Yes, there has been a lot of coverage of Rock Band this week. However, we can't forget about the franchise that got me addicted to a plastic guitar. Activision has just released seventeen new tracks for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Hit the jump and check them out.
While a good bit of the surprise was spoiled by a leaked set list last month that appears to have been fairly accurate, we're still glad to see the official announcement of these tracks. The game is set to be released on October 28. You can bet that this game will rock every bit as much as the first two.
If you're looking for an unfair advantage in your next friendly Guitar Hero tournament, perhaps you should swot up on the following list of songs. They're supposedly the finalised tracklisting for Guitar Hero III, next sequel to the insanely popular music games (and almost permanent distraction of SlashGear writer Chris Scott Barr). As might be expected, there's a fair mixture of trad rock and classics-in-the-making such as Muse's Knights of Cydonia.
Full list for your perusal after the cut.
Anyone that reads SlashGear very often will probably have figured out that I'm a huge Guitar Hero fan. One of the things that has disappointed me about the series is the lack of support for the PC (and Mac). While I do have an Xbox 360 which can play Guitar Hero II and the upcoming Guitar Hero III, I still would love to play it on my gaming rig. It looks like I may finally have that opportunity with Guitar Hero III.
According to the guys at Aspyr which is the developer for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, they have decided to bring it to both the PC and Mac, because they feel they can reach a greater audience, since everyone has a computer.
The competition between Guitar Hero III and Rock Band is really heating up as the launch dates inch closer. It looks like Red Octane is going all out trying to get big names to appear in Guitar Hero III. So far they have you battling Slash from G&R, and having Bret Michaels from Poison lending you vocals, but now another name has cropped up.
If you're looking for something else to excite you about Guitar Hero III, the guys over at Xbox360Achievements have managed to discover the upcoming achievements for your favorite Axe grinding series.
Want to get your hands on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock before it ships later this year? You might consider purchasing Tony Hawk's Proving Ground.
Confused? Well if you purchase the newest Tony Hawk game when it comes out in October you'll get a demo for Guitar Hero III. You'll get 5 songs to play, only two of which are covers. The song list is after the jump.
You have to wonder how many people have risen to the top of big companies simply by taking someone else's great idea, changing it just enough to be really crappy and then putting it on the shelf for unsuspecting grandparents and relatives to purchase as a gift. Well, whoever came up with this little gem likely got some kind of a promotion I'm sure.
If you've been reading SlashGear for any amount of time you've probably noticed that I'm a huge Guitar Hero nut. Well last Friday I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit down and talk Guitar Hero with another fan of the series, Jonathan Davis of Korn.
Korn has been headlining the Family Values Tour for almost a month now with Guitar Hero sponsoring the second stage. At each stop they have a competition for the best Guitar Hero player, the winner gets an autographed guitar (a real one) and the opportunity to jam with Jonathan Davis. While I wasn't able to enter the competition, I still had the chance to witness the late-night jam session. That video, however, is for another day.
Jonathan was kind enough to agree to an interview with me where we talked about gaming, gadgets and Guitar Hero. First, I have to say that Jonathan is a really cool guy, he's very laid back and not uptight like some people that I've heard about. If you're wondering what all of the background noise is, that's some people playing Guitar Hero outside the bus.
Full video of the interview after the jump
Looks like I was a little behind things yesterday, Activision announced three brand spanking new tracks for Guitar Hero II. These tracks are available only on the Xbox 360 version of the game, and only by downloading them as a pack from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
The new tracks are all from the My Chemical Romance CD The Black Parade. The songs are Teenagers, Famous Last Words and This is How I Disappear. This marks the first time brand new tracks have been made available via the Xbox Live Marketplace. The others were all from the original game in the series. The price for this pack of songs is 500 points.