Guitar Hero 3

A friendly letter from Rock Band developer Harmonix

Hey Infendo readers and Nintendo lovers, it’s Harmonix here, guest writing for the Infendo editorial gang. Guess what? We really do hate you. We didn’t think your little system was any good when it came out in November 2006, and we thought it was rubbish when we released Rock Band for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 last year, so we ignored you. Then we sat on our hands for six months and r...

Guitar Hero 3 is the best online Wii game so far

I’ve played quite a few online-enabled Wii games in all their varying degrees. Elebits with its basic WiiConnect24 features; Mario Strikers Charged, which is perhaps one of the most underrated Wii games, especially online; Medal of Honor Heroes 2 which lovingly bypasses friend codes like other EA games; Metroid Prime 3 (kidding); Guitar Hero 3; and most recently, Super Smash Bros. Brawl whic...

Infendo wishlists for Guitar Hero IV

Prediction? Guitar Hero IV will be one of the biggest Wii games of 2008. Call me crazy, but I have a hunch. Activision hasn’t specified a release date, and despite the occasional rumor, we haven’t heard any definitive word on possible song inclusions. But we’ve played through each track on Guitar Hero III about a thousand times, and since speculation always makes the wait more fu...

Activision sends GH3 replacement disks early

It seems Activision actually worked overtime on the Wii “mono-drama,” shipping replacement Guitar Hero 3 Wii disks a bit earlier than expected. Infendo reader John G. sends a tip from the bayou this evening: “My new Guitar Hero 3 disk came in today, a little more than a week after I sent it in. Sounds great on my 5.1 system. Props to Activision for a fast turn around.” He s...

Activision issues final update to Guitar Hero 3 mono issue

I just wanted to let everyone know that Activision issued another update to the Guitar Hero 3 mono problem today. Remember, if you want a new disc, you’re going to be without GH3 for a week or two. The full email after the jump.

Guitar Hero III “disc exchange” coming Feb

Activision says, “We wanted to provide you with an update regarding the status of the Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Wii replacement discs. The game has been approved by Nintendo and is currently in manufacturing. We expect to have the replacement discs available in February. Once we have the discs, we will contact you and then proactively send you a prepaid return envelop with a game exch...

Guitar Hero’s success helping or hurting Wii?

For more than a decade, it has been common knowledge within the gaming populace that third-parties struggle to sell their games on Nintendo consoles. For one reason or another, the Nintendo audience generally doesn’t respond to mass sellers like Tony Hawk, Need For Speed or Call of Duty. This tradition hasn’t changed much on Wii. Madden sales have bombed two years in a row, and even th...

Activision accepting preorders for GHIII mono fix

From the horse’s mouth: We recently became aware that some consumers have not been able to enjoy the full audio output in the Wii version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. We are currently working with Nintendo and are planning to issue an improved audio experience in future versions of the game. We expect to have re-mastered discs available by early 2008 and we will be offering consumers...

EA, again: No Rock Band Wii planned

Even the mighty Rome fell, eventually. So too will EA, I think, although not in quite as catastophic a fashion as the great decendents of Romulus and Reemus. But eventually, nonetheless.

Activision: Downloadable GH3 songs on Wii next year

“Downloadable content for the Wii is something we are working very hard on getting in place for the new year,” a Red Octane official said in an email to Nintencast. “There is no definite timetable in place but we are hoping it will be soon.” How about a fix for mono-only sound while you’re at it?

I’m playing Guitar Hero III today at 6pm EST

Join me online if you can (review here). My friend code: 326532644957

Review: Guitar Hero 3 on Wii plays like a headliner but sounds like an opening act

Activision got lucky this time. If it weren’t for the rocking gameplay of Guitar Hero III, the audiophile in me would advise against the $90 purchase on principle alone — don’t ship a music game with mono-only sound while in game mode. Inexplicably, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for Wii does precisely that. Fortunately, there’s an abundance of saving graces.