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Guitar Hero: World Tour drum synchronization issue?

Guitar Hero: World Tour drum synchronization issue?

The first Guitar Hero: World Tour feedback is coming in, after the game was officially released yesterday, and it's a mixed bag.  Some gamers are reporting poor drum synchronization when playing in band mode, with problems calibrating the drum response to the rest of the instruments.  There are also some sporadic claims of poor quality control, with some of the drum pads failing to recognize hits.

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Guitar Hero: World Tour launches

Guitar Hero: World Tour launches

We've been hearing about it for so long, it's almost a surprise that it hasn't already been released.  Still, today's the day and Activision have announced that the much-anticipated Guitar Hero: World Tour has hit shelves.  New instruments, new online and offline play modes and, of course, new tracks add up to what will probably be a key holiday must-have.  Not only is Guitar Hero: World Tour itself available, but bundle sets including the new wireless instruments.

 

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2008

The fight got dirty in the netbook arena this week, as Monday saw VIA's Nano CPU take on Intel's Atom with a 1080p smack-down video only to become mired in controversy when bloggers ran the tests themselves and came up with wildly different outcomes.  Still, we had Lenovo's finally-official IdeaPad S10 and S9 to cheer us up, together with the rumor that Gigabyte plan a 10-inch dual-core version of the coveted M912 tablet-netbook. 

Of course, ASUS couldn't bear to be out of the headlines for a single minute, and so announced the S101 (the size of an Eee, the branding of an Eee, but it's not an Eee) together with a cloud storage option.  Netbooks are so much the niche of the moment that this week's "He Said, She Said" editorial was all about whether the best value comes from there or from a second-hand laptop off of eBay.

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Libraries use Guitar Hero to promote literacy

Libraries use Guitar Hero to promote literacy

Libraries have always had their different tactics to keep kids within their walls. Usually those tactics actually involve books though, well now they're tossing in video games like Guitar Hero and “Karaoke”.

They are actually conducting a study involving several libraries throughout the country to see if the video games make kids smarter and increase their literacy. I'm not so sure about all of that, but it can't hurt to draw kids into libraries.

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Ozzy to appear in Guitar Hero: World Tour

Ozzy to appear in Guitar Hero: World Tour

I've questioned the logic behind Activision's choice to call Guitar Hero III “Legends of Rock” due to the lack of actual legends. This has become even more apparent with all of the rock legends showing up in the fourth installment of the game. We've found out that yet another huge name will be appearing as a character in GH:WT, none other than the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osborne.

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Lars practically spills the beans on Guitar Hero: Metallica

Lars practically spills the beans on Guitar Hero: Metallica

We know that Activision is contemplating more band-themed Guitar Hero games, but they are mum as to which bands they are working with. With the recent deal to make the next Metallica album available on Guitar Hero III the same day it is released to the public for purchase, one has to wonder if they are working with the band for their own Guitar Hero title. Lets see what Las Ulrich has to say about the matter.

I think at some point a band can actually get big enough to just not care what they say. Take for instance this recent interview with Metallica rocker Lars Ulirich where he all but says “they're making Guitar Hero Metallica”.

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