This should have been written months ago when it was released, but our household avoids video games like the plague due to Christine's belief that they degrade the mind. Since we're expecting, we've been limited in our activities so she finally gave in and agreed to test out Rock Band. I never got into Guitar Hero, but I gave series a try with Rock Band and was pleasantly surprised this past week. I can see why it's a billion dollar franchise now. It even hooked Christine who is anti-video games, but loves her music.
Small world too since I worked with Doug Glen, who was an early advisor to Harmonix before they were acquired by MTV Networks, on a past project.
Next week we're going to start playing online with some friends that were already Rock Band addicts.