Guitar Hero

Double Range Guitar is a must-have for PS3 rockers

Double Range Guitar is a must-have for PS3 rockers

Back when Rock Band made its debut for the PS3, there was a huge stir about the controllers from the Guitar Hero franchise not playing nice with the game. While Harmonix tried to smooth things over by releasing a patch which would allow GH controllers to work, it never saw the light of day because of a dispute with Activision. With no resolution in sight, Ant Commandos has released their own guitar that will play on all versions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band for both the PS2 and the PS3.

SlashGear Week in Review – May 25th

SlashGear Week in Review – May 25th

After a few weeks of budget, mobile laptops grabbing the headlines, its been the turn of monstrous gaming machines to storm the limelight.  Acer announced their first serious gamer's desktop, the Aspire Predator, which is intended to take the breed out of the boutique and into mainstream computer stores.  Alienware struck back with an updated Area-51 ALX; the industry's first overclocked 4GHz Core 2 Extreme aimed to put Acer back into their place.

PS3 users to get free God of War song for GH III

PS3 users to get free God of War song for GH III

Last November Xbox 360 users were able to download the Halo theme song as a free track for Guitar Hero III. This of course left PS3 users scratching their heads wondering when they were going to get a free track. Of course they knew they wouldn't be getting the Halo track, since that was a 360-exclusive title. Well fear not faithful PS3 owners, your time will come June 5th.

So what game theme song will you be getting? God of War. Now exactly what song this is, we're not entirely sure. However, since June 5th isn't all that far away, we'll find out soon enough.

Guitar Hero MIDI Controller hack

Guitar Hero MIDI Controller hack

Guitar Hero has spawned a large number of mods, hacks and general tweakery, with gamers often looking to use proper instruments in place of the normal controllers.  However this is the first time I've seen a Guitar Hero controller converted in the opposite direction; it now works as a MIDI guitar, compatible with any synth with the necessary port.  Best of all, there's actually no damage to the controller's original functionality, so you can switch between gaming and music making to your heart's content.

Ted Nugent confirms appearance in Guitar Hero IV

Ted Nugent confirms appearance in Guitar Hero IV

If I were to sit down and compile a list of some of my favorite guitarists of all time, you can bet your ass that Ted Nugent would be on it. I've actually been a bit disappointed that I can't rock out to his stylings on Guitar Hero or Rock Band. However, once Guitar Hero IV hits stores, that's all going to change.

SlashGear Week in Review – May 18th

SlashGear Week in Review – May 18th

ASUS continued their assault on the budget computing market this week, with the Eee PC 900 finally launching in the US while its Intel Atom powered sibling the PC 901 broke cover.  We also saw a live photo of the Eee Box B202, a desktop version.  It looks as though the rumors of a separate Eee brand could be true; the ASUS logo is notable for its absence on the new products.  Meanwhile, OLPC and Microsoft finally shook hands on a Windows XP deal for the XO education notebook, and Fujitsu showed off their own Atom-based ultraportable, the U2010 UMPC complete with 3.5G WWAN and GPS.

The Guitar Hero IV drum kit

The Guitar Hero IV drum kit

If you've been curious at all about how the new Guitar Hero drum kit will look, now you know. It was difficult to picture how they were going to do it, with the two extra symbols but all together it looks pretty good.

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