If you are looking for a new type of game to play, especially if you have a few friends to drop by, then the release of Rock Band is for you.  It comes with a single guitar, drums and a microphone, and according to Ars Technica’s testing, the guitar from Guitar Hero 3 is instantly recognized by the game, allowing multiple guitarists in your rock band.  It’s single player is described as very lonely, so make sure to grab some friends to play along with you, and maybe a frosty beverage or two for the singer.

“There is something almost brave about the decision to make a game like Rock Band. With Activision and Red Octane ably handling the Guitar Hero franchise, what could Harmonix do that was bigger, louder, and even more daring? The answer was simple: make the guitar only one part of the set and bring gamers the experience of being in a band. The result of this fever-dream of a game is awe-inspiring when you see it for the first time: the set comes in a box that’s almost four times as deep as the Guitar Hero 3 packaging and weighs around 20 pounds. The second you pick up the box, you’ll know that there is some serious hardware in there.”

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