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Old 12-27-2008, 02:06 PM   #16
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:06 PM   #17
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It's been pretty slow. All the clients have been home with their families for the holidays, but you know, we still have our regulars...like your dad.
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It's fun. As others have said, you have to be delusional to think you're really a rock star by playing Guitar Hero. It's like thinking you're a professional dancer because you're decent at Dance Dance Revolution.

It's not a sell-out game; it's a good way for artists to get exposure. The Fall of Troy got a lot of fans just because of F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. being in the game (ironically, most fans hate that song. seems fans always hate the most popular songs, like U2 fans and Vertigo).

The only people that annoy me are the people who get all uppity because they can play whatever song on Expert but have never touched a real guitar in their lives. As long as they treat it like a fun video game and nothing more, I have no problem with it. I do think it's silly to practice the game hours on end, but it's no different than playing any other game for hours on end
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I think GH (and Rock Band) is great addictive fun and the article is IMO just some shrill silly nonsense.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:37 PM   #20
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i've read articles about this since the franchise became popular. i'm just echoing other posts at this point, but it's ridiculous for someone to claim people are substituting the game for playing an actual instrument. sure, there's bound to be a couple morons out there who really are, but they're definitely the very small minority. i love playing it, but i would never expect to be able to pick up a bass and sound anything other than terrible. this kind of crap happens with every type of game - do fps games make people go on murderous rampages? of course not.
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It's been pretty slow. All the clients have been home with their families for the holidays, but you know, we still have our regulars...like your dad.
Oh no he didn't.....?!

The games are great for what they are but I would never regard someone that is great at GH as a talented musician.....just sounds pathetic.

I see more potential for new, upcoming bands to introduce their material as downloadable content. It was pretty cool when at my department's Xmas party I picked to play Electric Version by New Pornographers and others wanted to play it too because they genuinely enjoyed the music. It's also crazy to see what happens to people when Beastie Boys is playing.....
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I heard Nascar drivers are railing against all driving video games...
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