Scratch Turntable vs DJ Hero Turntable

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From what we've seen of DJ Hero's turntable - and, granted, it's probably not all of it - it's got three buttons and a turntable. But what about rival DJ game Scratch's turntable?


As you can see here, in a marketing shot from earlier in the year that we've managed to get hold of (so things may have changed slightly since then), Scratch is not kidding around. Its got a "free-spinning, touch-sensitive turntable wheel", five coloured buttons and a small crossfader, all on a functional, if somewhat drab, hunk of grey plastic put together by (or at least licensed by) real turntable manufacturers Numark.

Also contained in the same document is a taste of the game's tracklist, which unlike Activision's messy attempts at covering every genre's bases (at the risk of spreading itself too thin), is targeting a more specific audience: hip-hop and RnB fans. Eight songs were mentioned, and they are:

Flashing Lights – Kanye West
Let's Get It Started – The Black Eyed Peas
Peter Piper – Run DMC
Hot in Herre - Nelly
Milkshake – Kelis
Friends – Whodini
Party Like A Rockstar – Shop Boyz
Don't Sweat the Technique – Eric B. and Rakim

There are, at least in theory, supposed to be another 52 songs included in the final game (some licensed, others covers), which combined with the turntable will retail for $100. That is, if it's ever actually released...



I hope they never release The Blues Hero. Because I'm not sharing spit with the Harmonica peripheral.