On latest guitar game, players strum real strings

Mar 09, 2010

(AP) -- A new musical video game lets players strum a real six-string electric guitar instead of tapping buttons on a fake instrument.

"Power Gig: Rise of the SixString" is a game first and foremost. But its maker, Seven45 Studios, says players will be able to plug the guitar that comes with it into a standard amp and play real music.

Games such a "" and "Rock Band" soared to popularity over the past several years. But lately they've been faltering, in part because customers have been reluctant to shell out big bucks for the fake musical instruments needed to play the games. Seven45 hopes "Power Gig" will lure gamers ready for a new challenge.

The company hasn't announced a price. It will be available in the fall.

Explore further: Tecnalia designs an app to help elderly people get around on public transport

3 /5 (2 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Web world for music fans hopes to gain following

Mar 17, 2009

(AP) -- Music fans who want to mix games and social networking while listening to songs on the Internet now have a site called Loudcrowd, created in part by developers behind "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero."

Students Launch Audiball, an Xbox Community Game

Jan 16, 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most students like to play video games, but Georgia Tech students Holden Link, Cory Johnson and Ian Guthridge have built and are selling their own. Their game, Audiball, was launched during the first week ...

Metallica debuts finger-tapping app in iPhone

Oct 27, 2009

(AP) -- Headbangers will have a reason to steady their gaze a bit starting Tuesday, when rock band Metallica makes its way onto iPhones with a finger-tapping music app called "Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica."

Review: 'Band Hero,' 'Lego Rock Band' -- clean rock

Nov 12, 2009

(AP) -- Musical video games are already family-friendly. There's no violence, and their developers have already weeded out most of the sex and drugs in rock 'n roll. And just about anyone can pick up a fake ...

Recommended for you

Google worker shows early-draft glimpse of Chrome OS

Jul 20, 2014

The Chrome OS is in for a future look. Athena, a Chromium OS project, will bring forth the new Chrome OS user experience. Google's François Beaufort on Friday, referring to the screenshot he posted, said," ...

Google eyes Chrome on Windows laptop battery drain

Jul 19, 2014

Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows has been said to have a problem for some time but this week comes news that Google will give it the attention others think the problem quite deserves. Namely, Google is to ...

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

Coldstatic
not rated yet Mar 09, 2010
really??? thats all the info provided?? anyone hear any details?