What’s it about? It’s Guitar Hero’s unofficial big brother, with drums, bass and vocals to master, along with the standard lead guitar. Best sound-proof the living room. Now.
 
Coolest feature? While the GH games lend themselves more to post-pub musical tomfoolery, Rock Band is more technically-minded. So much so that the game’s creators reckon that if you master the drums on expert, you’re good enough to tour with Iron Maiden. Like the guy in the clip above.
 
When can I buy it? It’s out on May 23 for Xbox 360 and August 29 for PS3 and Wii. All at a wallet-crippling £140 – that’s twice what the Americans paid when the game was released Stateside last November. Ho hum.