If you've ever seen people playing Rock Band or GuitarHero at a party, odds are you've also heard a conversation similar to this one.
“I just don't get why people spend all that time mastering a useless skill. It's not like you actually learn how to play guitar!”
Seven45 studios, a company very new to the industry, is working on a game aimed squarely at that sort of complainer. PowerGig: Rise of the Sixstring is a 'Rock Band' style music game, with one very big twist; the guitars are real. They've got actual strings and, according to everyone I talked to at the Gig PAX booth, their goal in making this game was to teach people how to actually play guitar.
Unfortunately, I am totally incompetent when it comes to both music, and musical video games. I spent quite a while watching them demo their instruments, and came away extremely impressed. I'm not sure if Gig will be able to unseat either of the titans, but it could prove to be a superior training tool for real guitarists.
Power Gig: Rise of the Sixstring will launch this Fall.
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