Guitar Hero contest question

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BBBuffalo

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I have someone who wants to host a GH contest and they want to have about 300 contestants.

How would you go about doing this?

How long would it take to do?
 

Cool Daddy-O DJ

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My kid has the video game.

One problem to work out would be the time; The game lets you play pretty much the entire song. With 300 contestants each "playng" a song, you could be in for a loooooooooooong contest.

It would be better if you could somehow narrow the number down.

And make sure to give extra points to the contestants who can ham it up the most.
 
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aedjs

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I think you would have to do a bracket with multiple games going on at the same time. This would require a number of TV/Game System set-ups, but I don't think there would be any reasonable way to do it with 300 contestants on the same TV/System.

I would think, and this is low-balling, the average song/participation time is 5 minutes per person. If you had two people squaring off at once, but only only system, your talking about 12 hours.

Also, and maybe someone with more experience can help, I think you can play with more than 2 people at once on one system.
 

Mr.Martin

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Having in the past run the game show for 125+ people in a 2 hour time frame, I agree with aedjs that multiple systems will be a must. This of couse will probably lead to mass confusion with the noise level, but I assume you could use headphones to remedy that issue. Having never done GH, I don't know if you can run a partial song and still get a score, but if you can, that is what I would suggest.

Sorry I can't help more.
 

BBBuffalo

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There will be multiple (I think) sets available. But the noise issue seems to be a potential problem. It might make it hard for contestants to hear.

So can they use headphones?
Is there a way to do it for a set period of time and get a score for say 30 or 60 seconds?
 

classactparty

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If the TV/monitor has headphones, yes.

As for doing 30 seconds, you would have to have the programmers set up a demo version. The game won't work that way.

You should figure an average of 4 minutes per song. If my math is right, that is a total of 20 play hours. You'd need at least 5 systems to do the first round in 4 hours.
 

bill_smith

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There is no pause on the game. Just played it with my nephew this past weekend. I suck as a guitarist, but scored 100% on vocals by sting on Roxanne!!!!

I think 300 kids for this is uncontrollable with less than 50 sets. (6 kids per line)

Otherwise you will end up with very long lines, a lot of kids doing nothing but waiting...like waiting in traffic.
 

hippydog

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I have someone who wants to host a GH contest and they want to have about 300 contestants.

How would you go about doing this?

How long would it take to do?
Wow.. interesting.. 300 people!
First of I'm thinking it would work best with 1 big screen and sound system.. The "Master Battle" with a bunch of smaller screens with headphones..
Everyone can watch the "Master" screen while they are waiting their turn..

300 people = 150 battles which then become 75, then 38, 19 , 10 etc..

It becomes # of consoles VS time for each battle.
Lets assume (on AVG) it takes 5 minutes for each battle, and you have 11 consoles.. 150/11= 14* 5 = 70... thats 1 hour just to eliminate the first half..
Then 75/11=7*5=35... then 1/2 hour to eliminate another half. and so on and so on..
 

JohnCarrJr

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Yes, by doing brackets, you could knock this out in a few hours.

Is there going to be an admission charge for the kids to play? What do they win?

If done correctly, this could be profitable.
 

BBBuffalo

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They are charging the kids to enter. The proceeds are going towards a charity.

They have some sponsors that have donated prizes.
 

Johnny Dee

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Yes...we have played it with headphones. You will need a host for each game station as well.

Be sure and have "cleaner wipes" to clean the headphones after each use.

 
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