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Guitar Hero: "Sooo Original"
Posted: Thursday January 17th, 2008 by

RedOctane, publisher of the Guitar Hero series of games, has entered into a partnership with the National Association of Music Merchants as part of NAMM's "Wanna Play?" campaign which endeavors to bring virtual and real-life "musicianship" closer together. The campaign looks to "demonstrate a fun progression from playing an interactive game with roots in music to learning how to play an instrument for real," says NAMM CEO Joe Lamond.
Source: NextGen [ more info ]

Though I might poke at the idea as being "unoriginal" since the Rockband website already links visitors to real world instruments via their online store, I actually think it's great. I've always been interested in learning to play the guitar. I've even owned a guitar from time to time. But, I've never possessed the appropriate amount of follow through to make it happen. Playing games like Guitar Hero and Rockband have only made my desire to play a real guitar that much more intense.

I suspect, since there's already evidence to support the idea that Guitar Hero promotes interest in playing for real, that this partnership will be wildly successful.

Today's Pimpage: Woody is wearing a "Ribcage" shirt from the Rockband Store.

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