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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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 –
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

Zero Lag – Episode 3

Episode #003: Our last word on Anarchy Online, Matt gets some quality time with Last Chaos, Ali plays Requiem: Bloodymare, Josh gives some serious tips for WoW Hunters, Matt gives up some hints on Guild Wars Prophecies, and we ask YOU what we should play next.

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Zero Lag Podcast – Episode 2 Now Available

Warcraft, Guild Wars, and more! Oh my!

The episode description:

Episode #002: The latest on Josh’s adventures in WoW, Matt wraps up the Guild Wars Anniversary Celebration, a gnome becomes a deity because of a clerical error by Blizzard, Anarchy Online, Last Chaos, and Ali talks Requiem: Bloodymare.

Pick up Zero Lag Podcast here.

You can find all the games we cover this week below.


World of Warcraft Battle Chest
Guild Wars Trilogy
Anarchy Online (FREE)
Last Chaos (FREE)
Requiem: Bloodymare (FREE)

PS3 Trophy Tip: Mercenaries 2 – World In Flames

mercs2platOh no you didn’t!

Oh yes we did… here’s your Merc 2 Trophy List, and it’s full of classic hair band/metal references.

It’s inside.

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B.O.M.B. Launches New MMORPG Podcast!

In a stunningly expected move, Bag Of Mad Bastards is proud to announce the first episode of the Zero Lag podcast.

Zero Lag is a weekly discussion on all things MMORPG, with focus on World of Warcraft, Guild Wars, and Free-To-Play games.

You can subscribe by visiting our ‘Podcast’ tab at the top of the screen, clicking on the Zero Lag graphic, or if you really want to be retro, you can just click here.

Product Review: WarBeast Guitar Controller (PS3 and PS2)


Once again, it’s time to play test ANOTHER plastic instrument.

At this rate, I’m going to need to rent a storage unit to hold them all.

The WarBeast by DreamGear is a full-size controller for Playstation 3, for Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Rock Revolution (don’t bother playing that last one).

Full review is inside.

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