We recently reviewed Guitar Hero 2 and though it was brilliant, so much so that we're still playing it in the office during our lunch breaks before fighting over who gets to take it at home at night. It's a brilliantly addictive game which is now being recognised by real music companies.
Only 1 Music
, a Cardiff based music specialist, will be running a competition for the game. The competition will take the form of qualifying high-scores, then a series of knock-out 'rock-offs' until they reach a grande finale on the 30th December. An independent judge will then choose a random song which the two hopeful contestants will have to play on extreme.
The prize for winning the event is a weeks recording time, at a professional music studio, with a fully qualified sound engineer. The whole prize is worth £1500 and would be a brilliant late Christmas gift for any budding artist. Ironically, the person who wins the competition probably won't be a musician but will be instead be an avid gamer. Ah well, perhaps they will let him give the prize away as a gift.
Sash Wiener, Marketing Manager for Only 1 Music had this to say:
“As fans of Guitar Hero ourselves, we wanted to offer the best players the real deal - the opportunity for the very best players to record their own guitar tracks. It’ll be interesting to see if those who excel at playing Guitar Hero music can equally excel at creating their own. Who knows – we may even find the winning band record a track which appears in a subsequent version of Guitar Hero!”
Do you think those who are good at Guitar Hero will be good at making 'real' music? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.