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Guitar Rising – Like Guitar Hero for the real thing

Guitar Rising – Like Guitar Hero for the real thing

I've been rocking out on a plastic guitar for a while now; too long some would say. I finally decided a couple months ago that I would finally get myself a real guitar and learn to play some of the songs I've been playing for so long. While I've been spending plenty of time lately learning chords and building up calluses on my fingers, I've been thinking about how much fun it was when I first learned to play on Guitar Hero, and how boring it is learning the real guitar. I know my hard work will pay off eventually, but I have something of a short attention span. Guitar Rising is a new game (if you can call it that) that is exactly what I've been looking for. Hit the jump for an awesome video.

Rumor – Guitar Hero IV due out in 2008

Rumor – Guitar Hero IV due out in 2008

Big news from the interwebs folks, according to a press release from some band in the UK, Guitar Hero IV is probably coming out this year! I'm sure that just completely blew your mind, as no one expected them to release a Guitar Hero game every year. Actually last spring Red Octane did in fact state that they intended to do just that.

Rock Band and Guitar Hero sales outperformed legal music downloads last year

Rock Band and Guitar Hero sales outperformed legal music downloads last year

It's a well-guarded secret that I play Guitar Hero and Rock Band. The previous statement was, in fact, a lie. I play them quite often (Rock Band more than Guitar Hero these days) and find myself buying new downloadable tracks on a regular basis. Apparently I'm not alone, as the games actually pulled in more money last year than all of the (legal) digital music downloads combined.

Finally, a set of pedals for Guitar Hero

Finally, a set of pedals for Guitar Hero

One of my favorite parts about Guitar Hero is when I'm rocking out, then suddenly bringing the neck up to activate star power. When it's timed right, especially during co-op, it really cranks things up to 11. Unfortunately on some songs (ahem, Jordan) timing must be absolutely precise, and during those most difficult of tracks it becomes even harder to trigger your star power. Thankfully there's a new pedal out there that can make things go a little more smoothly.

Guitar Hero III Les Paul mod

Guitar Hero III Les Paul mod

With everyone away at CES, someone has to hold down the fort and cover the more underground creations that likely will never make their way to the large conventions. This Les Paul mod is definitely one of a kind and unique enough for me to check my bank account and sigh with defeat.

Guitar Hero Wii Controller in plush form

Guitar Hero Wii Controller in plush form

I will never understand the need to turn gaming controllers into plush, however, here is yet another converted into a plush little pillow. This isn't just any Guitar Hero controller, it's the Wii controller.

Guitar Hero the Commodore 64 way

Guitar Hero the Commodore 64 way

I know there are still many Commodore 64 fans out there, and one of them is Toni Westbrook; a guy that work on a project called Shredz64, that aim to create connectivity and interaction between Guitar Hero controller with C64. The project plans also include the game itself that runs on C64 using the retro 8-bit beep and blips to output the sound. So far Toni has gotten the controller to work with the C64 and the game development itself has been started earlier this year. Way to go Toni!

Guitar Hero For The Commodore 64 [via kotaku]

Official Activision Guitar Hero 3 wireless controllers not coming until 2008

Official Activision Guitar Hero 3 wireless controllers not coming until 2008

That’s pretty much it, those of you that have the PS3 or Wii versions of the game can go buy a whole other copy of the game to get a second controller. For now that’s it, and the Xbox 360 and PS2 owners are stuck without until next year.

So, there are tons of knockoff guitar controllers, there is one guitar for Guitar Hero 1, 2, and 3, and another for Rock Band, and depending on what system you have, there were some random special edition official guitars along the way. That’s pretty much it though.

More fret pounding fun with Guitar Hero III

More fret pounding fun with Guitar Hero III

RedOctane was kind enough to send us the newest entry to their Guitar Hero franchise, Guitar Hero III. After many hours of co-op, boss battles and blisters, I can say that Guitar Hero III fills my music infused video game fix more than Dance Dance Revolution ever could.

Rumor – First DLC for Guitar Hero III leaked

Rumor – First DLC for Guitar Hero III leaked

Guitar Hero III has been out for just over a week now, and likely you've beaten all of the songs. I take that back, you've likely beaten all but one of the songs. If you're lucky you've gotten 2-3% on Through the Fire and Flames. Don't lie to me, that song is close to impossible to beat on expert. Anywho, thanks to some funny Xbox Live scores, we may know the first DLC songs that will be released soon.