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11 Jun 2010 10:58


Tech: “Rock Band” decides pretending to play music not enough for pros

  • Admit it, nerds, you were waiting for this moment. The “Rock Band” series has always been about fake instruments, but in the upcoming third edition, there’s going to be room for a lot more than just pretending. On top of the traditional style of gameplay, there will be a “pro” version that allows you to play instruments just like the real thing. The keytar, above, reacts like a real keyboard. The “Fender Mustang” has hundreds of buttons and nylon strings, so it acts like a real guitar. But the most killer one? The Squier Stratocaster, which actually doubles as a real guitar. The boys in the “Guitar Hero” labs have some catching up to do. source