Reckon you're pretty badass at Guitar Hero? The ol' plastic axe? Aching for those good old days of Guitar Hero 3, when you couldn't sleep through Expert tracks? Well Activision is giving you the chance to be crowned the ultimate Australian Warrior of Rock - with $10,000 for the winner, and a meet & greet with Metallica.
It's a two-part competition. For those who lack the finger fidelity, you can show up to one of Activision's booths in Westfield shopping centres, dressed up in your best rock god gear for a chance to win some games and an entertainment package.
But the real competition is online. If you think you've got what it takes, you can register on this page and then upload a screenshot or photo of your best score in any of the following songs:
Dire Straits - “Money for Nothing” Avenged Sevenfold - “Bat Country” Muse - “Uprising” My Chemical Romance - “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” Soundgarden - “Black Rain” Black Sabbath - “Children of the Grave”
The top 20 scoring players in each state will take part in state finals, which involve playing a mystery track, chosen on the day from the above list. State competition prizes are pretty cool in themselves. But 1st-place state winners of the state finals will be flown to the Grand Final at Acer Arena in Sydney, where a prize of $10,000 awaits whoever can ignore the pressure of the Channel V Dome:
Full details on the competition page.