Tag Archives: paul mccartney
Sat, Jul 07, 2012 | 15:47 BST
Paul McCartney is composing music with Bungie, the musical legend has confirmed via Twitter. “I’m really excited to be working on writing music with @bungie, the studio that made Halo,” he tweeted. McCartney said back in January he was “working on music for a computer game.” Looks like we’ll be able to hear his compositions in Destiny, or whatever Bungie has decided to call it’s “sci-fantasy, action shooter game” series. Activision and Bungie have stated the first game should arrive in 2013, but neither party has confirmed any further details. Via Eurogamer.
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 | 15:12 GMT
Tue, Sep 08, 2009 | 07:37 BST
The Beatles: Rock Band may now be a top review-grabbing, sure-to-be-successful super-game, but Paul McCartney’s initial thoughts on Harmonix’s pitch weren’t exactly complimentary.
From this Guardian piece:
There were “a couple of grown-ups standing looking very foolish with these little plastic guitars playing to a screen”, he says. “And we’re going, ‘Yeah, all right… It just looks like a really bad band.’ They said: ‘We really can do a great one with the Beatles, and we’ll show you.’ So Ringo and I got a bit intrigued. They said: ‘Look, the thing is, if we get it right, these things are very, very popular.’ And we go, ‘Yeah, well, we know, because our kids and the young people we know do it.’”
McCartney’s scepticism gently lifted. “The scepticism is in order not to make a terrible mistake,” he explained. “We go, ‘no, no,’ and we’re really down on it, and they’ve really got to prove themselves. We won’t go, ‘Oh, that’s nice… go on boys, you just do it.’ We guard the flame a bit. But then they did come back one day and they had something. They were playing our songs, they had some visuals that were half-working, and the penny dropped. We went, ‘You know what? This could be pretty cool.’”
And the rest is history. Good history, “the Shareholders” hope.
Tue, May 12, 2009 | 18:46 BST
Sun, Apr 19, 2009 | 07:24 BST
The first, very shonky footage of Beatles: The Rock Band hit YouTube last night, courtesy of a live showing of video from the game at a Coachella Paul McCartney gig.
This could be the game that finally tips us over the Rock Band edge. Why would you not want to play this? The press scrum for the special edition’s going to be hilarious.
Look and see. It’s out in September.