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'Guitar Hero' Now Available in App Store

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Highlighted during yesterday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Guitar Hero is now available in the App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Rock out with these features anytime, anywhere:
- Don’t just tap... Tap, Strum, Whammy, and Slide with gameplay customized for each song
- Show off your personal style by customizing your own full 3D rockstar, and use the Photo Booth to share images with friends on Facebook
- Complete challenges to increase your Rock Rank as you try to master both guitar and bass
- Share your scores on Facebook, see how you stack up on the leaderboards, and get updates through in-game news feeds
- Download more game tracks from the in-game store, and take on all-new song-specific challenges to boost your Rock Rank
- Works on all iPhone and iPod Touch hardware! Play on an iPhone 3GS or 3rd generation iPod Touch to experience your avatar in a 3D concert setting, or use previous generation devices to show off your custom look in an awesome stylized photo shoot
Guitar Hero comes with six free songs from artists such as Queen, The Rolling Stones, Weezer and The White Stripes, with additional tracks available for in-app purchase. Guitar Hero is priced at $2.99.

Article Link: 'Guitar Hero' Now Available in App Store
 

spazzcat

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I was surprised at just how hard it is :). See several hours wasted...
 
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BNZ1

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It has been a while since I played many games on my iPhone - is there any option for TV out in these games now (NON JB)??
 
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mkrishnan

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Guitar Hero without the guitar. Makes perfect sense.

Because the actual guitar hero is really anything like playing a guitar at all? (Disclaimer, I do play guitar and I rarely play Guitar Hero).

I'm impressed, anyway, at the $2.99 pricetag for a major franchise. Doubtless they're interested in the massive opportunity for impulse buying song packs. Does it have over-the-air multi-player?

After playing some Beatles Rock Band over the weekend, I guess it would help my rhythm some, but meh, turning on the dirty channel on my amp and shredding is mostly more fun. :)
 
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alywa

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i you use a 3G, don't even bother. It stutters and is pretty much unplayable during high note sections. I'll load it on my iPad and give it a try later. Seems fun, will probably enjoy it with a new iPhone 4 when I get one.
 
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mountainbiker80

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whom really care about this app?
Can u send this article to the third page please?

Perhaps you haven't noticed the Guitar Hero franchise is one of the best selling games on every major gaming platform? lol A lot of people care. :p
 
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GoCubsGo

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Because the actual guitar hero is really anything like playing a guitar at all? (Disclaimer, I do play guitar and I rarely play Guitar Hero).

I'm impressed, anyway, at the $2.99 pricetag for a major franchise. Doubtless they're interested in the massive opportunity for impulse buying song packs. Does it have over-the-air multi-player?

After playing some Beatles Rock Band over the weekend, I guess it would help my rhythm some, but meh, turning on the dirty channel on my amp and shredding is mostly more fun. :)

I don't think guitar hero ever helped me with rhythm. Hell, GH isn't supposed to be like playing the real guitar ... if it is they seriously missed the mark.

I love the game and for the price tag I will buy today.
 
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GoCubsGo

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OMG, post a review, n00b! :D (I might get it, too :eek: ).

On the outset the game runs in iPhone mode on the iPad and looks crap. I **** you not. I am fairly pissed, I didn't notice this but it's my fault. It says it's ok for the iPad.

Will try on my 3G.

Update: It took well over 2 minutes to load on my 3G. It is not even worth playing at that point. I did install then reboot the device. Once it did load the gameplay is fun, like on RockBand (which I bought as well previously). The problem I do have is without headphones you can't hear the music in the beginning but you're "playing" chords.

I mean it's worth the $3, what's $3 today right? But on the 3G it loads like a bear. I did in fact get past a song and it didn't crash. We'll see what happens if I try to play after using my phone throughout the day. RockBand crashed on me a number of times.

On the new iPhone this game should be a dream. They are indeed relying on in-app purchasing. Once you get through their small amount of songs on all three levels you're going to want more I'd imagine.

It running on the iPad is nice but the fact that it's not optimized for it sucks.
 
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glemmestad

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Crashes consistently on my iPhone 3GS.
Click icon -> Activision loading screen -> 3 seconds -> back to iPhone home screen.
iOS 3.0.1

I quote Black Eyed Peas: "Where's my money at?"
 
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glemmestad

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One of the cultural phenomena which has damaged our perceptions of what is cool and what is lame.

Its not the worst offender.

Not as bad as Hip-Hop or rubbish like that.

But it's in the same breath.

You know you're getting too old when you think "everything was better before all this rubbish" :)
 
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JasonH

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There seems to be a problem with the Breaking Benjamin add on pack, the background is broken...
 

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spazzcat

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I also had issues with it on my 3G. Guess I will have to wait until June 24th to play :)
 
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peperoni

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Tried it, but don't see the point really. Guitar Hero without a guitar just wasn't interesting.
 
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westam

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can you strum with the acceleromter??

looks way better than the BB version :)
 
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pmz

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Playing this on the iPad, and its awesome. First iOS touch-based music game that I find challenging and fun. Wouldn't want to play it on slower hardware or on a smaller screen though.
 
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mkrishnan

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I caved and picked it up, too. :) My sense of rhythm is really bad. :eek: It might actually really help.

can you strum with the acceleromter??

"Strumming" in this version just means you tap down on one string and slide over to the adjacent string.

Playing this on the iPad, and its awesome. First iOS touch-based music game that I find challenging and fun. Wouldn't want to play it on slower hardware or on a smaller screen though.

On the new iPhone this game should be a dream. They are indeed relying on in-app purchasing. Once you get through their small amount of songs on all three levels you're going to want more I'd imagine.

It works very well, speed-wise, on the iPhone 3GS. The only issue I have so far with the screen size is figuring out how to control it -- I think using my left thumb and a couple of fingers from the other hand works.

I do think, ultimately, the in-app store will determine how the game does. Right now, I'm not super impressed with the music it's got, although I'm sure they'll add things. For $3 base, the game is really not bad...
 
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