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News Declining interest in music games set to continue

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Oct 2009.

  1. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Ugh, it's a game, you don't moan at people who love playing CoD4 to go join the army do you?
     
  2. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I can predict the future

     
  3. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    plus ****ing one.
     
  4. Altron

    Altron Well-Known Member

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    DJ Hero seems idiotic.

    Why not go download Audacity for free, and go make some music in it? It's free, and you can actually make a remix or something, rather than just pressing buttons in a stupid game.
     
  5. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Both myself and my eldest daughter have bought real (acoustic) guitars purely on the basis we enjoyed guitar hero. She is doing quite well but I am terrible :(
     
  6. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    I wanted to play a game and have a laugh with my friends like you do with guitar hero, but with something that more reflected my musical taste.
     
  7. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    Quite behind the times aren't you? this is like one of many FPS based sims the military has going and is used as a recruitment tool.

    Like seriously, you don't think that there's a generation of teens sitting around going 'man this FPS stuff is cool, but i want to get my hands on some real guns, yuck yuck, and go kill me some ****' and then head on down to the local recruitment office?

    At least with GH maybe we might garner some interest in the arts again. . .
     
  8. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    I must be ahead of the curve. I've NEVER seen any attraction in those music games at any time.
     
  9. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I'm not moaning, actually. I presume you missed the smiley. ;) Besides, being creative and being destructive are two different things. :)

    Presuming that Guitar Hero is an individuals 'introduction' to music, or playing music, I will heartily applaud anyone who wants to have a go at making music themselves, using real instruments. Five buttons and a strummer are not the same as six strings, dozens of fret positions, subtleties like harmonics, or the fact that there are dozens of other instruments out there.

    I was hoping that people who had played Guitar Hero had enjoyed their taster to the point where they stepped out of gaming and moved into something that can become another hobby, a career, a lifetimes passion. Anyone who picks up an instrument to learn gains the ability to create new music themselves - the ability to evoke warmth, chill, love, hate, joy, anguish and a whole host of other emotions in those who listen to their work.

    I suffered through British secondary school music lessons in a school that obviously didn't give one whit about music - the lesson consisted of a bored teacher (who wasn't even a musician) telling us to each sit behind a Casio electronic keyboard, put the headphones on and keep quiet while she got on with some marking. In terms of learning about music, I'm sure even Guitar Hero is better than that...

    Are you really to say that you'd not like to hear of someone, in the not too distant future, who stands up and says, "I got interested in playing music because of a computer game"?

    Cool! :D Perfect example! :thumb:
     
  10. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    Well, just like DDR, they've saturated the market with different versions of music games coming out all the time, so that none of them are special anymore.
     
  11. Byron C

    Byron C And now a word from our sponsor

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    Hear, hear! ;)

    I also had the same monotonous experience with school music lessons. I did however get an acoustic guitar when I was about 14, but the only lessons I could get were during my lunchtime at school. At 14 years old, I would have rather been outside with my friends, so I only ended up going to two lessons. Over 13 years later, I now want to actually buy a real guitar and start learning properly again. I just don't have the cash to invest at the moment!
     
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