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The latest and greatest thing in Japanese arcades.

There has been a tremendous shift in the rhythm-action genre over the past four years. It's changed from a Japanese-dominated world of intimidating, adrenaline-fuelled, twitch-based challenge gaming in the arcades, to an all-inclusive living-room pastime, a paradigm shift instigated by Guitar Hero and fully realised by Rock Band and its contemporaries. Preposterous Japanese techno and superhuman difficulty have been replaced with licensed, popular tracks and a no-fail option, and the genre's popularity in our part of the world has skyrocketed beyond all sane expectations.

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Photos of the Japanese arcade version.

Photos of the Japanese arcade version.