Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Punchin' Rock Band & Guitar(less) Hero

Norwegian Morten Skogly felt that playing Rock Band 2 wasn't hard enough, not close to playing a real guitar and nowhere near physical enough.  So in this intricate teardown and DIY hack at his website, you see what it takes (besides patience and technical skills) to make playing Rock Band's guitar part closer to the real experience ...with the exception of another person punching you in your arm instead of strumming yourself.  Wouldn't it make more sense to hit the other arm since it wouldn't impede your frettin' hand.  I can see how this game is kind of similar to Scott Saponas Guitar Hero Without Guitar experiment.  WIBC - Although if they refine Scott's EMG sensors (to pick up EMG traces) for individuals without finger mobility and then replace the strum feature with a mouth controller - now that would be cool! Hacker - get to work! Definitely an Able Gamers project. 

[Via Joystiq, Procrastineering, & Pappmaskin]

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