What We're NOT Playing -- Volume 39 (Sorry 'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith,' 'Final Fantasy Tactics A2' and 'The Princess Bride')

It's almost a three-day weekend here at MTV Multiplayer, a much needed break before this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off.

But we can't end short week without talking about what games we're not playing this week.

Once again, Jason Cipriano and myself find ourselves agreeing on the game we won't be playing this week -- "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith." Both of us seem to have invested into the "Rock Band" experience and don't find the single-instrument games appealing anymore.

JasonCipriano: At least we have "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" ... 5 years ago the closest thing to living the rockstar dream was that Journey game for the Atari 2600

JasonCipriano: Ya gotta take the good with the bad.

JasonCipriano: Really that's just the facts of life.

PatrickKlepek: There was a "Journey" game?

JasonCipriano: Oh man ... really.

JasonCipriano: You're kidding right.

JasonCipriano: Please tell me you're kidding.

JasonCipriano: I thought the intern was the only one I had to educate about classic games around here....

PatrickKlepek: I barely remember the Atari 2600 I owned.

PatrickKlepek: It's even possible I didn't own one. It was too long ago.

PatrickKlepek: I just remember "Pong."

Read on to find out why we won't be rocking out to "Dream On" anytime soon.

PatrickKlepek: Well, Jason, I'm back from touring the country -- well, mostly areas of California I'll never visit again. My rockstar fantasties are once again limited to "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero."

JasonCipriano: Back with to common folk again.

PatrickKlepek: And no more taking showers with a hose.

PatrickKlepek: Though it's not as bad as you'd think.

JasonCipriano: At least we have "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" ... 5 years ago the closest thing to living the rockstar dream was that Journey game for the Atari 2600

JasonCipriano: Ya gotta take the good with the bad.

JasonCipriano: Really that's just the facts of life.

PatrickKlepek: There was a "Journey" game?

JasonCipriano: Oh man ... really.

JasonCipriano: You're kidding right.

JasonCipriano: Please tell me you're kidding.

JasonCipriano: I thought the intern was the only one I had to educate about classic games around here....

PatrickKlepek: I barely remember the Atari 2600 I owned.

PatrickKlepek: It's even possible I didn't own one. It was too long ago.

PatrickKlepek: I just remember "Pong."

JasonCipriano: Watch the video here in awe

PatrickKlepek: Will do. But maybe we should get back on track. This isn't exactly What We're Not Playing On Our Atari 2600 In The 80s.

PatrickKlepek: My pick for the week does relate to "Journey," though. Sort of.

PatrickKlepek: I'm passing on "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith" this week.

JasonCipriano: You're right... because we should be playing Journey's game .. not playing

JasonCipriano: (scratch the end of that last one - i dont know what i was starting to say)

JasonCipriano: Wow... I'm not playing "Guitar Herosmith" either

JasonCipriano: Shall we compare reasons?

PatrickKlepek: It's not because I don't like the "Guitar Hero" franchise. I do. I loved the first two "Guitar Hero" games, and chose to side with "Rock Band" last fall because of the band format.

PatrickKlepek: I don't want to go back to a single instrument game. Not a guitar-based one, anyway.

JasonCipriano: Well, ok, that's a pretty valid reason.

PatrickKlepek: That's not yours?

JasonCipriano: And GHerosmith (deal with it I'm going to keep using it) is pretty much the last release that will be one instrument

JasonCipriano: Not exactly.

JasonCipriano: My biggest reason, is I'm not that big a fan of Aerosmith

JasonCipriano: I mean I like them and all, but, I don't need a game that's more than half made up of their songs.

JasonCipriano: In all honesty, there's only a handful of bands that I would.

JasonCipriano: SO, I suppose it comes down to song selection for me.

PatrickKlepek: I wonder if you'd be interested in how I wish "Aerosmith" worked.

PatrickKlepek: I don't mind that they're releasing a retail product. Not everyone is interested -- or knows how to use -- downloadable content.

JasonCipriano: Worked in a way that it would turn into something that you would be playing?

PatrickKlepek: But I wish those songs were just made available for "Guitar Hero: World Tour," then. Just make it a giant $40 "Aerosmith" bundle. You don't get the career mode, character models, etc -- but you get the songs.

JasonCipriano: Well, that would make complete sense wouldn't it?

JasonCipriano: And perhaps release the Aerosmith and Run DMC characters as addtional DLC?

JasonCipriano: Because really playing as Run DMC is about the only thing that might encourage me to pick up the game

PatrickKlepek: Yeah, exactly.

PatrickKlepek: Release the retail versions for the consumers that want that experience in a package; distill it down to downloadable chunks for the rest.

JasonCipriano: Maybe they still will.

PatrickKlepek: I hope so. They've already made a convincing argument for me to pick up "World Tour" this fall with their new instruments.

JasonCipriano: If they are going to compete in any way with Rock Band's DLC releases, it would make sense for them to make the songs avalible for World Tour

JasonCipriano: Really? More instruments?

JasonCipriano: I've reached my maximum of peripherals

PatrickKlepek: A touch-sensitive neck on the guitar? Cymbals on the drums? I'm head over heels.

PatrickKlepek: I can always sell the old ones on Craigslist.

JasonCipriano: Don't get me wrong. They are intriguing.

PatrickKlepek: But here's my problem. I've spent $150+ on downloadable content for "Rock Band.

JasonCipriano: But I can't bring myself to have two, or even three sets of band equipment in my apt

PatrickKlepek: Even if I want to switch to the "Guitar Hero" experience, that's a hard bit of justification.

JasonCipriano: Damn. That's impressive. I think I'm still in the $30 - $50 range

PatrickKlepek: That's still almost a whole new game.

JasonCipriano: My MS points are more than aware.

JasonCipriano: Have you purchased any GH DLC?

PatrickKlepek: I didn't buy "Guitar Hero III," and passed on "Guitar Hero II" on Xbox 360 because I'd already bought the PS2 version a few months earlier.

JasonCipriano: So, you've made your choice.

PatrickKlepek: Maybe. I might pick up "World Tour"'s drum set by itself.

PatrickKlepek: Depends on what I hear about "Rock Band" at E3.

JasonCipriano: Has it been announced that GH3 DLC will transfer over to GHOT?

PatrickKlepek: There's some conflicting reports about it. I'm actually trying to get that cleared up. It looks likely, though.

JasonCipriano: The big question wold be if that comes as only guitar, or if it comes as full band.

JasonCipriano: "Rock Band" has that working for it.

JasonCipriano: You already know what you're going to get

PatrickKlepek: Very true. There are many unaswered questions.

JasonCipriano: We've digressed quite a bit here huh?

PatrickKlepek: ...yeah.

JasonCipriano: Let's try and bring it back.

JasonCipriano: Is there anything else that you won't be playing this week?

PatrickKlepek: I also won't be playing "Final Fantasy Tactics A2," but that's only because I suck at strategy games.

PatrickKlepek: "Advance Wars" is about as...advanced...as I get.

JasonCipriano: All strategy games or just tactics games?

PatrickKlepek: Anything turn-based just blows my mind because they typically deal more heavily with stats.

PatrickKlepek: I used to love real-time-strategy games, though, and can't wait to play "Red Alert 3" and "StarCraft II."

JasonCipriano: Both of those games are quite the time commitment

PatrickKlepek: Yeah, but I was obsessed with both as a young gamer. I'm ready to re-learn strategy games with them.

JasonCipriano: They seem like a good place to restart.

PatrickKlepek: Anything else you're passing on?

JasonCipriano: "The Princess Bride" game stands out

JasonCipriano: but other than that - not really.

PatrickKlepek: I'm just anxious to relax over the long weekend.

PatrickKlepek: Maybe finish some more "MGS4."

JasonCipriano: Maybe I can finish "TWEWY" ... It's been so long

PatrickKlepek: I still need to start that. The "road" proved too distracting.

JasonCipriano: It's pretty great.

JasonCipriano: We are again venturing into what we are playing.

JasonCipriano: Perhaps we should wrap this up?

PatrickKlepek: Let's. Cheers to a three day weekend!

JasonCipriano: Horray for freedom.