Rocksmith Turns Game Into Real Guitar Playing
December 22, 2011 at 7:04 AM (PT)
While the GUITAR HERO videogame series may have lost its initial luster as a catalyst for record sales, the makers of ROCKSMITH hope their game will revive the videogame musician genre. The key is that unlike the plastic guitar used for GUITAR HERO, users plug in a real, six-stringed guitar into the game to play.
ROCKSMITH -- which retails for $79.99 -- can be played on UBISOFT, XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PC. Gamers simply plug in their electric guitar (or an acoustic guitar with a pickup ) into the console or computer. Those without guitars can get the software bundled with an entry-level EPIPHONE LES PAUL JR. guitar for $199.
The effect is turning guitar lessons into a game. Users learn to play THE ROLLING STONES' "Satisfaction," as well as classics by The ANIMALS, CREAM and material from more contemporary artists such as THE BLACK KEYS and TITUS ANDRONICUS.
You can read a review on YAHOO here.