Eddie Van Halen On Keyboards: Guitar Geeks

That's totally what my first band looked like
Just been guest-hosting One Life Left with Ste Curran and Sir Ann Scantlebury (Master of the Arts). I’ll link to the podcast when it goes live tomorrow, but during the letters section one of their readers wrote in to mention a Guitar-Hero-aping (but online and without the guitar) webgame they’ve been doing. Write to One Life Left and not the MIGHTIEST PC GAMES BLOG IN ALL CREATION? HERESY. For your sins, we’ll link to Guitar Geeks aggressively and trust this will teach you to never do it again.



  1. c0wb0ys7y13 says:

    RPS is > than all (yes, even pc gamer since they changed chief editors). But don’t worry, guitar hero is just an over-glorified Simon Says game. No ones missing out.

  2. c0wb0ys7y13 says:

    OOOOOWNED! first post, and with substance! Eat it. I hope this is the 3rd post and the 2nd is someone saying “FIRST” and then crying themselves to sleep because of their failure.

  3. Kieron Gillen says:



  4. Gap Gen says:


  5. Bruut says:

    Similar but not online, way better and as many songs as you want;

  6. Bruut says:

    hmm mistyped html? fretsonfire.sourceforge.net is what i meant.

  7. El Stevo says:

    What was that Guitar Hero clone where the idea was that you hold your keyboard like a guitar?

  8. The_B says:

    On a related note, has there been any more news from ActiBliz on whether four really is coming to PC since it appeared on the BBFC’s rating thingmawotsit?

  9. Robin says:

    Stunning production values, but as I’m sure people are sick of me saying, would be better as a native app than Flash.

    Jerkovision whenever a new note is introduced is not the fun kind of challenging.

  10. El Stevo says:

    Pags: That’s the one.

    And it looks like Bruut answered my question before I even asked it. Duh.

  11. tossrStu says:

    This is a nice little Flash game but I found that the charts don’t match the music particularly well, and it’s missing the strum element which makes it closer to, say, Stepmania than Frets on Fire.

    (Speaking of Stepmania, I like that a shonky old Aphex Twin track became some kind of minor craze amongst Stepmania fans)

  12. Leelad says:

    It’s a sad day for RPS. I thought we where above and beyond “OMG FIRST” posts :( Even if they do have “substance”

    Admrial Adama is NOT impressed..and it’s not because his oldest friend is a cylon!

  13. Gap Gen says:

    Actually, I guess you could use GlovePIE to map this game to a GH controller, although strumming would do nothing without tinkering the game itself (or perhaps you’d need to map a combination of, say a given button + strum = A/S/D/F).

  14. Bobsy says:

    Bad Leelad! Spoiler alert! Everyone knows it’s River Tam that was a Cylon all along anyway.

  15. megaman says:

    I started to play with Frets on Fire roughly a year ago, and had so much fun hammering my keyboard that I finally decided to get myself “real” Guitar Hero Guitars. Now I am jamming from time to time on my PC, I have a guest guitar around, there are tons of songs and mods for Frets on Fire for Rockband/GH look-and-feel, and I’d be overly happy if my girlfriend would like it too.

    OK, this is a shameless advertisement, but FoF is really great. And free. :)

  16. Gap Gen says:

    FoF is slightly slow on mine, which messes up the accuracy. Any way of improving this?

  17. Flim says:

    El stevo – have you checked out Jam Legend (www.jamlegend.com ) ? Similar sort of thing.

  18. Nick P says:

    Hmm, well colour me gutless, Mr Gillen – yes, I didn’t have the nerve to submit to RPS, and yet look where it ended up… Hunted down like a dog.

    In mechanical terms, GG is closer to DDR than Guitar Hero, though that’s more to do with personal preference than anything else – having a ‘strum’ button felt kind of weird without the benefit of the peripheral, but there you go.

    Right, I’m off to get some WOW gold – cheers!

  19. IvanHoeHo says:

    @ Leelad:
    Damn you, spoilers!

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