NZGamer writes: "The folks who devoted an entire game to table tennis have pulled the rug out from under our feet once again. Rockstar's latest left-fielder, Beaterator, is a music-creation tool. There's no violence, no cussin,' no sociological commentary. You just make music. Nuts, huh?
Beaterator, created for the PSP, PSN, and the iPhone, began its life as a simple music-creation application on the Rockstar website, where it proved so popular it sparked inspiration for a larger, denser tool. Developed by Rockstar Leeds, Beaterator gained a significant string to its bow when super producer Timbaland came on board in 2007, essentially donating his studio – we're talking thousands of loops – to the concept".