Sunday, June 8, 2008

"Guitar Hero: Metallica" - on store shelves by April '09

According to Reuters and The Street and E! and Wired and - ah hell, that's enough - Metallica and Activision have arranged to make a special edition of Guitar Hero where gamers get to be James, Kirk, Lars, and... uh, Cliff or Jason or Rob.

It'll be a sequel to the upcoming Guitar Hero: Aerosmith edition, and a backlash has already begun against what the GH franchise could quickly do to music, and to gaming. John Mayer, for one, doesn't have a lot of respect for the whole GH phenom, telling Rolling Stone: "I don't ever want to be the kind of guy who rails against whatever progress has taken place. But Guitar Hero was devised to bring the guitar-playing experience to the masses without them having to put anything into it. And having done both, there's nothing like really playing guitar. I mean, what would you rather drive, a Ferrari or one of those amusement-park cars on a track?"

Good point, but a Ferrari can scare the hell out you at 180 mph, and a carnival car can be a lot of fun....

1 comment:

G-Fab said...

Yeah, by being a prick, Mayer disproved his own point.

I'd like to see what GH is all about. I'll bet it's fun.