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Pink Floyd might work on rhythm game?

Pink Floyd might work on rhythm game?

Pink Floyd have indicated they might be interested in a licensed rhythm game, though not everyone is keen.

Legendary British rock band, Pink Floyd, has indicated that it might well be interested in creating a licensed rhythm game with its name on - though not everyone in the band is keen on the idea.

Specifically, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is a bit down on the idea of a music game and says that if gamers invested their time in real instruments then they could achieve much more.

"It irritates me having watched my kids do it - if they spent as much time practising the guitar as learning how to press the buttons they'd be damn good by now," said Mason to the BBC.

Mason did say that he hadn't ruled the idea out though, and that the band would likely consider it as a viable project.

"I think we'd consider it," he explained "I think everyone's looking at new ways of selling the music because the business of selling records has almost disappeared."

Fans have been crying out for Pink Floyd content, or a fully licensed game of their own, ever since the first Guitar Hero - but the band has yet to allow any of their music appear in a game.

Not all musicians are as keen on the idea of a rhythm game however, with Courtney Love threatening legal action against Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5 and Jon Bon Jovi turning down a role in the same game.

Who would you most like to see get their own music game? We vote for Rock Band: Queen, personally - but let us know your thoughts in the forums and don't forget to tune into the latest Gaming Podcast for our thoughts on Rock Band: Beatles. Hint: Joe isn't a fan.

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Claave 18th September 2009, 15:19 Quote
Cheeky to be the first comment after posting this, but...

+1 for Rock Band: Queen :D
Darkedge 18th September 2009, 15:25 Quote
Oh Rock Band Queen Hell yes.

However on topic I'd like a (Prog) Rock Band: Pink Floyd - it would be one way to introduce the keyboard pref into the franchise. I think though to do it right you'd have to include a blotter sheet of Acid in the box which could cause problems..
Dave Lister 18th September 2009, 16:34 Quote
Queen, Meatloaf and Johnny Cash even though he's not really rock.
delriogw 18th September 2009, 16:53 Quote
i for one would deffo buy a queen one, just not sure they're big enough in the states to warrant their own game

after all - i'm sure that's the reason that the guitar hero games have failed to include a queen song that actually has the sort of guitar rifs you'd expect from queen, killer queen and under pressure are good songs, but not the ones that spring to mind when you think of ripping guitar.
Veles 18th September 2009, 16:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nick Mason
It irritates me having watched my kids do it - if they spent as much time practising the guitar as learning how to press the buttons they'd be damn good by now

Urgh, it's a game, it's nothing like playing the guitar, you wouldn't moan at them to join the army if they play a lot of CoD4.
glaeken 18th September 2009, 17:24 Quote
+1 for a Pink Floyd Rock Band.

Maybe it would make up for the utter crap that was Beatles rock band.
SMIFFYDUDE 18th September 2009, 18:00 Quote
Anyone wanna +1 for not making anymore of these games.

@ Veles. I think Nick knows the game is nothing like really playing a guitar, thats why hes irritated.
Yemerich 18th September 2009, 18:56 Quote
I love honey and I love ketchup. It doesn't mean that they go along well - contraire to what Moe, from "the three stooges" think (sorry no video on youtube for that episode).

Pink floyd in a video game? Please...
delriogw 18th September 2009, 19:36 Quote
i wish everyone would stop jumping on the fact it's not like playing a real guitar - gamers aren't stupid

i play guitar for real - ok i'm not up to their standard, but i'm good enough to thoroughly enjoy it, and i LOVE playing guitar hero.
Star*Dagger 18th September 2009, 21:29 Quote
The Age of Achievement is long over, go play!

I find it truly sad that the only era in the last 100 years (the 60s) that produced halfway decent music, is under attack by people who want to melt it down for a cheap buck (pound or euro) in a fracking console game.

Pathetic.
smc8788 18th September 2009, 22:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
I find it truly sad that the only era in the last 100 years (the 60s) that produced halfway decent music

I think you mean the 70's :p
confusis 19th September 2009, 10:56 Quote
pink floyd was better in the 80's and early 90's imho (gilmour era)
Ending Credits 19th September 2009, 11:28 Quote
"It's called riding the gravy train"
smc8788 19th September 2009, 11:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by confusis
pink floyd was better in the 80's and early 90's imho (gilmour era)

Blasphemy! I love Gilmour, but they were far better when Waters was there, and their 4 best albums were all released in the 70's (DSOTM, WYWH, Animals, and The Wall).
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Originally Posted by Ending Credits
"It's called riding the gravy train"



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Veles 20th September 2009, 01:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
@ Veles. I think Nick knows the game is nothing like really playing a guitar, thats why hes irritated.

Which is why he shouldn't be moaning about them not picking up real guitars, it's like him saying they could be awesome painters if they spend as much time practising painting than the time they spend playing guitar hero. Playing guitar hero and playing a real guitar are completely different things and his children won't necessarily enjoy learning to play the guitar. It's the same as if (from what I've said above) people moaning that their kids could be soldiers if they put as much time practising that as they do playing CoD4, or they could be footballers if they played as much real football as pro evo. It's apples and oranges, most people seem to be fine with computer game versions of their profession, they realise that it's a game and isn't meant to be an exact recreation, yet for some reason a lot of musicians can't take it. A lot love to express the view any opportunity they get that if it's not a real instrument then there's no point bothering.
RotoSequence 20th September 2009, 02:02 Quote
Nick Mason does have a point. Anyone can compete for a high score, but making music yourself is a cool thing to know how to do.
Veles 20th September 2009, 02:30 Quote
Yes, but that doesn't change the fact that very few people can do it, and that people who play and enjoy guitar hero will most likely not enjoy learning to play the guitar. It's not the same thing, and if he's complaining about his kids playing guitar hero then he should be complaining about his kids playing any other game, because guitar hero is no more or less a waste of time than any other game.

It just seems to me that musicians are too pretentious to deal with the fact their profession/hobby has been turned into a video game and see it as an affront to their skill. It's no worse than air guitar, but they don't mind that.

Or maybe he's just a bit sore about getting his ass handed to him by his kids.
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