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EA Preview: Rock Band and Army of Two

I have seen the music video game mountain and it is called “Rock Band.” I played the game at the EA Fall Preview event on a stage, in front of people and I didn’t suck.

I wanted to play the new drum peripheral but one of the folks sitting in line with me wanted to try the new peripheral and I agreed. Instead, I played the familiar old guitar, which was more detailed than the “Guitar Hero” ones.

The buttons have a clicky feel to them of a cell phone. There are more buttons at the base of the neck and at the top. The whammy bar sticks out a bit farther.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
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Skate, EA Playground and Medal of Honor

They opened the floodgates and let us nosy journalist poke around and check out the dozens of titles here on the EA Campus in Redwood City. I spent most of my time in the gym checking out Skate and a couple of Wii games that caught my eye.

Trying to get to “Army of Two” was a little difficult, mostly because of the crowd around it so I went elsewhere and bumped into the Justin Oliveras, the product manager for Skate. He showed of the game, which he described as less focused on the button mashing and more on actually skating.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
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EA fall preview

Whew, I just got out of the Electronic Arts presentation, where they showed off some of the company’s upcoming titles on their bradn spacking new 14 foot by 20 foot 1080P video screen. It looked pretty good.

Jeff Brown, Electronic Arts vice president of corporate communications, hosted the event breaking it down to the Sims franchises, casual titles, EA Games and EA Sports. He talkd about how this fall and holiday season will be a murder’s row with heavy hitters such as Microsoft’s “Halo 3″ and Nintendo’s “Super Marion Galaxy” coming out.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
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