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MUSIC GAMES ROCK: RHYTHM GAMING'S GREATEST HITS OF ALL TIME

Scott Steinberg



 

Lawsuits. Scandals. Billion-dollar payouts. Giant plastic Stratocasters. Welcome to the weird, wild and whacked-out world of music video games - every bit as glorious and gonzo as the legendary bands and songs that have inspired its hard-partying ways.


Rocking its way to the top of the video game charts faster than any genre before, music and rhythm gaming had become a $1.7 billion industry and breakout hit by 2008. But despite heavyweight co-signs by acts like The Beatles and Metallica, inspiring millions of everyday fans and transforming the very face of pop culture, the genre had all but single-handedly sunk the game industry's fortunes just a year later.


Chronicling the meteoric rise and fall of music video games, Music Games Rock: Rhythm Gaming's Greatest Hits of All Time is the first book to explore the field's history, origins and most spectacular hits and flops. Offering an inside look at rhythm gaming's hottest headliners and oddest one-hit wonders - including exclusive tour stories from the creators of Guitar Hero and Rock Band - it's your backstage pass behind the scenes of the game industry's hottest act.


Featuring:

  • Hundreds of Music Gaming's Greatest Hits and Misses

  • The Making of Guitar Hero and Rock Band

  • Complete History: Music Games' Past, Present and Future

  • Top Picks: Best, Worst and Weirdest Music and Rhythm Games

  • Software Timeline: Genre's Hottest Smashes

  • Essays By Leading Video Game Critics

Foreword By Alex Rigopulos, Co-Creator, Guitar Hero and Rock Band

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9781105032950

2011

92

English

eBook

N/A

2011

92


 

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