Guitar Hero 3 Announced

Mex wrote:

You're right, who cares.

I know, like seriously. I deeply apologize if i've piddled on your parade, all i'm saying is I don't see the anger, and until I get hard proof otherwise, i'm willing to trust the developer at their word.

There are many other good reasons that one could potentially get angry at GHIII, especially the boss battles and power-ups, which should probably be clocking a lot higher on the "Not A Guitar Simulator" Alert System. How that'll work, i'm concerned about. Niggling the developers over the instrumentation of one unconfirmed :30 solo in a smegging bonus song sounds a lot like bitching for the sake of bitching. One actually changes the way one approaches paying the game, the other is, in video game music terms, and in comparison, for my money, semantics.

But I'm being a "INTARNET MEENIE" right now apparently, so YMMV.

Prederick wrote:
Mex wrote:

You're right, who cares.

I know, like seriously. I deeply apologize if i've piddled on your parade, all i'm saying is I don't see the anger, and until I get hard proof otherwise, i'm willing to trust the developer at their word.

There are many other good reasons that one could potentially get angry at GHIII, especially the boss battles and power-ups, which should probably be clocking a lot higher on the "Not A Guitar Simulator" Alert System. How that'll work, i'm concerned about. Niggling the developers over the instrumentation of one unconfirmed :30 solo in a smegging bonus song sounds a lot like bitching for the sake of bitching. One actually changes the way one approaches paying the game, the other is, in video game music terms, and in comparison, for my money, semantics.

But I'm being a "INTARNET MEENIE" right now apparently, so YMMV.

Dude, just sign-up for the APFB league already! Pick on the GH snobs later.

Oh, baby. I skipped the 80s version, but I *will* be buying this one.

Santana will add "Black Magic Woman" to the mix while The Killers will add "While You Were Young."

Edwin wrote:

Santana will add "Black Magic Woman" to the mix

What a coincidence. I heard Black Magic Woman on the radio yesterday, and I thought how it would be a great GH song.

When you were Young sucks

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Achievements:

1. Enlightened Guitarist (30 points) Gold Star 20 songs on Expert
2. Hendrix Reborn (10 points) Complete Career Lefty and Righty
3. Who Needs the Power (15 points) 200k on Cult of Personality without Star Power
4. Whammy Mania (15 points) Use the Whammy Bar on every held note on Number of the Beast
5. Star Mania (15 points) Activate Star Power 3 times on Through the Fire and Flames on Expert
6. Life of the Party (10 points) Host Ranked Online matches and win 15 consecutive songs
7. Search and Destroy (10 points) Join Ranked Online matches and win 15 consecutive songs
8. Too Many to Count 25 Hit 250,000 notes in Career
9. Never Gonna Spend It All (10 points) Earn $350,000 in career lifetime earnings
10. That's What Friends Are For (25 points) Complete Co-op Career
11. Back Up Hero (10 points) Complete all songs as the back-up guitar player
12. Guitar Wizard (10 points) Complete all Co-op as the lead guitarist
13. 100 Million!?! Gulp!?! (30 points) Earn 100,000,000 points total in Career
14. Streaker (10 points) Earn a 150 note streak in a Ranked Online Battle mode match
15. Tone Deaf (5 points) Beat any song on the expert difficulty with the games sound options turned down to zero
16. Easy Rider (5 points) Complete a Career on the Easy Difficulty
17. Medium Rare (10 points) Complete Career Mode on the Medium difficulty
18. Always Hard (15 points) Complete Career on the Hard difficulty
19. Solo Career 25 Complete all Career difficulties
20. Button Masher (5 points) Win 15 consecutive Ranked songs online using a standard controller
21. Buy a Guitar Already (15 points) Play through a career on the Hard or Expert difficulty using a standard controller
22. Big 'Ol Pile of Wins (20 points) Win 500 Online Ranked matches
23. The Long Road Ahead (100 points) Complete all difficulties in Career, buy everything from the shop and complete (10 points)0 online matches
24. Meet Your Maker (20 points) Beat one of the creators of Guitar Hero 3 at their own game
25. Right Hand of God (20 points) Complete Career Mode on the Expert difficulty
26. Bronze Streaker (5 points) Earn a 10 note Streak in Career or Quick Play
27. Silver Streaker (10 points) Earn a 250 note streak in Career or Quick Play
28. Gold Streaker (15 points) Earn a 500 note streak in Career or Quick Play
29. Streak Master (20 points) Earn a 100 note streak in Career or Quick Play
30. First Big Score (5 points) Score 250,000 on a song
31. Half a Mill' (10 points) Score 500,000 on a song
32. Now That's Impressive (20 points) Score 750,000 on a song
33. Axe Grinder (10 points) Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Easy difficulty
34. Rock Guru (20 points) Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Medium difficulty
35. Shredder (30 points) Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Hard difficulty
36. Guitar Hero (75 points) Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Expert difficulty
37. Perfectionist (10 points) 100 a song
38. Ready to Rock (5 points) Complete the tutorial
39. Axe Collector (5 points) Buy all the Guitars from the shop
40. Track Master (5 points) Buy all songs from the shop
41. Got 'em All (5 points) Buy all characters from the shop
42. A Couple of Streakers (5 points) Earn a 200 note streak in a Co-op match
43. Two Timer (10 points) Earn a 500 note streak in a Co-op match
44. Dynamic Duo (15 points) Earn a 1000 note streak in a Co-op match
45. Streak Masters (20 points) Earn a 2000 note streak in a Co-op match
46. Millionaire Club (20 points) Score 1,000,000 on any song in a Co-op match
47. Higher Than Most (20 points) Score 700,000 on any song in a Co-op match
48. Easy Duo (10 points) Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs for the Easy difficulty
49. Medium Duo (20 points) Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs for the Medium difficulty
50. Hard Duo (30 points) Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs on the Hard difficulty
51. Living Legends (75 points) 5 Star all Co-op songs on Expert
52. Leaders of the Pack (10 points) 100 a song in a Co-op match
53. Two by Four (5 points) Get an 8X multiplier in a Co-op game
54. Half Mill' Club (10 points) Score 500,000 on any song in a Co-op match
55. Burnin' a Hole in Your Pocket (10 points) Buy everything from the store
56. The Inhuman Achievement (15 points) Complete Through the Fire and Flames on Expert

That has got to be the funniest (and possibly best) achievements list I've seen for any 360 game.

Guitar Hero fans in non-U.S. and UK-specific regions will receive a collection of tracks from artists all around the world, which include the following (and not necessarily limited to):

* Minus Celsius by Backyard Babies
* Hier Kommt Alex by Die Toten Hosen
* In the Belly of a Shark by Gallows
* I m in the Band by The Hellacopters
* Avalancha by Heroes Del Silencio
* Take This Life by In Flames
* Ruby by Kaiser Chiefs
* Closer by Lacuna Coil
* Generation Rock by Revolverheld
* Mauvais Garcon by NAAST
* Radio Song by Superbus

Danged foreigners!

Guitar Hero fanatics prepare to get the first fix of the upcoming Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock video game demo with the launch of Activision, Inc.'s Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, slated to ship to stores on October 9. Players who purchase the Tony Hawk's Proving Ground game for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will get an exclusive two week head start on experiencing the demo to this year's hottest music based video game before its release on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

"Music is such a huge part of skateboarding culture and pairing the Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock demo with Tony Hawk's Proving Ground makes perfect sense," said Dusty Welch, head of publishing at RedOctane. "We're excited to bring together two highly anticipated games and give fans their first chance to rock out with the franchise that's taken the world by storm."

The demo features five tracks set in the Desert Rock Tour venue. Players will be able to rock out to:

* Lay Down (by Priestess)
* Even Flow (by Pearl Jam)
* The Metal (by Tenacious D)
* Hit Me with your Best Shot (as made famous by Pat Benatar)
* Rock You like a Hurricane (as made famous by Scorpions)

Both titles are in development by Activision's award-winning studio, Neversoft.

*adds Proving Grounds to the top of Gamefly queue*

So I was planning on buying the full GH3 package, with wireless guitar, because I figure I can use the device with Rock Band when I give up on this franchise in November. However, reading about the newest version of the Rock Band guitar, they've joined the buttons so that they feel continuous and not distinct, and that they feel like real frets, ie, more like a real guitar. So that sucks. I'd love to play around with the new wireless guitar, though. I thought the quality of the guitar dropped from the PS2 version to the 360 version, don't want to pay for yet another drop in quality. Then again it's only $30 more. Any other thoughts on this?

You like that it feels less like a guitar?

Edwin wrote:

Guitar Hero fans in non-U.S. and UK-specific regions will receive a collection of tracks from artists all around the world, which include the following (and not necessarily limited to):

* Minus Celsius by Backyard Babies
* Hier Kommt Alex by Die Toten Hosen
* In the Belly of a Shark by Gallows
* I m in the Band by The Hellacopters
* Avalancha by Heroes Del Silencio
* Take This Life by In Flames
* Ruby by Kaiser Chiefs
* Closer by Lacuna Coil
* Generation Rock by Revolverheld
* Mauvais Garcon by NAAST
* Radio Song by Superbus

These songs range from so-so, to catchy, to very good. I think people will enjoy playing them. "I'm in the Band" annoys me as a song but its still pretty fun. "Avalancha" is pretty F'ing epic. "Take this Life" is a crazy, challenging metal song. "Radio Song" is criminally catchy. Im pretty sure you can look them all up on youtube.

jmdanny wrote:

*adds Proving Grounds to the top of Gamefly queue*

You and me both.

AND I NEED YOU NOW TONIGHT
AND I NEED YOU MOOOORE THAN EVAR
AND IF YOU ONLY HOLD ME TAIIIIIGHT
WE'LL BE HOLDING ON FOREVAH

http://wii.ign.com/articles/816/8166...

GH3 preview for the Wii =D

I'm still torn on which console I'll buy GH3 and Rock band. I already have THREE guitars on the PS2, so I don't want on that again. BUT the PS2 will never get the additional content, so... I'm leaning towards PS3, depending on how they announce the new content for Rock Band.

Those screen shots made me cry. Is it possible that the jaggies and lack of color could be some sort of side effect of the screen shot process from the console? Pulling at straws, but man it cant look that bad right?

pol wrote:

Those screen shots made me cry. Is it possible that the jaggies and lack of color could be some sort of side effect of the screen shot process from the console? Pulling at straws, but man it cant look that bad right?

Yeah, I noticed that too.

AND I NEED YOU NOW TONIGHT
I f*ckIN' NEED YOU MOOOORE THAN EVAR
AND IF YOU ONLY HOLD ME TAIIIIIGHT
WE'LL BE HOLDING ON FOREVAH

Wait, so is this song in GH3 or Rock Band? I would totally belt that sh*t out, Old School-style if it were in Rock Band.

buzzvang wrote:
AND I NEED YOU NOW TONIGHT
I f*ckIN' NEED YOU MOOOORE THAN EVAR
AND IF YOU ONLY HOLD ME TAIIIIIGHT
WE'LL BE HOLDING ON FOREVAH

Wait, so is this song in GH3 or Rock Band? I would totally belt that sh*t out, Old School-style if it were in Rock Band.

I don't think it's in either, I just felt like singing that stuff.

Mex wrote:

I don't think it's in either, I just felt like singing that stuff. :cool:

I'm in ur threadz, demanding ur man card.

wordsmythe wrote:
Mex wrote:

I don't think it's in either, I just felt like singing that stuff. :cool:

I'm in ur threadz, demanding ur man card.

I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of
But I just won't do that
OOOH I WONT DO THAT

I'm in ur threadz, demanding ur man card.

Aw c'mon. Old School made that song forever hilarious.

buzzvang wrote:
I'm in ur threadz, demanding ur man card.

Aw c'mon. Old School made that song forever hilarious.

Oh, that was certainly considered, but he notably didn't use the modified lyrics. He went back to the original. Tsk tsk, Mr. Mex.

Bulls on Parade brings up the number of known songs in the game to 39, with 29 of them taken from the original recordings. Anyone who's a fan of the hardcore rock band may remember the song from their second album, Evil Empire. It's also one of Rage Against the Machine's signature songs.

According to a story on Joystiq there's now going to be a PC version of Gh3. Woo!
---Todd

New content announced, although you've got to buy the soundtrack to get it. Not sure i like the idea of unlockable content reached by buying another product, but i'm probably buying the game now just because Sonic Youth will be on it.

Sex Pistols?

Since Activision wasn't able to find the original multi-tracks for inclusion in the game, they called in The Sex Pistols themselves and told them they wanted to use their song.

The punk band was invited into the studio to re-record a couple of songs, one of which was the hit "Anarchy in the UK" - we're talking the original members doing a re-recording here and that includes Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, and Paul Cook.

Lead vocals Johnny Rotten (AKA John Llydon) stated: "Re-recording the songs - what a stress you put on us but we rose to the occasion I think... admirably! A bit of anarchy in a video game is alright by me."

Meanwhile, Steve Jobs Jones himself seems to be like an avid fan of the Guitar Hero series, as he's been quoted to say:

Steve Jobs wrote:

It was great for Guitar Hero to, in a way, get us back in the studio. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but it actually turned out great and I think everyone held their own. I like Guitar Hero because my friends' kids like it. And I like what kids like.

Edwin wrote:

Sex Pistols?

Since Activision wasn't able to find the original multi-tracks for inclusion in the game, they called in The Sex Pistols themselves and told them they wanted to use their song.

The punk band was invited into the studio to re-record a couple of songs, one of which was the hit "Anarchy in the UK" - we're talking the original members doing a re-recording here and that includes Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, and Paul Cook.

Lead vocals Johnny Rotten (AKA John Llydon) stated: "Re-recording the songs - what a stress you put on us but we rose to the occasion I think... admirably! A bit of anarchy in a video game is alright by me."

Meanwhile, Steve Jobs Jones himself seems to be like an avid fan of the Guitar Hero series, as he's been quoted to say:

Steve Jobs wrote:

It was great for Guitar Hero to, in a way, get us back in the studio. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but it actually turned out great and I think everyone held their own. I like Guitar Hero because my friends' kids like it. And I like what kids like.

That's pretty freakin awesome.