Blake Snow

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Rock Band: a video game anyone can get excited for

I’m a big fan of video games. I write about them, play them, and deny my addiction to them when not eating out with Lindsey and the girls or watching sports. One game I’m particularly excited for this holiday is Rock Band.

The Associated Press has the story: “While “Guitar Hero” limits participants to one instrument, “Rock Band” will accommodate a singer, a lead guitar, a base or rhythm guitar and a drum kit. To score points, players must hit exactly the right note, the right tempo or sing in key. “You can play it alone, with your friends, or online,” says Brent Dady, product manager of EA.”

I’ll still buy the new Guitar Hero later this month when it’s released on Wii, but am anxious to play Rock Band with a group of friends. Interestingly, the latter game is getting so much attention that music labels are asking how they can get involved to combat struggling album sales.

Rock Band releases Nov. for Xbox 360, PS3, and PS2 with a Wii version expected earlier next year.