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Harrah's Rockband

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 20th February 2009 1:48pm
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Harrah's has announced a national Rockband competition. For those who don't know, Rockband is a rock band video game simulator where players tickle the buttons on miniature plastic guitars, basses, thwomp mini-drumsets and hollar into microphones to the bouncing ball, racking up points for accuracy along the way.

Playing Rockband at its expert level settings (i.e. attempting to mimic the preposterous sweep arpeggio insanity of Dragonforce) requires a great deal of dexterity and coordination. IMHO, that time would probably be better spent learning how to play a real guitar as the fringe benefits (girls, lots of em) way outweigh the detractors (drummers, starvation, hangovers, mangled fingers.)

Perhaps as a way to memorialize those whose skills are barely one step above air guitar performance artists and one step below actual skill Harrah's has opened up their doors, hearts and Total Rewards sign up desks.

Should you and your mates win - no doubt thrashing your way through Mastodon's 'Colony of Birchmen,' Soundgarden's 'Spoonman,' Megadeth's 'Peace Sells...' or Metallica's 'Battery' - you'll take home a whopping $10,000, plus the opportunity to "open" for the B-52s at the House of Blues, Showboat Atlantic City.

FYI: Open = do your Rockband schtick onstage, in front of an audience known for throwing rock lobsters at the stage.

Is Rockband the new beer pong? Coming soon to an O'Shea's near you?



Comments & Discussion:

The new beer pong? No. Wii Sports Bowling is the new beer pong......

Rockband and Guitar Hero are the new karaoke.

proud player of guitar hero and rockband...

and not only am i out of shape, but i'm an out of shape dork - my quads hurt from doing the Hula Hoop exercise on the Wii Fit (holds right hand up to forehead with thumb and first finger extended)

Rock band isn't dirty enough to be in OSheas.

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