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Rock Band - Video Game

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Me and my friends had 2 free hours on Saturday night, so we all formed a band, bought instruments, learned instruments, got a manager, booked a performance, played a show at a bar...all within those 2 hours. B )

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You could totally play at a bar - oooh that stage presense :)

So do you think we shouldnt play Rock Band or Guitar Hero for fun?

Just curious since you play out and are certified and learned the instrument etc... if your opinion is the same as the other poster or different.

And believe me..Im all for kids learning music and to play, because really my favorite thing to do is listen to music...pretty much my whole life, but I dont get why a game like such is so bad. :)

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i love playing rockband and guitar hero, its alot of fun. I dont see any problem with it.

You know what youre right....Im barking up the wrong tree, because if I actually inspired one of you to form a band you would just cover oasis and coldplay songs anyway. :lol:

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i love playing rockband and guitar hero, its alot of fun. I dont see any problem with it.

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I think its a great idea, its not like everyone can just pick up a guitar learn to play and sing and be a good musician or even have the resources too. I thank my mom for getting me into it when i was 11 or 12 and ive played since, im truly blessed to have my mom influence me in a positive way like that, and to help me with funds to get equipment.

The game is like 100, expensive for a game but everyone love music, there isnt a problem with anyone picking it up and playing as much as they want, its fun, its clean, better then kids doing drugs and other stuff.

I know what goes on with kids my age, im 18 and a high school senior, video games arent nearly as bad as what most kids do at this age. I might be differant since im one of the few straightedge teenagers, but my overall opinion on the game is great for entertainment.

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A song that you wrote. As in, not someone elses song.

And hey, I play hockey, and I love playing NHL 08..The difference to me is that I know I could never be in the NHL.....But if you spend a year really practicing and learning an instrument, youll be good enough to get in a band and play out....which is much more rewarding than playing someone elses sh!t in your living room, you know?

And I have friends that love this game, my one friend Ive seen spend at least an hour or two a day on thie freaking game, and I tell him all the time "if you spent this amount of time learning the acutal guitar, you could play half the songs you learned on 'guitar hero' on a real guitar."

He doesnt care, but I digress.....

For someone in their mid 20s and up I understand how it would not be attractive to learn an instrument, because you work full time, etc....and its easier to learn the game, obviously

But if youre a younger person or a little kid....for example...if I had a 10 year old who was addicted to this game, I would cut him off, and make him learn a real guitar...he would thank me later. or at least make him split video guitar and real guitar time....

This way, you can play all those classic rock songs and whatnot, but the beautiful part is when you make something up yourself and somebody else wants to play what YOU wrote.....

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Okay, my one friend is personally opposed to the concept of Guitar Hero/Rock Band. This has been my logic against him.

Not everyone has the talent to be in a real band. Not everyone has the time, friends or money. Or the patience. But everyone can pick this game up and have fun playing it. It's a really entertaining game no matter how you slice it, and just because it's a "simulation," aren't a lot of good video games? Sports games, racing games, adventure games are all included. It's really fun, it's something different and it's another step toward the inevitable virtual reality type of games to come in the next decade or so.

So that's my two cents.

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You know whats even more fun than spending hours learning how to play a virtual instrument?

Spending that time learning how to play a REAL one.

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I played rock band for the first time last night, with two of my friends.

The group experience of rock band far outweighs the group experience of guitar hero.

If all you want one of the games for is solely the guitar, then go with guitar hero - it has better songs, you can actually see the hammerons and pulloffs, the guitar is way better, and overall the experience is better.

if you're going to play in a group, go with rock band. the songs are pretty bad, and the drums are hard, at least for me, but its a lot of fun. the only songs i've even ever heard of are Sandman, Run to the Hills, and Wanted Dead or Alive. I got 99% Vocals on hard for Enter Sandman :)

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