This is a bizarre one. Activision has just announced a limited time offer to gamers who purchase Guitar Hero 5. If you buy Guitar Hero 5, Activision will send you a free copy of Guitar Hero: Van Halen. No strings attached. You just need register online with a code in the Guitar Hero 5 manual or send some paperwork in the mail. Either way, Activision's offering you a free copy of the game.
Don't believe me? Check out the official website offer. It's legit.
The question is why. Is Activision afraid of the impact The Beatles: Rock Band might have on music games sales this holiday season? Will their own DJ Hero distract buyers from picking up their second and third-tier music games? There's less money to go around these days.