Yet in these post-Rock Band days, Guitar Hero has had to up its fake music game. And makers Activision have come back with Guitar Hero World Tour, complete with drums, guitars and vocals. And you can catch sight of Stuff's own in-house band rocking out in this week's vidcast.
As well as giving you an exclusive first peek at the game, which you'll be able to play at this year's Stuff Live, Tom and Ruth also take you through the nominations for the year's most prestigious awards. the Stuff Gadget Awards.
Let us know what you think should win and you could nab yourself an iPhone 3G and a seat at the ceremony itself on 16 September.