Much ado about music games

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Published today in the Globe & Mail’s Technology section is my article looking at Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour, in which I wonder what the future of music video games might look like.

Interviews included Greg LoPiccolo from Harmonix, Kai Huang from RedOctane, and the enlightened Terry McBride, CEO of Nettwerk.

When the video game Rock Band was released last year, it reset the baseline for music games. Guitar Hero, which established the market for such games in North America, is still popular, but players can only take on the guise of a guitarist. With Rock Band, gamers can play bass, drums, or even vocals.

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