Late yesterday afternoon, the UPS guy dropped off the final piece of the entertainment center. Thanks to everyone (Mom and Dad, Adam and Aric, Will and Jean-Claude) who helped out with this!
Fuzzball, seen partially at the extreme left of this picture, was so impressed that she decided to take a nap. So far, I’ve figured out that the wireless controller will occasionally lose track of itself and refuse to register button presses right in the middle of a song, which is really, really annoying. I eventually fixed it well enough to play through the first 5 songs, which is just fine for right now.
The guitar controller and game also had warnings about which controllers you can use with the game. Seriously, they imply that legal action can be taken against people who attempt to play the game using a controller that isn’t a Genuine Activision Controller©™ or a regular PS2 controller. I am not a lawyer, but I do believe that any sane judge would throw that out of court in 5 seconds. That’s like Chrysler saying that you can only use Chrysler brand socket wrenches to work on a Chrysler car.
It’s going to be a long, long time before I can play “Through the Fire and Flames” (the most difficult song in the game) on Expert, though. Apparently Guitar Hero 3 is more difficult than Rock Band or the other 2 games in the series. Good. I need to get better quickly. . . .