John Mayer Takes Jab At Guitar Hero
Has anyone ever noticed how celebrities tend to have opinions that sound completely absurd to people who actually know what they're talking about?
Well, such is the case once again. According to EntertainmentWise, musician John Mayer has taken a potshot at Activision's much heralded and immensely popular franchise, Guitar Hero. Essentially, he just thinks it's a way for the not-so-skilled to feel as if they've actually accomplished something musically. Jennifer Aniston's man had this to say in an interview with Rolling Stone-
"Guitar Hero was devised to bring the guitar-playing experience to the masses without them having to put anything into it. And having done both, there's nothing like really playing guitar. I mean, what would you rather drive, a Ferrari or one of those amusement-park cars on a track?"
We certainly understand the premise of his argument. Nobody will say that playing Gran Turismo is equivalent to the thrill of driving a real race car...but then again, no gamer would make that claim. No gamer would make the claim they could jam with the likes of Zack Wylde, Ted Nugent or Eddie Van Halen just because they've mastered a Guitar Hero game. We do this for fun, Mayer. We're not "wannabes," and we're not laboring under bizarre delusions of grandeur. We don't saunter over to Columbia Records after beating the last level in the latest GH, asking for a record deal. In short, thanks, but we are aware we're not real musicians when playing Guitar Hero.
Not really the point, John. Get over yourself.
Related Game(s): Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
6/5/2008 Ben Dutka