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This 9-year-old is better than you at Guitar Hero

It's sort of like the perennial Rubik's Cube gag. You see some guy fiddling with the famous puzzle toy, saying something like "these things are impossible; nobody could solve this." At that moment, a plucky young tyke will come along, pick up the toy, and solve it within seconds. Now apply said gag to Guitar Hero III and the song "Through the Fire and Flames" by DragonForce ... on Expert. Watch the video above and see 9-year-old Ben crush every ounce of Guitar Hero pride you ever had. Gasp in terror as the boy even has enough time to glance away from the screen in order to smile at the camera. In the end, he winds up landing 95% of the notes and earning a score of over 750,000 points.

Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to weep softly in the corner for a few hours.

[Via Gamertag Radio]

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12-27-2007 @ 2:38PM

spambot said...

Isn't that the point at which the game's achievements start telling you to go start a real band?

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12-27-2007 @ 4:30PM

zlionsfan said...

That's GH II: five-star all songs on Expert.

I'm going to guess that he's got that achievement.

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12-27-2007 @ 2:40PM

james said...

Now if he puts all that effort towards something useful.

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12-27-2007 @ 3:02PM

DemonGSides said...

Like what?

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12-27-2007 @ 3:37PM

Etchasketchist said...

Life is meaningless. There is no such thing as useful. We're all gonna die anyway.

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12-27-2007 @ 5:43PM

GregA said...

It is worse than that even... At some point, one of the galaxies in the near by cluster is gonna go active and destroy our galaxy with a death ray. For all we know, the kill shot could already be on the way.

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Ranus Studios27

12-27-2007 @ 3:17PM

Ranus Studios said...

That kid better do something even more legendary when he's older, or that will be a talent wasted.

Maybe he will cure cancer, with the power of music.

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12-27-2007 @ 3:32PM

Jake said...

I knew this kid was familiar.

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12-27-2007 @ 3:45PM

SoxFan13 said...

Guys, give the bloggers here a break! They have to save something to post when there's no news (like the week between Christmas and New Years)!!

BTW-- I want to say how fake this kid is, just so it doesn't hurt my pride so much, but he is incredible!

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Sky Shark X230

12-27-2007 @ 3:47PM

Sky Shark X2 said...

Bleh its people like him who give the game devs of GH to put impossible songsfor most people on Giutar Hero.

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12-27-2007 @ 3:55PM

gonzo said...

I think that he actually plays the real guitar as evidenced by the guitar that was next to the TV in one of the videos...either that or on of his parents plays which makes it plausible that he's good given that they have the music gene...

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12-27-2007 @ 3:55PM

Jared said...

to all you people who are saying stuff like: "let him do something worthwhile" and the like...look at the expression on the kids face and the tone of his voice when he gets that achievement.

THAT is what it's all about.

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Joel Kerr33

12-27-2007 @ 4:00PM

Joel Kerr said...

I want to believe this is legitimate, but how is the kid activating star power? He doesn't tilt the guitar (as far as I can see), but star power automatically activates. Is there some other method to activate star power that I don't know about? If not, then I call shenanigans.

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Pedro Monscooch34

12-27-2007 @ 4:20PM

Pedro Monscooch said...

You can activate the star power by pressing the back button. It's right above the whammy bar. I'm sure it's an easier method than tilting the guitar sideways during something that intense.

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George McBain35

12-27-2007 @ 4:11PM

George McBain said...

You can also hit the select button, which is what I usually use.

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12-27-2007 @ 4:11PM

ry38read said...

you can activate star power by hitting select button. you don't have to lift the guitar.

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12-27-2007 @ 4:06PM

DavidH said...

YOU ARE......FAGS!!!
no this kid is kickass but can he play it Accousticly

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12-27-2007 @ 4:11PM

elmersglue said...

Why do they make expert so effing hard that only 10 year old kids can play it?.... oh wait.... wtf?

I'm still convinced they need to dumb down the difficulty so that NORMAL people can potentially play through the entire game on all difficulties as opposed to having to just stop after getting to the last destination on hard because you no longer care enough to overcome failing a song. And expert isn't even an option.

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12-27-2007 @ 4:31PM

[email protected] said...

oh not this kid again... back in my day all i had was 2-d mario not this. im sure hes gonna get alot of ladies (ha he looks like a troll)when he gets older cause of this. i bet he can't play a lick of real guitar either, and if he wants to get the ladies ever he has to stop wasting his young life on this. and his parents/whoever is taking these videos makes him slave to play the game. wow what a way to show off your son, your family comes over for the holidays, and they aren't impressed... where is your God now?

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12-27-2007 @ 4:49PM

Rob said...

Why does everyone keep saying "play a real instrument"? Guess what?! He's taking guitar lessons, entirely because he became interested in the guitar from playing Guitar Hero.

But video games are bad and stuff.

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