Green Day: Rock Band Set-List Revealed + More Details

April 11, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox

Green Day: Rock Band will feature tracks spanning (most of) the band's 20+ year career

In a preview by Entertainment Weekly, a few new details, including the full set-list were released for Green Day: Rock Band – the latest in Harmonix and EA’s popular rhythm game series.

The game will feature 47 playable songs on the disc, just more than The Beatles: Rock Band, across three venues. The American Idiot, and Dookie albums will be included in their entireties, with all except the 6 tracks that are available as DLC from 21st Century Breakdown also playable.

Players will be taken to MK Bowl – the venue for their Bullet in a Bible live album – for a large portion of the songs in the game, including the American Idiot album. The other two included venues are The Fox Theatre in Oakland California (the band’s hometown) and the fictional, ‘hole in the wall’ venue called “The Warehouse”, designed to represent the smaller venues the band played in their earlier years.

Popular tracks such as Hitchin a Ride, Minority, and Brain Stew from Green Day’s back catalogue are also included in the game. However, there is notably no sign at all of the band’s first two albums, which is sure to disappoint many fans (myself included). Despite this little niggle though, the game is looking quite promising – especially if you are a Green Day fan.

Green Day: Rock Band will be released on June 8th on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.

Spike VGAs 2009 Part 2: Previews and Announcementsfrom the

December 13, 2009 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Nintendo, PC, Playstation, Xbox

A preview of Halo Reach closed the show at last night's VGAs

A preview of Halo Reach closed the show at last night's VGAs

Spike TV’s VGAs were also used as a platform for a few big game announcements and previews, some of which were expected, others not so much.

First up we’ll tackle some of the big announcements. On the music front there was an announcement trailer for Green Day Rock Band which featured the band themselves announcing the game. It looks quite early in the production process but that should be out some time next year. Then there was the big Star Wars announcement that was teased, which turned out to be The Force Unleashed II. The trailer featured the voices of Darth Vader and Yoda, plus a monster that makes a Rancor look like a puny little bug. Finally there was Arkham Asylum 2, with many more villains and plenty to make those that loved the first one (many many people) look forward to the sequel.

Now on to the previews. There were quite a few but we’ll just look at the big ones. First there was a trailer for the new Medal of Honor game which looked very impressive (and uncannily like COD: Modern Warfare). The visuals in the trailer are stunning to say the least, it’s definitely worth checking out. Next there was a trailer for the next Prince of Persia title: “The Forgotten Sands” which relaunches the story of “Sands of Time” which looks impressive. Crackdown 2 was another game shown off, and the from the trailer it certainly looks that the second game will be even more fun than the original (which was pretty damn fun).

Then there was the big one that was being talked about all over the internet leading up to the VGAs: Halo Reach. Bungie’s next (and possibly last for a while at least) game in the massively popular franchise made its debut at Spike’s ceremony, and it definitely impressed. With over 2 minutes of in-game engine footage, it will certainly help build excitement for that multiplayer beta coming next year. Make sure you keep your copy of Halo 3 ODST…

To see all the trailers and stuff head to GameTrailers.com