Although it was only short lived I have decided to give up my acting career. I have now found my true calling and it is time to embrace it. I am destined to be a Rock God like Ziggy Stardust and lead my band ‘Stuart and The Invaders’ to glory.
What the hell am I talking about you ask? This week the PS2 game Guitar Hero has swept through the office faster then any cold or flu and has got everyone more addicted then crack. The game is a guitar playing simulator (with a guitar shape controller) and allows players to feel like they are playing their favorites rock songs. Last Friday work came to an abrupt halt when someone brought their copy in to the office. Everyone was scrambling to have a go. Since then more then half the people in my department have bought their own. Most of the girls in the office (which there are 8 of in a company of 140) don’t understand what we are obsessing about but that’s part of what makes it a boy’s toy.
I was finally able to get my hands on my own today and just sent several hours rocking out in my front room with my axe (guitar for those of you not in the rock business). I’m completely addicted and lost count of how many time I played I Love Rock and Roll, Ziggy Stardust, The Ace of Spades and most of the other songs that come with the game.
I have not yet named my axe which I have been told I am supposed to do if I want to be a true rock god. Any suggestions are welcome. Maybe I’ll even paint the winning name on it and post the photo.
If you feel an urge to scream out the word ‘nerd’ at any point while reading this post please remember I work in the computer games industry which means doing so would be redundant.