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Activision and RedOctane send guitar faceplates to Guitar Hero III owners

Activision has made some mistakes with the Wii edition of Guitar Hero III, and it probably wasn't all too much fun for game owners to send in their discs and await fixed copies. The company, along with RedOctane, are trying to get back into people's good graces, though, by sending a free guitar...

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Good music possible in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

In addition to the rumored (but now unlikely, according to the RedOctane press release) drum and microphone compatibility, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith may have one other saving grace: bands that are better than Aerosmith. Buried in the original press release is a note that you'll be able to play not on...

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Rock Band bundle only $149 at Target this week

If the price is the only thing holding you back from Rock Band, then you might want to swing buy your local Target sometime this week. Starting today, Target's offering the PS3 and 360 versions of the special edition bundle for $149 USD, $20 off the normal price. The offer's only good from the 17...

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Two feet, two guitars, one interesting Guitar Hero phenomenon

Have no friends? No self-respect? No foot fungus? Then the below video of an unorthodox method for playing two Guitar Hero parts at once might just be for you! When tipster Rob first sent us this extraordinary video, we thought it was somewhat unique. Apparently, though, playing Guitar Hero with you...

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PS2 guitar pedal allows for precision rocking

Sure, everyone loves activating star power and wailing on the whammy bar in Guitar Hero. But for a certain, incredibly anal subset of players, these actions and their distracting arm movements represent potential streak killers. Well, those finicky gamers are in luck, because peripheral maker Reac...

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Activision opens pre-registration for Guitar Hero Wii replacement discs

For those of you who own the Wii version of Guitar Hero III and figured out you couldn't hear what the other speaker was saying, Activision is slowly beginning to remedy Guiter Hero Wii's mono sound. There is now a page up on the Activision's support site with information to pre-register for a rep...

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Dad finds son smoking pot, attacks his weak point for massive damage

When eBay seller k_lid found his fifteen-year-old son Isaac smoking marijuana on the patio with two of his "delinquent friends," he did what any respectable parent would do: he calmly removed his son's copy of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock from beneath the Christmas tree, and put it up for sal...

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Guitar Hero Mobile trailer is unsurprisingly terrible

You know it's a bad sign when the trailer for a game only uses six seconds of gameplay footage. To be fair, what did you expect? When we first heard the idea of Guitar Hero on a cell phone, we scoffed so hard that we needed to sit down. You may feel just like Hendrix as you shred on your tou...

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Wii Guitar Hero III getting DLC and replacement discs

It's pretty clear that the Wii version of Activision's rockstar simulator is the ugly stepsister of the Guitar Hero III family (aside from the PS2 version, but who plays those things anymore) -- it's got no downloadable content, requires friend codes for online play, is sans Grim Ripper, and to to...

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Harmonix discusses the origins of Guitar Hero

Just as it should be, Guitar Hero's genesis began not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with a guitar. Inspired by the popularity of the Guitar Freaks franchise in Japan, peripheral manufacturer RedOctane approached developer Harmonix with one question: if we make an awesome guitar, will you ma...

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