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Guitar Hero: World Tour screenshots show off new UI

Guitar Hero: World Tour screenshots show off new UI

With Guitar Hero: World Tour featuring four instruments, one has to wonder just how similar the UI is going to be to that other game with four instruments. Well Activision has released a few screenshots of their upcoming title, and I must say, it does look rather familiar.

Activision confirms compatibility with Rock Band instruments in Guitar Hero: World Tour

Activision confirms compatibility with Rock Band instruments in Guitar Hero: World Tour

I have to admit that I've been pretty unhappy with Activision over the whole guitar incompatibility issue. Sure, I rock out on my 360 so I haven't had any issues, however, one of my best friends is more of a PS3 guy. He's only dropped the cash for a single Guitar Hero controller, however, his Rock Band Strat sits there begging to be used. Well it seems that this won't be such an issue for the next GH title.

Guitar Hero: On Tour gets a sequel this Fall

Guitar Hero: On Tour gets a sequel this Fall

I'm all for having sequels for popular games, I really am. However, there's a point when I wonder how soon is too soon, and how many is too many. Take Guitar Hero: On Tour for example. I didn't particularly care for the game or its controller, however, the game sold rather well, which might make one think they would start putting out DS versions of their series out on a semi-regular basis. I just didn't expect them to have one geared up and ready to be released in a mere matter of months.

Activision’s Guitar Hero action figures

Activision’s Guitar Hero action figures

Activision has decided to come out with a set of dolls action figures to go with their long line of games. They teamed up with McFarlane toys and made these rock stars that all seem to be sporting extremely tiny legs.

Guitar Hero IV will be the same on the Wii as 360 and PS3

Guitar Hero IV will be the same on the Wii as 360 and PS3

It's no big secret that the Nintendo Wii isn't quite the powerhouse that the PS3 or even Xbox 360 is. For this reason we tend to see games with less content present on the Wii. Such has been the case with Guitar Hero III and even Rock Band. So we should expect nothing less from Guitar Hero World Tour, right?

Guitar Hero Aerosmith sponsors NASCAR

Guitar Hero Aerosmith sponsors NASCAR

You may be wondering what NASCAR has to do with Guitar Hero, well to be honest, I have no idea.  However, for some bizarre reason, Activision's Guitar Hero Aerosmith is sponsoring a NASCAR.  My very best guess is that creepy hillbillies have a thing for Aerosmith.

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?

A closer look at the Guitar Hero World Tour drums

A closer look at the Guitar Hero World Tour drums

I try to steer away from writing about the same subject twice in one day, but I watched the Guitar Hero World Tour video again for a good look at the drums, and I noticed something strange. Lets see if you can spot it in the picture below.

Guitar Hero World Tour footage revealed

Guitar Hero World Tour footage revealed

We've all know that this was coming, but Activision has officially announced what they hope to be their Rock Band-killer. Check out a sweet video of the guitar and drums after the jump.

Aerosmith signs exclusive deal with Activision

Aerosmith signs exclusive deal with Activision

I have some very sad news for Aerosmith fans. If you enjoy rocking out to some classic Aerosmith in Rock Band, you'd better get used to Train Kept a Rollin', because that's all you're going to get.

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.