Friday, May 11, 2007

Break Out The Hairspray - The 80s Are Cool Again

It was only a matter of time. Eventually, all the old cheesy crap from years past somehow becomes cool again. Maybe as we get older, we become more nostalgic for the good old days. Maybe our memories paint a prettier picture than reality ever could. Or maybe we just don't learn from history, and are therefore doomed to repeat it. Whatever the reason, there's money to be made, and Red Octane is up to the challenge.

Announced just this week, Guitar Hero: Rock The 80s! promises to transport us back to a time when ripped acid washed jeans were cool, Camaros were plentiful, and bandanas were tied to everything in sight. It was also the time of the glorious hair bands like Poison and Bon Jovi. Where are they now? Nursing homes.

So far, seven songs have been confirmed for the game:
  • I Ran (A Flock of Seagulls)
  • Round and Round (Ratt)
  • I Wanna Rock (Twisted Sister)
  • I Want Candy (Bow Wow Wow)
  • Heat of the Moment (Asia)
  • Metal Health (Quiet Riot)
  • Holy Diver (Dio)

Extra points for anyone who can tell me the link between Ronnie James Dio and South Park (hint: Wikipedia knows all).

For now, there's no official release date, but you can expect this to drop sometime over the summer. Oh, and one more thing - it's a PS2 exclusive! That's right MS fanboys, the 360 has been left out in the cold. Here's hoping you held on to that PS2.

In the meantime, rock on:

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