Beat goes on in battle of the virtual bands

Forget the battle of the bands. In the videogame world, there’s about to be a battle of the drums.

Last year MTV’s “Rock Band” raised the ante on Activision’s “Guitar Hero” by adding a virtual drum kit and microphone to the guitar controllers that allow players to live out their musical fantasies.

Now, Activision has fired back, unveiling last week “Guitar Hero World Tour,” which it claims features “the most realistic drum experience ever in a videogame.”

But it’s not the only rock-god contender. Japanese company Konami is entering the space for the first time with “Rock Revolution,” which it promises will have… “the most realistic drum peripheral on the market.”

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