May 25, 2010

High Tech Virtual Head Banging

"Headbang Hero is a music/dance videogame for testing and improving your headbanging prowess.

You are awarded points for your personal headbanging choreography... but you should be aware that your health is at risk! To stress this point Headbang Hero also analyses how hazardous your performance is. Using a wireless motion-sensing wig as game interface, anyone - regardless of how much hair they have - can become a Headbang Hero!

To know more about how to headbang Wikipedia has a fairly comprehensive article about headbanging, which you can access by clicking here.

A special wig is used as a game controller, feeding motion data to the game software. The game then analyses in real time how well is the player's headbanging following the rhythm of the music.

The game keeps track of two distinct aspects of the player's performance. The first is the player's (potentially heroic) sense of style and rhythm as he headbangs along to the music. The second is the amount of health damage the player is causing himself in the quest to become a hero. Opposingly to what happens in games where the player is in control of an avatar, in Headbang Hero what matters is the player's own health.

When the game ends the player receives a printed health report based on his performance analysis. Included in this report are tips on how to improve the performance and advice on how to avoid injuries."
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May 4, 2010

I Want More Freesyle Metal Vo-kills!

Paul Di'Anno captured doing an amazing freestyle version of Killers. I have those new Black Sabbath Remasters that have Ozzy freesyling lyrics. I'm getting fascinated with this idea. I think that the world is ready for this now. If anyone would be kind enough to transcribe this for me I would be totally into it. I will send you a free button of your choice, and a free "Bang Your Head, or I'll Rip it Off" Button.