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Thursday, October 18, 2007

How Was It? World Cyber Games Vs. Guitar Hero

posted by on October 18 at 14:31 PM

Seattle just hosted the 2007 World Cyber Games. Professional gamers from all over the world battled for cash prizes upwards of $11,000. Meanwhile, across town, at Goldie’s in Georgetown, there’s a Guitar Hero Tournament every Tuesday. Winner takes home some Pabst Blue Ribbon t-shirts and a frisbee. It’s more fun than you can even believe. Watch for Guitar Hero nights popping up in bars all over the city. It’s gonna be the new karaoke, mark my words.

Special thanks to Sam Machkovech, the Stranger’s kick ass video game columnist!

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New karaoke, except awesome.

Does it work with alcohol though? I haven't tried yet, and the thing with karaoke that seemed to let it mesh with bars is that the drunker everyone got, the less painful the singing was. But fretwork?

Posted by Gloria | October 18, 2007 2:34 PM

"...I'm only a kid..."

Ooooh! Thanks kid.

Posted by Carollani | October 18, 2007 2:37 PM

I think it's like playing pool. A couple beers and you're razor sharp. After 5 or 6, forget it.

Also, in addition to Goldies, I heard there's going to be a new Guitar Hero night at The Satellite Lounge in Capitol Hill. Every Thursday at 9 pm. Non-competitive, open to all skill levels

Posted by KELLY O | October 18, 2007 2:39 PM

There's also Guitar Hero tourneys on Monday nights at Solo Bar in Lower Queen Anne. It's been going on for several months.

Posted by zil | October 18, 2007 3:00 PM

Guitar Hero w/ a few beers is best because you get into the flow and you're on point.

But don't be like my friend. Alcohol CAN make you worse. And it can cost!

Posted by guitarmageddon muthafukas | October 18, 2007 3:05 PM

You can get Guitar Hero for the Wii.

And soon you can get Okami for it as well.

Then you can be drunk and playing with your Wii.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 18, 2007 3:10 PM

I'm in Austin for a conference, and there's a gay bar here that has Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution on Mondays and Tuesdays. We need that in Seattle!

Posted by Sarah Davies | October 19, 2007 8:51 AM

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