Hi all – can you forward this through your networks?
Any Beatles older fans (40s, 50s, 60s) so excited about The Beatles: Rock Band that will start gaming for the first time because of its release?
In case you don’t know:
Rock Band is a console video game that allows up to four players to play popular rock music songs using with controllers modeled after musical instruments. Players can play the lead guitar, bass guitar, and drums parts or sing through a USBmicrophone. The game scores the players based on accuracy to match scrolling musical “notes” while playing instruments, or by the singer’s ability to match pitch on vocals.
It’s great fun, and you can buy it for home or play Rock Band in social settings such as at http://www.semisolidmedia.com – which runs a Rock Band night at Rocky Raccoons in Yonge & Eglinton here in Toronto, first Sat of each month.
Anyhow, the game makers have just released a new edition that instead of playing recent songs focuses on the Beatles songs. With this (new/old!) focus, so might come new demand.
I’m forwarding this request as I think it is a good example of how technology is changing society, and I hope someone here might be able to provide an interview for the Globe & Mail.
Please respond to Dakshana directly, thanks!
On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM, Bascaramurty, Dakshana wrote:
Don’t know if you remember me — I got in touch a few months back for a story I was working on about diversity in gaming.
I’m working on another piece now about how The Beatles: Rock Band and Guitar Hero: Van Halen are out to appeal to older gamers or perhaps even introduce older people to gaming for the first time. Is this something you think you’d have some time and expertise to talk to me about? Also, if you know any older people who were maybe Beatles or Van Halen fans a few decades ago that are excited about the release of these games, think you could put me in touch with them?
By older fans (I’m taking 40s, 50s, 60s), who you know of that are excited about The Beatles: Rock Band and maybe wading into gaming for the first time because of its release?”
Thanks so much!
Reporter, The Globe and Mail