Guitar Hero

Get your Guitar Hero fix a little early

Get your Guitar Hero fix a little early

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is only a few days away from release. If you just can't wait to rock out to the new music, fear not, there are a couple of ways to satisfy your inner rocker.

Guitar Hero III’s ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’ to be Metal

Guitar Hero III’s ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’ to be Metal

I wouldn't call myself a Guitar Hero addict, despite what my friends and family might say. Anywho, the final track for the upcoming Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock title has been announced as The Devil Went Down to Georgia.

Now anyone that's heard the song (who hasn't?) is going to call bullshit, as the song is centered around fiddling, and the game is Guitar Hero, not Fiddle Hero. Fear not, the fiddle section has been converted to guitar for maximum rocking.

Target gets a special Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock bundle

Target gets a special Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock bundle

It has the game, and two controllers. Not one, but two, that means if you keep bumming one off your friend because you are too cheap to buy the game and your own controller, you can get this bundle at a savings of about $20 and have two.

That $20 savings isn’t off of the regular package price, as this package will cost you $109.99, but that’s about $20 less than the normal one guitar/game package and a second separate guitar. Me myself and I, I bought GH2 for my 360 before I went and bought a used PS2, so I think if I buy anything GH or RB related it will have to be for that system.

Guitar Hero III Soundtrack to include bonus songs for Xbox 360 owners

Guitar Hero III Soundtrack to include bonus songs for Xbox 360 owners

It's no surprise that I'm anxiously awaiting the release of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. For those that can't wait to rock out, you can always pick up a copy of the game's soundtrack which will hit stores on October 23, just a little less than a week before the game debuts. Those dedicated enough to pick up said CD will be rewarded with an in-game bonus.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock controller compatibility questions answered

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock controller compatibility questions answered

The launch of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is coming up quick. You can bet that we'll be bringing you all of the juicy details just as soon as I get my hands on it. I do have a tidbit of information regarding compatibility issues with the new Les Paul.

There have been rumors around that the X-Plorer will/won't work with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. I decided to go straight to the source and find out what Red Octane had to say about compatibility of the old and new controllers. Mind you, I only talked about the 360 controllers, as they have really been the only ones in question. Hit the jump for the full transcript of my Q&A with Bryan Lam of Red Octane.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – Seventeen new tracks announced

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – Seventeen new tracks announced

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.

Guitar Hero III tracklisting leaked

Guitar Hero III tracklisting leaked

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.

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