Thursday, December 13, 2007

Guitar Hero III, now available on PC (& Mac!)

MacWorld reports: [edited]

Aspyr Media’s Macintosh version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will hit retail stores beginning December 10, 2007. It will be appearing on store shelves as a hybrid Mac/PC bundle, for $79.99, including an X-Plorer USB guitar game controller

In Guitar Hero III, you’re a struggling musician who’s trying to climb to the top by making deals with record producers, getting bigger and bigger gigs, sealing endorsement contracts and getting good reviews.

You do so by playing along to popular rock songs on the X-Plorer guitar controller, tapping out and strumming according to instructions you see on the screen, in time with the music. Do it well and you’ll move on to bigger and better things — do it poorly and the crowds will boo and eventually you’ll tank.

As you play songs successfully, you’ll unlock new songs you can play. You’ll get to play everything from “Anarchy in the U.K” by the Sex Pistols to “Even Flow” by Pearl Jam, “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream, “Rock You Like a Hurricane” by The Scorpions, “Bulls on Parade” by Rage Against the Machine, and many more.

Guitar Hero III features many songs by the original artists, with guest appearances by Slash from Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver, and Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine. The game has unlockable content, a multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, support for bass guitar if you want to play with a friend and online multiplayer game modes.


soraneko said...

Daaaaaddyyyyy? You now how much I love you, right? *flutters eyelids*

Skep said...

Rofl, no, don't buy it for her! She's a girl! Girls can't play guitar! Buy it for me instead! XD

But in honesty, I've been playing it on XBox 360, and it hurts. When you start doing some of the longer, more tremoloic songs on Amazing, it hurts. So bad. :(

soraneko said...

Psh, that shows he clearly doesn't deserve it - he's a wuss!

Big Bad Pete said...

Skep, if you really think that girls cannot play guitar, give your ears a treat and listen to some Bonnie Raitt or to Kelly Johnson of Girlschool.

brett jordan said...

Yep, Bonnie Raitt is awesome.

And it is a LONG time since I've heard Girlschool mentioned... but you're right, Jackie Chambers is an accomplished guitarist (The Donnas remind me of Girlschool).

Michael Jackson toured with a guitarist called Jennifer Batten. Bad hair, great licks!

Oh, and Patty Larkin is superb, and can work in a huge variety of styles.

Skep said...

Lol, I was only joking. XD
I actually know several local girls that can REALLY play, I just think playground humour is still funny.