Gaming History 101

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Podcast: Jukebox Hero

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In 2005 a new gaming fad descended upon home consoles that resulted in lots of rock and roll appreciation, a great fusion of music and games, and lots of wasted real estate with plastic instruments both on store shelves and in homes.  That phenomenon was developer Harmonix and accessory manufacturer Red Octane’s Guitar Hero.  Taking from Konami’s Bemani series of games the rock/rhythm title had you playing lead guitar for influential rock bands over the decades.  From there it grew into one of the biggest selling franchises (and even a second franchise, Rock Band) that helped define the last generation of consoles.


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Written by Fred Rojas

March 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

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