Rational Animal blog header photo
Rational Animal's c-blog
Posts 0Blogs 11Following 0Followers 4



Gene Simmons AXE Guitar: Prepare for Imitators

Ars Technica picked up on this story about a Gene Simmons branded guitar that has been made available by a small, third-party peripheral designer named Hipstreet. This is the first of their product offerings that has caught my eye and my gut reaction is one of conflict.

On the one hand, I'm quite impressed by this particular piece of hardware. On the other hand, the big problem for me is that I suspect it might represent the beginning of a trend that could lead to a glut of cheesy branded/licensed instruments. As far as I can tell, just about everyone involved with rhythm games (except Harmonix) at this point is looking to milk this thing until the udders are dry and this just might be another avenue for that to take place. The era of cheap plastic instruments has begun and it will consume your wallet.
Login to vote this up!



Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.

 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!


About Rational Animalone of us since 2:05 PM on 04.07.2008

Destructoid is the pinnacle of gaming journalism.

Please feel free to add me as a friend on:

Xbox Live: Rational Animal
PSN: RationalAnimal

Current Consoles
Xbox 360
Playstation 3
Nintendo Wii

What I'm Playing Right Now
Prince of Persia (PS3)
Fallout 3 - The Pitt
Xbox LIVE:Rational Animal
Mii code:[email protected]


Around the Community