Beatles fans sample new computer game ahead of release



LIVERPOOL - Beatles fans gathered at Britain's famous Cavern Club to sample a new computer game on the world's most famous pop group ahead of its release Wednesday.
The game along with The Beatles' digitally remastered albums are set to go on sale later Wednesday, a move certain to again spark Beatlemania as well as long queues at record stores.
Fans at the Cavern in Liverpool, northwest England -- where the Beatles were first discovered -- gathered late Tuesday for the launch of the game.



Beatles fans sample new computer game ahead of release
They strummed away on plastic guitars, kept the beat on a drum kit and sang along as they tried to emulate their idols through the game.
"It has that whole family appeal, bringing together parents, grandparents and kids to play this game," said Neil Ashurst from computer game store Game.
"Seasoned Beatles fans can step into the shoes of their heroes and a new generation of younger fans will be introduced to one of the country's most iconic bands."
The Fab Four have been recreated in virtual forms in the game called "The Beatles: Rock Band", that lets players join the band as they springboard from gigs in Liverpool to global stardom.
Forty-five songs are included with the game.
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Wednesday, September 9th 2009
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