On December 6th, I’m going to do something I’ve been meaning to do for a while: finish Rock Band 2. I’ve played the game a whole lot — it’s one of my favorite games of all time, and not only have I put a ton of time into it, but I’m pretty good at it, too. Not virtuoso good, but good enough. At the very end of the game, once you’ve unlocked almost all the content, there’s a playlist that opens up called the Endless Setlist 2 — it’s basically every song on the game’s disc, all 84 songs, all played in a row. The ultimate reward of progression through the game. And on December 6th, I’m going to do it all — play every song in Rock Band 2, on the guitar, start to finish, on Expert. And you can watch.
I’m going to stream the whole thing online over on my Ustream page. This is a pretty common thing for marathon gamers — people can tune in and check out progress as it all goes on. As far as I can tell, it’ll take me around seven to eight hours to do all the songs, so I’m going to start up the stream around 11am PST on December 6th, 2009, and you’ll be able to watch me play until I finish the whole setlist. I will probably pause once during the whole deal to have some food and take a break, but I think there may be an achievement for not pausing, so maybe I’ll just go for it. Note that I’m not going for 100% notes or a full clear of everything; my goal is just to get through all the songs (and there are some tough ones) on Expert. Still no small task.
I’m also going to dedicate the playthrough to Azeroth United’s recent drive to help out Child’s Play. Azeroth United is a recently founded organization that’s designed to bring bloggers, podcasters, and other members of the World of Warcraft community together, and their first charity drive is going to support Child’s Play, a terrific charity that a lot of gamers are supporting. In fact, all this past week, there have been some guys playing a game live on the Internet to raise money for Child’s Play, and they’ve already put together over $100,000. My livestream won’t be anywhere near that big, but hopefully it will raise a little bit of money. Child’s Play is dedicated to delivering video games to hospitals for sick children to play, and if you want to donate to Azeroth United’s drive, you can head over to their homepage. They also have some excellent prizes too, so there’s a chance you could win something nice just for giving a little bit.
I’ll be talking more about Azeroth United and Child’s Play on the livestream, and you’ll have plenty of time to donate then as well (if, say, you want to at least see me play a few Weezer songs before giving any money). But mark your calendars: December 6th, 2009 at 11am PST, I’ll be running through the entire Endless Setlist of Rock Band 2 on Expert guitar to support Azeroth United and Child’s Play and their work. See you there.
Posted on Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 12:51 am. Filed under general.