Altitude Makes Heroic Guitar

Somerville, MA-based product design firm Altitude has introduced a full-scale, wooden guitar controller to replace the goofy plastic one that comes with the cult-hit video games Guitar Hero and Rock Band, according to a report this week in Wicked Local. The $180 controller, designed to work with the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 consoles, provides a more life-like strumming experience, according to Altitude engineers. Rock Band and the original versions of Guitar Hero, needless to say, were developed by Cambridge-MA based MIT Media Lab spinoff Harmonix.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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