Rock Band on the iPhone

Quick story: I had just met this girl a few weeks prior, and things were just going alright. It was a bit awkward, and she was pretty shy, but I figured I’d put forth some effort and see where it went. Just not too much.

I go out on a date with another girl on a Sunday afternoon and it’s a train wreck. I bail early and call the first girl.

“Hey, whatcha doin’?”

“Playing Mario Kart on the Gamecube.”

3 years later we were married, and next week she’s going to have my first child. Needless to say, I’m a console guy, so games on the iPhone just haven’t really done it for me.

Particularly, one like Rock Band. I like playing the drums on Rock Band because I can sit down, yet take out my physical aggressions for the sake of being a musician. What’s the point of playing the game with your thumbs?

Turns out, it’s surprisingly fun. Being a skeptic, I downloaded the free version from the App store and decided to try that out. It’s only got one song, but I played it in Easy, Medium and Hard, all while being incredibly entertained. I had a genuinely good time, and I think I’d even enjoy giving the full version a try.

Still a skeptic? I understand. Try out the free version and see what you think. If you decide to buy the free one, it’s $6.99 and you’re good. Give it a shot and maybe you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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