February 2011 will forever be known as the month that gamers saw the death of the Guitar Hero franchise. Through Activision’s strategy of saturating the market with GH games they officially killed one of the greatest and most innovative videogame properties of all-time. I’ll be the first one to admit that I got bored of the fake guitar games as well, and I was well on my way to digital rock star status. That was until I was asked to buy a new Guitar Hero game almost every 4-6 months, as well as expensive new peripherals.
At that point I’d had enough, which is the way most gamers felt, hence we voted with our dollars and basically told Activision enough is enough! Now we are left with a World where only one fake music playing franchise reigns supreme. It’s a sad time to be a digital rocker. Check out The Warp Zone’s tribute to the first ever plastic guitar game in the World below. If you know of Don Mclean then this tune will sound very familiar. You’ve been sad knowing that you’ll never see Lars Umlaut again…
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