There are now fewer plastic guitar controllers crowding the world's homes, thanks to a volcano.
The developers at Seven45 have made an offering to the gods to hope for the success of their upcoming game, Power Gig: Rise of the Six String. They sacrificed tons of unused Guitar Hero controllers to a firey, magma-filled beast.
After acquiring a mass of the guitars in Reykjavik, Iceland, the devs loaded them up into a plane. They then risked their lives to dump them into a giant volcano.
The whole thing was a publicity stunt, of course, with the point being that Power Gig's controller, which functions as a real guitar and also as a game controller, is heads-and-tails above what's been seen in Guitar Hero and Rock Band in their opinion. Power Gig will go up against Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and Rock Band 3 this holiday season.
Unfortunately, we don't really get to savor the goodness of watching the controllers burn into oblivion. While I like Guitar Hero as much as the next guy, I think we can all agree that we've been a bit innundated by plastic instruments over the past few years. It feels good to know that a bunch of them were dropped into a volcano, just as long as they don't cause an incident.