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Guitar Hero coming to the DS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Mar 2008 18:17 User comments (25)

Guitar Hero coming to the DS Activision has announced that it will be releasing the blockbuster hit game "Guitar Hero" on the world's most popular handheld, the Nintendo DS.
The new game, "Guitar Hero: On Tour" will include a plug-in accessory (pictured later) and a mock guitar-pick that will allow gamers to strum on the bottom screen.

There was no price point set yet, but Activision says the game will hit retailers in June or July. The average Nintendo DS game costs $30 USD but gamers can expect GH: OT to cost around $50 because of the peripheral.

The blockbuster franchise has made over $1 billion USD since its launch in 2005 and the DS is the best selling gaming hardware for the last few years. The combo could be lethal.

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25 user comments

121.3.2008 18:21
tripplite
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you've got to be sh*ting me.....

whats next an itouch game for the DS...oh yes it takes a big boy (and a wii bit perv) to get the joke.....

-tripplite

221.3.2008 18:56

This thing looks ridiculous! Certain games just aren't meant to be ported or made for hand helds. How exactly are you supposed to hit the buttons, strum the bottom screen and watch what the **** your doing on the top screen?!!

321.3.2008 19:00

I actually saw an ad for this earlier today. I'm nothing special at the game but I do enjoy it. I think I would buy it.

421.3.2008 19:17

I think it looks pretty neat. I mean go figure, right?

521.3.2008 19:37

yea thats scary

621.3.2008 20:04

It will flop.

721.3.2008 21:21
WierdName
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All I can say is "wow..." Personally, I don't like Guitar Hero. To me, it just seems like a guitar player wannabe game for those that would rather feel like they're playing just by hitting 5 buttons and strumming a wheel instead of actually trying to learn to play for real. Also, I'm surprised I haven't seen anything about that Gibson/Activision Guitar Hero patent lawsuit on here.

821.3.2008 22:40

whats the lawsuit involve?

922.3.2008 1:04

....^_^! well il be...

1022.3.2008 4:18
WierdName
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Originally posted by z3rofate:
whats the lawsuit involve?
If you were referring to my comment, here's a couple links: 1 and 2.

1122.3.2008 8:03

"wierdname". that lawsuit looks really bad. By bad i mean has no purpose. How can you sue someone because they use a different kind of technology to entertain people that is similar to another kinda, eg videogames and music. Whats your thoughts on this?

1222.3.2008 9:56

That's fricken stupid (the lawsuit).This country is going to hell!

1322.3.2008 14:00
tripplite
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Quote:
That's fricken stupid (the lawsuit).This country is going to hell!
normal business stuff...nothing to worry about really...its not like a personal lawsuit!



1422.3.2008 14:40

hey the speakers are not even loud enough to hear it like i mean u need headphones or some external speakers hooked up to it cuz u cant hear shit from that DS and hows the wammy bar work??--looks awkward to hold aswell while looking at the screen---i think this ones a flop

1522.3.2008 14:47

Originally posted by xblade132:
It will flop.
You use the stylus pen to trigger the whammy on the touch screen, I'm guessing. Once again as I said before, it will flop.

1622.3.2008 15:35
WierdName
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Originally posted by z3rofate:
"wierdname". that lawsuit looks really bad. By bad i mean has no purpose. How can you sue someone because they use a different kind of technology to entertain people that is similar to another kinda, eg videogames and music. Whats your thoughts on this?
I was more or less meaning the fact that the lawsuit is even in existence. Personally, they patent could be applied to quite a bit more. It's pretty sad so see them (Gibson) trying to sue a bunch of people like that. They make good guitars but I don't see why they can't just let video gamers play their little Guitar Hero game.

1722.3.2008 18:39
tripplite
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Quote:
external speakers hooked up
HA HA LOL, you guys here about the DS emulator for the psp?


1822.3.2008 22:21
vinny13
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Yo WTF that is retarded! That looks impossible to play :S

To put put some garbage ;ike that just shows that they are completely money hungry, like a 400lbs man sitting AT the buffet...

1923.3.2008 1:34

The Guitar hero ds game, that layout looks stupid for one thing... but who knows it might play well.. although I don't really have big hopes for it going anywhere... nor do I intend to waste my hard earn cash on it. You better have good headphones cause the ds speakers amongst every other portable hardwares have shitty speakers.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Mar 2008 @ 1:35

2023.3.2008 1:42

ok there are good ideas and there are bad ideas, these companys need to learn how to tell the difference and stop spewing out games on impulse. exactly who is this targeted toward? im guessing 9 and 10 year olds that want to be like there older brother. wow why would you want to even try and use the stylist for this?

2123.3.2008 1:59

If Nintendo had a shoulder I'd sock it for coming up with this game. The chances are even greater of seeing a kid looking like a lunatic on the street.



2227.3.2008 9:44

If you have Frankenstein hands this prolly isn't the game for you.

I dont understand how a company can think of something like this as a great idea. Do they even read these forums or are they all taking feedback from a bunch of caged ferrets?

2327.3.2008 21:21
tripplite
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Quote:
bunch of caged ferrets?

HEY.....they let us out for an hour a day.....


2428.3.2008 0:18

Why waste a good game on such crappy consles ...



2529.3.2008 13:09

Originally posted by mrgooey:
Why waste a good game on such crappy consles ...

Ds is not crap, you suck whit our psp.

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