UK Guitar Hero ad based on a Doritio tie-in. Is the message here that Guitar Hero is for people too lame to play real guitar? or who can't handle getting a tattoo?
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I'm pretty much over the Guitar Hero type videogames, but I still appreciate a good hack. Gizmodo explains:
The twisted brainchild of Chris Marion, interfaces a Guitar Hero guitar with a microcontroller, which in turn powers relays that activate solenoid valves on five fire poofers. That's when AC/DC and Motley Crue get combustible.
So basically, it's a dude with a ton of free time on his hands. Watch a second video (of Motley Crue) after the jump and check out Chris' detailed instructions on how you can pull this off yourself right here. (more…)
Aw yeah. You can now stream "Sudden Death", the track that Megadeth recorded specifically for the new Guitar Hero game (details here). Listen above and imagine yourself pressing the four colored buttons in sync with the music. Some of the solos on here are pretty ridiculous, for the better. Clearly, Dave and co were really thinking about gameplay when recording the song. It's almost mindblowing how much of an effect these video games have had on metal, to the point where a band like Megadeth would go into the studio and record a track specifically for the game. What do you guys think of the track?
While we may feel indifferent about current iterations of Rock Band and Guitar Hero, I have to say this clip gets me excited again. Just to be clear, this does not yet exist. It was simply some wishful thinking. But, oh how sweet it would be. We just need to perfect 3D already!
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is expected to be released September 28th, and with that, lots of details are surfacing. For one, the makers of the game have released the above video explaining the "quest mode" of the game. They tried really hard to create a story and a purpose for the game, and the overall theme and visuals do look pretty cool. Today, the entire setlist from the game leaked and there is a sold amount of metal featured in the game. Some songs are pretty interesting; there are tracks from the Dillinger Escape Plan, Arch Enemy, Pantera and Slipknot. That's certainly impressive. Suddenly, I am reconsidering my opinion that I am over music-based video games. Here is the full list: (more…)
The above video is a great example of viral marketing. You should probably watch it before reading the rest of this entry. As I began watching this, I thought, hey, that's a lot of guitars. And a plane? Damn, these kids have a lot of free time on their hands. Then, I started thinking: where the hell did they get the money for this? Flying planes isn't cheap. And, then the video ended and it all made sense. This intriguing clip was just a giant ad for 6-string video game peripherals. That's right, a guitar compatible with Rock Band and Guitar Hero that has actual strings. If this is something that excites you, visit their official site.
GUITAR HERO: Warriors of Rock details revealed (Brand new MEGADETH song to be finale, New custom guitars)
Remember Guitar Hero guys? Remember how awesome it was a mere few years ago. The craze was sweeping the nation/ So much so, we got four bands to compete in our first-and-only Guitar Hero Gauntlet. It was all the rage! Nowadays, my plastic guitars are collecting dust. I haven't touched a guitar video game since GH:Metallica. A recent poll we did on the site shows at least some of you are still into the games, so this is for you…
Activision, the owners of the franchise, have announced the next game in the series: Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, out this September. Unlike previous Guitar Heros, where you just storm through a playlist, this game will feature a "Quest mode", or a story mode. You will be lead by Gene Simmons on a journey from CBGBs to uhh volcanos or something? Basically, there are some fancy animations between the songs you play now. (more…)
A recent article on Blabbermouth states that sales of music-based video games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band is "down 36 percent in 2009 from the previous year, with copies sold plunging from over 25 million units in 2008 to less than 16 million last year. While the business earned $1.6 billion in 2008, it made less than $900 million just 12 months later." Boo hoo, right? Personally, I am completely over the gaming craze. Unless I am incredibly drunk at a party and somebody just happens to load up their guitar game, I am not picking this game up. I'm over it. Which got me thinking, am I the only one? So I ask you loyal junkies to let me know your opinion on Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Are you still into them?
Last week, was a very busy week in Dave Mustaine news so we felt this would be as good a time as any to do a bit of recap in case you guys missed what's being going on around the interwebs regarding everybody's favorite ginger shredder: (more…)