I’m a bedroom rock star

The Goonfather was like a kid in a candy store.

The very moment Guitar Hero 3 for the PlayStation 3 became available, he grabbed one home and excitedly ordered me: “You have to blog about this!!!”

“I’m busy lah,” I said.

“BUT THIS IS GUITAR HERO 3!!!!!!!!” he exploded.

“I’m busy lor,” I tried again.

“BUT THIS IS GUITAR HERO 3!!!!!!!!” he broken-recorder-ed.


So this was how I came to be a bedroom rock star.

You can tell I was extremely resistant to the Goonfather’s efforts in forcing me to play and blog about it.

I used to go to the arcade and spend $50 a day playing Guitar Freaks and Percussion Freaks and Beatmania. (I also played Dance Dance Revolution, but don’t tell anyone I said that!!)

Yep, the Goonfather had to really drag me screaming to play his $150 guitar rock star game.

In fact, he also dragged his friends screaming into buying their own copy of the game so we can play together online.

We both like Midori the cute Japanese, one of the avatars you can choose in the game.

You get to choose an avatar and a guitar. After earning money from playing gigs, you can buy new avatars, new clothes, new guitars, new songs.

The avatars are ugly close-up but it doesn’t really matter too much because you don’t have the luxury to scrutinise faces when you’re thick into the game.

There’s also Casey, sexy rocker babe.

I don’t like the male avatars because they’re ugly. That’s why I’m not talking about them. The Goonfather was thrilled when he unlocked Slash from Guns N’ Roses but, in the end, he still went back to using Midori. Haha.

The game is exciting and the music is great. The loading screens have funny random messages to amuse you between songs.

The songs in the game are actual rock songs.

(Sorry for the warped screenshots. I photographed my screen from a weird angle.)

Guitar Hero 3 is really fun, but it’s only warm up for the real excitement coming up end of the month — Rock Band! I mean, that’s like the real deal. You get to co-op with your pals, each playing a different instrument or doing vocals. You can connect to people online or play in the same room together. How exciting is that??!

We’re hoping that the guitars in both Guitar Hero 3 and Rock Band will be compatible with each other. Then, we’ll have two guitars, which we need for battle mode, a super irritating mode because you can sabo your opponent and make his guitar strings break and stuff.


My rock star days are just beginning.