guitar hero world tour

  • DIY breath-controlled GHWT kick pedal

    Here’s a pretty cool mod for the Guitar Hero World Tour drum set that allows you to trigger the kick drum by blowing into a tube. Modder extraordinaire Ben Heckendorn received “a request to build an alternative to the GH4 drum kit’s kick pedal for a person who uses a wheelchair” and managed to whip something up with a little bit of PVC pipe, some hot glue, and a… Read More

  • Standalone Guitar Hero World Tour instruments go on sale this Sunday

    You’ll soon be able to purchase the GHWT wireless drumkit and/or wireless guitar (presumably on all platforms) without purchasing the game itself. This Sunday, standalone versions of the instruments will go on sale – the drums for $100 and the guitar for $70. Read More

  • Uh oh: Guitar Hero sales may have peaked

    Activision may have a slight problem on its hands what with Guitar Hero: World Tour not selling too well. The latest numbers, as one analyst from Electronic Entertainment Design and Research has interpreted for us, suggest that Guitar Hero sales may have peaked. (Please note the distinction between Guitar Hero and “music games;” no one is saying that music games are dead.) This is… Read More

  • Buying Guide: Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero World Tour?

    Short Version: As music games go, both Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour are impressive, fun, and either would make a great addition to any gamer’s lineup. But which one is best for you? Read More

  • Activision working to resolve Guitar Hero World Tour drum sensitivity issue

    User reviews of Guitar Hero World Tour aren’t so hot—it’s averaging a 5.8 on Metacritic (but nets an 87 based on “professional” reviews). One reason for the low score is this weird drum kit sensitivity issue that a bunch of people are reporting. Activision, the game’s publisher, says the problem only affects an early run of drums. Be that as it may… Read More

  • For collectors: McFarlane Guitar Hero World Tour figures

    You might be interested in knowing that Guitar Hero toys are now available at Toy R Us stores, should enjoying a few rounds of Guitar Hero World Tour not be sufficient to vicariously live out your music stardom fantasies. There’s Johnny Napalm, God of Rock, Axel Steel and Lars Ümlaut. The figures range in price from $10-$13. Nope, not the first time that McFarlane has made figures based… Read More

  • UK Guitar Hero World Tour pre-orders get free bass

    The UK version of the Guitar Hero World Tour pre-order bundle will include a free bass guitar. The news comes from UK trade news site MCV which claims that the bundle has been announced by Activision UK – no word on whether this deal would be good in the US as well. A quick look at the US pre-order package on makes no mention of a free bass, though, while the Amazon UK page… Read More

  • Activision reveals complete Guitar Hero World Tour Set List

    The latest Guitar Hero installment hits shelves in just a few weeks, but Activision has released the complete set list to get you pumped. A few spot checks of the supposed leaked list from a while back reveals some differences. For instance, the leak indicated that there were three Tool songs, Stinkfist, Lateralus, and Schism, in the game. While there is in fact three Tool songs in the… Read More

  • Sony, Microsoft announce cross platform instrument compatibility for Guitar Hero: World Tour, Rock Band 2, Rock Revolution

    There are three new instrument-based games coming out in the next few months for the Xbox 360 and PS3: Guitar Hero: World Tour, Rock Band 2, and Rock Revolution. Try and stick with me here because it gets a little confusing. Read More

  • 11 new tracks confirmed for Guitar Hero World Tour, five remain a mystery

    The September issue of Stuff Magazine contains a four-page spread on Activision’s upcoming GH title and while 90 percent of what was documented has been public knowledge for some time, several new tracks were made known and one clever GH forum member scanned in the piece for the rest of us to see. Six new tracks and five other artists with unknown tracks were listed. The other rumored… Read More

  • Battle of the Bands: Guitar Hero and Rock Band fight it out

    If there’s one real guitar hero out there that shouldn’t be confined to one system it should be Jimi Hendrix. Like him, love him, hate him or whatever, Hendrix captured the imagination of what being a guitar player could mean. He’s an icon for a reason. However other big name acts (and estates) are battling it out in a different kind of battle of the bands. Guitar Hero… Read More

  • Rumor: Guitar Hero World Tour track list revealed

    [ Well, well, well. It looks like the set list for Guitar Hero World Tour has been leaked or, at least, that’s what people are saying. There are 87 tracks, 14 being bonus and there’s word that three guitar battles will pit you against Ted Nugent, Zakk Wylde and Sting. Wait. What? Sting? Doesn’t he play the bass? There are seven… Read More

  • E3 2008: Everything you ever wanted to know about Guitar Hero: World Tour

    [ Here’s the quick rundown on this 20+ minute video. Rock Band guitars and drums will be compatible with GH:WT. Brand new guitar with a dedicated Star Power button. Longer strum bar. Slider bar on the neck that’s touch sensitive: tap strum and a wah-wah effect. Non-Guitar Hero guitars can be played up on the frets without actually strumming. Read More

  • Guitar Hero World controller released

    I like the look of this thing better. Looks more like my guitar, which I think is good because my guitar is good-looking, even if I can’t play it worth a damn. As you can see, it’s got a knob to serve as a whammy bar (I’m guessing), as well as a touch-sensitive bar for bending and sliding notes and even an accelerometer to activate your thrashing super powers. Nice little… Read More

  • 'Guitar Hero: World Tour' gets priced at GameStop

    We’ve finally got some pricing details for the full band kit — guitar, drums, microphone — of the Guitar Hero: World Tour release on October 27th. The Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii versions will cost $189.99 for the full kit, while the PS2 version will cost $179.99. The guitar-only kit will cost $99 across the board. The $189 full-kit price is about $10 more expensive than Rock… Read More