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Zen and the Art of Guitar Hero 220

An anonymous reader writes "Julian Murdoch over at has what can only be described as a piece of liturgy, proclaiming a religious experience at his local Best Buy as he watches someone beat 'Through the Fire and the Flames' on Expert in Guitar Hero 3. 'At 6 minutes in, a small crowd has formed, perhaps 15 of us. His sravaka — his disciples — look nervously at us, absorbing the distractions, protecting him a bubble of calm. There is complete silence. Even my son is staring slackjawed, like he does in church during communion, not understanding the content of the ritual but understanding the tone and sacredness of the space.'"
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Zen and the Art of Guitar Hero

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  • Open-source GH clone (Score:2, Informative)

    by TheForgotton ( 995762 ) on Tuesday December 18, 2007 @10:54AM (#21738540)
    I've been thinking about giving one of those Guitar Hero games a spin but I don't want to drop a crapload of money on a new console (or video card for the windows port) plus the cost of the game and controller. It turns out that there is a pygame project called Frets on Fire [] that uses your computer keyboard as your axe. It's GNU gpl and cross-platform though I can only vouch for Windows myself.

    The only downside is the lack of licensed songs. There looks to be a pretty good community with lots of user-created songs for it, and there is some sort of way to import GH songs if you own the games.
  • by Fierythrasher ( 777913 ) on Tuesday December 18, 2007 @11:32AM (#21739026) Homepage
    Obviously you have not been modded up for this very funny comment because no one has SEEN that South Park episode and, instead, thinks you're just trolling.

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