Game Review: Rock Band 3

It’s hard enough to find a game sequel that is dramatically better than the original, and even more difficult to find a third installment that’s even better.

Maybe that’s why I was prepared for disappointment with Rock Band 3.

Hopeful? Yes, but I was also ready to be let down.

Fortunately, in all the ways that matter, Rock Band 3 is better than it’s predecessors, and if you’ll pardon the pun (if you play the game, you’ll understand) it delivers in Spades.

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Product Review: Hyperkin 3-Port USB Hub For PS3

hub1Normally I wouldn’t get too excited about a USB hub, but the Hyperkin USB Hub for PS3, has some things going for it.

On the surface, the device is a standard USB hub, expanding the standard two ports available on current PS3 models to four.

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Drunken Monkey Tech – 2009 Game Of The Year Awards

bastardssmall.jpgIt’s that time of year again. Okay, in hopes of helping you with your holiday shopping, we’re doing it a little early.

Games released before Black Friday (November 27, 2009) were considered. Anything released during the remainder of the calendar year will be considered for our 2010 awards.

If you’d like to hear how we came to our decisions, you can listen in on the entire conversation in Episode #106 of Drunken Monkey Tech Podcast.

Without further ado, our winners.

Best Racing Game
Winner- Need for Speed: Shift
Runner Up – Dirt 2

Best Music Game
Winner – The Beatles: Rock Band
Runner Up – DJ Hero

Best RPG
Winner –
Borderlands
Runner Up – Demon’s Souls

Best Action/Platformer
Winner – (TIE) Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time and Batman: Arkham Asylum

Best First-Person Shooter
Winner – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Runner Up – Halo 3: ODST

Best Co-op Game
Winner – Resident Evil 5
Runner Up – Halo 3: ODST

Most Innovative Game
Winner –
DJ Hero
Runners Up – Flower and Dead Space Extraction

WTF?!? 2009
Winner – Noby Noby Boy

Best Portable Game
Winner – Resistance: Retribution
Runner Up – Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Best PS3 Game
Winner – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Runner Up – Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time

Best Wii Game
Winner – Dead Space Extraction
Runner Up – MadWorld

Best XBox 360 Game
Winner – Halo 3: ODST
Runner Up – Halo Wars

Game Of The Year 2009
Winner – Borderlands
Runner Up – The Beatles: Rock Band

Gela Skins Custom Skins

Finally the day has arrived that you have been waiting for.

Gela Skins have just launched custom skins for:88GSBOMBGS

  • 24 phones
  • 8 iPods
  • 12 laptops
  • 2 others (Kindles)
  • 8 Gaming (Guitar Hero guitar, Rock Band guitar)

We haven’t got our hands on them yet, but I can assure you we will.  Who doesn’t want their favorite NASCAR driver or their favorite podcast/video game reviewers on their iPod?

The process is simple, pick your product, upload the picture, arrange it on the template, preview, and buy.  Head over to GelaSkins if you want to take a look.

Game Review: DJ Hero

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When I first heard about DJ Hero, I couldn’t have been less interested. As the months passed, more of the song list was revealed, and I became more intrigued.
Last month I got my hands on a demo unit at a local retailer, and thought it had some potential. I pre-ordered.

Now, you get my review.

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Game Review: Guitar Hero 5

gh5The last few Guitar Hero titles have left me angry.

In fact, I’ve felt so strongly about these games that if Guitar Hero 5 doesn’t fix some fundamental problems, it will be the last installment in the series that I review.

Jump inside to read the review, and find out if I’ll be signing up for Guitar Hero: Van Halen.

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Video Game Releases For 9-01-09

Instead of giving you an endless stream of shovelware being released on any given week, we’re going to pare down the list a little.

Inside you’ll find a listing of all NOTABLE video game releases this week.

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