As many prepare to rock with Guitar Hero III
today, we've received a few tips about consumers accidentally getting wired Xbox 360 controllers at Wal-Mart instead of the much ballyhooed wireless guitars
. According to Wal-Mart's website, they are currently carrying several bundles
of Guitar Hero III
-- including ones with a wired x-plorer guitar for Xbox 360 (pictured) and SG controller for PS2
. Target also has a similar bundle currently
. The only reason we haven't started our voodoo to punish Activision and Red Octane for this trickery is that there actually is a price adjustment for these bundles. The Xbox 360 bundle and PS2 wired bundles are both $10 less than their wireless counterparts.
The basic thing to do in this situation is to make sure you go to the store and read the box
. If they don't have the one you want, it's your right as a free consumer to go shopping someplace else. We've been informed that some Wal-Marts only have one version of the bundle -- it may not be fair, but all we can do is let you know to check the box before you buy. Oh, but if they are selling the wired bundles for the same price as the wireless ones, then we'll call our voodoo priestess and start the incantations.
[Thanks Nick and everyone else who sent this in]