FACTOID # 5: Minnesota and Connecticut are both in the top 5 in saving money and total tax burden per capita.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Amplitude (video game)
Amplitude
Developer(s) Harmonix
Publisher(s) SCE
Release date(s) March 24, 2003
Genre(s) Music
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer,Online mode
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen (T)
PEGI: 12+
Platform(s) PlayStation 2

Amplitude is a 2003 PlayStation 2 musical video game. It was developed by Harmonix and is the sequel to the game Frequency. Image File history File links Amplitudebox. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Harmonix is a game developer for the PlayStation 2. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... SCE is an abbreviation with multiple meanings: School of Continuing Education, an adult continuing education school in Orange County, California Southern California Edison, a regional electrical power supplier Sony Computer Entertainment is a division of Sony Corporation which produces PlayStation hardware and games including online games. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... A music video game, also commonly known as a music game or rhythm game, is a type of video game where the gameplay is oriented almost entirely around the players ability to follow a musical beat and stay with the rhythm of the games soundtrack. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States. ... PEGIs logo Pan European Game Information, or more commonly PEGI, is a European system for rating the content of computer and video games, and other entertainment software. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... Harmonix is a game developer for the PlayStation 2. ... The PlayStation 2 game Frequency from Harmonix introduced a new style of rhythm video game. ...

Contents

Gameplay

In Amplitude, the player controls a ship (referred to as a "Beat Blaster") moving down a path of varying shapes and lengths, containing up to six tracks. Each color-coded track corresponds to a different aspect of the song, such as percussion, synth, bass, or vocals, and contains a sequence of notes. As the player hits buttons corresponding to the note placement on the track, the notes activate a small portion of the track. If the player successfully activates enough notes in sequence, the track is "captured" and the section will play automatically for a number of bars, freeing the player to capture another section. Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... Bass guitars typically have four strings instead of six as found on regular guitars. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ...


Capturing sections also releases "sonic energy" that keeps the Beat Blaster in motion. The primary object of the game is to capture a sufficient amount of sections to reach the end of the song. If the player continually misses notes, the energy meter empties until the game is over.


There are several different powerups available to the player to make gameplay easier. Powerups are gained by activating a series of specially shaped and colored notes. Such powerups allow immediate capturing of tracks, doubling of points scored, slowing down the speed of play, and jumping into freestyle mode (which allows the player to riff to the music, gaining points without the difficulty of playing predefined tracks). Riff is also an alternate spelling of Rif, a region of Morocco. ...


The player achieves a high score in the game by quickly moving from track to track without a break as each is completed, increasing a point multiplier. Tracks with more notes are worth more points, so choosing those over simple tracks is advantageous as well.


The game is structured as a series of levels, each containing a number of regular songs, a "boss" song, and a bonus song available when the player reaches a sufficient aggregate score for the level. Flag Ship from the video game Gorf In video games, a boss is a particularly challenging computer-controlled character that must be defeated at the end of a segment of a game, whether it be for a level, an episode, or the very end of the game itself (final boss). ...


Modes

Amplitude offers four different modes of play: single player game, remix, multiplayer and online.


In single player, the object is to unlock and complete all of the songs. There are four levels of gameply difficulty: Mellow, Normal, Brutal, and Insane. Certain songs are only available to play on harder difficulty settings. Often, the player is rewarded with pieces to construct and customize their FreQ avatar.


The remix mode in Amplitude is much like the one in Frequency. The player may place notes to every section of the song (except the vocal section) in whatever patterns they so choose, creating a unique version of the song. The effects (chorus, delay, etc.) and tempo of the song are also controllable. Finished remixes are available for gameplay in both single player and multiplayer modes. The chorus effect is a condition in the way people perceive nearly the same sound coming from more than one source. ... Delay is an audio effect which records an input signal to an audio storage medium, and then plays it back after a period of time[1]. The delayed signal may either be played back multiple times, or played back into the recording again, to create the sound of a repeating...


Multiplayer mode offers three distinct modes: a typical gameplay mode, a head-to-head mode and a remix mode. The main multiplayer mode offers up to four players simultaneous gameplay through any of the unlocked songs. The head-to-head mode features Simon says-esque gameplay between two players, in which the players alternate creating riffs and then attempting to play them back. The remix mode is identical to the single player remix mode, but with the participation of more players. Simon Says is a game for three or more players (most often children). ...


Online mode offers multiplayer play with an internet connection. However, as of February 26, 2007, Sony will discontinue the online Amplitude servers, preventing this feature from being used.[1]. February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ...


Songs

There are 26 songs in Amplitude, the majority of which are tracks by popular music artists, with genres ranging from electronica and dance to hip hop and alternative rock. Some of the tracks, however, were produced "in-house" specifically for Amplitude. For example, Kasson Crooker, who served as the musical director for the game, contributed the songs "Cool Baby", "Synthesized", "Robot Rockerz" and "Spaztik", as well as "Super Sprøde" as performed by his band Freezepop. Electronica is a term that covers a wide range of electronic or electronic-influenced music. ... Dance music is a style of popular music commonly played in dance music nightclubs, radio stations and shows and raves. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Kasson Crooker is the artist behind Symbion Project, DJ HMX, Komputer Kontroller, and Cosmonaut Zero. ... The members of Freezepop, left to right: Sean, Liz, the Duke Freezepop is an indie synthpop/New Wave band composed of Liz Enthusiasm, the Duke of Pannekoeken (originally the Duke of Candied Apples, both pseudonyms of Kasson Crooker), and the Other Sean T. Drinkwater (who claims to be a clone...


The following is a list of artists who contributed songs to the game, with corresponding song title, in order of gameplay. The fourth song in each section is a "boss" song while the fifth is an unlockable bonus song.

† - denotes an original track created specifically for Amplitude

Stage 1 - Neotropolis

  1. P.O.D. vs. T.C.M. - "Boom (The Crystal Method Mix)"
  2. Garbage - "Cherry Lips"
  3. Quarashi - "Baseline"
  4. Chris Child featuring Melissa Kaplan - "Shades of Blue"†
  5. Logan 7 - "Uptown Saturday Night"

Stage 2 - Beat Factory P.O.D. is a six-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Christian metal band from San Diego, California. ... The Crystal Method is an American electronic music duo consisting of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland. ... Garbage is an Scottish/American rock group formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1994. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

  1. Run-DMC - "King of Rock (X-Ecutioners Mix)"†
  2. The Baldwin Brothers - "Urban Tumbleweed"
  3. Weezer - "Dope Nose"
  4. David Bowie - "Everyone Says 'Hi' (Metro Mix)"
  5. Freezepop - "Super Sprøde"†

Stage 3 - Metaclouds Run-DMC is a famous hip hop crew founded by Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) and includes Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels, all from Hollis, Queens. ... For The King Of Rock N Roll see Elvis Presley. ... This article is about the musicians. ... Weezer is a rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... Dope Nose is the first single off the Weezers fourth album Maladroit. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, producer, arranger and audio engineer whose work spans five decades. ... Everyone Says Hi is a song written by David Bowie for the album Heathen in 2002. ... The members of Freezepop, left to right: Sean, Liz, the Duke Freezepop is an indie synthpop/New Wave band composed of Liz Enthusiasm, the Duke of Pannekoeken (originally the Duke of Candied Apples, both pseudonyms of Kasson Crooker), and the Other Sean T. Drinkwater (who claims to be a clone...

  1. Pink - "Respect"
  2. Papa Roach - "M-80 (Explosive Energy Movement)"
  3. Mekon with Roxanne Shante - "What's Going On"
  4. Herbie Hancock - "Rockit (2.002 Remix)"
  5. Production Club - "Rockstar"†

Stage 4 - Elektro Kore Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania), better known by her stage name P!NK (also written as Pink), is an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence in early January of 2000. ... Papa Roach is a four-piece nu metal band from Vacaville, California. ... Mekon, also known as Agent Provocateur, was born as John Gosling in the UK. He is a big beat musician and worked together with artists such as Schoolly D, Roxanne Shanté, Marc Almond and Afrika Bambaataa. ... Roxanne Shanté is an American hip hop vocalist, best known for her hit Roxannes Revenge. Her career began unusually, as she ran into three men talking about U.T.F.O., who had recently cancelled their performance at a show they were performing. ... Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award- and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... Rockit was a single from Herbie Hancocks 1983 album Future Shock. ...

  1. DJ HMX with Plural - "Cool Baby"†
  2. BT and Wildchild - "Kimosabe"†
  3. Manchild - "Nitro Narcosis"†
  4. Slipknot - "I Am Hated"
  5. Game Boyz - "Push"†

Stage 5 - Blastlands Freezepop is an indie synthpop band composed of Liz Enthusiasm, the Duke of Pannekoeken (originally the Duke of Candied Apples), and the Other Sean T. Drinkwater (who claimed to be a clone of the original Sean T. Drinkwater). ... Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1971 in Rockville, Maryland) is an electronica musician, better known by his stage name, BT. He has been called the Father of Trance for his pioneering in the trance genre [1],[2] and Prince of Dance Music for his multi-instrumentalist skills [3], and... Roger McKenzie, also known under his production alias of Wildchild, was born in 1971 in Southampton, England. ... Manchild is a British television comedy / drama series that ran for two seasons of seven fifty-minute episodes each on BBC Two between February 2002 and April 2003. ... Slipknot (sometimes written SlipKnoT) is a nine-piece musical group from Des Moines, Iowa, formed in 1995 and currently signed to Roadrunner Records. ...

  1. blink-182 - "The Rock Show"
  2. Styles of Beyond - "Subculture (Dieselboy + Kaos Rock Mix)"
  3. Akrobatik and Symbion Project - "Out The Box"†
  4. Symbion Project - "Synthesized"†
  5. Komputer Kontroller - "Robot Rockerz"†
  6. Cosmonaut Zero - "Spaztik"†

The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Was also a TV show on VH1 The Rock Show is the first single from blink-182s 2001 album Take off Your Pants and Jacket. ... Styles of Beyond is an underground rap group from Los Angeles. ... In sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a set of people with distinct sets of behavior and beliefs that differentiate them from a larger culture of which they are a part. ... Dieselboy Dieselboy is the stage name of Damian Higgins, an American jungle (music) DJ and producer. ... KAOS can mean: KAOS 89. ... Cover of Akrobatiks album Balance Akrobatik is a rapper from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Freezepop is an indie synthpop band composed of Liz Enthusiasm, the Duke of Pannekoeken (originally the Duke of Candied Apples), and the Other Sean T. Drinkwater (who claimed to be a clone of the original Sean T. Drinkwater). ... Freezepop is an indie synthpop band composed of Liz Enthusiasm, the Duke of Pannekoeken (originally the Duke of Candied Apples), and the Other Sean T. Drinkwater (who claimed to be a clone of the original Sean T. Drinkwater). ... Freezepop is an indie synthpop band composed of Liz Enthusiasm, the Duke of Pannekoeken (originally the Duke of Candied Apples), and the Other Sean T. Drinkwater (who claimed to be a clone of the original Sean T. Drinkwater). ... Freezepop is an indie synthpop band composed of Liz Enthusiasm, the Duke of Pannekoeken (originally the Duke of Candied Apples), and the Other Sean T. Drinkwater (who claimed to be a clone of the original Sean T. Drinkwater). ...

Trivia

  • The title of the game comes from Amplitude modulation (AM). The game's predecessor, Frequency, is named after Frequency modulation (FM).
  • Akrobatik provides the voice-over for the tutorial sequences.
  • The name "DJ HMX" is a reference to the game's developer, HARMONIX.
  • Freezepop, Akrobatik, and many of Kasson Crooker's aliases (including Symbion Project, DJ HMX, and Komputer Kontroller) were all previously featured in Frequency.
  • Many fans compiled wish lists of the songs they wanted to see in the game on Harmonix fan site, www.freq.com. The one song most often requested was The Crystal Method's remix of "Boom" by P.O.D. To this day, fans still post wish lists for a third game.

[[Amplitude modulation]] (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a carrier wave wirelessly. ... The PlayStation 2 game Frequency from Harmonix introduced a new style of rhythm video game. ... Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation which represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ... Cover of Akrobatiks album Balance Akrobatik is a rapper from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Crystal Method is an American electronic music duo consisting of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland. ... P.O.D. is a six-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Christian metal band from San Diego, California. ...

References

  1. ^ Kotaku - Amplitude Online Server Getting Axed

External links

  • Harmonix web-site
  • Kasson Crooker's web-site
  • Online Community for Frequency/Amplitude players
  • Freqremixes.net, a community dedicated to hosting remixes from Frequency and Amplitude's remix modes

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m