Kid, Rock, Dave Matthews, in Rise of the Sixstring

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Music industry superstars Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band and Kid Rock have each entered into exclusive agreements with Seven45 Studios
to provide songs for Power Gig: Rise of the SixString, the first band videogame for which the guitar peripheral is a functioning six-string electric guitar. The deals mark the first time ever that songs from each of the three artists will appear as part of a music videogame.  Power Gig: Rise of the SixString will be available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 October 2010.

Iconic guitarist Eric Clapton, ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top five greatest guitarists of all time, is the only person ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times—once as a solo performer, and also as a member of rock bands Cream and the Yardbirds. The Grammy Award-winning Dave Matthews Band, much admired for their improvisational live performances, celebrated their fifth consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 this past summer with the release of Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. Kid Rock rose to fame with the 1998 album, Devil Without A Cause, and his most recent album, Rock N Roll Jesus sold more than 5 million albums worldwide and was certified triple platinum in the US.  In addition to the agreements with these three artists, Power Gig will feature a robust song list featuring major label artists and emerging talent from the indie scene.

“I was never interested in pressing buttons on a guitar to entertain myself or anyone else,” said Kid Rock.  “The reason I signed up with Power Gig is because this game is a way to not only have fun, but also to play real notes on an actual guitar!  Anyone can now rock out—even if they have never shredded before in their life.”

 Obviously Kid Rock is not a Rock Band or Guitar Hero fan...

Also in PowerGig News - New Drum Controller

Seven45 Studios has unveiled the revolutionary AirStrike drum controller for Power Gig: Rise of the SixString, the first band videogame for which the guitar peripheral is a functioning six-string electric guitar. The AirStrike drums give gamers the most immersive drum experience available for a game by providing for complete freedom to drum with truly realistic movement, and without the distracting sounds of peripherals already on the market. 

The AirStrike drum controller consists of two drumsticks and a small unit that rests by the player’s feet that features unique technology that can differentiate the right drumstick from the left.  It is this recognition that allows gamers to play the drums with much more true-to-life movement than the drum game peripherals already on the market.  This new, engaging style of drum gameplay offers opportunity both for more creativity and more challenge.  An added benefit to the design is that the AirStrike is more portable and convenient for gamers who don’t want to clutter their homes with large toy drum units. 

It’s not just about the six-string anymore, is it?

Skeptical at first glance? I’d say. It certainly doesn’t look like a fun-to-use controller and looks far too small to be realistic in any kind of way. Strange that they opted for a realistic guitar and a toy-like drum controller.

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