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    LEXINGTON HERALD
    June 16, 2010

    'Green Day: Rock Band' got it right

    New 'Green Day' game has no filler songs — are you listening, 'Guitar Hero'?

    Green Day: Rock Band is exactly what a band- specific music game should be.

    It comes as no surprise that the minds at Harmonix and MTV Games succeeded, given their terrific work on The Beatles: Rock Band.

    The Guitar Hero franchise should take note, because Green Day fans got what Van Halen fans wanted with Guitar Hero: Van Halen. And what would that be? Their favorite band.

    It sounds simple. If you're going to make a rhythm game devoted to a single band, make it the best possible experience for fans of that band. In the case of Green Day, Harmonix released two full albums, Dookie and American Idiot, and the rest of 21st Century Breakdown, which previously had a six-song track pack released.
    [Full article at Lexington Herald]

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on June 16, 2010

'Green Day: Rock Band' got it right

New 'Green Day' game has no filler songs — are you listening, 'Guitar Hero'?

Green Day: Rock Band is exactly what a band- specific music game should be.

It comes as no surprise that the minds at Harmonix and MTV Games succeeded, given their terrific work on The Beatles: Rock Band.

The Guitar Hero franchise should take note, because Green Day fans got what Van Halen fans wanted with Guitar Hero: Van Halen. And what would that be? Their favorite band.

It sounds simple. If you're going to make a rhythm game devoted to a single band, make it the best possible experience for fans of that band. In the case of Green Day, Harmonix released two full albums, Dookie and American Idiot, and the rest of 21st Century Breakdown, which previously had a six-song track pack released.
[Full article at Lexington Herald]