07/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Music Gaming at E3 Expo: First Look at Beatles Rock Band,'s Xbox Partnership


Those of us who remember the '80s (um, not me) might recall Sony introducing the first CD player in 1982. We've all come a long way since then, and nowhere was this more evident than at E3 Expo this week. West Coast Sound's "three is a trend" alarm went off when we realized that the plethora of interactive music related games was not an aberration, but evidence of a larger movement in the way music is experienced.

From Xbox's collaboration with due to drop this summer, to Beatles Abbey Road Rockband, to the Eminem and Jay-Z branded DJ Hero, music-related social games are attracting major artists -- and, in the process, luring new users outside the "core-gaming" community.

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