The upcoming multi-platform release, Power Gig: Rise of the Six String has me a lot more interested than other music games this year because it has an actual guitar peripheral and I just so happen to be a frustrated guitar god and previous owner of four electrics before I gave up my garage band dreams (I didn't even have a garage, ba dum bum! Thank you, I'll be here all week, two shows on Saturday). Will I get another chance to be a Twang Bar King (hell, at my age, that's the sound my back makes every morning when I get out of bed), or will I have to settle for air guitar lessons from a drunken Elvis impersonator at the bar across the street? We'll see this October, that's for sure.
Anyway, Seven45 Studios has dropped the set list in my inbox, so here's what to expect in-game once you excitedly crack open that shrink wrap:
Amazon Product Links:SEVEN45 STUDIOS REVEALS FULL TRACK LIST FOR POWER GIG: RISE OF THE SIXSTRINGMore Than 80% of Tracks Make Their Band Game Debut When TheFirst Music Game Using Real Guitar as Controller Releases October 2010Boston — September 3, 2010 — Adding to previously-announced music industry superstars Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band and Kid Rock, Seven45 Studios reveals the entire track list for Power Gig: Rise of the SixString today. The incredibly diverse list of 70 tracks boasts songs from across multiple rock genres including alternative, classic, indie, metal and punk, with more than 80% of the tracks making their band game debuts with this game. Each artist has provided original master recordings of their hit songs for Power Gig: Rise of the SixString, the first band videogame for which the guitar controller is a functioning six-string electric guitar. Power Gig: Rise of the SixString will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system October 2010.Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band and Kid Rock have each entered into exclusive agreements with Seven45 Studios to provide songs for Power Gig: Rise of the SixString. These deals mark the first time ever that songs from each of the three artists will appear as part of a music videogame. In addition to the previously-announced inclusion of Eric Clapton’s “Layla,” Seven45 has also secured the Clapton hits “Lay Down Sally” and “Let it Rain.” Dave Matthews Band is represented by “Tripping Billies,” “Why I Am,” and “Funny the Way It Is.” Kid Rock contributes “Rock ‘N’ Roll Jesus” and “Son of Detroit” to go along with chart-topper “All Summer Long.” Additional songs were secured by multi-platinum artists John Mayer, No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, and many others. In addition to the songs announced today, Seven45 Studios plans to continue building Power Gig’s track list with continued downloadable content (DLC) after the game’s release.“We wanted our song list to be diverse and appealing to gamers and families of all ages, represented with a great mix of both musical icons and up-and-coming artists,” said Seven45 Studios Chairman and CEO, Bernard Chiu. “Many of these songs have been massive hits and are familiar to fans of rock music, which reflects the pick-up-and-play nature of Power Gig: Rise of the SixString.”The full track list follows:· Eric Clapton - Layla· Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally· Eric Clapton - Let It Rain· Dave Matthews Band - Funny The Way It Is· Dave Matthews Band - Tripping Billies· Dave Matthews Band - Why I Am· Kid Rock - All Summer Long· Kid Rock - Rock 'N' Roll Jesus· Kid Rock - Son of Detroit· John Mayer - No Such Thing· Jane’s Addiction - Been Caught Stealing· No Doubt - Platinum Blonde Life· Ozzy Osbourne - A.V.H.· Queens of the Stone Age - You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire· Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock· Disturbed - The Night· Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack· Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand The Weather· Black Sabbath - The Devil Cried· Stone Temple Pilots - Plush· Living Colour - Cult of Personality· John Mayer - Who Do You Think I Was· Snow Patrol - Hands Open· Three Days Grace - Break· Paramore - Ignorance· Silversun Pickups - Substitution· The Offspring - You’re Gonna Go Far Kid· The Black Label Society - Retribution· Breaking Benjamin - Breath· The Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking· The Used - Blood on My Hands· Mastodon - Crack the Skye· A Perfect Circle - The Hollow· Buckcherry - Tired of You· Firewind - Head Up High· The Black Keys - Strange Times· Flyleaf - Again· Godsmack - Awake· Incubus - Wish You Were Here· Jet - She's A Genius· The Hives - Tick Tick Boom· John Mayer - Crossroads· Bad Religion - I Want to Conquer the World· Korn - Hold On· The Academy Is... - His Girl Friday· Lacuna Coil - Spellbound· MuteMath - Chaos· New Found Glory - Listen to Your Friends· P.O.D. - Alive· Puddle of Mudd - Blurry· Rise Against - Paper Wings· Sick Puppies - You're Going Down· The Donnas - Fall Behind Me· The Get Up Kids - Martyr Me· Idlewild - Reader and Writers· Surfer Blood - Swim· Channels - Chivaree· Superdrag - Aspartame· Envy on the Coast - Headfirst in the River· Damiera - Silvertongue· A Cursive Memory - Everything· The Hounds Below - She's Alchemy· A Love Like PI - Innocent Man· The Willowz - I Know· I See Stars - Comfortably Confused· The Paris Riots - Hotel of Infidels· School Boy Humor - Camera Shy· So Many Dynamos - Artifacts of Sound· Taxpayer - When You When Young· The Fatal Flaw - Don't Start BelievingPower Gig: Rise of the SixString will be the true evolution of the band videogame experience when it arrives this fall with a genuine six string guitar as wireless controller. The guitar features Seven45’s proprietary technology that can distinguish and recognize gamers’ input all along the guitar, making the guitars as easy to pick up and play as any other band game button controllers.
The unique dual-functionality of the SixString allows for use in-game as well as with any standard guitar amplifier. In addition to traditional beat-matching that will be familiar to fans of the band game genre, Power Gig also introduces the option to switch on chording, which presents the added challenge of playing the game using chords that require specific finger placement on the neck. As players progress through the game, becoming more comfortable with a genuine guitar and challenging themselves to play real power chords, they will find the byproduct of playing the game is coming away from it with real-life guitar skills.
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