Guitar Hero and Rock Band have already made historic strides in the field of allowing people who lack all musical ability (like me!) to pretend that they are awesome and talented. But this march of progress is only getting started. In September, The Beatles: Rock Band will let folks like me become not just rock stars, but the biggest rock stars ever. And in October, the newly announced DJ Hero will help us play like we’re the illest of turntablists. Rolling Stone reports that DJ Hero‘s plastic turntable doohickey will feature “three stream buttons, a crossfader and effects dial,” which you’ll use to cut, scratch, and mix over 80 tracks, including mash-ups of artists like the Foo Fighters, the Beastie Boys, Rick James, and Gwen Stefani.
Sounds pretty sweet, no? Between this and the upcoming Beatles game, I’m starting to think seriously again about clearing out space in my tiny, crowded living room so I can install some fake plastic instruments. Anyone else psyched for DJ Hero? While you decide, click just below to check out a performance that Jay-Z and Eminem did earlier this week to promote DJ Hero, which will feature exclusive tunes (!) from both of them. (Thanks to Rap Radar for the footage.)