’s Uplifter comes out on Tuesday

    Posted on May 28th, 2009 Shawn No comments

    The summer of tons of great music continues. This coming week is the new 311 CD. Are you getting it? You can get your order in with our link in this post.

    Here’s some info from 311 regarding the new album and tour:
    NEW ALBUM: UPLIFTER OUT JUNE 2ND!
    SUMMER TOUR: JUNE – JULY 2009!
    ALBUM PRE-ORDER & CONTEST!!

    311: UPLIFTER PRE-ORDER & CONTEST TO WIN GREAT 311 PRIZES!!
    Pre-order the new 311 album, UPLIFTER, now and automatically get entered into a drawing to WIN an autographed guitar, backstage passes, soundcheck passes, photo passes, autographed prize packs and more!! There is a standard, deluxe, super-deluxe and vinyl edition of Uplifter. Treat yourself! Show the band some love and order now. You will get the album on release day June 2nd. Check out the pre-order page at: HTTP:311.SKYROO.COM

    311 UPLIFTER NOW STREAMING AT WWW.MYSPACE.COM/311
    (Full album stream Tues 5/26 and Wed 5/27. selected songs 5/27 – 6/2).

    311 HOST LOVELINE (RADIO): TUES, JUNE 2. TUNE IN!

    311 PERFORM ON THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW (ABC): THUR, JUNE 4. TUNE IN!

    HEY YOU / DID YOU NOTICE?
    Did you notice a phone number in the Hey You video? Give it a look and give it a dial. 311 Hotline 817-717-6311. The band is leaving you messages. To see the Hey You video and find the phone number, visit: www.youtube.com/311 or go to the home page of 311.com

    GOT YOUR TICKETS TO THE PARTY OF THE SUMMER?!!
    SUMMER UNITY TOUR: 311, ZIGGY MARLEY, THE EXPENDABLES
    Don’t miss this great night of Rock & Reggae under the summer moon!

    6/3 Wednesday
    BAKERSFIELD, CA
    Majestic Fox Theatre
    311 & Rey Fresco
    Tickets: www.vallitix.com: 888-825-5484, 661-322-5200
    Box Office: 661-324-1369
    http://www.foxtheateronline.com/

    6/4 Thursday
    HOLLYWOOD, CA
    Jimmy Kimmel Live

    6/5 Friday
    SANTA BARBARA, CA
    Santa Barbara Bowl
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Ticketmaster.com, 805-583-8700
    Box Office: 805-962-7411
    http://www.sbbowl.com

    6/6 Saturday
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA
    Live 105 BFD Radio Festival
    Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountainview
    The Offspring, 311, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio, etc
    36 artists on 4 stages
    Ticketmaster
    Box Office: 650-967-4040
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/shoreline-amphitheatre-at-mountain-view-tickets

    6/7 Sunday
    EUGENE, OR
    Cuthbert Amphitheater
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Ticketswest.com, 502-224-8499, 1-800-992-8499,and select Safeways
    http:ticketswest.rdln.com/Venue.aspxven=CUT
    Info: 541-762-8099
    http://www.thecuthbert.com/

    6/8 Monday
    SEATTLE, WA
    WaMu Theatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
    http://www.wamutheater.com/

    6/11 Thursday
    SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Usana Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: Smithstix.com/ 801-467-8499
    Info: 801-417-5343
    www.usana-amp.com

    6/12 Friday
    DENVER, CO
    Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    LiveNation.com, 1-877-598-6659
    www.redrocksonline.com/index.asp

    6/13 Saturday
    KANSAS CITY, MO
    City Market / Buzz Under the Stars
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
    Box Office: 816-842-1271
    www.thecitymarket.org/concerts.html
    http://www.965thebuzz.com/

    6/14 Sunday
    CHICAGO, IL
    Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
    Q101 Block Party
    311, Ziggy Marley, the Expendables
    Tickets: LiveNation.com
    Info: 312-540-2668
    Venue: www.charteronepavilion.com/
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/charter-one-pavilion-at-northerly-island-tickets

    6/16 Tuesday
    CLEVELAND, OH
    Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com
    http:www.livenation.com/venue/time-warner-cable-amphitheater-at-tower-city-tickets
    Box Office: 216-522-4822
    Venue: www.towercityamphitheater.com/

    6/17 Wednesday
    COLUMBUS, OH
    Lifestyles Communities Pavillion
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
    Info: 614-358-7625
    http://www.promowestlive.com/site/html/index.php

    6/19 Friday
    DETROIT, MI
    Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Ticketmaster.com
    Box Office: 586-268-5100
    www.freedomhill.net/

    6/20 Saturday
    CINCINATTI, OH
    Riverbend Music Center
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Ticketmaster.com, 513-562-4949
    Box Office: 513-232-6220
    www.riverbend.org

    6/21 Sunday
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    The Lawns at White River State Park
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: www.livenation.com, 877-598-8703
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/the-whitelies-lawn-at-white-river-state-park-tickets
    Venue: http//:www.in.gov/whiteriver/lawn/index.html

    6/23 Tuesday
    SARATOGA, NY
    SPAC
    311, Ziggy Marley, the Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com
    Box Office: 518-587-3330
    www.spac.org
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/saratoga-performing-arts-center-tickets/

    6/24 Wednesday
    BOSTON, MA
    Comcast Center (Tweeter)
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com
    Box Office: 508-339-2331
    www.livenation.com/venue/getvenue/venueid/479

    6/25 Thursday
    NEW YORK, NY
    Central Park Summer Stage
    311, Ziggy Marley, the Expendables
    Tickets: Livenation.com, Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
    www.summerstage.org

    6/27 Saturday
    HOLMDEL, NJ
    PNC Bank Art Center
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: Livenation.com, 877-598-8694
    www.livenation.comvenue/getvenue/venueid/298

    6/28 Sunday
    WASHINGTON DC
    Nissan Pavillion
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com, 877-598-8696
    Info: 703-754-6400
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/nissan-pavilion-tickets

    6/30 Tuesday
    PHILADELPHIA, PA
    Penn’s Landing
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/festival-pier-tickets

    7/1 Wednesday
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com
    Box Office: 757-368-3000
    www.livenation.com/venue/getvenue/venueid/1948

    7/3 Friday
    CHARLOTTE, NC
    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com, 877-598-8698
    Info: 704-549-5555
    Box Office: 704-549-1292
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/verizon-wireless-amphitheatre-charlotte-tickets

    7/4 Saturday
    ATLANTA, GA
    Lakewood Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Ticketmaster: 404-249-6400
    Info: 404-443-5090
    Box Office: 404-443-5000
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/lakewood-amphitheatre-tickets

    7/5 Sunday
    RALEIGH, NC
    Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com, 877-598-8698
    Info: 919-831-6666
    Box Office: 919-831-6400

    7/7 Tuesday
    ST LOUIS, MO
    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com
    Info: 314-298-9944
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/verizon-wireless-amphitheater-st-louis-tickets

    7/10 Friday
    PHOENIX, AZ
    Dodge Theatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com
    www.livenation.com/venue/getvenue/venueid/2231

    7/11 Saturday
    SAN DIEGO, CA
    Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
    Info: 619-671-3500
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/cricket-wireless-amphitheatre-tickets/

    7/12 Sunday
    IRVINE, CA
    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables
    Tickets: livenation.com
    Box Office: 949-855-6937
    Info: 949-855-6111
    http://www.livenation.com/venue/verizon-wireless-amphitheater-irvine-ca-tickets/

    END OF TOUR

  • Amazon.com HUGE Deals for Xbox 360 TODAY only.

    Posted on May 27th, 2009 Shawn No comments

    Sorry for the late post, but head over to the Amazon Gold Box right now (I got you the link right here). Every couple hours there is another hot deal. Just about all are selling out fast.
    Xbox Deals at Amazon.com

  • The Site is Moving Soon…

    Posted on May 27th, 2009 Shawn No comments

    …Fellow readers of My Gadget, Game & Gizmo Obsession, I just want to give you a heads up that I’m moving the site to a new service provider. It’s the first time in 10 years that I have moved a site, and I’m 99.9% certain that it will experience some downtime…most likely a lot of downtime.

    So, if you come here and see the site missing within the next week or so, don’t fret. I will be working behind the scenes to get it back up and running with my new service provider. The name will remain the same: www.MyGGGo.com, as this has become the permanent name for this place. I’m still trying to get back a lot of lost readers from the domain name switchover a few months ago.

    Check back often, or just plug us into your favorite RSS feed. I’ll send a post once I get things back up on the other side.

  • Green Day, Eminem, Linkin Park, Dave Matthews, and more

    Posted on May 20th, 2009 Shawn 1 comment

    I can’t believe all the new music coming out right now. I’m going to be broke this summer.

    I just realized the new Green Day album is already available, came out this week. I will be picking that up today.

    Thanks to an iTunes email, I just learned Eminem is back with a new album. Not sure if I will pick that up, as I think my Eminem days are behind me. But, I’m interested to give it a listen.

    Linkin Park has a new single New Divide. That I will definitely pick up.


    Dream Theater, I know they are not main stream, but they have a new album coming out, and I have already pre-orderd the deluxe 3-CD edition.


    Dave Matthews Band, has their first album coming out since the passing of saxophonist, LeRoi Moore. There’s a pre-order for that now, and a deluxe edition with DVD too. I’m sure I’ll pick that album up as soon as it comes out, sans the DVD.


    311 is due out with a new full album in June too. I’ll be getting that on day one.

    Not mentioned up above, but I know Beastie Boys are finishing up an album now too. This will be the first non-instrumental album for them in about 5 years.

    Oh, and Limp Bizkit started their world tour today, with the original line up. It’s the first time they have been together in 8 years. The album is due out in a few weeks, and I’m likely to get that also.

    Wow, that’s an insane summer of music. Fingers crossed some of it will make an appearance on DLC for Rock Band. 🙂

  • Rock Band DLC Slacker Station: Alice Cooper, GNR, 15 more

    Posted on May 19th, 2009 Shawn No comments
    Rock Band DLC
    Radio
    Station Image
    Rock Band DLC
    NEW:
    Chinese Democracy Album (partial) – Guns N’ Roses
    Riding the Storm Out – REO Speedwagon
    Roll with the Changes – REO Speedwagon
    Take It on the Run – REO Speedwagon
    Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) – Styx
    Renegade – Styx
    Too Much Time on My Hands – Styx
    Can’t Stop Rockin’ – REO Speedwagon
    Nothing’s Shocking Album – Jane’s Addiction
    Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
    Lucid Dreams – Franz Ferdinand
    Do You Want To – Franz Ferdinand
    Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm
    Blue Sky – The Allman Brothers Band
    Midnight Rider – The Allman Brothers Band
    Drain the Blood – The Distillers
    Naked Eye – Luscious Jackson
    The Banishment – Prong
    Bad Luck – Social Distortion
    Ring of Fire – Social Distortion
    Story of My Life – Social Distortion
    …a lot more…

    This station contains artists from the ever growing collection of Rock Band downloadable content (DLC). As of 5/19/2009 every available song on Slacker is “hearted” in the station. I have banned all unrelated artists and songs. You will find very few non Rock Band DLC tracks in this station. As of today, 461 songs from the DLC collection have been hearted. (No SpongeBob)
    Enjoy, Rock On!

  • Palm Pre June 6 and Eos Available Summer 2009?

    Posted on May 18th, 2009 Shawn No comments

    UPDATE: Sprint has announced the Palm Pre will be available at Best Buy, Wal-mart, Radio Shack, and other locations on June 6.

    Some of my obsessions have been at the forefront lately, typically the likes of Rock Band, Xbox 360 deals, and BlackBerry’s. Though, the obsession that started this whole site 2 and a half years ago, seems to have gone by the wayside.

    I guess we can thank my employer for forcing BlackBerry on me, which got me obsessing on the Storm and then the Bold. Though, some news I learned over the weekend, is bringing me back to my roots.

    Palm.

    I live blogged the announcement of the Palm Pre back in January, and haven’t mentioned in the blogs since. Although, I am due for a Palm Pre blog post, that’s not the main reason I’m writing.

    Thanks to my friends at PreCentral.net, I learned over the weekend that another Palm device running the new webOS is in the works. It’s called the Palm Eos, and it’s looking to be the successor to the very popular Palm Centro (running the classic Palm OS). The Eos will run the new webOS, but will retain the Treo/Centro like front facing QWERTY candy-bar design.

    It’s also been spotted as an AT&T device. Sprint will be getting the Pre.

    So, here’s what’s a killer. The Pre, announced in January without any release date…still has not been released. It’s looking like it will come out within the next 14 days, but no date has been announced.
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    The Pre is a big step from the Treo and Centro, as it’s a full touchscreen, with something very different from all smartphones. It has a vertical sliding keyboard. No one knows yet if it will be a successful design, though there’s little question that the OS will be anything less than dazzling.

    But, is Palm shooting itself in the foot by taking such a long time to release the Pre, while allowing the Eos to get leaked? I think so. Now, the Treo and Centro lovers have a reason NOT to jump over to Sprint, since the Eos will likely be coming to AT&T. Also, Treo and Centro lovers now can wait a little while longer, and get that good ol’ front facing QWERTY they have grown to love.

    For me, both are exciting, though I don’t see me getting one as my everyday device, due to work restrictions. I’m sure I will be trying both out, and writing up my feedback when I get my hands on either one.

    What about you? Do we have any Palm enthusiasts left here, interested in either of these?

  • New Obsession on the Way?

    Posted on May 15th, 2009 Pabel 1 comment

    theride-tonyhawk-board-1Ok, so I’m the farthest thing from a skater there is, but some details of the upcoming Tony Hawk game really got my attention.

    “Turns out the motion controls are quite detailed, and in advanced modes even allow for in-place 180s, but nothing seems to involve lifting the board actually off the ground. Grabs can be performed by actually grabbing the edge of the board, with infrared sensors picking up your hand position, and pushing is performed by running your foot along the side of the board. Ollies and flip tricks are obviously going to be a bit different than the real deal, while manuals and steering are pretty much spot on, and apparently there’s a lot of choice as to how much “realism” you’d like in controlling the thing. Tony Hawk also sees the controller as a “standard,” which could work with snowboarding games, surfing games, exercise games and other assorted cash cows for Activision.”

    Some of the pictures in the Engadget post really piqued my interest.  Interaction and immersion are always the key for me with video games, so if this gets pulled off well, it might be right up there with Rock Band, the Wii, and the EA sports library for me.

    Thoughts?  Anyone else out there, skater or not, intrigued by ‘RIDE’?

  • School’s Out for Rock Band…Alice Cooper

    Posted on May 14th, 2009 Shawn No comments

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