August is traditionally known within the media as ‘Silly Season’ as most people are off topping up their tan rather than generating anything news worthy. Just this morning the BBC Breakfast news, the UK’s flagship breakfast program had a feature on a man who collected beer cans.
The gaming world is not immune to the August madness – witness Cardboard WipeOut– but developer Seven45 studios has truly taken the biscuit when it comes to hatstand fruit-loopery. They are behind the upcoming PS3 and Xbox music game, ‘Power Gig: Rise of the Six-String’ which uses a real guitar controller with six strings, rather than a plastic peripheral with buttons.
To show their dislike for the Rock Band / Guitar Hero style peripherals the team rounded up an entire truck load of the competitors controllers and then dropped them in a volcano. A real, live, red, fiery Icelandic volcano.
Next week: Guerilla Games will be forcing the entire Halo development team in to a barrel, then sailing them over Niagara Falls.*
* Not really.