Rocking around the Christmas Tree
December 20, 2007 12:05 AM   Subscribe

If you couldn't Guitar Hero III or can't afford Rock Band, or even if you're just not into rocking out, there's still one thing available make your holiday bright.
posted by jacquilynne (24 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
That would be a lot cuter if it weren't the website of "a traditional ad agency as well as an interactive marketing company."
posted by dersins at 12:14 AM on December 20, 2007

/me shrugs.

I know it's from an ad agency, I still think it's cute. I'm sure that makes me a pawn in their machinations to mumble*something*mumble*cough*profit.
posted by jacquilynne at 12:17 AM on December 20, 2007

Enjoyed. Much. However, scoring system scrapes, though.
posted by humannaire at 12:20 AM on December 20, 2007

Makes me anxious to go do the real thing with the fam.

Otherwise LAME HARD BOOooooo
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:28 AM on December 20, 2007

Wow, there's a lot more notes in Jingle Bells than I originally thought.
posted by Mister Cheese at 1:03 AM on December 20, 2007

Music just isn't my thing I guess, because I'm about as good at that as I am at regular Guitar Hero.

Now, show me Pork Chop Hero and I'll teach you all how to rock!
posted by sambosambo at 1:41 AM on December 20, 2007

Oh snap, Blatant Accordion Hero rip off.
posted by sourbrew at 2:07 AM on December 20, 2007

This stuff is way too complicated for me. Someone needs to make a kazoo hero.
posted by Christ, what an asshole at 2:43 AM on December 20, 2007

You can ring my be ell ells
Ring my bells
You can ring my be ell ells
Ring my bells!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:09 AM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]

Also: yo mods, FPP lacks verb.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:12 AM on December 20, 2007

And they've all ripped off the original: FlĂžjteHero.
posted by effbot at 3:12 AM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]

The trick to mastering the drums in Rock Band is the kick pedal. You have to commit to it. Learn it. Love it. Once you get to the point where the moment you see orange, you kick instinctively, automatically, you're ready for the harder songs and levels. You are now a Master of the Bass Pedal, a Lord of the Kick.

Of course, there are drawbacks. One, for example, is when playing Jingle Bells on some website. You never know, but your instincts may take over and before you know it, you lash out with your size 12 galosh and put your toe right through the front of your desktop tower that you had moved to the floor to save desk space.

Oh well. At least I'll get a new workstation for Christmas this year?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:26 AM on December 20, 2007 [6 favorites]

that was funny
posted by caddis at 4:57 AM on December 20, 2007

I'm pretty sick of the cowbell thing, but I thought this was amusing
posted by kersplunk at 5:16 AM on December 20, 2007

Cheap, available, and rocks! Sousaphone Hero!
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 5:49 AM on December 20, 2007 [2 favorites]

How can we have a story talking about Christmas music without hearing Jingle Rock Bell?
posted by bDiddy at 5:56 AM on December 20, 2007

This is great! Now I can experience one of the most annoying parts of church from the comfort of my own home on ANY day of the week.
posted by fusinski at 6:24 AM on December 20, 2007

Make your status work for you--that is what the local Indians out my way did. Now some huge money-making casinos, all perfectly legal, have generated tons of money for the tribes, and all legal members of those tribes benefit to what is distributed yearly to them.
posted by Postroad at 6:26 AM on December 20, 2007

I rather liked flute hero! I haven't seen one of these that incorporates an element of sustain before. Plus I always wanted to be a sort of twitchy blond chick.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:28 AM on December 20, 2007

Ummm, Postroad, I think you posted in the wrong thread?

Loved the Flute Hero! Why was that easier than Jingle Bells? I thought Jingle Bells was supposed to be a cake song, really easy to play!

Incidentally, why have I never seen video of a real guitarist playing Guitar Hero, like, say, Cortex? Too embarrassed?
posted by misha at 6:46 AM on December 20, 2007

I thought this was going to be a link to keytar hero.
posted by damn dirty ape at 7:23 AM on December 20, 2007

Believe it or not, there's no Triangle Hero yet. I should think that would have been a no-brainer.

posted by davejay at 9:54 AM on December 20, 2007

How about Catarrh Hero?

Maybe Qatar Hero?
posted by darkstar at 10:26 AM on December 20, 2007

posted by cunt at 6:43 PM on December 20

And they say wit is dead.
posted by Wolof at 2:27 PM on December 20, 2007

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