Rock just isn’t what it used to be. With Guitar Hero 5 capitalizing on in-game advertising and Rock Band selling out to LEGO just to earn some extra cash from the kiddies, rock has lost touch with its roots, man. Brütal Legend is joining in on the corporate schilling, offering bonuses for gamers who preorder from the Man (GameStop). Gamers will get early access to the Brütal Legend demo, which serves no purpose to gamers who are dead set on buying the game anyway. They’ll also get a bonus in-game guitar.
So much for sticking it to the Man and rebelling against the status quo. Rock used to be about the music, man. Not selling out.