> >> * Guitar Hero and Rock Star are certainly popular at the moment, > > > although I wonder if they would be relaxing or annoying to someone > > > who actually plays. > > > > I tried Guitar Hero at my son's place, and it just made me insane. > > Trying to exactly match someone else's interpretation of a song is > > so *not* my idea of fun :-) > > > > you sound like an actual guitar player. or music lover I tried *listening* to the Oldest Offspring play Guitar Hero and I had to put in ear plugs. There are rock songs, guitar rock songs, that stray below the 22nd fret, even occasionally using strings other than the B and high E . . . oh, and using this musical specialty called 'melody' yeah, I'm thinking I should track down whatever's the newest version of the San Francisco Rush games, and some of the Xbox stuff I loved playing with my kids. Except my non-driving daughter trashed me at Rush every single time.