I hadn’t played
until quite recently, but the game is pretty awesome. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, it’s a PS2 game where you have to play along with a song by hitting the right notes at the right time. The controller used is shaped like a guitar (seen above) and it’s tough to get started, but addictive fun once you’ve played a couple times.
Anyway, Red Octane, the game’s publisher, was also bought recently, in their case by uber-publisher Activision.
Guiter Hero II
is due soon—I saw a demo of it played live at PAX last month. Here’s hoping that MTV and Activision can combine to make the games even better, and not fade it into obscurity like MTV itself.