holiday Gift Guide 2010

Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3 / Rock Band 3. Yes, it’s another sequel to the music video-game franchise, but this time, they add a keyboard. Granted, there’s barely two octaves on it but it’s still fun to “play” synthesizer hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Just Like Heaven” and “The Power of Love.” (The Huey Lewis version, not Celine Dion’s.)

Since it’s also the first instrument in a Rock Band game that you can play with one hand, theoretically, you can now also sing into the mic as well. (Unless you’re hardcore enough to have purchased a mic stand.)

Xbox360 and Wii Keyboard and software bundle: $129.99 MSRP PS3 Keyboard and software sold separately. Software: $59.99, Keyboard: $79.99 MSRP