Incubus Has Released Incubattle To Promote Its Newest Album, "If Not Now, When?"
You might like Incubus or not, but there’s no denying that the social media campaign that they have put together to promote their latest album (“If Not Now, When?”) has been nothing short of admirable.
First, they had an interactive live stream going. Then, they announced a partnership with video-sharing app Viddy. And then, they began interacting with fans on Formspring.
What was left to do after all that action?
The answer was entirely obvious… a beat’em-up a la Double Dragon or Renegade!
These are two names that will surely ring a bell if you’re over 30. They were two of the most popular arcade games of the ‘80s, and I recall endless summer vacations playing them with my older brother.
Well, Incubus has come with their very own variation on such titles to promote their latest album. It’s named Incubattle, and they have done a terrific job as far as I’m concerned.
The game lets you pick your favorite band member and fight your way over five different stages, fighting pirates that have stolen copies of the album (he!). You can play the game on your own, or with a friend. And in addition to the usual punch/jump/dash controls, each character can perform a special move when he has collected enough leaked copies of the album. Continue reading →
A Free White Sequined Glove Is Going To Be Shipped With Every Copy Of The Wii Version Of “Michael Jackson - The Experience”
Yes, that’s right. “Michael Jackson – The Experience” (one of the most highly-anticipated games of the year) will come with a free white sequined glove, no less. The ones in charge of marketing the game are not really coy when it comes to badass product tie-in, are they?
Note, though, that only the Wii version of the game will come with one such accessory. It has yet to be revealed if other versions will also come with such an item.
“Michael Jackson – The Experience” will be available for the Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP on November 23. The Xbox 360 and Playstation versions are going to be released in early 2012.
All the musicians I’m acquainted with tell me the same story: the more their parents sent them to teachers to learn how to write, read and play music when they were kids, the closer they were to disdaining it forever. They also tell me that the moment they became independent and could say “no” to mum and dad was the moment they discovered the deep love they could feel for music.
That only makes too much sense. No matter how wonderful something is, if it is imposed it becomes a source of frustration and it is resisted to the bitter end.
Yet, what can parents who want their children to learn music do? Is there a way to have their little ones learn how to play an instrument without boring them to death? Continue reading →