Guitar Hero

SlashGear You Rock Guitar Giveaway!

SlashGear You Rock Guitar Giveaway!

Even if you haven't got an iPad, we've still got a great giveaway for you. Inspired Instruments has given us one of their You Rock Guitars to give away, billed as "the most versatile rock guitar on the planet". Not only goes the You Rock Guitar work with Rockband and Guitar Hero, it also works as a full MIDI controller instrument for proper recording, and as a standard digital guitar for use with an amp!

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Student builds creepy Guitar Hero playing robot type thing

Student builds creepy Guitar Hero playing robot type thing

I once watched this scary movie where one of those ventriloquist dummies stalked some people in a house with a big knife. The movie really creeped me out. This Guitar Hero playing robot created by a student at Minnesota West Technical College is really creepy and reminds me of that movie. Except this dummy would be following you around and hitting you with a guitar controller from Guitar Hero.

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Logitech unveil Drum and Guitar controllers for Wii and Xbox 360

Logitech have unwrapped their latest wireless music controllers, joining up the dots on a range which now serves PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.  The new Logitech Wireless Drum Controller and Guitar Controller for Nintendo Wii, and Wireless Drum Controller for Xbox 360, are each intended to be used with Guitar Hero.

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Guitar Hero 5 for Wii debuts full SD streaming & loading

Guitar Hero 5 for Wii debuts full SD streaming & loading

Guitar Hero 5 is set to be the first Wii game to offer full loading from SD card, with Activision promising SDHC streaming for the upcoming music title.  IGN sat down with the team to discuss the change, which will see over 800 songs together with audio quality, note data, album art, and any mo-cap triggers or song-specific displays fitting on a 32GB SD card.

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Guitar Hero 5 official drum kit revealed

Hot on the heels of Logitech’s Guitar Hero drum kit, unveiled yesterday, come the first images of the official redesigned Guitar Hero 5 set.  No details are accompanying the two images, but Activision have released a new video showing gameplay in the upcoming title.

Guitar Hero 5 gameplay video after the cut

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Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for PS3

Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for PS3

Logitech have announced their latest gaming peripheral, the Wireless Drum Controller for Guitar Hero on the PS3.  Consisting of three drum-heads with recessed rims, dual cymbal pads and a kick pedal, the system is licensed by Activision and connects to the PS3 via a 2.4GHz wireless USB receiver.

 

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Microsoft unveils Xbox 360 wireless microphone

Microsoft revealed a brand new wireless microphone today meant for use with the Xbox 360. Designed to be used with music games like Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Lips, this mic sports specific features that make gameplay just a tad easier.

You won’t need any wires or adapters, since this mic takes full advantage of the wireless console and it even has motion sensors built in for add functionality. Additionally, there’s lights on the base.

Available in black, this Xbox 360 wireless microphone will be available for purchase sometime in the fall. At that time, you can expect a price tag around $50.

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for Xbox 360 announced [Video]

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for Xbox 360 announced [Video]

Logitech have announced their latest Guitar Hero peripheral, a wireless controller for the Xbox 360.  Like the company's existing guitar controller for PS2 and PS3, the new Xbox 360 version has a wood neck, rosewood fingerboard and metal frets.

Video demo after the cut

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Rock Band guitar dumps strum-bar for IR

Rock Band guitar dumps strum-bar for IR

There are quite a few Rock Band guitar controllers on the market, ranging from the cheap to the surprisingly expensive, but one thing they generally have in common is the plastic strum bar.  It doesn't have to be that way, though; one enterprising gamer has swapped out the plastic for a beam of infrared light which is recognized as a strum whenever you break it.

Video demo after the cut

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Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for PS3 & PS2 announced

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for PS3 & PS2 announced

Logitech have announced a guitar controller for the PlayStation, licensed by Activision for their Guitar Hero series.  The Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for PS3 and PS2 has a wood neck and body, plus a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets, while its wireless system offers up to 30ft of range.

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Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and DJ Hero announced

Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and DJ Hero announced

Fresh gaming news from Activision today, as the company confirms three new titles in the burgeoning Guitar Hero franchise.  Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and DJ Hero will all launch this year; Activision have also released this render of the DJ Hero controller.

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KORG Kaossilator gets the Guitar Hero treatment

KORG Kaossilator gets the Guitar Hero treatment

So, if you love KORG Kaossilators and want to make them even easier to use, you might want to try on this crafty DIY project for size. No, you're not seeing things. Someone has really wired up a Kaossilator to a Guitar Hero guitar remote.

How can it be, you may be wondering? Well, James Haskin got inspired when seeing Wayne Coyne's double-necked Guitar Hero creation and decided to change up his Kaossilator just a tad.

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