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Friday, June 6, 2008

Donate to Get Beaten in Guitar Hero

posted by on June 6 at 13:12 PM

Ever wanted to get obliterated by Guitar Hero addicts for a good cause? 826 Seattle hosts an all-ages charity GH tournament this Sunday afternoon at its Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co location. [Address is 8414 Greenwood Ave N; go here for directions.] Show up around 1 p.m. to register, hang out, and maybe practice before the competition starts at 2. (There might be a Rock Band setup as well, Jonah.) Entry fee is $5 for under 13, $10 for over, and the proceeds all go toward 826’s zillions of free programs for helping Seattle students. Prizes will be given to winners and runners-up from folks like VAIN, The Sneakery, The Vera Project, Archie McPhee, and Everyday Music.

Unlike GH nights at bars, this one should be all about the insane talent of young people who wield plastic guitars. I’ve already resigned myself to not winning this, but if I have any shot, it’ll only be because the competition is separated into under-13 and over-13 camps:

See you there.

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Could you give us a link to donate without attending? I'm busy.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 6, 2008 1:24 PM

NM. Found it.

P.S. Rock Band is for pussies.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 6, 2008 1:25 PM

that's not a "talent".

Posted by max solomon | June 6, 2008 1:32 PM

Everyone who says guitar hero doesn't take talent hasn't played it.

Posted by w7ngman | June 6, 2008 2:40 PM

Its not my fault Rock Band has a way better song list. While RB may be easier, GH has so many unnecessary notes on the Slayer track (and others) which SUCKS anyway and and their DLC is a fucking joke

Posted by j | June 6, 2008 3:26 PM

Rock Band definitely has the upper hand with the songs, no doubt.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 6, 2008 3:59 PM

For anyone that hasn't seen it this week, iamchris4life got 100% on the same song.

Posted by T | June 6, 2008 4:06 PM

GH3 was made by a different company. GH1, GH2, and RB all have great songlists, GH3 caters to the average boring teenager.
GH3 also does many unnecessary things with the notes that Harmonix doesn't do in its games.

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | June 6, 2008 5:08 PM

This is not a talent. This is playing SIMON with more buttons.

Posted by The CHZA | June 6, 2008 5:29 PM

@9: That's why singing on Rock Band is the true test of talent, and thus why it's the greatest game ever.

Posted by Jessica | June 7, 2008 8:16 AM

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