Thursday, March 5, 2009

Video Games: Guitar Hero Gets Greatest Hits

News broke over on IGN today that Activision will release the tentatively titled "Guitar Hero" Greatest Hits" on XBOX 360, PS3, Wii, and PS2 this June. The package of 48 songs -- all master recordings pulled from Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. On the Xbox 360 and PS3 it will have a suggested retail price of $59.99, while Wii and PS2 will be $49.99 and $39.99 respectively.

Developer Beenox released the names of a few of the included tracks. They are "Them Bones" by Alice in Chains, Queen's "Killer Queen," "Nothin' But A Good Time" by Poison, Rage Against The Machine's "Killing in the Name," "I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts's "I Love Rock N Roll," Heart's "Barracuda. and Dragonforce's "Through the Fire and Flames!" The game will allow you to play all these songs in full band mode for the first time. However you will not be able to play downloaded tracks from "World Tour" in "Greatest Hits" or be able to rip the songs off the new set to play in your "World Tour."

Is it just me or does "Guitar Hero" just seem to fall farther and farther behind the times. Harmonix has utilized the ripping method for both "Rock Band 2" and their AC/DC track pack. Is it Activision's plan to keep us drunkinly swapping endless discs in and out of our machine during parties? But damn them they have Queen on this disc! It must be mine.

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