Guitar Hero

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.

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.

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”.

More Guitar Hero: World Tour tracks revealed

More Guitar Hero: World Tour tracks revealed

Since the second Guitar Hero title was announced, it has been a habit to slowly trickle out songs until very close to the game's release date. This usually brings about much speculation and many fake lists. Well today we've got a few more confirmed tracks thanks to Stuff Magazine. Hit the jump for a full list of confirmed tracks for Guitar Hero: World Tour.

Activision partners with Logitech to create premium Guitar Hero instruments

Activision partners with Logitech to create premium Guitar Hero instruments

We already know that companies like MadCatz is going to be crafting special “Pro” instruments for Rock Band, but what about Guitar Hero: World Tour? Sure, the instruments are going to be compatible, but surely we'll be seeing some branded “Pro” Guitar Hero drums and guitars, right? Yes, of course we will, and they'll be stamped with the Logitech name as well.

Guitar Hero DLC – Dragonforce three-pack

Guitar Hero DLC – Dragonforce three-pack

I must say that I'm impressed by Activision. They have announced yet another track pack for Guitar Hero III. Granted, it won't be out until next month, but it's definitely good to see that they haven't given up on DLC. So what could possibly follow up the Virtuoso Pack? Apparently only a trio of Dragonforce tracks.

Rumor – Full Guitar Hero IV setlist leaked

Rumor – Full Guitar Hero IV setlist leaked

It's tradition that with every Guitar Hero game, there are rumors regarding “leaked” setlists that will show up from all over. I do believe that we have our first such list, which of course comes from someone with absolutely no explanation as to how they came upon it. Hit the jump for the entire list.

Guitar Hero DLC – Virtuoso Pack

Guitar Hero DLC – Virtuoso Pack

With Guitar Hero: World Tour coming later this year, I'd all but given up on having much more DLC for GH III. Sure, we know about the new Metallica album that's coming, but that's probably it, right? Nope, Activision is still churning out new tracks (albeit slowly) for their current game. Hit the jump for the list of tracks in the upcoming Virtuoso Pack.

Jimi Hendrix to appear in Guitar Hero: World Tour

Jimi Hendrix to appear in Guitar Hero: World Tour

Jimi Hendrix definitely ranks very high on my list of favorite guitarists. Tunes like Purple Haze and All Along the Watchtower have been on my list of songs I'd hoped would show up in Rock Band or Guitar Hero. Activision has announced that at least one of those tracks will be showing up in GH IV.

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

The budget ultraportable trend showed no signs of slowing this week, as Acer's Aspire One hit US shelves priced from $379.  Meanwhile, sources close to Dell's suppliers tipped the company's upcoming 'E' netbook as carrying a mere $299 price tag, and perhaps even landing as early as next month.

As for grown-up notebooks, Intel finally made the Centrino 2 platform official, and with it the promise of not only faster processors but native draft-N WiFi support and longer battery life.  In fact this week the company had plenty to be pleased about, as they soundly thrashed arch-rival AMD with their Q2 2008 financial performance.

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