Kotaku - As both a game developer and a gamer, I am sad to see the guitar controller fading into obscurity.
Guitar controllers are a fun and unique interface to control games, but unfortunately, it seems as though their time may have passed. I reject that.
Rhythm games have been popular for many years, but Rock Band and Guitar Hero were able to create almost universal appeal. Do you know anyone who doesn't enjoy playing Rock Band? I don't. Even "non-gamers" gladly join in at parties. The main reason those games became so popular was the accessibility of the guitar controller. People could almost instantly pick it up and figure out how to play.