In must be some throwback to childhood but I always like to have a game of sorts for myself and others to enjoy when they visit me over Christmas. A couple of years ago ‘Bop it Extreme2’ was the undisputed party-king of Christmas. Pick it up and you could say goodbye to an hour… Well now there is a new Sheriff in town and his name is Guitar Hero III.

It arrived a few days ago but due to work commitments I didn’t have chance to even open the packaging. At about 10:30 last night I got chance to check it out…

I just couldn’t put the thing down. It’s one of those great games where you constantly find yourself saying ‘just one more go’, and that sentiment takes you effortlessly into the early hours of the morning, rattling out ‘Sunshine of your love’ and the like, suspending disbelief that you actually are a legendary axeman. My poor neighbours…