In all seriousness I think if I offered him $50 to give it a shot he would have still turned me down. His reasoning was pathetically flawed as to why he wouldn't touch it. It frustrated me no end.
"Brian (a friend of his) tried to get me to play this game a few years ago, it's not for me".
"That's nothing like a real guitar (indicating my Mustang)"
"If I want to play guitar I'll play a real guitar. I don't want to hit buttons like a robot. It has nothing to do with real music".
"China Grove (as I'm scrolling through the song list) I've always wanted to learn how to play that song"
I answered him "You can, the chord names come down right with it and you can use the guitar trainer to learn the song at your own pace. When you're done you can play the song on any guitar".
His response, "No, you learn how to play the song in this game, it's worthless for a real guitar"
Me, "let me show you you're wrong".
Talk about a Debbie Downer. Did he realize it was your birthday?
it infuriates me so much!
"Fire has other worldly powers" -Lawdog1521
Thats a pretty crappy out look pete. If any of my friends and family wanted me to try out something they enjoy on their birthday, I would give it a go.
And my batting average as an amateur representative for Rock Band is still zero. Granted I'm 0 for 2 but still that's zero.
I wish there was something like a Tupperware party for Rock Band. Where someone that really knows how to well, for lack of a better word, sell the game comes to you house. You invite the shill to your get together, with Rock Band all set up and they help demonstrate what a truly awesome game it is.
...then take orders for XBOX consoles and peripherals at the door. (Yeah, I said XBOX )
I would happily host such a party.
i find pro drums to be teh best enticer into rock band. while i failed to get anyone interested with the squire and pro keys. when i pulled out the pro drums everyone that tried instantly clicked with it. i think drums are just a more primal instruments ingrained in out psyche and it's pure rhythm.
I figured since my brother already plays guitar, he'd gravitate towards one of the Mustangs. (My Mustang and my daughter's Mustang were both present. She's lefty, brother's righty though).
I mean he knows how to play some of the songs in my library already. When I selected Burning Down the House by Talking Heads, I thought he'd grab the guitar and jam along for sure. But he looked at the chart and said "Do you have REAL guitars in the house?". I didn't bring any "real" guitars, just the Rock Band stuff. Still I tried to impress upon him that if he played the song (as written of course, not sure what kinds of differences there might be in how he knows the song and the RB version of it) that he could play right along. I mean, he was just dead set against giving in by even a crumb.