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Making Rock and Roll Games More Kid Friendly

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Making Rock and Roll video games more family friendly. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Kids...even five and six year olds...love to play Rock Band and Guitar Hero just like their older siblings or grown-ups. But the lyrics in many songs in the games can make parents more than a little uncomfortable about that. That's why Harmonix, MTV and Warner Brothers Interactive have partnered to create LEGO Rock Band. John Drake of Harmonix...


"We have a lot of accessible options for kids. We have a super easy mode now that lets them just strum the guitar or tap any drum so they can kind of enter in. There's a no failure mode. And there's a lot of songs that are great for both mom and dad and the kids themselves to sort of get into the world of rock and roll even at a young age. So it's family friendly songs. We have like the Ghostbusters theme song, we have Kung Fu Fighting."


LEGO Rock Band arrives this holiday season...and can be played with instruments that work with previous versions of Rock Band or Guitar Hero. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com. I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Video Games