SPIN Magazine Names Power Gig a Top Holiday Pick

What do you get when you have a pretty credible music magazine try to venture into the video game realm? You get less than credible choices for top holiday picks.

That’s exactly what happened when SPIN Magazine tried to give its pick for the holidays. Out of the three plastic instrument games that came out in the past two months, two of them were among the best ever released. Which one do you think SPIN chose? The third one, which we have deemed as a title that has the features list, gameplay, and graphics of a previous generation title: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString.

Now, we don’t know if this was a sponsored list, because Power Gig’s response to us was that the article is not available online, but we do know that they are very excited about it.

Below is an excerpt from SPIN Magazine’s list, so definitely check that out. Let us know what you think about Power Gig being named SPIN Magazine’s top holiday pick rather than the amazing Rock Band 3 or Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock in the comments section!

Just in time for holiday gift giving, Power Gig: Rise of the SixString (Seven45 Studios; for Sony’s PS3 and the Xbox 360; $180) features a working electric guitar.

The battery-powered wireless model features the familiar Xbox connect and four-way directional pad on the front for switching between menus. But make no mistake: There are six tunable strings and inside are the guts of an electric guitar. So you can plug it into an amp and hammer out power chords.

You can choose from different rock personae, play in different clubs, and even compete to return the lost mojo to the fictional world of Ohm. Sensors inside the guitar’s neck detect where your fingers are positioned on the fretboard, what string you’re holding down, and how hard you’re strumming.

Power Gig comes with 70 songs, ranging from thrashers like the Hives’ “Tick Tick Boom”…and it’s so addictive you won’t notice when your virgin fingertips start bleeding on the steel strings.

Check out the full article on stands now!

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15 Responses to SPIN Magazine Names Power Gig a Top Holiday Pick

  1. lololol says:

    Now we know why they had to fire all those people…

    To afford to pay off SPIN

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  3. Jake says:

    Jeez top holiday pick? Ridiculous

  4. gameboy673 says:

    “Features a working electric guitar”
    That you can’t play real guitar in-game on, unlike RB3.
    “Can plug into an amp and hammer out power chords”
    So can the upcoming RB3 guitar, and you can play those power chords in-game, too.
    “Choose from different rock personae”
    Or create your own in either GH:WOR or RB3.
    “Sensors inside the guitar…”
    Again, so does the upcoming RB3 guitar, and you can use ALL the strings to play real guitar, not just select frets for the standard GRYBO (which Harmonix/Activision should co-copyright so we don’t get these failed attempts at dismantling them from their thrones).
    “PowerGig comes with 70 songs”
    GH:WOR has 93, RB3 has 83.
    “Ranging from thrashers like The Hives’ “Tick Tick Boom””
    Which is on BOTH GH and RB.
    “It’s so addictive you won’t notice when your virgin fingertips start bleeding on the steel strings”
    I would be scared if my fingers bled while playing a cheap game.

    …I’m sorry, but I fail to see how this game is a top holiday pick.

    • Bradley says:

      ahem, this is a HOLIDAY Pick. the RB3 guitar doesnt come out til march. so Powergig is the one game right now with the actual guitar out, making it unique until the real RB3 guitar comes out

    • Kyle Polansky says:

      I agree 100% with everything you stated in that comment.

  5. Rab says:

    This magazine article was written months ago when the game still held promise. They probably never even played it.

    You can find just as stupid .”reviews” which are really previews in countless magazines. The Source always used to do the same. Hype games that they couldn’t have possibly played yet since the magazine articles had to be written months ago and game developers hold on to the games until the latest possible dates. Never trust a review in a non-gaming magazine because most probably it’s really a preview.

  6. Elliott says:

    Powergig: Rise Of The Sixstring
    • “Hash Pipe” – Weezer ($1.99)
    • “Perfect Situation” – Weezer ($1.99)
    • “Surf Wax America” – Weezer ($1.99)
    • Weezer Pack ($5.49)

    Surf Wax America 🙁

  7. The D says:

    Im sorry, but THRASHERS like Tick Tick Boom? That song isnt a thrash song AT ALL (but it is a good song)

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