just incase you didn't know, there is an awsome game on the internet called "Earth and Beyond". it's is an online only game, and is based on the settled Terran and Progeon nations after a big war broke out. anyway, after sed war (200 years i think) they have all settled down in different sectors of space. the game consists of you creating a ship and a charicter and flying around doing missions for your race. i thought i'd make mention of it here, as it's well worth a look for those with cable and a good gaming machine. but don't be fooled. the site will tell you that the game requires at least a 500 to run at all. i play just fine (for the most part) on my old 333 here. this is the link, it's a paid game by the way. like $12.00 a month.
So the cheapest way to get The Beatles: Rock Band if you have not had any of the games before is probably to get the software only and then get used instruments, right? My dad has been showing interest in it, so I am weighing his options.