For all of you Guitar Hero fanatics out there like myself, IGN has posted a HUGE article in which they give you the inside scoop on dozens of the songs that will be featured in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
You can indulge yourself on the entire article music.ign.com/articles/823/823117p1.html HERE . Rocktacular!!!
City Official to Read Proclamation, Eager Fans Set To Storm the Streets of New York, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock To Be Debuted at Digital Life
Santa Monica, CA September 26, 2007 — Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), publisher of the wildly popular Guitar Hero franchise and the City of New York are proud to proclaim September 26, 2007 “Guitar Hero Day” in New York City. Fans are ready to rock the streets of Manhattan as thousands are expected to gather in celebration of the day, with guitar controllers in hand. This proclamation is one of many Guitar Hero events taking place in New York City this week, heading into the launch of the highly anticipated Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
The game was also included in Ziff Davis’ Hot Five Press Event on Tuesday, September 25 at Splashlight Studios. The press only event featured the five hottest products of the coming year. For the first time, U.S. fans have the opportunity to play Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock at the DigitalLife Conference taking place at Javits Center, September 27-30.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will include explosive new content and features including a multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a host of exclusive unlockable content and visually stunning rock venues. Expanded online multiplayer game modes will also allow axe-shredders worldwide to compete head-to-head for true legendary rock status. For the first time ever, Guitar Hero fans will also be able to thrash and burn with new wireless guitar controllers available for each platform. The game will feature a star-studded soundtrack including master tracks by such legendary artists as Guns N’ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam as well as original songs by guitar icons Slash and Tom Morello. The sequel also will offer a vast array of downloadable content including songs from some of the most popular European bands.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, published by RedOctane and developed by Neversoft, is rated T’ for Teen by the ESRB and will be available October 28, 2007. For more information about the Guitar Hero franchise, please visit the dedicated community site: www.guitarhero.com.
Mario Kart Wii to support 16-person online multiplayer
The upcoming issue of the Official Nintendo Magazine out of Europe reportedly reveals new details surrounding Mario Kart Wii, chief among them being online multiplayer support of up to 16 players.
The news comes via image scans of the magazine as provided by Go Nintendo.
While information was sparse, the scans reveal online multiplayer support of up to 16 players, online battle mode, mid-air stunts, and the inclusion of recreated Mario Kart DS tracks.
Nintendo proper has yet to confirm any such details, but the game is expected sometime in spring 2008.
Adult Swim Favorite Making Its Way to the Wii
Today Capcom confirmed that Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law will be coming to the Wii. This fully animated interactive adventure game merges the fun and hilarity of the popular Adult Swim TV show with Capcom’s time-tested gameplay.
Players will don the shiny wingtips of Harvey Birdman, the third-rate superhero turned fourth-rate defense attorney charged with exonerating parodied classic cartoon characters. Players will have to guide Harvey through a series of odd and comical cases. Each of the five interactive stories will take the famed winged crusader of justice to familiar locations from the TV show. In order to prove his client’s innocence, Harvey will have to examine crime scenes, gather the evidence, interview the witnesses, and of course have an occasional drink with the opposing counsel. All of this while avoiding the ever-present shrink-ray gun of the prosecution and attempting to answer the age old question of, “Did you get that thing I sent you?”
The Wii edition joins the already-announced PS2 and PSP versions of the game. The Wii game will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99, while the PS2 and PSP versions will have a price point of $29.99. Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law will be available for all three platforms on November 13th.
Taiwan-based manufacturers said on Friday that Nintendo’s plans to increase Wii production have been delayed due to a limited supply of console components.
“Tight supply of components such as IC chips and PCBs,” were blamed for the expansion delay originally planned in June says the DigiTimes.
As a result, worldwide alleviation of Wii shortages isn’t expected until sometime in early 2008 as Nintendo previously alluded to.
The Kyoto-based game maker said in July that the Wii has been sold out for a consecutive 33 weeks before announcing an increased shipping forecast of 16.5 million total Wii units by March 2008.
Since first launching in November 2006, a reported 9.27 million Wiis have been sold worldwide.
Isn’t the game titled “Legends of Rock”? Then what’s Bret Michaels doing in it?
Rock Legend to Appear in Guitar Hero III (X360)
Play alongside a virtual Bret Michaels in Activision’s upcoming music game.
Old rock stars don’t die, they just go on to appear in video games. Activision has revealed today that Bret Michaels, Poison’s front man, will be the lead vocalist character in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The sequel will feature Poison’s “Talk Dirty to Me” as well as “Go That Far” from the Bret Michaels Band.
Neversoft, the game’s developer, even went as far as to motion capture the famous rockstar to, as the press release puts it, “record his signature moves” for the game. They also scanned in his full body, clothes, and face to get every detail exactly right.
Michaels said, “When Activision asked me to do this, I was honored… are you kidding me? This game totally rocks! I gave them my signature moves, basically did my thing and they captured it. It was really cool.”
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is scheduled to be released this October.
Best Buy increased the price of several Xbox 360 accessories at $3 above the manufacturer suggested retail price raising suspicions that the retailer is hoping to make some extra money on increased sales expected from Halo 3.
While technically legal in a free market society, retailers typically sell goods at or below the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP). Given the timing of the minor price hike, however, some feel that Best Buy is hoping to exploit unsuspecting gamers with a “Halo 3 tax” as many individuals will likely buy additional accessories upon the game’s release with little or no price comparison.
Regardless, Best Buy can charge whatever they like for Xbox 360 accessories. And of course, consumers can shop wherever they like (hopefully not at Best Buy in this case) for their Xbox 360 accessories.
You can check out a graphic comparing Best Buy vs Xbox.com prices side by side www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=128888 HERE .
Microsoft cuts Xbox 360 price to $349
SEATTLE – Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 video game console will be $50 cheaper starting Wednesday, confirming fuzzy snapshots of leaked advertisements posted by bloggers in late July.
The company said its most popular console, which comes with a 20-gigabyte hard drive, will cost $349.
A basic console without a hard drive or wireless controllers will retail for $279, $20 less than its current price, while the Xbox 360 Elite, a black version with a 120-gigabyte hard drive and high-definition video support, will drop $50 to $449.
In July, the company clipped the price of its add-on HD-DVD player to $179, from $199.
Microsoft has been dodging questions about a console price cut since competitor Sony Corp. slashed the price of its 60-gigabyte PlayStation 3 to $499, from $599, in early July. Nintendo Corp.’s Wii, the least expensive of the so-called next-generation consoles, costs $250.
Read the full article news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070807/ap_on_hi_te/microsoft_xbox_price_cut;_ylt=AkGNi_i7gjk09L.UfldmFzKs0NUEhere.
‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ Delayed Until Next Year Due To ‘Technological Issues’
‘Having been mistaken once, we don’t want to be mistaken twice,’ Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick says, guaranteeing no further delays.
Update the gaming calendar for October 2007. Publisher Take-Two Interactive announced Thursday (August 2) that “Grand Theft Auto IV” is being delayed until early next year, due to “technological issues.”
The company is targeting its second quarter of next fiscal year, allowing for a release sometime between February 1 and April 30. In a conference call with investors, a Take-Two executive narrowed that down, saying, “Putting ‘GTA IV’ out in the Easter season isn’t the worst thing in the world.”
Read the full article www.vh1.com/news/articles/1566261/20070802/index.jhtmlhere.
Metallica in Guitar Hero III, not just Rock Band
In a conference call where Activision re-tooted their own horn about how much money they made so far this year, they also let it slip that Metallica would be in Guitar Hero III. The song will be One, a master track off of Metallica’s …And Justice for All album. This may sound like old news, but you’re probably getting confused with Rock Band also having Metallica. Yes, it is going to be hard to keep track of what games have which songs in this holiday rhythm showdown.
During the conference call Activision also said that Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the ’80s was the best-selling game on its first day in Activision history. They also said they are significantly increasing guitar production to meet the expected demand of Guitar Hero III this holiday season.
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