You can’t beat a bit of air guitar. Actually, that’s a barefaced lie. You CAN beat a bit of air guitar, by swapping your imaginary instrument for a proper Guitar Hero peripheral. Activision is working on the third installment of its axe-strumming franchise, and has just unveiled the Gibson peripherals that’ll come with it.
PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii owners get to play with an imitation Gibson Les Paul guitar controller, while PS2 owners will have to make do with a Kramer model. However, the exciting news is that a.) the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii versions will be wireless, and b.) they may have removable faceplates so you can customise them.
I’m still stupidly excited by EA’s Rock Band, but it sounds like Guitar Hero III isn’t taking its threat lying down.