Rocksmith 2014 Review

I owe a lot to the original Rocksmith. With its help, I achieved my lifelong dream of being able to playing the guitar with some form of competency. Sure, I have a long way to go before I can rock a sold out stadium, but I’ve developed a foundation of knowledge and skills to play music today with a clear road map for growth that I can follow with or without the game. Case in point, I was able to learn the song 22 by Taylor Swift without any assistance from the game, which I think was a huge milestone in the development of my guitar skills.

With that said, that original Rocksmith didn’t make the learning process as seamless as it could have been. On a fundamental level, it was a good teaching tool trapped in a bad video game, as its traditional career mode ended up hampering the learning process for players of all skill levels. This time, Rocksmith 2014 cuts any pretense of trying to be the next Guitar Hero to instead focus on being the best guitar teacher it can be.

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The Recurring Bosscast: 033 – Birthday Cake Ice Cream

This week, the Bosscast indulges on everything related to the recently-passed holiday season. Listen in for discussions around Keurig coffee machines, pajama pants, and why birthday cake ice cream is inappropriate for adults.

Games Mentioned: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Skylanders: Swap Force, Super Mario 3D World, Rocksmith 2014

Jett – In Third Person
Jason – Downstab
Mat – Biff Bam Pop

Pick-Up Post: Holiday 2013 Edition

Happy holidays!

Hoping your last few days have been filled with joy, quality time with those you love, and of course, sweet gaming gifts! Even though I’m rapidly approaching my 30s, Santa was particularly kind to me this year. Also, I may have overdid it with the Boxing Day shopping. Anyhow, if you’re interested in checking out my stash, read through the rest of this post!

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