Halo 3: ODST, Firefly & Guitar Hero 5

Halo 3: ODST

I just watched  the newest trailer for Halo 3: ODST.

As I was watching, I kept feeling like the voice of the guy narrating was very familiar… then it hit me! It’s the voice of the coolest sci-fi hero since Han Solo; Malcolm Reynolds, Captain of the Serenity. Well, actually it’s actor Nathan Fillion, but you know what I mean. As the trailer progressed, I realized that they are also using his likeness.

Malcolm Reynolds

Just to be sure that I was correct before blogging about it, I looked the game up on IMDB and saw that Fillion isn’t the only Firefly alum in the game. Alan Tudyk and Adam Baldwin, as well as Battlestar Galactica veteran Tricia Helfer all play prominent roles in the game. All they need now are a couple voices from Star Trek and Star Wars, and they will have geek “bingo.”

It’s worth watching this one in HD:

Browncoats (Firefly fans) everywhere will be able to follow the Captain into battle when Halo 3: ODST hits store shelves on 9/22/09.

What can I say… Browncoats are excitable, and I am a not ashamed to identify myself as one.

Guitar Hero 5

In other video game news, Activision Blizzard released the complete track list for Guitar Hero 5:

You can view the complete list on GameSpot.

Some of the songs that stand out to me at first glance include:

  • Dire Straits – “Sultans of Swing”
  • Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  • Queen & David Bowie – “Under Pressure” (coolest baseline ever) (Vanilla Ice sucks)
  • Bob Dylan – “All Along the Watchtower”
  • The Derek Trucks Band – “Young Funk” (Derek Trucks is the man)
  • Gov’t Mule – “Streamline Woman”
  • Iron Maiden – “2 Minutes to Midnight”
  • Jeff Beck – “Scatterbrain (Live)”
  • King Crimson – “21st Century Schizoid Man”
  • Peter Frampton – “Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy for the Devil”
  • Santana – “No One to Depend On (Live)”

There are many more great ones, but those really stand out to me, and a lot of them surprise me a bit.

Guitar Hero 5 is due out on 9/1/09.

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