Scott Steinberg, hailed as a top technology and video game expert, wrote a very interesting article for Mashable.com last month entitled "Is the Era of Music Video Games Really Over?".
Can this really be true?
Well, of course we have seen lots and lots of releases in the rhythm game genre for various popular gaming platforms over the years. Especially the last few years there were just too many music games released in too short a period of time. This made us wonder whether or not this "booming" game genre will soon see its last note hits and beats. Maybe it's just a little bit too soon to draw any conclusions yet. But who knows?
Music Games Overview
Laptoprockers already took notice of the music games hype back in 2007 when we started writing about Beaterator for Sony's Playstation Portable. Rock Band was just announced and one of the original rhythm game titles, Parappa The Rapper, was re-released, also for PSP. It all went sky from there!
Take a look at the list of more than 120 music games in our music games overview. It's collected in just 4 years time, and without doubt there are even more music games out there. That's crazy, but also a clear sign that the music and game industry finally found each other. This new relationship reached its tops with the Rock Band and Guitar Hero franchise dominating the sales market a few years ago.
The Rock Band catalogue alone was responsible for 2700+ songs by over 900 artists. MTV digitally distributed over 100 million tracks through Rock Band to music fans worlwide. Unbelievable.
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