Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rock Band: Needs More Queen

Rock Band: works great, fun for parties, I even did Endless Setlist. But it needs some more awesome songs (and NOT JimmyFuckingBuffett), especially after some beers. It needs some real blitzkreigy stadium rock anthems that everyone over 25 knows.

Solution? Queen.

Think--people would actually fight to be the singer, which never, ever happens. Look at these six kickass titles.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions
  • Under Pressure (with Bowie, who is already on RB profusely)
  • Fat Bottom Girls
  • Killer Queen
  • Another One Bites The Dust

So: where's the Queen? Seems odd, doesn't it? They're PERFECT for this thing. One theory (from Mink) is that someone is sitting on the video game rights . . . and oddly, it might be EA, which publishes Harmonix, who doth maketh thee Rock Band (Harmonix is an MTV property).

From Wikipedia:
In conjunction with Electronic Arts, Queen released the computer game Queen: The Eye in 1998, to commercial and critical failure. The music itself — tracks from Queen's vast catalogue, in many cases remixed into new instrumental versions — was by and large well received, but the game experience was hampered by poor game play. Adding to the problem was an extremely long development time, resulting in graphic elements that already seemed outdated by the time of release.

The soundtrack for The Eye (box shots here) has some "The Game"-era tunes and a few others of note, but really, none of the megahits. Maybe EA lost the rights to some weird now-defunct subsidiary publisher/developer?

Let's get this straightened out. Let's get Queen in The Game (Get it? Oh man I kill me).

Dear Harmonix, EA, Queen, Bilderberg Group, whoever: Make this happen.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Queen has already been in Guitar Hero and Karaoke Revolution (both when done by Harmonix)so I'm not sure what the hold up is.

Bohemian Rhapsody is waaaay too long. It would be fun to play a couple of times but then we'd dread it coming up on setlists.

But Another One Bites the Dust would be fun, though maybe boring.