Guitar Hero Now Used for Science?

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Guitar Hero LogoDoes anyone else find it amazing how long Guitar Hero and other games alike survived?  I’m not talking in regards to the game play, but just how saturated the market was when Guitar Hero finally plummeted under its own obesity of up to nine releases in one year.  It was then that I pondered to myself, “kinda surprised that didn’t happen sooner.”  Well, since then Activision dropped them in lieu of the slightly less over saturated market of Call of Duty, Guitar Hero’s having one last hurrah in the name of science.

Sounds cool already, doesn’t it?  You slap science on the backside of anything and it makes it sound like a journey for knowledge by default.  For example.  I’m going to watch Who’s the Boss in the name of science.  Or I’m going to go eat my own cooking in the name of science.  Try it out for yourself.  Just make sure you speak in a deep, Bruce Campbell voice when you make these announcements.

Ok, enough sidetracking.  What is this experiment? The experiment tests the body’s functional abilities in a wide range of temperatures to deduce why people tend to make rash choices in in colder climates.  Who cares?  The folks off in Australia at James Cook University seem to.  Why does it matter?  Since when does science need to justify its value to the world?

Me I’d have just said people make bad decisions because it’s too blasted cold and left it at that.  Maybe that’s why I’m sitting here in my office writing about this instead of being out in the field testing science on people, though.  Unfortunately I don’t know anything about the details behind the experiment.  Like how many different songs did they play and how complex were those songs?  Difficulty levels or anything of the sort.  I suppose they decided we only needed to know there are brainiacs building up a storm in Australia with a video game.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go make more “in the name of science” jokes to myself in the name of science.  Cave Johnson for president 2012 in the name of science.

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Kyle Smitchens

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.

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