When everyone from your neighbor’s kid to your grandmother and her friends in the nursing home are forming virtual bands, it can only mean Guitar Hero, and the rest of the you-get-to-be-a-rockstar video games, are officially a phenomenon. And the newest offering, Guitar Hero World Tour for the Xbox 360, just hit the stage.
To celebrate, GameStop set up a website, GameStop.com/auditions, where you can not only buy the game, but build and skin a custom guitar, see a gallery of rock poses (send in your own for a shot at becoming a character in their next game), and generate your very own rock star name. (I am now to be known only as Hamlet Gekko.)
Best of all, if you get your copy of World Tour from GameStop, you can go to the site and unlock a vault of 84 exclusive additional songs.
In honor of you achieving rock immortality, I am giving away a $200 GameStop gift card and a copy of Guitar Hero World Tour to one of you. Three more guys will also win a copy of the game. All you have to do is enter your email addy here, and I’ll pick the winners on Friday the 21st. Rock on.