Bartender Hero?

I have always loved video games and I have been playing them for as long as they have existed. One of the most explosive and phenomenal games ever made is Guitar Hero. If you’ve been living under a rock or on another planet, I’ll give you a quick summary on what this game entails.

Layered over a digital band performing the song you pick, you will find an endless treadmill-looking guitar neck that force-feeds little circles down to a line. The little dots correspond to the button you need to hit at the exact time it hits. I won’t go into the sloppy details of how to play.

What boggles my mind is how good kids are at this game. It’s unbelievable how fast and good they can play fake guitar. I also have been playing guitar most of my life and if the game was teaching people how to really play I would be all over it. Anyway this makes me think they should make video games that actually teach people skills.

Think about it… Surgeon hero?

Surgeon Hero

Dentist hero?

Dentist Hero

Pilot hero?

Pilot Hero

Or maybe something less imperative; Bartender Hero!

Bartender Hero

I think many of you would agree that in a busy club or bar we have all dealt with a bartender that could not keep up. It would be nice if they could find a game to speed up their skills. Make a t-tower with 10 faucets on it and see how fast you can serve up beer to a bar full of thirsty patrons.

All I’m saying is if you are going to make a game people will spend countless days and hours playing, make sure the skills are useful in the real world.

[techtags:BARTENDER, VIDEO GAMES, GUITAR HERO, BEER TOWERS, BEER FAUCETS]

5 Comments

  • Hannah February 10, 2009 @ 9:25am

    Shane – you may be on to something here!

  • Tom February 10, 2009 @ 10:10am

    You need to go old school for proper beer pouring training…Tapper

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapper

  • Hannah February 10, 2009 @ 10:30am

    Tom-yes! love it!

  • Chris February 10, 2009 @ 9:24pm

    I was totally going to post Tapper, but Tom beat me to it! There was also that mini-stage in Back To The Future NES game, but I think it was Root Beer.

  • Hannah February 11, 2009 @ 8:57am

    Chris – I nearly forgot about the Back to the Future game! ha! Love your beer reviews, btw.

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