Music games seem to be everywhere these days. More specifically, Guitar Hero is absolutely everywhere, and now with the release of Guitar Hero World Tour, more people are gaining exposure to the game. And for those that love it, they'll be pleased to hear that they can now play it on their mobile phones.
While some gamers are busy enjoying themselves with Guitar Hero: World Tour, which launched on Monday, others are experiencing huge problems with drum sensitivity. In some cases undersensitive, in others oversensitive, the only common theme is frustration. Now publisher Activision has announced a fix to allow the sensitivity of individual drum and cymbal pads to be tweaked; however it's not the in-game simple fix many might have hoped.
The first Guitar Hero: World Tour feedback is coming in, after the game was officially released yesterday, and it's a mixed bag. Some gamers are reporting poor drum synchronization when playing in band mode, with problems calibrating the drum response to the rest of the instruments. There are also some sporadic claims of poor quality control, with some of the drum pads failing to recognize hits.
We've been hearing about it for so long, it's almost a surprise that it hasn't already been released. Still, today's the day and Activision have announced that the much-anticipated Guitar Hero: World Tour has hit shelves. New instruments, new online and offline play modes and, of course, new tracks add up to what will probably be a key holiday must-have. Not only is Guitar Hero: World Tour itself available, but bundle sets including the new wireless instruments.
Peak Products have finally released their Starpex Guitar Hero and Rock Band controller, made from high-gloss lacquered wood and including both wired and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. The first model to hit shelves is the Obsidian, which as the name might suggest is black; that will be followed on October 31st by Dead Rose and Black Sunburst versions.
Libraries have always had their different tactics to keep kids within their walls. Usually those tactics actually involve books though, well now they're tossing in video games like Guitar Hero and “Karaoke”.
They are actually conducting a study involving several libraries throughout the country to see if the video games make kids smarter and increase their literacy. I'm not so sure about all of that, but it can't hurt to draw kids into libraries.
I've questioned the logic behind Activision's choice to call Guitar Hero III “Legends of Rock” due to the lack of actual legends. This has become even more apparent with all of the rock legends showing up in the fourth installment of the game. We've found out that yet another huge name will be appearing as a character in GH:WT, none other than the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osborne.
We know that Activision is contemplating more band-themed Guitar Hero games, but they are mum as to which bands they are working with. With the recent deal to make the next Metallica album available on Guitar Hero III the same day it is released to the public for purchase, one has to wonder if they are working with the band for their own Guitar Hero title. Lets see what Las Ulrich has to say about the matter.
I think at some point a band can actually get big enough to just not care what they say. Take for instance this recent interview with Metallica rocker Lars Ulirich where he all but says “they're making Guitar Hero Metallica”.
Since the second Guitar Hero title was announced, it has been a habit to slowly trickle out songs until very close to the game's release date. This usually brings about much speculation and many fake lists. Well today we've got a few more confirmed tracks thanks to Stuff Magazine. Hit the jump for a full list of confirmed tracks for Guitar Hero: World Tour.
We already know that companies like MadCatz is going to be crafting special “Pro” instruments for Rock Band, but what about Guitar Hero: World Tour? Sure, the instruments are going to be compatible, but surely we'll be seeing some branded “Pro” Guitar Hero drums and guitars, right? Yes, of course we will, and they'll be stamped with the Logitech name as well.