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In addition to announcing new track packs, Neversoft has issued a trio of updates concerning the Guitar Hero World Tour drumset. First off, those who have been experiencing sensitivity issues with the set will be happy to know that the developer will be releasing a drum controller tuning kit for Wi...

October 29th 2008 at 11:54am 0 Comments
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Activision has created a virtual guitar contest so blistering it would melt not only faces, but the very fabric of space-time. The publisher has announced that dueling track packs from Jack White-fronted The Raconteurs and Jimi Hendrix are coming to Guitar Hero World Tour next month. Here's how the...

October 29th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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This week marked the debut of a second contender in the full-band-simulator genre. It's hard to find a review for Guitar Hero: World Tour that utters Rock Band less than a half dozen times. Comparatively, the 87 mean score for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are 5 points lower than Rock Ban...

October 28th 2008 at 11:55am 0 Comments
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If you're interested to see how Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour's 16 shared songs match up to one another, look no further than YouTube. While there are certainly others (and undoubtedly more to follow suit), user Gurra100 has a playlist of comparison videos (embedded after the break). Ever...

October 27th 2008 at 10:45pm 0 Comments
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Despite promises to the contrary, the PlayStation 3 Guitar Hero: World Tour drum set doesn't seem to be working with Rock Band 1 or 2. Many users on the RB forums have noticed that the game is recognizing the wireless set as a microphone, and unfortunately, the mic isn't being recognized as a beat...

October 27th 2008 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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... or, more aptly titled, the Guitar Hero World Tour Launch Party sponsored by Best Buy, Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola. If that's not the longest-titled event we've attended, then we're not sure what is. (Although you're in trouble, Guitar Hero, if the Japanese game Tohoku Daigaku Mirai-Kagaku-Gijuts...

October 27th 2008 at 11:29am 0 Comments
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Amoeba Music, for those who haven't been there, is a cool place. The gigantic stores are filled wall to wall with CDs of every genre, vinyl, posters, pretty much everything a music fan could want. The stores also host live music performed by local groups and nationally known musicians. Imagine our...

September 18th 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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After debunking the rumor that a keyboard peripheral was headed to Guitar Hero: World Tour, Neversoft has revealed to Shacknews that the secret is actually a feature -- not a peripheral -- that will allow users to transfer MIDI data to the game using a MIDI sequencer. So, in a manner of speaking, t...

September 17th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Theodore Nugent's politics might prevent him from being universally celebrated, but there's no denying the man's a virtuoso of the six-stringed axe -- dare we say, a "guitar hero." (Fun factoid: He does it all sober!) Nugent's accomplishments on stage have earned him a spot in the World Tour, where...

September 11th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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It may seem odd that we're still talking about leaking Guitar Hero World Tour tracks, especially when we've had a full set list for the competing Rock Band 2 for months now (heck, we've had the whole thing ranked by difficulty for a week). Nonetheless, four more included tracks were revealed at an...

September 4th 2008 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Who says you can't teach old bands new tracks? (Insert groans from audience). Activision sent word today that the Guitar Hero World Tour track list will include three classic songs that have been re-recorded just recently. First off, MC5's 40-year-old classic "Kick Out the Jams" has been "updated a...

September 3rd 2008 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Serving as a great anecdote for the old saying, "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone," an Activision representative has confirmed that Guitar Hero: World Tour will be lacking Rock Band 2's party-friendly "No Fail" option, either as a menu option or as a cheat code. Also interesting is that y...

September 3rd 2008 at 7:00am 0 Comments