Let's say there's a spectrum. On the one end, hunched in a leather jacket and stubbing out a cigarette on its boot heel, is Music. On the other end, peering over its sunglasses at a strobe-lit LCD, sits Video Games.
Alongside next week's Rock Band Blitz, Harmonix is launching community app Rock Band World on Facebook.
Musical combat? Combat musical? Rock Band: Combat? Combat: The Beatles?
No matter how many times I ask the fine people at Harmonix to put Carly Rae Jepsen's masterpiece "Call Me Maybe" into Rock Band, they just don't listen.
Harmonix's downloadable Frequency-izing of all the Rock Band music begins on August 28 and 29, when Rock Band Blitz comes to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade for $15. You have no idea how hard I crave it.
Rock Band Blitz is Harmonix's next effort to revive rhythm games, a creation that uses a standard console controller rather than specialized music peripherals. At PAX East 2012, the team showed off video of the game in action and explained a little more of its genesis.
You won't need plastic instruments to jam along to Harmonix's latest Rock Band game. Revealed on G4 today, Rock Band Blitz turns players into a one-man band, making them play all the instruments with a gamepad in a song in an arcade-style experience that harkens back to the dev studio's Frequency and Amplitude games.