It's hard to look cool when you're playing most music video games. You may think you look cool with your dinky plastic guitar or humorously scale-sized drum set, but in reality you look like… well, a person playing a plastic instrument.
At a recent Penny Arcade Expo, a group of contest finalists assembled on-stage to play through a Rock Band song in front of a huge, screaming audience. It was an enjoyable bit of theater, but if you've ever seen a picture of yourself playing Rock Band at a party (and I bet that you have), you know just how profoundly dorky it looks.
Even DJ Hero, with its real-ish-looking turntables and comparatively laid-back approach, never looked all that cool. That's set to change with Q-games' latest creation, Pixeljunk 4AM.
Pixeljunk 4AM is a different sort of music game. It's a DJ-ing game that uses the PlayStation Move, allowing players to control and cue loops, filters, and effects all by waving about the glowing PlayStation Move controller.
One of the neatest (and newest-feeling) features is the way 4AM incorporates social play. As you play, you'll broadcast your music out to the entire PlayStation Network, where anyone with a PlayStation 3 can tune in, even if they don't have the game. As Stephen Totilo already pointed out, it's a fun idea—you get motivated to do better because you've got an audience. I've no idea how it will actually work, or how many people will really watch the game, but at the very least it's a cool concept.