More speed, more gameplay and more pixels has been the theme of the week, with a variety of new hardware launches and upgrades together with some long awaited titles getting released. Apple lived up to the rumors and introduced new processors and faster FSB for their iMac range, together with stirring up a little controversy over whether they'd had access to Intel's future product line first. Faux-Apple hardware also get plenty of attention, as Psystar's OS X-running Open Computer took time out from being sniped at by fanboys to get benchmarked.
I know that many of you out there love to get your Guitar Hero on. I've been to a few tournaments, though second place is the best I've ever done. If you're looking to win some cool prizes for playing your favorite plastic guitar, then you should heck out the Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Starlight Charity Challenge.
Whenever a new Guitar Hero game is poised to be released, you star hearing rumors about different bands and tracks that might be included in the game. Eventually we finally get some confirmed tracks, followed by a complete set list. Well with Guitar Hero: On Tour, we've arrived at the stage where we're given a healthy list of tracks to be included. Hit the jump to see which 15 songs have been officially announced.
It's been a week of ultraportables, frankly, with enough budget laptops vying for the Eee's crown to make the whole market more than a little confusing. Medion announced their Akoya E1210 while 3K unveiled their own alternative; meanwhile, MSI finally released some decent photos of the Wind. Thankfully there's now a comprehensive list of all the options available, meaning attention has turned from cataloguing to pondering whether Palm will join the fray with a re-worked version of the Foleo companion. Stranger things (like the first Foleo, you could say) have happened.
Anyone who has gotten addicted from the very first Guitar Hero game has likely gone on to buy the 2nd the 3rd and then if you had the cash, Rock Band too. Many of us have found our own solutions to storing the massive amount of controllers that come with all of the games. For some that means just leaning them against the wall or having one or two strewn about the floor yet some of us are making a bit of an attempt to appear like full grown adults and try to hide store them in a slightly more attractive way.
When Rock Band was announced last year, the first thing that drew everyone in was the fact that not only could you rock out to your favorite tunes with a guitar, but you'd also have drums and a mic as well. According to a recent interview with Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, they are planning to do the same thing for Guitar Hero IV.
It won't be long before June is here and we're all rocking out to Guitar Hero Aerosmith. If you're as eager as I am to get your hands on the game, you'll probably want to pre-order it so you'll be assured that you can pick it up on launch day. We have the official info on what extras you can expect to get for doing just that, as well as the official pricing.