We're not exactly sure how to react to the recent announcement
of the Rock Band
Stage Kit, a peripheral for the already peripheral-heavy rhythm game.
It's meant to enhance your
experience with a (supposedly) fully synchronized light and smoke stage show -- we imagine the only thing it will truly enhance is your sense of regret, which will sink in when you realize that you'll never see that $99.99 ever again.
At the same time, the idea of complete immersion into one of our favorite games of last year
excites us to no end -- we only hope they release themed stage kits shortly after the first kit tanks. Perhaps a Flaming Lips kit
, complete with costumed fly dancers and two-hundred pounds of confetti? Or, better yet, a GWAR kit
, stuffed full of giant rubber wangs and Hitler masks. Can peripherals get an AO rating?