Apparently plugging a plastic guitar into game consoles and mastering insanely hard solos played by mashing five buttons was not enough for the video game masses. The folks at Harmonix are planning on filling homes across the nation with entire bands rocking out in front of TVs just in time for the holiday season.
But this isn't just about guitars any more. Now all your friends who just can't get into lead guitar solos but can keep a steady beat or belt out the vocals can join in the fun.
Rock Band is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com and Gamestop.com. The full set includes the game, guitar, drums and a mic with a retail price of $199US. You can buy the game and instruments individually as well. Perhaps you just want to bash drums. Well you can do that while others play with you on Xbox Live.
I'm really looking forward to getting Rock Band. My partner has always been more of a drummer really, so now she'll be able to keep the beat while I solo away into the wee hours of the morning. Rock on!