What is this little dude, 8 years old? While we're all playing Guitar Hero, he's doing the real thing! (Let's all hang our heads in collective shame.)
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What is it with the kids these days? Instead of ditching school to join rock bands, they're now dropping out to play Guitar Hero?! Yes, a North Carolina teenager named Blake Peebles is being home schooled so he can devote all of his free time to a videogame. Read the ridiculous report here.
I have many fond memories of rocking out hard core with my pals with Guitar Hero until dawn. Since it was the first of its kind, it will always have a place in my game loving heart. But things change, and so do my obsessions. Currently, I bust out Rock Band every chance I get. It's the ultimate party game, and I don't remember life without it. Maybe that's going a little far, but it's seriously that awesome.
With soon-to-be-released Guitar Hero On Tour taking it up a notch and coming stocked with a drum kit and microphone, we're about to have a full on battle of the bands on our hands! But until then, tell me: Which is your favorite rock game to play these days?
If you're secretly longing to grab a seat for the American Idols Live! tour this year then you may now have a good excuse to go without being made fun of by your friends: they'll let you tinker around with the new Guitar Hero World Tour system, and then compete during a special "half-time" competition between Idols and fans.
Since Guitar Hero has already made friends with the Idol franchise, enlisting the top two Davids to star in their hilarious Risky Business commercials, it's only natural that they would take them on tour as a cool opening band. You'll find Guitar Hero on Tour and Steven Tyler Editions in booths along the tour route, and as for the half-time competition, GH experts will square off with the Idols on stage to be crowned. . . um, Top Shredder, I guess?
On a side note, who was the evil costume designer that put David Cook in that wig?
Watching these Guitar Hero spots with David Cook and David Archuleta each re-enacting the famous depantsed-Tom Cruise scene in Risky Business with the video game, it's pretty obvious why Cook was crowned American Idol. He really commits in this clip, ruling the lip-synced song, and showing off all his moves. I'm sure Simon would agree. I guess the ad did its job too — I totally want to go pick up my plastic guitar and unleash my inner rock star!
To see David Archuleta's version, just read more
It's not like you have to convince me that I need to see a summer comedy with Dwight Schrute in it. But do you really want to make sure I'm there? Then load up a trailer full of Guitar Hero (and yes, real guitar playing, but you know what I'm looking for), Macs, and YouTube. Not only does The Rocker look hilarious, it's clearly going to feed my geeky, video-game playin' cinematic needs. Check out the ingenious way they use Apple's iSight and video chat for music!
Oh, and you KNOW "The Naked Drummer" totally sounds like it could be the next big viral video!
I guess I'm not the only person upset at how bad I butcher songs on Guitar Hero — Charlie Daniels of the Charlie Daniels Band is fuming about his song, The Devil Went Down To Georgia, being included on the game, saying it's been "perverted" and that he's "disgusted with the result." Kotaku spotted this on Charlie Daniel's own website, which reveals that he lost the publishing rights to the song years ago in a settlement.
All I can think is, awww, Charlie Daniels! I wish he knew the joy Guitar Hero brings to everybody and the inspiration to learn the guitar that the game has brought (for me anyway), as well as the exposure of such a rad song to a younger generation.
Chin up, buddy. I swear everyone's not as crappy as me on that song.
Guitar Hero has just gotten a whole lot sexier thanks to Colorware's customizable color options for your guitar! When I spotted this pink version on Shiny Shiny I realized that my black and white guitar needed a serious makeover (and the stickers just have to go). Colorware can color your Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 guitars, whatever your fancy, with prices starting at $99. And to get your fretboard or buttons colored it will cost you $10 extra. I love the pink buttons, but I don't think I'll be able to keep my game up (especially my one-on-one rock out sessions with Slash) without my colored keys — is that considered cheating?!