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Danny Johnson Sets World Record With Guitar Hero III

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Activision, Music,

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Danny Johnson, a 14 year-old from Grapevine, Texas, set a world record playing Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. At a Best Buy in midtown Manhattan, he scored 973,954 points with about 7 minutes of DragonForce’s “Through the Fire and Flames,” considered by some to be the game’s most difficult song. The previous record was made last August with a score of 899,703. Danny claims that he relied on the Star Power function to get those bonus points and said that his ability to play real instruments made the game easier.

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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Hot Deal

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Activision, Hot Deals, Music, Xbox 360,

Guitar Hero: AerosmithWalk this way to get a tuneful game for less. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is available this week (or until they sell out) for a mere $24.90. The game features master tracks from the band as well as others chosen by them like Cheap Trick and Joan Jett. It is region free and works on any Xbox 360. Originally released July 2, 2008, grab one quick and show your buds that you truly are the master musician.

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Forbes Magazine calls Rock Band “Shameless Knockoff” of Guitar Hero, Alex Rigopulos’ Head Asplodes

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Hay fanboys, listen up! And before you read anything, the following was from FORBES, not Bobby Kotick, for the sake of / wars everywhere.

In a recent profile of CEO and industry provocateur Bobby Kotick, Forbes decided to talk about a number of Activision bread and butter franchises, such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (whose empty, frail husk now litters that halls of Activision, milked clean of its sweet, sweet nectar). Somewhere around the end, though, is an interesting little snippet of text:

“EA also teamed with MTV to sell Rock Band, a shameless knockoff of Guitar Hero that added drums, bass and a microphone to the world of make-believe rock stars. EA says it is returning to an “auteur model” of designing games, taking bigger chances on fewer ideas.”

Look, we should all see this kind of writing for what it really is: Unresearched and inflammatory. Even if you didn’t know that the Rock Band guys are the guys who made Guitar Hero in the first place, it’s a wee bit unprofessional to take sides. I’ve worked for Activision, and they’ve said some crazy things regarding the music game timeline, but don’t confuse the quote as coming from Kotick.

Funny how they don’t mention Guitar Hero: World Tour anywhere.

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Sears Black Friday for Gamers

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We took a peek at Sears’ Black Friday list and found oodles of inexpensive gifts if you want to fight the crowds. Most are less than $50.00.

  • Buy Any Xbox 360 System Get One Xbox 360 Wireless Controller FREE
  • Nintendo DS - Guitar Hero Decades Bundle Game $49.99
  • Nintendo DS - Traveler Case $9.99
  • PlayStation 3 - Little Big Planet $59.99
  • PlayStation 3 - Blu-ray/DVD Remote $24.99
  • Sony Wireless Stereo Headphones with Transmitter $29.99
  • Wii - Music $49.99


Happy shopping!

Read More | The Black Friday

Guitar Hero Pocket Game

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Activision, Music, Portable/Mobile,

Guitar Hero Pocket GameNow you can take your Guitar Hero with you. The pocket-sized version of the musical game comes with 3 levels of play, 10 track segments and 5 wav tone buttons. The Guitar Hero Carabineer has an LCD screen, a foldable neck, a whammy bar and a handy clip. Songs include “Rock This Town,” “Heart Shaped Box,” “Killer Queen” and “Smoke on the Water.” The portable game comes with a MSRP of £14.95 (~$22.00.)

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Logitech Premiere Edition Wireless Guitar Controller

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Logitech has announced their Wireless Guitar Controller, Premiere Edition for the Playstation 2 and 3 Guitar Hero. The neck and quiet fingerboard are made of wood and the frets and tuning peg handles are metal. The device has a 2.4GHz wireless USB receiver and a battery life of “hundreds of hours.” The controller has a range of up to 30 ft. and a bonus gig bag with pockets for accessories is included. Pre-order the nifty device for $249.99 for a December delivery.

 

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ezJam Combo for Guitar Hero and Rock Band

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Music, Video Games,

ezJam Guitar

If you are a fan of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, here is a guitar that will play both games. The ezJam Combo Guitar has a chrome strum bar, ezSpring whammy bar, and multi-axis tilt sensor. The Supra 10 fret keys allow for larger hands on 5 of the frets, while the kidlets can use the other five. With DC2 Dual Connect technology, it comes with a wireless receiver and neck strap. Available in October, pre-order yours in baby blue for $69.99.

 

Read More | ezGear

Guitar Hero World Tour track list leaked?

Guitar Hero World TourVery interesting - word on the street is that the Guitar Hero World Tour set list has been leaked onto the interwebs. If the list is to be believed, then World Tour is gonna have 87 tracks (14 of them being bonus tracks, 7 of them being sample songs), along with a few guitar battles that will make you go one-on-one with the likes of Sting and Ted Nugent. Obviously, no confirmation or anything on the validity of the list, but we certainly wouldn’t be disappointed if it turned out to be true. Check the full list after the break.

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Band Geek Hero T-Shirts

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Wearables, Internet, Video Games,

Cowbell HeroTorsopants is getting into the Guitar Hero action with their Band Geek Hero line of t-shirts. Choose between Accordion, Triangle, Kazoo, Bagpipes, and many more including our favorite, Cowbell Hero. (After all, you can never have enough cowbell.) The tees come in male and female adult sizes in several styles starting at $19.00 and have recently become available in kids’ sizes. Even if you are not shopping, their site is a minor riot and we suggest you go play on it for awhile.

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Bleeding Edge TV 282: E3 2008: Nintendo Announces Wii Sports Resort, Wii MotionPlus, WiiSpeak

At , put on quite a show at their keynote. Among the announcements were , a sequel to the much acclaimed Wii Sports, , a music creator with no talent required.  Also featured were Shaun White Snowboarding and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party, Grand Theft Auto Chinatown, Animal Crossing Cityfolk, Guitar Hero On Tour, Creatures, Star Wars: Clone Wars, and a new game.

Nintendo also announced new accessories, the , an add-on to the Wii Remote that adds real-to-life motion sensing; and , a set-top microphone that enables audio chat in online multiplayer games. Check out the video for the highlights, and don’t forget, we put up a full gallery of the event as well.


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