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Metallica to star in their own Guitar Hero title

Metallica to star in their own Guitar Hero title

I'm still undecided about the whole idea of focusing a Guitar Hero game around a single band. Sure, GH: Aerosmith is going to feature other great bands too, but as much as I love Aerosmith, I think I might get tired of mostly songs by the same band. Well it seems that Activision loves the idea, because it seems that they've already got another band-themed title in the works. Perhaps you've heard of a little band called Metallica?

Activision apologizes to Wii owners with a special faceplate

Activision apologizes to Wii owners with a special faceplate

If you're a Wii owner and picked up a copy of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, you probably noticed that the sound output options weren't exactly up to snuff. If that's the case, you likely sent off your disc and were forced to be without your game for much longer than you'd like. Don't worry though, Activision has your back, as you'll be getting something extra special with your disc.

Gibson files suit against Activision for patent infringement in Guitar Hero

Gibson files suit against Activision for patent infringement in Guitar Hero

Since Guitar Hero made its debut back in 2005 (has it really been that long?) we've been rocking out with various Gibson controllers. I never really cared for the the X-plorer, but that's not the point here. Apparently Gibson has just realized that the Guitar Hero game infringe on one of their patents.

Based on our preliminary analysis, the 'Guitar Hero' software (including any expansion packs) and the guitar controller provided by Activision being used as a musical instrument (packaged with the software or sold standalone) are covered by the ... patent," Gibson's law firm said in its January 7 letter. Gibson requests that Activision obtain a license under Gibson's ... patent or halt sales of any version of the 'Guitar Hero' game software.

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.

Activison announces 11 new tracks for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Activison announces 11 new tracks for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

The release of Guitar Hero III is creeping ever closer, and as it does, Activision is slowly giving us new tracks that we can expect to rock. They've just officially announced 11 new tracks (though we already heard a few from the guys at Score Hero).

The great thing is that of the 11 tracks that they announced, 7 are master tracks. They have a good mix of old and new rock, which is really needed. After playing Guitar Hero 80s, I realized that having music from different eras is essential to the success of the game. Hit the jump for the 11 new tracks.

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