#1
I was at Sam Ash today, and they were selling rock band as if it were a real instrument.

When they start selling fake intruments at real instrument stores, i think the line has been crossed.

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#2
whooaaaaa what?

we have to kill them.

while rock band is fun, it should NOT be associated with real instruments.
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#3
oh my gosh! that is ridiculous haha. I do agree a line has been crossed. I like rock band, but the only thing close to a real instrument in that is the drums. and vocals i guess, but it is by no means a real instrument. I concur, line crossed!
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#4
Yea i saw a guy wearing a rockband shirt today at my school.

he looked really gay
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#5
I agree completely. I saw GHIII at Guitar Center the last time I was there, and haven't been back. I take my business to the smaller local shop, as I mostly just buy strings, etc... I'll pay the higher prices.
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#6
people probably buy it, so why not sell it ?

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#8
money is money to capitalists

It dosn't matter to them, they get the cash, you get the ****

cut and dry, its capitalism
#9
I own rock band, and its very fun. But i do not think they should be trying to turn muscians into rock band players. They should be trying to turn rock band players into muscians.
#10
I see nothing wrong with it. My local shop sells concert dvds alongside their guitars, so why not GH/Rock Band? They're basically interactive concerts (at least, according to Gibson ).

You all need to stop being elitists.
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#11
i saw gh at guitar center too, they also had rock band

just think if ppl put the same time into reel guitar as yhey do guitar hero we prolly wouldn't have so many metal head d-bags
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#12
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I see nothing wrong with it. My local shop sells concert dvds alongside their guitars, so why not GH/Rock Band? They're basically interactive concerts (at least, according to Gibson ).

You all need to stop being elitists.


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#16
saying real guitar is harder than a video game isn't elitest, its just a fact
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I see nothing wrong with it. My local shop sells concert dvds alongside their guitars, so why not GH/Rock Band? They're basically interactive concerts (at least, according to Gibson ).

You all need to stop being elitists.


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#21
Why do any of you care. I don't really care if someone enjoys Rock Band or Guitar Hero. So what if they sell it all a guitar store? It doesn't affect you or your purchases. People buy it, why not sell it? Capitalism 101. They sell drums, keyboards, and mics at Guitar Center, should they remove those too?

If some kid in Guitar Center goes, "I can play "Through the Fire and Flames" on expert and you can't even play it on real guitar? Guitar Hero is so much harder," Thats a totally different story. But the mere sell of the game is absolutely nothing to whine about.
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#22
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Why do any of you care. I don't really care if someone enjoys Rock Band or Guitar Hero. So what if they sell it all a guitar store? It doesn't affect you or your purchases. People buy it, why not sell it? Capitalism 101. They sell drums, keyboards, and mics at Guitar Center, should they remove those too?

Personally, I have nothing against the game. Its good when you've got a couple of mates over. Its when people start getting obsessed and thinking that it's real that it begins to piss me off.

Its like saying darts is a sport. Its a ****ing pub game, Jeez.
#23
that is ridiculous. leave the fake electronics to the wal-marts and best buys. sell guitars and stop selling out. i say we shouldve stopped after ddr. my school recently hosted a gh tournament. i hate the entire idea
#24
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"I just one hundred percented dragonforce on expert level" roughly translates as "I am the master at inanely pressing little coloured buttons whilst giving myself AIDS in the eye from how much of a wanker I am"

"I just mastered the solo to *insert obscure band's song here* with solo and everythin" roughly translates as "I am the master at inanely pressing down on strings held together by a piece of wood while giving myself ego herpes from how much of a douchebag elitist I am"

Really, if it sells people will buy it, the company will exploit it as much as they can. I mean, why do they sell shirts at GC(they do in mine)? You don't need them to play guitar/bass/drums/other stuff they sell. Just stop being elitists.
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#27
Who really gives a ****, it's fun. Also it gets people into the instrument, that's always a good thing.
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"I just mastered the solo to *insert obscure band's song here* with solo and everythin" roughly translates as "I am the master at inanely pressing down on strings held together by a piece of wood while giving myself ego herpes from how much of a douchebag elitist I am"

Really, if it sells people will buy it, the company will exploit it as much as they can. I mean, why do they sell shirts at GC(they do in mine)? You don't need them to play guitar/bass/drums/other stuff they sell. Just stop being elitists.

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#30
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Are you calling me a douchebag elitist?

'Cause if you are, cheers. It'll look good on my benefits application.

Nah. It wasn't aimed at anyone, just that most people that dis those games are usually like that.
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#32
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Why wouldn't Rock Band be at a guitar store, it is a legitimate instrument and deserves to be treated as such.

heh post of the day. Made me chuckle.
#33
Uhh... where have you all been the past year or so? they sell gh3 and rock band at every music store i've been to since they first came out.
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#34
There really is no reason to get all riled up about a video game being marketed...........ITS A FREAKIN' GAME.........and deserves to be treated as such, not as a real instrument.
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#38
ITS JUST A GAME PEOPLE! I play it as a GAME and only a GAME!

Just what we needed, another "bash on GH/RB thread"
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#39
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cut and dry, its capitalism


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#40
If some kid wants to go to Sam Ash and buy Rockband, I don't mind. Just as long as people distinguish between it and actually playing guitar, which they always will. I mean at some point I'm sure every GH/Rockband fan realizes that what they're doing is about as close to playing guitar as banging a pot with a wooden spoon is to drums.
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