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Move over, Guitar Hero, it's Oh-No Banjo

Who needs a sixth virtual string? Rochester Institute of Technology cook up a simulated banjo game for the school's president.

Rochester Institute of Technology President Bill Destler tries out the banjo with Alex Lifschitz, a second-year game design and development major. A. Sue Weisler

A couple of years ago, I bought an Xbox 360 for the sole purpose of playing Rock Band. I'd played it a few times and fell in love. I also love the Guitar Hero series and most of the other music-themed modern games out there. But sometimes things can go too far, and this might be one of those times.

Oh-No Banjo is a Guitar Hero-based game students from the Rochester Institute of Technology cooked up for the school's president, Bill Destler. He happens to be a hard-core collector of antique banjos from the 1840s to 1920s (as if there are any soft-core banjo collectors out there).

You can see the simulated banjo game in action in the video below. I particularly like the old-timey fonts they used. I'm into old-timey-ness. Harmonix, if you're reading this, you've got a potential new product on your hands.