We all knew Slash was a true “Legend of Rock” before he appeared in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as a playable character, but apparently his aspirations stretched beyond being a real rock star.
According to a recent quote in Kerrang! magazine, Slash didn’t just like playing Guitar Hero, he had to force himself to hide the game in order to find time to do anything else. “Guitar Hero was cool because it was something I could identify with,” the legendary guitarist said. “My skills are lousy, but there was one period, for a couple of months, where I became completely f***ing obsessed. […] I eventually packed it up and put it in the closet because I was horribly addicted to it!”
The rock star is known for having an addictive personality, as he was once known almost as much for his love of Jack Daniels as he is for his love of Les Paul guitars, so this isn’t too surprising. Guitar Hero lends itself to be more addicting than average video games, because it has the “instant satisfaction” factor due to noticeable improvements made over a short period of time. The game also rewards for going back and mastering songs, with improvements being rewarded with new stars, more money, and other unlockables.
Have you ever considered yourself to be “addicted” to a video game? Was Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, or another game like them your addiction? Do you even buy into the idea that video games can be addicting?