Sporadic Links Round-Up

We at RPS have but eight eyes between us, no matter what magical powers Kieron claims his rectum has. This means we miss a lot of stuff, and thus are very grateful to readers who tip us off to great stories.

Eventually, we’ll get really damned good at throwing them up as soon as they arrive, but for now, here’s a quick-fire summary of what’s slapped through our pretend letterbox recently. They’re sequenced at random by an idiot (that’s me), but there’s a rough hierarchy from Woo! to Meh to Huh?

The B sends glad tidings of Guitar Hero III – coming to PC. The game itself isn’t that exciting because a) we really want Rock Band now, to be honest and b) Frets on Fire got there first, and for free, but that there’ll be a custom USB guitar controller means mega-W00tings. I’ll be first in the queue to buy one, and will establish whether or not it’s possible to play Peggle on it. Due by the end of the year, reportedly. Dunno the GH3 tracklisting as yet, but I will forcibly cuddle as many Activision product managers as it takes to get Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival on to it.

Apologies to Jon, who sent this ages ago – a fine tale of obsession, skullduggery and paranoia in Eve. Our own Jim is one of the world’s premier Eve chroniclers, so expect more revelations of politiking in space here soon.

Joachim sends Beer Tycoon. ‘Beer’ is, of course, the only noun in the dictionary apart from ‘Unicorn’ not to have had ‘Tycoon’ suffixed to it, so you can take my withering ohgodnotagain, whoevermakesthismustcrythemselvestosleep criticisms as read, frankly. Reading the game description however, it’s quite remarkable how entirely straightlaced it is. Booze=funny, right? But no gags about spousal abuse, irreversible liver damage or drinking to excess in order to avoid the miseries of reality here – just something about buying yeast and stuff.

Finally, Mike sends this couple of minutes of distressing misogyny. Ah, the ever-depleted comedy goldmine that is claiming women aren’t very good at driving.

In a final piece of excellent news, RPS is currently the fifth Google result for ‘japanese face slap’. I pray mentioning it here gets us closer to the coveted number one spot.

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  1. The_B says:

    Hurrah, as they say!

    And because I’m ever so lovely I had a look using my sources (Wikipedia. Ahem.) to find out about track listings. It’s far from finalized as there are still songs to be announced, but apparently confirmed are:

    “3’s and 7’s” – Queens of the Stone Age
    “Avalancha” – Héroes del Silencio
    “Barracuda” – Heart
    “Black Magic Woman” – Artist Unknown
    “Bulls on Parade” – Rage Against the Machine
    “Cherub Rock” – The Smashing Pumpkins
    “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll” – Blue Öyster Cult
    “Closer” – Lacuna Coil
    “Cult of Personality” – Living Colour
    “Even Flow” – Pearl Jam
    “Generation Rock” – revolverheld
    “Go That Far” – Bret Michaels Band
    “Helicopter” – Bloc Party
    “Hier Kommt Alex” – Die Toten Hosen
    “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” – Pat Benatar
    “I’m in the Band” – The Hellacopters
    “In the Belly of a Shark” – Gallows
    “Knights of Cydonia” – Muse
    “La Grange” – ZZ Top
    “Lay Down” – Priestess
    “Mauvais Garçon” – NAAST
    “The Metal” – Tenacious D
    “Minus Celsius” – Backyard Babies
    “Miss Murder” – AFI
    “Mississippi Queen” – Mountain
    “My Name Is Jonas” – Weezer
    “The Number of the Beast” – Iron Maiden
    “One” – Metallica
    “Paint It, Black” – The Rolling Stones
    “Paranoid” – Black Sabbath
    “Radio Song” – Superbus
    “Raining Blood” – Slayer
    “Reptilia” – The Strokes
    “Rock and Roll All Nite” – Kiss
    “Rock You Like a Hurricane” – Scorpions
    “Ruby” – Kaiser Chiefs
    “Sabotage” – Beastie Boys
    “School’s Out” – Alice Cooper
    “She Bangs the Drums” – The Stone Roses
    “She Builds Quick Machines” – Velvet Revolver
    “Slow Ride” – Foghat
    “Suck My Kiss” – Red Hot Cilli Peppers
    “Take This Life” – In Flames
    “Talk Dirty to Me” – Poison
    “Through the Fire and Flames” – DragonForce
    “Welcome to the Jungle” – Guns N’ Roses
    “When You Were Young” – The Killers

    Also appearing is Slash of Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver fame, who will also be apparently contributing an exclusive track, as well as a “master recording” of an as yet unnannounced Aerosmith song.

  2. John Walker says:

    I’m not interested until they get some Blood, Sweat & Tears onto one of these playlists.

  3. Jon says:

    Ah, that warm glow of recognition…