Getting The Band Back Together…At Best Buy

If you stop by Best Buy’s gaming section this holiday season you’re likely to see a scene not too different from that pictured above. EA’s new release of Rock Band has hit the stores and impromptu jam sessions of rockstar wannabes are being held daily at the demo stations. Sales have been brisk.

Rock Band takes the Guitar Hero experience to a new level (11) with multiple hook ups for guitar, drums and mic. Say what you will about 14 and 40 year olds rocking out to Tom Sawyer….but the game is quite innovative and a major advance of interaction by having players use instruments (well…controllers) together to create beautiful music. It’s a great multiplayer experience. And isn’t living out rock star fantasies more productive than killing monsters and collecting treasure?