E3: Watching “Rock Band”, thinking “South Park”

June 4, 2009

Is it just me?

While at the MTV/Harmonix pavilion at E3 checking out the The Beatles “Rock Band” Game demo — a preview of one of the most anticipated games this year — all that I could think of was “South Park.” Or more precisely, the perplexity experienced by Stan’s dad in the episode where he discovers just how popular games like “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” are among the young.

The game, whose graphics and sound are crowd pleasers, will be a mammoth hit after folks like the ones in this video run out and buy it, further proof that the video game industry has branched out to those who might not have bought games before.

Check out the “South Park” clip…

Lastly – a shameless plug for efforts to preserve music education in schools. (Ok, its a LG ad too, but you get the point, right?)

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