Aug 5
Retraction and Apology
icon4 Aug 5th, 2008 | icon2 Music |

Recently I posted a critical discussion of the new Rock Band video game, which extends the popular Guitar Hero model (read the post here). In short, I pretty much trashed the concept of the game, and described the people who spend their time playing it as, well, wankers.

I have since had the opportunity to have a go at Guitar Hero (thanks Vern!) and I must say, it’s really a lot of fun. I started with Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast, but screwed up the solo and was booed from the stage. I returned, plastic axe in hand, and closed the set with a rip-roaring Paranoid. I even got to put my initials in the high score list (actually Vern did it for me because I can’t work the controller).


I hereby fully retract my original defamatory statements and unreservedly apologise for any harm I may have caused.

3 Responses

  1. A Gal Says:

    There goes any chance of a shot at the top job with the Liberal party, guess its back down to three again.

  2. kazzibee Says:

    hey one day you’ve got to experience the joy of seeing Vern play guitar hero in his frill-edged chenille pants.

  3. snubian Says:

    Maybe that’s one joy I can live without Kaz! Although I’m sure it’s a sight to behold.

    I have lately been enjoying the feel of chenille since Rachy found a bedspread at the op-shop. So warm! I’m surprised Vern doesn’t overheat at night in those duds.