The end of Guitar Hero?

March 9, 2011 by  
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It seems that following worse than anticipated sales figures for Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock, combined with a general decline in the music game genre, Activision has announced it will be ending the Guitar Hero game franchise.
Here is a quick Q & A direct from the official GH forums

Does this mean you're no longer making Guitar Hero games? 

Over the past two years, we have seen rapid declines in the music genre, and unfortunately, based on current demand, we simply cannot continue to profitably make these games given the considerable licensing and manufacturing costs. 

Does this mean you're no longer selling Guitar Hero games? Will I still be able to buy one?
We will continue to sell and support our catalogue of Guitar Hero titles.

Are you still going to make new DLC for Guitar Hero?
We will release the previously announced DLC track and mix packs for February, but - unfortunately - we will not be able to release new DLC packs beyond what we already have.

Are you still going to sell DLC for the Guitar Hero games that are already out?
Yes, we will continue to sell and support the DLC track and mix packs that have already been released for Guitar Hero games.

Are you still going to support/provide customer service for Guitar Hero?
Yes, we will continue to provide customer support for all of our previously released Guitar Hero games. If you are experiencing issues with your game, please contact http://activision.custhelp.com.

If I buy something GH today from retail is it still covered under warranty?
Yes, we will continue to provide customer support for all of our previously released Guitar Hero games. If you are experiencing issues with your game, please contact http://activision.custhelp.com.

Does this mean you're never going to make another Guitar Hero game? Or just not this year?
We can never say never, but over the past two years we have seen rapid declines in the music genre, and unfortunately, based on current demand, we simply cannot continue to profitably make these games given the considerable licensing and manufacturing costs.

Are you still going to give away the free Megadeth song during the Grammys?
Yes, we are still planning to offer a free Megadeth MP 3 download to our Facebook fans from Feb. 10 at 9:00 pm PST – Feb. 13 at 9:00 pm PST.

Will they continue to maintain the online gameplay servers?
We will continue to maintain the online gameplay servers allowing our Guitar Hero fans to continue to connect and play online.

Will the hub (i.e. the entire GH website) be taken down?
The Guitar Hero hub will not be taken down. While we are not making any new games, we will continue sell and support our catalogue of Guitar Hero and DJ Hero titles including Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero2, which were released last year.

Thanks to all of you who love Guitar Hero.

So while many dedicated fans may fret that they may never see another Guitar Hero game, we here at GuitarHeroRepair.com think that we have not seen the end of this format yet. Being in a band is still the coolest thing in the world (official) and wanting to feel like you are in a band without having to undertake the years finger-bleeding practise will continue to be popular so while the end of this chapter is in sight we feel sure we will see Activision enter the arena again in the not too distant future with (hopefully) a fresh take on the concept.
Rest assured, as long as there are gamers out there that want to continue playing GuitarHeroRepair.com will be here to make sure you can!

Guitar Hero 6 full track listing!

September 13, 2010 by  
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Ok shredding fans this is always the most important announcement when a new Guitar Hero game is released - what tracks am I going to get!

This will always cause controversy (whats that about not pleasing all of the people all of the time?) but we think this is an excellent set of songs that we will be looking forward to playing!

Here is the all important track listing:

Aerosmith – Cryin’
AFI – Dancing Through Sunday
Alice Cooper – No More Mr. Nice Guy
Alter Bridge – Ties That Bind
Anberlin – The Feel Good Drag
Anthrax – Indians
Arch Enemy – Nemesis
Atreyu – Ravenous
Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country
Bad Brains – Re-Ignition (Live)
Band Of Skulls – I Know What I Am
Black Sabbath – Children Of The Grave
Blind Melon – Tones Of Home
Blue Oyster Cult – Burnin’ For You
Bush – Machinehead
Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?
Children Of Bodom – If You Want Peace… Prepare For War
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
The Cure – Fascination Street
Deep Purple – Burn
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live)
Dethklok – Bloodlines
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Setting Fire To Sleeping Giants
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
Dragonforce – Fury Of The Storm
Drowning Pool – Bodies
The Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride
Fall Out Boy – Dance, Dance
Five Finger Death Punch – Hard To See
Flyleaf – Again
Foo Fighters – No Way Back
Foreigner – Feels Like The First Time
George Thorogood And The Destroyers – Move It On Over (Live)
The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
Interpol – Slow Hands
Jane’s Addicton – Been Caught Stealing
Jethro Tull – Aqualung
John 5 Feat. Jim Root – Black Widow Of La Porte
Kiss – Love Gun
Linkin Park – Bleed It Out
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Call Me The Breeze (Live)
Megadeth – Holy Wars… The Punishment Due
Megadeth – Sudden Death
Megadeth – The Day We Fight!
Metallica Feat. Ozzy Osbourne – Paranoid (Live)
Muse – Uprising
My Chemical Romance – I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
Neil Young – Rockin’ In The Free World
Nickelback – How You Remind Me
Night Ranger – (You Can Still) Rock In America
Nine Inch Nails – Wish
The Offspring – Self Esteem
Orianthi – Suffocated
Pantera – I’m Broken
A Perfect Circle – The Outsider
Phoenix – Lasso
Poison – Unskinny Bop
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Queensryche – Jet City Woman
R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
Rammstein – Waidmanns Heil
The Ramones – Theme From Spiderman
Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe
Rise Against – Savior
The Rolling Stones – Stray Cat Blues
The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
Rush – 2112 Pt. 1 – Overture
Rush – 2112 Pt. 2 – The Temples Of Syrinx
Rush – 2112 Pt. 3 – Discovery
Rush – 2112 Pt. 4 – Presentation
Rush – 2112 Pt. 5 – Oracle: The Dream
Rush – 2112 Pt. 6 – Soliloquy
Rush – 2112 Pt. 7 – Grand Finale
RX Bandits – It’s Only Another Parsec…
Silversun Pickups – There’s No Secrets This Year
Slash Feat. Ian Astbury And Izzy Stradlin – Ghost
Slayer – Chemical Warfare
Slipknot – Psychosocial
Snot – Deadfall
Soundgarden – Black Rain
Steve Vai – Speeding
Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Strung Out – Calling
Styx – Renegade
Sum 41 – Motivation
Tesla – Modern Day Cowboy
Third Eye Blind – Graduate
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Listen To Her Heart
Them Crooked Vultures – Scumbag Blues
Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It
The Vines – Get Free
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man (Live)

Dave Mustaine (former Metallica and Megadeth guitarist) wrote some guitar parts specially for the game and commented that they were some of the hardest parts he had ever written. If you are aware of either of his bands you will know that is quite a statement!

Fingers will bleed, arms will ache, and we will ROCK!

We found this video on Youtube which plays a short section of each song so if you don't recognise any of them get listening and commenting - we want to know what you think of the setlist!

Guitar Hero 6 Demo now availiable free on Xbox live

September 13, 2010 by  
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The latest (and hopefully greatest) release in the Guitar Hero Franchise is now here and Xbox live gold members can download a 4 song demo now for free!

The demo features 4 great songs and they are:

· Black Sabbath “Children of the Grave”
· Foo Fighters “No Way Back”
· Slash featuring Ian Astbury “Ghosts”
· Dethklok “Bloodlines” (bonus track)

The demo shows how your character progresses through the game - you start with a no-good, drop-out, punk guy who has little in the way of true rock skills. Once you have played through a couple of the songs and won yourself some points your punk rocker starts to morph! In the demo you are awarded the Speed Freak power up and this triggers a cool animation showing your guy morphing and changing into a "Monster of Rock", obviously in the full game you will keep on changing until you are a true and all powerful monster of rock!

This is a good demo and shows off some of the games really good points - its not as easy as say GH5 but many in the community will see this as a good thing - let the aching fingers commence!

The full game will be available on the 28th September and we cannot wait - check out the trailer below!

Playing real instruments to your favourite GH tracks

May 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Latest news, Real instruments, Tutorials

We were recently sent an interesting email by one of our visitors telling us how to record your favorite Guitar Hero tracks for playing along with your real instruments, what better way to show the effect Guitar Hero is having in turning fans of music games into real musicians!

Before we get started we should point out this is not a tutorial on unlawfully coping music for distribution in any way, this is another way fans of the game who own their own copy can use the content on that disk to play the game in a different way. To use this for any other purpose would be unlawful and we do not do not condone it.

What you will need before we start:

  • Tv, console and Guitar Hero game disc (works with Rock Band also)
  • The instrument you wish to have DEDUCTED from the final track (i.e. if you want to record drumless tracks for playing with your real drumkit, as we will here, then you will need the Guitar Hero drumkit controller)
  • PC with a audio input port (see below for more details)
  • 3.5 mm audio cable (go to Amazon store)
  • Copy of the free audio editing programme Audacity

Setup your equipment as you usually would but plug the 3.5mm cable from the headphone socket on your TV into the line in on your PC (a great visual tutorial for setting up your PC to record from an external input can be found on the Audacity Tutorial pages) and set Audacity up to record from that input.

Start the game and go into the practise mode (so you don't get the crowd noises) choose the song you want and start it up. When the song is about to start pause the game, start Audacity recording and then unpause the game and leave it. If you do not hit any of the notes what you will be recording is the original track without the drum track on it, allowing you to play the drum part on your kit in the garage or wherever it is. This works perfectly well if you are a bassist, guitarist or singer that would like to practise your favourite songs from the game on your real instruments!

To clean up the audio you record have a look at some of the Other Audacity Tutorials for improving your recordings.

Guitar Hero 6 – coming soon!

February 11, 2010 by  
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We can't say we are surprised to hear it but Guitar Hero 6 is on it's way!

In an interview with Tesla guitarist Dave Rude he let slip that they have been asked to provide one of their tracks for the upcoming release, Modern Day Cowboy is, at the moment, the only track that we are aware of but rest assured more will follow.

There are no more details about the game at the moment, but as soon as information comes out we will pass it straight on to you and in the absence of actual facts lets start some speculation! What tracks or features would you like to see in the new game? Have Activision gone as far as they can with the series now or are there still ideas to come? One thing we would like to see is more of a crossover with DJ Hero, could we see some Limp Bizkit / Linkin Park tracks with a full band and a turntable? With the release of Band Hero to please the not-too-hard music fans will Guitar Hero 6 pick up where Guitar Hero 2 and 3 left off - classic rock and harder music?

We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas, just pop them in the comments below!

Guitar Hero Van Halen – Free Demo on Xbox Live

December 10, 2009 by  
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As we have now come to expect and admire, the release of Guitar Hero Van Halen is being accompanied by a free demo available now on Xbox Live. The demo features 4 playable tracks from the game, they are -Dope Nose (Weezer), End of Heartache (Killswitch Engage), Eruption (Eddie Van Halen Solo), Panama (Van Halen). From playing the demo we can confirm that past fans of the game who think it has now gone too soft and easy will not be disappointed, Eddie Van Halen is known as a master of his art for a very good reason and anyone completing this on expert really needs to consider a career in music! One tip we can give you is you may want to consider ditching your old faithful GH3 guitar in favour of something with a touch slider as there is a lot of crazy sliding solo work to be done!

The Guitar Hero Van Halen game (now the 8th game in the series), features 25 epic Van Halen tracks, 3 special Eddie Van Halen signature solos and 19 guest acts, so as with previous band specific Guitar Hero releases, will be high on the Christmas list of any Van Halen fan.

The full tracklist for the game looks like this:

1978     "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"     Van Halen
1980     "And the Cradle Will Rock..."     Van Halen
1978     "Atomic Punk"     Van Halen
1979     "Beautiful Girls"     Van Halen
2005     "Best of You"     Foo Fighters
1982     "Cathedral"     Van Halen
2007     "Come to Life"     Alter Bridge
1979     "Dance the Night Away"     Van Halen
2002     "Dope Nose"     Weezer
1978     "Double Vision"     Foreigner
2004     "End of Heartache"     Killswitch Engage
1978     "Eruption"     Van Halen
1980     "Everybody Wants Some!!"     Van Halen
1978     "Feel Your Love Tonight"     Van Halen
2001     "First Date"     Blink-182
1982     "Hang ‘Em High"     Van Halen
1981     "Hear About It Later"     Van Halen
1984     "Hot for Teacher"     Van Halen
1978     "Ice Cream Man"     Van Halen
1978     "I'm the One"     Van Halen
1989     "I Want It All"     Queen
1982     "Intruder/(Oh) Pretty Woman"     Van Halen
1978     "Jamie's Cryin'"     Van Halen
1984     "Jump"     Van Halen
1982     "Little Guitars"     Van Halen
1980     "Loss of Control"     Van Halen
2006     "Master Exploder"     Tenacious D
1981     "Mean Street"     Van Halen
2004     "Pain"     Jimmy Eat World
1990     "Painkiller"     Judas Priest
1984     "Panama"     Van Halen
1998     "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)"     Offspring The Offspring
1995     "Rock and Roll Is Dead"     Lenny Kravitz
1980     "Romeo Delight"     Van Halen
1978     "Runnin' with the Devil"     Van Halen
1978     "Safe European Home"     Clash The Clash
1997     "Semi-Charmed Life"     Third Eye Blind
2007     "Sick, Sick, Sick"     Queens of the Stone Age
1981     "So This Is Love?"     Van Halen
1979     "Somebody Get Me a Doctor"     Van Halen
1972     "Space Truckin'"     Deep Purple
1979     "Spanish Fly"     Van Halen
2003     "Stacy's Mom"     Fountains of Wayne
2007     "Takedown" "The Takedown"     Yellowcard
1981     "Unchained"     Van Halen
1982     "White Wedding (Part 1)"     Billy Idol
1978     "You Really Got Me"     Van Halen

Taylor Swift in Band Hero game – behind the scenes

November 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Latest news, Videos

Yep, Taylor Swift has hit the big time now she's involved with Band Hero! Actually, she wasn't doing too bad before but this can only help boost her popularity.

If you're after a sneak preview of game footage then take a look at this:

For the full band hero setlist look no further:

Set List for Band Hero console:

-- 3 Doors Down - "When I'm Gone"
-- The Airborne Toxic Event - "Gasoline"
-- The All American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret"
-- Alphabeat - "Fascination"
-- Aly and AJ - "Like Whoa"
-- Angels & Airwaves - "The Adventure"
-- Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - "Steal My Kisses"
-- Big Country - "In a Big Country"
-- The Bravery - "Believe"
-- Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting"
-- Cheap Trick - "I Want You To Want Me (live)"
-- Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up To Dry"
-- Corinne Bailey Rae - "Put Your Records On"
-- Counting Crows - "Angels of the Silences"
-- Culture Club - "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me"
-- Dashboard Confessional - "Hands Down"
-- David Bowie - "Let's Dance"
-- Devo - "Whip It"
-- Don McLean - "American Pie"
-- Duffy - "Warwick Avenue"
-- Duran Duran - "Rio"
-- Evanescence - "Bring Me To Life"
-- Everclear - "Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)"
-- Fall Out Boy - "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
-- Filter - "Take A Picture"
-- Finger Eleven - "Paralyzer"
-- The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"
-- Hilary Duff - "So Yesterday"
-- Hinder - "Lips Of An Angel"
-- Jackson 5 - "ABC"
-- Janet Jackson - "Black Cat"
-- Jesse McCartney - "Beautiful Soul"
-- Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"
-- Joss Stone - "You Had Me"
-- Katrina and The Waves - "Walking On Sunshine"
-- The Kooks - "Naive"
-- KT Tunstall - "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
-- The Last Goodnight - "Pictures Of You"
-- Lily Allen - "Take What You Take"
-- Maroon 5 - "She Will Be Loved"
-- Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
-- Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "The Impression That I Get"
-- Nelly Furtado - "Turn Off The Light"
-- N.E.R.D. - "Rockstar"
-- No Doubt - "Just A Girl"
-- No Doubt - "Don't Speak"
-- OK Go - "A Million Ways"
-- Papa Roach - "Lifeline"
-- Parachute - "Back Again"
-- Pat Benatar - "Love Is A Battlefield"
-- Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
-- Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - "Kids"
-- The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Women"
-- Roy Orbison - "Oh Pretty Woman"
-- Santigold - "L.E.S. Artistes"
-- Snow Patrol - "Take Back the City"
-- Spice Girls - "Wannabe"
-- Styx - "Mr. Roboto"
-- Taylor Swift - "Love Story"
-- Taylor Swift - "Picture To Burn"
-- Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me"
-- Tonic - "If You Could Only See"
-- The Turtles - "Happy Together"
-- Village People - "YMCA"
-- Yellowcard - "Ocean Avenue"

Band Hero for Nintendo DS Lite, will contain the following:

Set list for Band Hero for Nintendo DS Lite:
-- The All-American Rejects - "Believe"
-- Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend"
-- Black Eyed Peas - "Let's Get It Started"
-- Blink-182 - "First Date"
-- Boys Like Girls - "The Great Escape"
-- Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
-- Eagles of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."
-- Evanescence - "Call Me When You're Sober"
-- Fall Out Boy - "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
-- Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench"
-- Kaiser Chiefs - "I Predict A Riot"
-- The Killers - "Spaceman"
-- Kings of Leon - "Manhattan"
-- KT Tunstall - "Suddenly I See"
-- Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
-- No Doubt - "Excuse Me Mr."
-- Pink - "So What"
-- The Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump"
-- The Pretenders - "Boots of Chinese Plastic"
-- Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
-- Queens of the Stone Age - "No One Knows"
-- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - "You Better Pray"
-- The Rolling Stones - "Under My Thumb (live)"
-- Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"
-- Sublime - "All You Need"
-- Sum 41 - "In Too Deep"
-- Ugly Kid Joe - "Everything About You"
-- Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
-- The Vines - "Get Free"
-- Weezer - "Troublemaker"

Some pretty good stuff in there which seems cleverly chosen.  We'll report on how it plays soon.

Official setlist courtesy of Activision, makers of Band Hero

DJ Hero is as addictive as Guitar Hero!

November 3, 2009 by  
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Well it came as a shock to us to, we are all of the metal persuasion when it comes to music, but DJ Hero may well be good enough to convert rockers to ravers!

The new game has been out for a few days now and having battled the shopping masses to get the game on release day, we have had some time to sit down and really get into the game. coming from the same makers as the Guitar Hero series you would be correct in assuming it shares a lot of the same features (renamed but still there, thinly disguised!) and some of those skills your fingers developed in GH will certainly come in handy while mixing.

The game operates as if you were a DJ playing 2 records at the same time, mixing and scratching between them and adding your samples over the top, this is easily represented in the game by the green and blue glowing lines as your two records, which can be scratched and played independently of each other or at the same time by use of the crossfader. You also have the samples which are represented by the red line, this allows you to play in the samples the song requires but also gives you the ability to throw in some of your own when you get the chance - not exactly contributing to the song very well but more making your friends laugh at all the air horns you are putting over an otherwise great track.

The mixes and DJ's represent a real variety of DJ based music from hip hop, old school, funk, r n b, dance, electronica and scratching genres and even through you may not think you'd like the music, when it feels like you have some control over it you really do feel involved.

The DJ controller is small but perfectly formed, it feels good, works well (so far!), and is not too big to have lying around with all your other plastic toys. We have done a complete stripdown of the controller and are in the process of getting the article ready at the moment, as soon as it is done we can show you the inner workings so all you modders can start thinking of how to pimp it up a little!

The longevity of the game will depend on DLC (and how deep your pockets are) and how much you love the music but with the difficulty akin to maybe GHWT, most people should be able to 4/5 star things on easy after a bit of practise but hard and then expert will take some work, this should last a good while.

 

Band Hero demo out now & full track list

October 27, 2009 by  
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Xbox Live gold members can head over to the game demos section and download a free playable demo of Band Hero, the latest offering in the Guitar Hero Family.

 

Band Hero is built using the same basic engine as Guitar Hero 5, the look and feel of the game is very similar. The big differences between the two games is the target audience, Band hero caters for a more diverse audience, it is easier to pick up and play than some Guitar Hero titles and the music is more mainstream with more pop hits including tracks like Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves) which is included along with two other decent tracks in the demo version.

Don't think that just because the playlist is not entirely Iron Maiden, Metallica and Megadeath, it is a lame game for kids, yes this will be easier for younger players to get into, but it does not mean that the game will be 'beneath' any of your more experienced players. The playlist included in the console version goes like this:

- 3 Doors Down - "When I'm Gone"
- The Airborne Toxic Event - "Gasoline"
- The All American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret"
- Alphabeat - "Fascination"
- Aly and AJ - "Like Whoa"
- Angels & Airwaves - "The Adventure"
- Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - "Steal My Kisses"
- Big Country - "In a Big Country"
- The Bravery - "Believe"
- Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting"
- Cheap Trick - "I Want You To Want Me (live)"
- Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up To Dry"
- Corinne Bailey Rae - "Put Your Records On"
- Counting Crows - "Angels of the Silences"
- Culture Club - "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me"
- Dashboard Confessional - "Hands Down"
- David Bowie - "Let's Dance"
- Devo - "Whip It"
- Don McLean - "American Pie"
- Duffy - "Warwick Avenue"
- Duran Duran - "Rio"
- Evanescence - "Bring Me To Life"
- Everclear - "Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)"
- Fall Out Boy - "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
- Filter - "Take A Picture"
- Finger Eleven - "Paralyzer"
- The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"
- Hilary Duff - "So Yesterday"
- Hinder - "Lips Of An Angel"
- Jackson 5 - "ABC"
- Janet Jackson - "Black Cat"
- Jesse McCartney - "Beautiful Soul"
- Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"
- Joss Stone - "You Had Me"
- Katrina and The Waves - "Walking On Sunshine"
- The Kooks - "Naive"
- KT Tunstall - "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
- The Last Goodnight - "Pictures Of You"
- Lily Allen - "Take What You Take"
- Maroon 5 - "She Will Be Loved"
- Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
- Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "The Impression That I Get"
- Nelly Furtado - "Turn Off The Light"
- N.E.R.D. - "Rockstar"
- No Doubt - "Just A Girl"
- No Doubt - "Don't Speak"
- OK Go - "A Million Ways"
- Papa Roach - "Lifeline"
- Parachute - "Back Again"
- Pat Benatar - "Love Is A Battlefield"
- Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
- Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - "Kids"
- The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Women"
- Roy Orbison - "Oh Pretty Woman"
- Santigold - "L.E.S. Artistes"
- Snow Patrol - "Take Back the City"
- Spice Girls - "Wannabe"
- Styx - "Mr. Roboto"
- Taylor Swift - "Love Story"
- Taylor Swift - "Picture To Burn"
- Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me"
- Tonic - "If You Could Only See"
- The Turtles - "Happy Together"
- Village People - "YMCA"
- Yellowcard - "Ocean Avenue"

There are some great songs in there even if they are not ear-bleeding guitar solo tracks, they will make a great playlist at any party and should go someway to combining the (and this is not a sexist view just personal experience) mainly female played Singstar, and mainly male played Guitar Hero. Just imagine finding a game that you and your girlfriend can enjoy at the same time - what a novelty!

One of the most welcome bits of news included in this Band Hero announcement is the inclusion of the song import function. As you can transfer tracks from GHWT to GH5, you can also transfer the GHWT songs and GH5 songs into Band Hero or vice versa.

In conclusion, this should be a great game and a welcome addition to your now towering pile of Guitar Hero titles.

 

Use your GHWT drums on your PC as e-drums!

October 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Latest news, Tutorials

We wrote an article a while ago with a great deal of help from one of our visitors showing you how you can use your e-drums as a Guitar Hero Game Controller. This was a very popular article with lots of interest.

Now the cleaver guys over at pctutorialsonline.net have written the software and created some great tutorial videos showing how to connect your Guitar Hero World Tour drums to the PC and use them like a real professional e-drum kit. So now we have the best of both worlds, whatever skins you own can be used for gaming and creating music!

I mentioned a while ago that I would create a how to video on using your Guitar Hero World Tour Drum kit on your PC. Thanks to Magnus’ PS360MIDI Drummer software, the ability to use the GH:WT drum kit on PC became possible. To think that you could turn a gaming controller into a high quality midi controller is amazing. Something like a Yamaha DTXpress costs $800 AU + .

I realize you can’t compare the GT:WT drum kit to fully decked electronic drum kit, but for less than $150 , the Guitar Hero World Tour Drum Kit does a pretty awesome job. Watch the videos below on how to setup your Guitar Hero World Tour Drum Kit on PC

I encourage you all to pop over and have a look at what they have created, it is quite amazing!
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