Engineer and Embedded Systems Designer at SparkFun Electronics
Likes bikes, making bad electro, and bringing sexy back.
I’m not big into video games, and I especially shy away from games like Guitar Hero that involve fake instruments. Something about a guitar-shaped controller just kind of irks me. I am, however, way into Daft Punk, which is why I have some serious mixed feelings about Activision’s new DJ Hero, due out October 27th. The very existence of this game was bound to happen, but what surprised me is the inclusion of Daft Punk in the game and the promotion.
In the same vein as Guitar Hero, DJ Hero features a plastic turntable controller complete with three buttons on the platter and a crossfader.
The player “mixes” existing songs with the help of the “falling shapes” style interface of Guitar Hero. At first the whole idea made me sick, but then I had to admit that my turntables kind of look like that controller, except with more buttons. The trailer features animated Daft Punk, which is shocking given their tendency to only pimp songs to the occasional Gap commercial. I haven’t decided whether or not this is a terrible thing, but I suppose I have to play the game to decide.