Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

RIP Neil Peart

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 13, 2020

I didn’t think it was possible to feel the kind of grief I did from the death of a man I never met, but Friday’s news hit me kinda hard. Neil Peart, drummer and primary lyricist for my favorite band, Rush, died of brain cancer. Rush was effectively retired…  we expected that when we attended […]

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Learning to Make Games: Putting in the Time

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 21, 2014

My dad used to joke about how he’d bought all this exercise equipment but it hadn’t helped him one bit. Then he’d say something like, “I’m going to try using some of it now, and see if that makes a difference.” Yeah, it was a lame joke. But I sometimes get into that mentality, too. […]

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Yet More Ways to Use Your Console to Learn to Play Guitar…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 15, 2011

Rocksmith. Coming this fall… Ubitsoft’s New Rocksmith Game to Let Players Use Any Real Electric Gutar… An interesting point that’s just thrown out there in this Hollywood Reporter article about the game is this:  “Another Guitar Hero killer was the cost to license music. But Key says that’s not an issue yet with Rocksmith because […]

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A Whole New Game of Rock Band…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 14, 2011

My new Fender Squier Rock Band 3 guitar arrived on Friday.  I’ve been saving up for this puppy for a few months in preparation for its release. Fortunately, I’d already picked up a $40 Mad Catz midi-to-XBox converter that I knew it required. This was the kind of thing I’ve been waiting for since the […]

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Rube Goldberg Music Video “This Too Shall Pass”

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 16, 2010

Okay, yeah, I’m slow, I live in a cave, and I hadn’t seen this until this weekend. So here it is for all the other cave-dwellers: Interesting side-note – as I understand it, these guys basically had to kinda-sorta “go indie” with outside sponsorship (marketing) from State Farm to do this thing after their record […]

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