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Stiq Figures, August 8 - 10: Missed opportunities edition

S. Prell, @SamPrell

I was a pretty big Rock Band fan back in the day. I purchased the complete set of plastic instruments and then some, making sure I had plenty of options for guests to utilize during weekly bouts of strumming, drumming and humming. I spent hours tweaking and brainstorming band names and logos until I came up with the perfect one for me and my buddies: Last Survivors of the Nostromo. Pop culture references!

Anyway, Rock Band was great, but I was always surprised and a bit disappointed that one of my favorite songs of all time never made it onto the game's downloadable charts. That song: "Everything is Alright" by Motion City Soundtrack. It's a happy, peppy song with what I feel are clever lyrics and catchy hooks. The drum part toward the end of the song is especially fun to air-wail to, and I always crank it loud whenever it comes up on my mp3 player.

So for this week's Stiq Figures, what are the dream games and/or features that you always wished to see but never did? Mine is a song from a music game, but maybe one of your favorite characters from a book or movie never made it into the video game adaptation, or you're still waiting for a video game based on the book Gravity's Rainbow? Tell us in the comments below, right after you check this week's Japanese hardware sales after the break!

3DS LL: 33,172 [UP] 1,432
Vita: 17,084 [DOWN] 95
Wii U: 13,598 [UP] 3,952
3DS: 7,873 [UP] 854
PS3: 6,486 [DOWN] 119
PS4: 5,470 [DOWN] 225
Vita TV: 1,344 [DOWN] 162
PSP: 301 [DOWN] 163
Xbox 360: 151 [DOWN] 6

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