If you're like me, you frequently have moments of escapism where you think: i should learn turntablism and become a DJ, fuck all this other noise. Then you remember that DJ equipment costs money and that you actually kind of hate hanging around club venues all night. So, on the eighth day, Activision created DJ Hero. Yes, it's the obvious, it's Guitar Hero only with a turntable and a soundtrack made up of Justice, Beastie Boys, N.E.R.D, etc. Here's the controller with all its simplified functions:
The game, due out in October, features over 100 songs and can function in DJ versus mode, DJ vs. guitar, and also, apparently, supports a microphone. As a self-proclaimed Rock Band/Guitar Hero/Singstar junkie...these features speak volumes to me and makes me want to try it out like whoa, even if i still can't quite figure out how to translate what's going on onscreen to the physical controller.