Nate Largent writes "In November of 2005, a little game came out created by Harmonix and published by Activision. That game was Guitar Hero.
While it was not a huge mainstream game, GH developed a cult following of dedicated gamers and music fans. The next year, Guitar Hero II was released and caught on like wildfire. Gamers that owned PS2s and Xbox 360s got a chance to rock and/or roll to current and past hits on a plastic guitar. Since that explosion, the powers that created the GH games have split into two teams, with Harmonix going to EA and creating Rock Band while Activision kept the Guitar Hero name and bestowed the franchise on Tony Hawk team Neversoft. Now, at the end of 2009, we have had 4 years of music games, with some positives as well as negatives So what is the current state of the music game?? Read on, young musicians.."