Hilarity: On the Field with the University of Michigan


Hopefully most of you out there were able to catch some of College Football’s version of a comedy show (and no, the heap. isn’t talking about USC-Ohio State, billed as a “Game of the Century”), the Michigan offense and special teams. If you haven’t, or if you feel like reliving those sweet moments of football discombobulation, here is a wonderful compilation (complete with Benny Hill music) of Michigan miscues. Enjoy!


Rock Band Release Tuesday


Today’s RB release Tuesday is quite special because this past Sunday, September 14th, Rock Band 2 was released! The new game is already getting phenomenal reviews, scoring 9/10 from IGN and Xbox Magazine, just to name a few. Check out a collusion of many reviews here: Rock Band 2 on Metacritic.com

As you might have guessed, it isn’t really a whole new entire game. The gameplay remains the same for the most part, and the interface looks almost identical, though admittedly it does look sharper and more polished up. The addition of new modes and the tweaking of gameplay aspects of the first game all add up to a respectable, and certainly purchasable sequel. One mode that will certainly be family (or drunk) friendly is the option of a “No Fail Mode.” So handing the drum sticks over to grandma won’t seem as questionable as bringning in troy Percival anymore. Plus, actually having your family play with you without the downer of failing the song is great, not to mention fun and a great family activity.

I also like the freestyle. I can guarantee that there are quite a few of us out there that have wanted to drum along with some of our favorite (legally downloaded) songs! The freestyle mode allows this, as you can drum over any MP3 file you have on your 360 or PS3!

The trainers I’ve read are pretty cool too, as you are taught some techniques and beats on drums which can aid in your own personal transformation from drum neophyte to the Joey Jordison of rubber pads and plastic foot pedals!

And of course, the soundtrack, all of master recordings, is pretty amazing- perhaps the best possible combination of classics and modern songs! If you want to check out the list of songs on Rock Band 2 out for your self, click here: Rock Band 2 Song List!.

Here at the heap. we don’t have an xbox 360, let alone any of those types of games. We’re just avid enthusiasts… and we love the friends that have the game and let us jam.

Along with Sunday’s release of RB2, there were a few new songs added as well. On September 11, TV personality Stephen Colbert’s “band” Stephen and the Colberts only known song called Charlene (I’m Right Behind You). Today, four songs from four bands on the “Rock Band Tour” concert released songs. A band called The Cab released One of Those Nights. Panic At The Disco released She’s A Hansdsome Woman from their new album Pretty Odd. Plain White T’s catchy song Natural Disaster (which I’ve seen live) is also available along side Dashboard Confessional’s classic Hands Down. If that isn’t enough, Megadeth’s entire album Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying?, guaranteed to be pretty darn hard! We’ll leave you with some Videos of the DLC and some highlights of RB2!

Any Way You Like It – Journey (RB2)

Drums of Natural Disaster – Plain White T’s

Guitar of Hands Down – Dashboard Confessional

Whole Band of One Step Closer – Linkin Park (RB2)

Vocals Drums and Guitar Carry On Wayward Son – Kansas (For Wade!)