- Now, we've covered this question before, but now Harmonix's Rock Band and Neversoft's Guitar Hero III have been out long enough, we can talk about it.

For the record, the Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero III has an 8.5 pro reviewer average and a 7.4 user average on Metacritic. Rock Band for Xbox 360, on the other hand, has a 9.4 pro reviewer average and a 9.0 user average.

I was trying to think how to vocalize my thoughts on GH III and Rock Band - both of which I've been playing a lot, and both of which are going to be smash hits this holiday season - and I think I worked it out.

Here's my comparative review of the two titles - using lyrics from songs featured in each:

- Guitar Hero III:
Poison ft. Bret Michaels - 'Talk Dirty To Me'.

"At the drive-in
In the old man's Ford
behind the bushes
until I'm screamin' for more
Down the basement
lock the cellar door
And baby
Talk dirty to me."

- Rock Band:
The Who - 'Won't Get Fooled Again'

"I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again."

So - which of the two makes you rock? Which makes you roll your eyes? And which would you recommend to others? And most interestingly, which franchise do you think will be dominant next year, and the year after - what will the public respond to? The GameSetQ is in session, folks.