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I glad this is finally happening.  Merging rhythm games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band comes the PowerGig: Rise of the Six String.  Using an actual six string guitar, PowerGig aims to teach its players some actual, tangible guitar tactics.  Making its initial appearance at this year’s GDC, PowerGig at first glance resembles what you’d see in a GH or RB game, but the technique has changed in that you’ll be making chord formations on the guitar and strumming them to score.

PowerGig will see more exposure at this year’s E3, and Seven54 Studios promises a full scale guitar (the current one is 2/3 scale) as well as a drum module.  No price or release date has been set but I’m sure this is the genre buster music gamers have been dreaming about.  Or not.  What do you think?

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Jeff B