TGS News

'Guitar Hero World Tour' Getting 'Quantum of Solace' Song As DLC
Posted By: Brian Leahy - Friday, October 31, 2008 1:23 PM

In a brilliant stroke of corporate synergy, Activision will be releasing Jack White and Alicia Keys' song "Another Way to Die", which will be featured in the upcoming James Bond Film Quantum of Solace, as a downloadable track in Guitar Hero World Tour.

The news comes out of the invitation to the Quantum of Solace midnight launch event being held on Monday, November 3rd at the West Hollywood Best Buy store.

"Additionally, those in line at 10:00 PM will get the exclusive opportunity to be one of the first to play the Bond song “Another Way to Die” performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys which is soon-to-be-released as downloadable content for Activision’s Guitar Hero World Tour."

There will be prizes given away and the 136 Best Buy's around the nation will be holding similar events.


'Guitar Hero World Tour' Drum Fix Requires PC And Obscure Cable
Posted By: Raymond Padilla - Friday, October 31, 2008 8:12 AM

RedOctane has released a fix for Guitar Hero World Tour's faulty drums. That's the good news. The bad news? The fix requires a PC (Windows XP/Vista) and a midi-USB cable. 

While it's nice that the company is providing a solution, a more user-friendly method would have been preferred. I'm guessing most of you don't have a midi-USB cable lying around. It looks like RedOctane will be providing the cable, though the site requires you to fill out a support ticket to get "information about how to obtain that cable." Instead of dolling out lord-knows-how-much money to A-Rod, Kobe, Tony Hawk, and Michael Phelps, perhaps Activision should have allocated more funds to QA so that this issue never popped up. It's fun looking through the retroscope, isn't?

If anyone has tried this fix, please leave a comment about your experience. A lot of people would like to know how it worked out for you.


Activision Gives Guitar Hero A Bad Name (Bad Name)
Posted By: Raymond Padilla - Wednesday, October 29, 2008 12:38 PM

Activision recently issued a press release unveling the complete song list for the upcoming Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades for Nintendo DS. Highlights include Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name", Boston's "Rock and Roll Band", Journey's "Any Way You Want It", and Queen's "We Are the Champions". Well, they're the highlights for fans of bands with ridiculous hair.

Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades features, "more than 40 years of rock's most celebrated artists with 28 master recordings." The game will be available on November 16, 2008. At last, everyone that's wanted to have Blondie (well, Debbie Harry anyway) in the palm of their hands will have their chance.

Check out the entire song list after the break.

  • Alien Ant Farm - “Smooth Criminal”
  • The All-American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret"
  • Blind Melon - “No Rain”
  • Blondie - “One Way Or Another”
  • Bon Jovi - “You Give Love A Bad Name”
  • Boston - “Rock and Roll Band”
  • The Darkness - “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”
  • Edgar Winter Group - “Free Ride”
  • Fall Out Boy - "The Take Over, The Breaks Over"
  • Foo Fighters - "The Pretender"
  • Free - “All Right Now”
  • Jimmy Eat World - “The Middle"
  • Joe Satriani - “Satch Boogie”
  • Journey - “Any Way You Want It”
  • Lenny Kravitz - “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
  • Linkin Park - "One Step Closer"
  • Los Lobos - “La Bamba"
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - “Sweet Home Alabama (live)”
  • Paramore - "Crushcrushcrush"
  • Queen - “We Are The Champions”
  • R.E.M. - “The One I Love”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - “Can't Stop"
  • Sammy Hagar - “I Can't Drive 55”
  • Seether - "Remedy"
  • Smashing Pumpkins - "Tarantula"
  • Stone Temple Pilots - “Down”
  • Veruca Salt - “Volcano Girls”
  • Weezer - “Buddy Holly”


'Guitar Hero World Tour' Launch Trailer
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 5:08 PM

Activison brings musical revolution to the multiplayer rhythm game genre with the extravaganza that is Guitar Hero World Tour. In this launch video, artists and developers chime in with what they feel GHWT has going for it to make it a success.  

Available now for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, and Nintendo Wii... what's your favorite feature of the game?

Guitar Hero World Tour Launch Trailer

Treyarch: "We Have The Best Shooter This Christmas" In 'Call of Duty: World at War'
Posted By: Brian Leahy - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1:52 PM

Bring on the politely worded, inter-developer smack talk!! Noah Heller, a senior producer on Call of Duty: World at War over at Treyarch, has some words for all the other FPS & shooter games in town this holiday season.

“There’s a lot of competition this year, but I feel very strongly we have the best shooter this Christmas,” says Noah. “There [are] a lot of people new to the Call of Duty franchise following COD4, and they won’t be disappointed.

He drops the hammer, by adding, “I’m looking forward to Gears of War, Far Cry and Resistance 2, and I’m sure they will be great games, but I am confident the consumer will come back to Call of Duty.”

Cliff Bleszinski: Gears of War 2 just got called out, PR style! Anything to add, Ted Price? Or are you too busy releasing Resistance 2?

Come on, devs. Throw down!


'Guitar Hero World Tour' DLC Announcement: More Jimi Hendrix!
Posted By: Brian Leahy - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:59 PM

Activision is getting ready to rollout their first two sets of post-launch DLC for Guitar Hero World Tour with some heavy-hitters.

On November 13th, you'll get a Jimi Hendrix pack for $5.50 (440 MS Points). The Jimi Hendrix tracks will not be available to purchase individually and will not be available for the Wii version of the game.

Jimi Hendrix Track Pack - $5.50 / 440 Microsoft Points

  • If 6 was 9
  • Little Wing
  • Fire (Live)

The following week on November 20th, three tracks from Jack White's The Raconteurs, will be released for $5.50 (440 MS Points).

The Raconteurs Track Pack - $5.50 / 440 Microsoft Points or $2 / 160 Microsoft Points for each track

  • Salute Your Solution
  • Hold Up
  • Consoler of the Lonely

Guitar Hero World Tour is now available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, and Xbox 360. It was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision.


'Call of Duty: World at War' Will Feature Co-Op Zombie Mode
Posted By: Brian Leahy - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:08 AM

Call of Duty: World at War may take place during World War II, but that won't stop it from getting in on the sweet zombie fighting action. A new game mode is unlocked by beating the game that allows 4 players to face endless hordes of Nazi zombies while earning cash to purchase weapons, equipment, and make repairs to barricades.

If you're thinking that this sounds an awful lot like Valve's Left 4 Dead you'd be right on the money. It's a little suspicious that this game mode made it into the game after all of the press Left 4 Dead has received. It's also a bit similar to Gears of War 2's Horde mode.

Call of Duty: World at War already includes a robust co-op experience, but this mode should help sweeten the deal. If there are two things that are great in video games, it's fighting Nazi's and killing zombies. Put them together and it's going to be good. We just hope the Nazombies stick to this extra mode and we aren't fighting them in the campaign.

What do you think? Shameless copying of Left 4 Dead or awesome idea that they came up with independently?


Retailers Out Of Space For Fake Instruments
Posted By: John Manalang - Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:10 PM

Although retailers appreciate the amount of business music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band bring in, they present logistical problems when dealing with hundreds of thousands of units.

According to reports, retailers have been lashing out against instrument peripherals for consoles due to the amount of space they take up on their shelves. Less shelf space means less product and less product means less revenue.

One company, XS Games is taking a different approach. They developed a small peripheral that attaches to the Wiimote for their Wii version of their new music game, PopStar Guitar. The PS2 version will ship as software only, but will be compatible with all existing PS2 guitar peripherals. The game is expected to release later this month.

Wal-Mart was reportedly pleased at this approach as it means they can fit more product onto the shelves during the busy shopping season leading up to the Holidays. We think this only further emphasizes the need for full compatibility between instruments.


X-Play's 'Guitar Hero World Tour' Special Tonight!
Posted By: Brian Leahy - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 10:53 AM

Tonight, X-Play's World Premiere Tuesdays continues with Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb bringing you a full episode devoted to Guitar Hero World Tour.

You'll get a look at the gameplay, how the game was made, the mapping and character creation of the game, the musicians and artists and how they got the music they got, as well as a preview and Hands-On of the game.

The game, developed by Neversoft and published by Activision, will release next week on the PS3, PS2, Wii, and Xbox 360 featuring an impressive song list with bands like Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne, Tool, and more!

If you missed it, here's X-Play's All Access preview for Guitar Hero World Tour from earlier this year:

'Call Of Duty' Departing Word War II?
Posted By: John Manalang - Monday, October 20, 2008 1:03 PM

Treyarch producer Noah Heller touched on the subject that their upcoming FPS title Call of Duty: World At War may be the last game that will support a World War II setting. With the exception of Infinity Ward's massive hit Modern Warfare the Call of Duty game series have always faced-off against the Nazi regime.

In Heller's interview with Official Xbox Magazine, he said:

"Since World at War was in development for two years, it was still in development when Modern Warfare... well, it hadn't even come out yet," Heller explains. "So our path was a little bit set at that point but we also knew that we wanted to show the end of the war."

Modern Warfare's success was based on its gameplay mechanics and amazing multiplayer options, so WWII or not, as long as the title plays great, we have no complaints. Call of Duty: World At War will be out this November 11 for the PC, PS3, PS2, 360, Nintendo Wii and DS platforms.




Tool Gets Unique 'Guitar Hero World Tour' Gameplay Presentation
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Monday, October 20, 2008 11:37 AM

Visionary rock band Tool wasn't content with just appearing in Guitar Hero World Tour. They wanted their contribution to be unique and artistic. Check out the below vid where the band explains how they merged visionary high art with rock for Guitar Hero World Tour.

Guitar Hero World Tour takes the stage October 26th on the PS2, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

Guitar Hero World Tour Tool Vignette

'Call of Duty: World at War' Multiplayer Video
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Thursday, October 16, 2008 4:29 PM

Activision and Treyarch roll-over the popular perks and achievements from CoD 4 into the WWII installment Call of Duty: World at War available for the Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, PC, Wii, and Nintendo DS. The multiplayer is currently in beta but things go full scale assault November 11th.

Call of Duty: World at War Multiplayer Trailer



New 'Call of Duty: World at War' Multiplayer Beta Gameplay Footage
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 9:37 AM

Our in-house CoD pros take on the beta multiplayer for Activision's Call of Duty: World at War.  Experience the staple CTF, Deathmatch and Free-For-All modes while calling in recon planes, artillery and--most unique--what we like to call "the dog-strike". 

Let the Molotov cocktails and poison gas grenades fly, Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War makes its assault on the Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, Wii, PC and Nintendo DS November 11th.

Call of Duty: World at War Multiplayer Beta Gameplay


'James Bond 007 in Quantum of Solace' Launch Trailer
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:46 PM

James Bond 007 in Quantum of Solace is touted as the best Bond game since GoldenEye on the N64. That's high praise, and so far it doesn't look like it will disappoint.  Ultimately, you'll be the judge when the game goes live on the PC, PS3, PS2, Xbox 360, DS, and Wii November 4th.

James Bond 007 in Quantum of Solace Launch Trailer

New 'Spider-Man: Web of Shadows' Full-Length Launch Trailer
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Friday, October 10, 2008 9:00 AM

You think you've got it bad?  Spidey takes a rare moment for himself before diving head-long into the chaos that is Spider-Man: Web of Shadows.  Heroes and Villains alike have been affected by the alien Symbiote and it's up to you to sort out the entire mess.

Test your heroic fortitude with all the challenges Activision and Treyarch have in store for you October 21st on the PS2, PSP, PS3, Wii, DS, Xbox 360, and PC.

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Full-Length Launch Trailer