Aerosmith. Metallica. The Beatles. Van Halen. The list of legendary bands that could eventually land their own Guitar Hero or Rock Band goes on and on, and perhaps U2 is on deck.

According to USA Today , bassist Adam Clayton has said the band would be interested in having their own video game. Oddly enough, it seems the band has actually turned down offers to place their likenesses in a game, but as Clayton said, it wasn't exactly "what they wanted" at the time. And why not add your name to the roster? This has proven to be a great way to bring certain music to a new generation that – argue all you want – doesn't really have much in the way of real music. Said Clayton:

"We definitely would like to be in there, but we felt some of the compromises weren't what we wanted. That could change. I love the idea that that's where people are getting music, and we'd love to be in that world. We'll figure something out. What The Beatles have done, where the animation is much more representative of them, is what we're interested in, rather than the one-size-fits-all animation. We didn't want to be caricatured."

Okay, so…the next time you hear the name "Rock Band," it'll have "U2" attached to the title, right? There's little chance that Harmonix will ignore such a comment, even though U2 isn't exactly categorized as "guitar-based rock." They've been around long enough and have produced quite the eclectic library, and besides, we now have the option of a lead singer in our music games. Speaking of which, maybe they'll go for SingStar like Queen…

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fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

They could have been in the opening sequence to Brutal Legend. I'm kidding.

nickert0n
nickert0n
11 years ago

Someone want to tell U2 to have a Rhythm based game themed after you, you have to actually have music people want to hear let alone play.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

So you think because you don't like their music that no one else does? Really? I will admit that I only listen to their stuff from 1990 and earlier but there are millions of fans who like their recent stuff. Denying that would be ignorant. I think they should release a shmup with their big bobble heads sticking out of the cockpits. That'd sell.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

@ fluffer nutter

i agree, their best stuff is pre 1990s, but i like some stuff from the 90s – 00s era. i don't really care for the newest album no line on the horizon. how to dismantle an atomic bomb was much better than that.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

you must be in that of group of kids that was born in 1993 and on that loves to embarrass themselves by the clothes they wear or that listens to that sh*t called rap…or both…

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

@Nicker

I thought that was funny. I was brought up with a Dad that still rocks to Hardcore, I'd of been disowned if I were jammin to these guys. I was born with a negative disposition of softy music. Thats just me though, and Nicker, and Metal Head…..


Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 10/7/2009 8:35:40 PM

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Absolutely not. They have made enough money from they're thousands of fans. I respect them as musicians but they're music seriously blows.

Jojoman
Jojoman
11 years ago

It's their. Not they're.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

agreed… i guess i have to respect them for their global fame but come on, there's other legendary "rock" bands out there, give them a game… these guys don't deserve a rock game, maybe they could start a whole new game called, "electric-pop band"… they are not rockers, they just get rockstar treatment because they're famous…

seriously, give bands like rage against the machine, stone temple pilots, alice in chains or red hot chili peppers a game… honor the 90's rock scene please…


Last edited by bOnEs on 10/7/2009 2:17:28 PM

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

I personally wouldn't play it and I don't think the band would even sell out like this, but a Pearl Jam based music game would be cool to see, how obvious is it that I'm a fan lol?

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

yea, i mean if they are honoring a band from the 90's, why not use an actual legendary "rock" band? U2 is not rock… period… plus, i think a lot of rock music listeners hate U2 anyways… or maybe that's just the people i know…

to add a few more worthy bands: beck, clutch (love these guys but, i don't think they're popular enough), deftones, foo fighters, green day, korn, the offspring, primus, radiohead, smashing pumpkins, soundgarden, tool, nine inch nails, weezer, etc…

anybody but U2 please!!!


Last edited by bOnEs on 10/7/2009 2:59:56 PM

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

@ Jamer

You do realize that PJ have already "sold out"? They have around 20 songs in RB.

@ bOnEs

U2 isn't rock but Beck is? Credibility lost.

Bullet The Blue Sky. End of discussion.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 10/7/2009 8:18:50 PM

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Greeeeeeeen Daaaaaaay!

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

AFI so pwnz all except HIM & Rhapsody but theres no need for a U2 game

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

Speaking of Yngwie, they should make a shredders tribute or something! i'd get that! Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Rusty Cooley….that would get me in!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

AFI is just generic, no-talent emo trash. No offense or anything but…that's what they are.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

I was going to comment about AFI with a similar regard but I thought the emos would come out and curse me. Watching them live is pretty comical. It's great when you are in the pit, front of the stage, laughing and the vocalist starts whining between tracks how you're annoying him. The crowd had a great laugh each time.

I_defenestrate
I_defenestrate
11 years ago

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HAMCHUNKS
HAMCHUNKS
11 years ago

of course no one would ever think of thumb-downing BEN!!
LONG LIVE PSXEXTREME.com
lol

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

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SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

Gay slurs won't be tolerated. At the very least you should all be able to come up with something more creative, then "they're gay". This isn't third grade anymore.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

What…
You too???

*Two drums and a cymbal falling off a cliff*
I hope somebody got this.

BTW U2 rocks (for me).


Last edited by Banky A on 10/7/2009 2:12:14 PM

thepill
thepill
11 years ago

Bah Dum Chish!!!

HAMCHUNKS
HAMCHUNKS
11 years ago

this would be my first buy into the music genre
but i will only do it for U2 and THE EDGE's amazing guitar solos

i want to be THE EDGE and bono would be kool too
THE EDGE!!!! LOL
MAN I WANT THIS NOW!!!!!
INSTANT 1ST DAY BUY

Jalex
Jalex
11 years ago

U2 is one of my favorite musical artists, and arguably the greatest. But my problem with music-based games still remains (though I don't really have a problem with 'SingStar' games, despite my not being a fan).
If they released something like 'U2: Rock Band', I would likely buy it. But in all probablity, it would remain unopened and be immediately added to my collection of music-related paraphernalia.

Anyhow, despite my personal protests against this particular form of entertainment, I would like to see more people exploring U2's catologue. For, as popular as they are, I still believe the majority of their music to be underappreciated.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

"U2 is one of my favorite musical artists, and arguably the greatest."

They are a great band, that in itself is a true comment, but the best? Ehh I wouldn't really say that…you wanna see the arguable best…Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins(you could make Billy Corgans head the size of his ego lol), or Led Zeppelin…though we'll probably never see these games made…

Jalex
Jalex
11 years ago

As I said, it's arguable, and it wouldn't be difficult to make a good case for them.
As for your examples, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin would be easy to defend. The Smashing Pumpkins may be my absolute favorite band, though most are too closed-minded to appreciate more than their popular work.
Personally, I don't think Radiohead has yet branched out enough to be a candidate for the greatest, and Hendrix only ever released three albums (albeit great ones), making it rather difficult to argue in his favor.

But, back to U2, I think one of their greatest strengths is also a reason why many people don't appreciate them. They're extremely versatile, and their second record is the only time they've retread musical territory. Listening to virtually any two U2 records will yield different results, some of them wildy foreign from each other. And most people can't keep up, which is why they generally lure a diverse audience.

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

You have to admit though, Bono acts like a douche bag

Jalex
Jalex
11 years ago

Well, I don't HAVE to admit anything. But, while I do think Bono tries too hard to fit in as of late, I also believe he's sincere.
Besides, compared to the majority of celebrities, he really does seem like a saint 🙂

SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

There was a anecdote I heard once (not sure if it's true). "At a U2 concert between 2 songs Bono urged the crowd to become silent. When it was a quiet as a sold out concert could become Bono began to slowly clap his hands. After about 30 seconds he said 'Everytime I clap my hands, someone in Africa dies from Aids.' And in response one of the the drunk fans near the front yelled, 'Then stop clapping your ****ing hands!"

Whether its fair or not that is sort of the way I see Bono, as a well-intentioned good person, but very annoying because of it.

Jalex
Jalex
11 years ago

That particular story (which is indeed untrue) has been attached to several activists (mostly politicians, but the Bono usage seemed to be going around the internet several months ago).
And, as I stated, I definitely think Bono goes overboard trying to fit in with the celbrity world, but I can't say I have a problem with his activism. In my experience, it's the hedonists who are praised by the general population while the activists have every issue in their life nitpicked at.

ChronowerX_GT
ChronowerX_GT
11 years ago

Might just be a reason for me to by Singstar or Rockband.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

i wouldn't mind seeing a U2 based music game,

but only after they make a Queens of the Stone Age game. (preferably rock band, cuz RB is just better all around)

w00t!!

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Respect U2 but I don't like them…now that Varg was realesed just give me Burzum Hero with history mode feature !


Last edited by Oxvial on 10/7/2009 3:18:24 PM

Ott0
Ott0
11 years ago

I might pick up the game if it's going to be free like GH VH is with GH5. I'd prefer a game featuring STP, Tool, Rage, etc. etc. but I don't see any of those artists getting their own games.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

Just offer songs through Rock Band DLC instead

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Oh god no not another Rock Singstar Hero game please lol. I will be passing on this it is not my type of game. Do like U2 though but still not enough to warrant me to buy a game. 🙂

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

U2 actively looking at prostituting and selling out even more for further financial gain… what a surprise :/

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

I never cared much for U2. I have always been a Metal Head myself. I dont really mind bands doing this, though. Its a cool way to reach out to your fans (Im looking at you, Mr. Page!) as well as gaining new ones.

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

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SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

Off topic discussions are what the forum is for there's actually a section specifically for things like this. Comment sections are not the place for them.

HAMCHUNKS
HAMCHUNKS
11 years ago

i would but this day one but it better have lots of RATTLE AND HUM AND JOSHUA TREE cuz those r my fav performance/album

I WANT TO PLAY AS THE EDGE!!!!!
INSTANT BUY!!!!!

DID I MENTION THE EDGE? no, really ok here goes

THE EDGE OWNS!!!

Metal Head
Metal Head
11 years ago

U2 is an overrated band period. I like Bono's ideas, but his music is too slow for me. Long live thrashmetal……

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

Slayer!!!

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Booo lol
Long live all music.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Few, for a second i thought you ment U2 as in Uncharted 2….jeez you scared the sh*t out of me!

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

Lol!

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

@Jojoman,
I don't care if I typed the wrong word, if your an English-Literature major that's cool but if not then don't waste time correcting me. Why did Van Halen deserve a Guitar Hero? I'm baffled on that one.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

Relax, dude. Put the lipstick down and save it for when U2 come out with a game. 😉

HAMCHUNKS
HAMCHUNKS
11 years ago

@BeezleDrop
srry bro i cant thumb u up on dis post, i was hoping u would feel similiar to what i feel about U2

@fluffer nutter
dude i luv U2 and da only gay song from dem is LEMON and dat was a experimental album and nooooo not like dat lol!

@ anyone
U2 has amazing talent and really adapted to some many genres and sub-genres dat to say u dont like any of der music is almost impossible or to deny that they are musical lengends who have the most grammies and have influnced so many artist is an outrage and U2 deserves respect lol