I haven’t been a fan of video games in general because they tend to be anti-social. But with the Wii and now Rock Band, they’ve become really good group experiences. Rock Band is an incredible game that lets four people get into the act on drums, guitar, bass and vocals.
It also is a pretty good business. In addition to the game and accessories, they can generate additional money by releasing new songs for your band to try. The staggered release maintains enthusiasm for the game and brings in recurring revenue. As much as I criticize the music industry, I have to give them kudos for licensing music for innovative uses like this.
Here is a slideshow from the Rival Crockpots. (If you’re reading this in an RSS reader, you will need to clickthrough to the blog.) The pictures are available on flickr.