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Guitar Hero 4 to Expand to Take On Rock Band?
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Obviously, since Rock Band stepped in to the musical rhythm game arena, Activision have had their work cut out for them and have been presented with a much needed dose of competition. The question is, what have they done to bring the newest Guitar Hero title, the answer is... Add drums!?

A recent blogger over at Destructoid posted a few scanned images of the latest issue of the Game Informer magazine recently and it only goes and shows an image of the upcoming drum aspect of the new Guitar Hero game. Check out the image below.

Not only that but the front cover boasts "vocals" and "create your own songs". as new Guitar Hero 4 features. Apart from the obvious move to other aspects of the band and stuff, the "create your own songs" aspect really intrigues us... But as far as the vocals and drums go... Can anyone say "Band Hero". Is this really what you the gamer wants?


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Comment #1 by arCtiK AsSaSsIn
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:44:13 PM
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That drum set actually looks kind of cool! But it does suck that they are ripping off rock band :(
Guess nobody can be original anymore except the cool few.

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Comment #2 by ChemicalxRachel
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:45:52 PM
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I dont know. I think the drum aspect might be kinda cool. Cant wait until it comes out to find out!

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Comment #3 by mslot722
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:45:58 PM
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Drums would be fun, this was one of the few reasons why i wanted Rock Band but never got it since it was so expensive.

Making your own song could be interesting, I always wanted to with older GH's but apparently it only worked on PC or PS systems which was a downer.

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Comment #4 by PHIN1SH
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:46:01 PM
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I like the idea. I like both games but i like GH over Rock Band. Now since GH is adding this stuff I cant wait for it cause usually it means better songs

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Comment #5 by trevor2p
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:46:10 PM
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looks kinda cool but i think it would defeat the whole purpose of "guitar hero" since it would no longer be guitar.

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Comment #6 by Angus Macready
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:46:51 PM
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How many damn peripherals do I need? I'm running out of room. Feels like a freaking roadies garage with pseuo-instruments.

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Comment #7 by Honkymagoo
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:50:20 PM
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Eh I got GH3 and Rock Band and wasn't nearly as thrilled with either as GH2. I'm pretty much done with the series to be honest. Gimmick wore off.

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Comment #8 by Lord of Orion
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:50:25 PM
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I would like it, but only if people that have Rock Band can use the Rock Band instruments with the new game. If that is the case, then I will buy it hands down. If it is not the case, then I guess that I will not be getting Guitar Hero 4 ... it is as simple as that.

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Comment #9 by shiningcheese
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:50:32 PM
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I really think it was unnecessary to put drums in with the Guitar Hero franchise. It looks cool, but I dunno about it because I doubt that my Rock Band Kit will work with it. I don't want two sets of drums (fake ones at that) sitting around my room. Anyone hear about the 'Studio' mode that will let you make your own tracks?

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Comment #10 by mrhobo
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:53:15 PM
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You can be pretty assured the rock band instruments will NOT be usable for GH4 since they are made by two completely seperate companies

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Comment #11 by papochini
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 09:55:38 PM
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ok now i wont be able to get neither 'cus they both will be over expensive :S

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Comment #12 by Sakurafire
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:00:57 PM
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Thats bull. Rock band for the win always. Guitar Hero 3 was an epic fail, and GH4 will turn out the same.

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Comment #13 by CptButtonMasher
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:06:04 PM
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Comment #14 by Grimgravy57
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:11:05 PM
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they should do
Guitar Hero
Bass Unsung Hero
Drum Lord
Singer Legend

and have the game pull a voltron and combine into one almighty game over xbox live

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Comment #15 by randy2727
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:14:08 PM
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i think the creat your own song is a good idea but the drums should be a separate game

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Comment #16 by ThaMissinLink
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:15:48 PM
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Saw this on AOTS...not bad...I don't mind the long as it's not too expensive...

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Comment #17 by Hardangelfan
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:15:53 PM
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I told you PPL that they were going to make a "create Your Own" song feature and most of you ripped me apart saying "no..they will never do will kill their DLC...not many ppl buy it anyway...they usually dont put anyone popular from today...we need todays music...not yesterdays....its nice but time to move on.

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Comment #18 by TheColdWolf
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:16:11 PM
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Hopefully they can allow use to use Rock Band's instruments so that we don't have to buy them again.

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Comment #19 by Bitis1078
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:22:15 PM
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looking at the drum set now has a symbol to it means "yeah!! we have to buy even more instruments" That sucks. I just want guitar hero 4 to be nothing but thrash metal, and heavy stuff. All of the instruments are for songs that are not specifically guitar songs, and GH is. I just don't understand. They are supposed to be two different game styles.

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Comment #20 by GodComplex13
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:27:12 PM
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This is absolutely horrible.. Guitar Hero should be *big shock* a guitar game, not a rip off of Rock Band. Activision has sold out the whole genre. The entire thing has become profiteering.

Now there are going to be two games with not very difficult songs because you have to have all parts fun to play. And you can say goodbye to instrumental songs, because you have to have singers.

If they do it, I won't buy it. And I never thought they could do something that would make me not buy a guitar hero game.

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Comment #21 by Greg0fTheDead
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:37:24 PM
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I dont have enough room for two freakin drum sets. the one I have for rock band already gets in the way enough..

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Comment #22 by bitemeblinky
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:52:04 PM
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Fuck activision. The first GH was revolutionary and now they have to go copy shit and ruin it, fuck them up their greedy asses.

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Comment #23 by Zaxex
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:56:55 PM
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Well if they price it better or make it compatible with prior guitars i might get this next one. Rock band is coming out very soon in the UK but the pricing is crazy and then there's still so much DLC. The genre of music-rhythm games Harmonix has brought inot the mainstream is a costly one to keep up with. Even space-wise, owning multiple plastic guitars and drum sets wouldn't be convinient for many. At this rate i think i might stick with the Guitars and eventually pick up a drum set.

No doubt the drum sets wont be compatible so anyone wanting both games gets to have two filling whatever room they're in. Times like this i wish it was still a single company, maybe having fewer peripherals and an overall lower cost would make up for the lack of competition.

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Comment #24 by stoopidmatt
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:58:28 PM
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fukk that, its called "GUITAR HER" for a reason, tis all about playing the guitar. if they add anything, let it be a bass guitar, or an acoustic guitar. not fukking vocals and drums. altough i kinda like the make your own song idea

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Comment #25 by squirreltakos
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 10:58:57 PM
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wish they would join forces so i wouldn't need to buy different games...

I saw this earlier today and was thinking how cool it is to have an extra drum.

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Comment #26 by Eighteen88
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 11:14:50 PM
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Did you know it is illegal to put up scanned pics of a magazine?

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Comment #27 by aosiding
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 11:35:12 PM
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the create your own songs idea is cool, but theyre completely ripping off rock band. HELLO! its called rock band for a reason, just as guitar hero is called that for a reason

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Comment #28 by BillyBobJoe7478
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 11:49:33 PM
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why they gotta ruin guiatr hero for what the hell is wrong with them?

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Comment #29 by andyb24
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 11:56:50 PM
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doubt i would buy a full bundle for GH4 unless the song list was absolutely amazing. I might not even buy if rock abnd drums don't work on it which I doubt they would because it looks like there is another pad in top right which would mean 5+pedal unlike RB whihc is 4+pedal

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Comment #30 by Jmashed
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 11:58:58 PM
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hell yes! Bring on the drums, I can't wait I hate Rockband compared to Guitar hero!

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Comment #31 by brosif74
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @ 11:59:37 PM
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Comment #32 by kiwi18
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:10:29 AM
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No, I disagree with you brosif. I think this is good. I prefer GH over RB. Plus with Guitar Hero only being 100 instead of 180. I hope you will be able to have an edition and not have to buy Aerosmith just for the drums.

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Comment #33 by Lord Xanatos17
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:11:02 AM
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If you read the text it actually says, drums, bass and vocals.

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Comment #34 by General RP
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:11:14 AM
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so what are they suppose to call this game now? Guitar Hero/Drum Hero?

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Comment #35 by DocRevolt
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:13:31 AM
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Which issue of Game Informer is this? Cuz I'm holding the GoW2 issue for May and this doesn't appear anywhere in it. I wouldn't be surprised if a copy of GI arrives for me tomorrow.

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Comment #36 by ArmyOfPie
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:13:55 AM
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I like the look of the drum set.

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Comment #37 by chiefgonebad
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:18:26 AM
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it suck there ripping off rock band but the cymbols on the drums seem cool and make your own song?!?!that might make me actually buy it

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Comment #38 by avacotter
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:30:28 AM
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I can't believe that they aren't going to make the Rockband controllers compatible with the new Guitar Hero. I would definitely be interested in playing the game, but there is no way I'm going to shell out the clams (or the space) for an extra three piece band kit. If they were compatible they would have my $50 no questions asked...but $180 for some more junk in my living thanks.

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Comment #39 by RPDfire
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:31:14 AM
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Canu say RIP OFF!!! GH should stick tov guitars as rock band is multiple instuments

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Comment #40 by MrGuileful
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:31:24 AM
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meh, i aint gonna buy the extra stuff its to expensive, just buy me the game i already got 2 guitars i dun need 3 and a drum set

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Comment #41 by theforcemonkey
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:35:23 AM
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Yeah, too little too late guys. I'll be passing for sure.

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Comment #42 by brosif74
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:48:49 AM
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yeah ive got 3 guitars and 1 drum set and i dont want a second one!

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Comment #43 by iceefudgesickle
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:51:59 AM
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They should only focus on Guitars, seriously. Being able to import songs and add notes to them is GREAT and what we needed all along so that you don't have to hack GH2 to make custom notecharts, but even IF the drums are better than Rock Band, it feels like a blatant rip-off to me and kinda makes me mad.

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Comment #44 by mjc0961
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 01:11:54 AM
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Man this genre is getting out of hand. It used to be you just had DDR and it came with a dance mat for no big increase in price. Now you have to have all this special equipment at a high cost just to push the right button at the right time. I can't believe people would pay this much for a lousy rhythm game.

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Comment #45 by Trippnbug
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 01:13:56 AM
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Sounds pretty good i wanted rock band but cant afford it and the drumset looks cool and as for the create a song that sounds awesome cuz im a musician so it would be fun for me

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Comment #46 by GutlessParasite
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 01:25:27 AM
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Guys, its not gonna be compatible with rock band drums, there is six notes for the gh drums, only 5 for rock band.
Im kinda glad i didnt get rock band so mabye i can get this? Until i saw this i was gonna wait till rock band 2 cuz i really wanted to play drums.

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Comment #47 by sanger
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 01:26:08 AM
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Guitar Hero is a rip-off of the 1998 arcade game titled Guitar Freaks by Konami. Rock Band is a rip-off of multiple Konami games, namely Drum Mania, Guitar Freaks and Karaoke Revolution. Guitar + Drum is a PS2 title and allows for session play in the arcade as well.

I personally would like to see Konami release the Guitar Freaks, Drum Mania, Beatmania, and Pop n Music. GH and RB are both awesome games but I prefer the Konami's original games a lot more. :)

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Comment #48 by PIGW0RTH
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 01:45:25 AM
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guitar hero ruined the concept of "guitar hero"

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Comment #49 by zyxomma100
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 03:21:42 AM
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Meh. I'll stick when Rock Band. GH took the wrong path for me when they decided to increase the number of notes per second and give the player stupidly long amounts of time to hit the notes.

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Comment #50 by tunaleg
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 03:28:21 AM
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GH should stick to guitar, I hate all that other shit especially vocals, how lame is it to sing to your xbox

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Comment #51 by stu375
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 03:49:13 AM
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With any luck,the option will be there to just stick to guitar , that way if you dont want to pay for a second drumkit, you can still play it as it is meant to be played... on the Guitar!!! Seriously I dont think they will turn there backs on the GH fans out there.

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Comment #52 by Jackel2556
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 03:57:35 AM
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Comment #53 by TheUnuseFul
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:00:26 AM
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i always thought "what if i could make my own songs?", then i relized if Activision did this, they wouldnt be able to make a GH5, because would have already made that song, however they wanted to.
the drums look nice, with the hi-hat included

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Comment #54 by braddelo
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:19:52 AM
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"Fuck activision. The first GH was revolutionary and now they have to go copy shit and ruin it, fuck them up their greedy asses."

Who the FUCK CARES! Yes, they are greedy for making a game with drums and vocals /sarcasm. Grow up dipshit.

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Comment #55 by CriscoDisco878
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:19:55 AM
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f rock band. guitar hero ftw

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Comment #56 by nitricpyro
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:29:10 AM
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aside from ripping off "Rock Band"
aside from straying completely from the concept "GUITAR Hero"
and aside from the achievement whores who have nothing better to do than collect 50K+ gamerscores...

Who's going to go out and spend another 180 bucks for a copy-cat game?

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Comment #57 by MrRedrum
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:36:53 AM
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^^^ lol pwned.

Seriously though, why even call it Guitar Hero anymore if its going to be multiple instruments and a complete and utter rip off of Rock Band? Only cool feature will be the "make your own song" mode but I bet it will be too complicated for some and not complex enough for others. This seriously seems like a move that EA or Sony would make...

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Comment #58 by mattblasto
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:39:13 AM
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ok.... i am a huge fan of both rock band and guitar hero but those drums look like shit. they need to work on not making the guitar hero games so damn hard. guitar hero doesn't need drums or vocals obviously if you're playing GUITAR hero you're not there to play drums or sing.

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Comment #59 by Dead by Don
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:55:07 AM
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Meh, I too am a big fan of both series. I don't understand why people do the whole "insert series here" FTW bit. Activision is a company and they would be irresposible to their share holders if they didn't try to eek out as much profit as possible. I think everyone has forgotten that they're here to make money first and if that makes some gamers happy it usually means more money for them.

My favourite line was when someone said that they're "selling out the genre" and blamed them for profiteering LoL.

Ranting aside, I do agree that Activision has missed the boat on this one. They became lazy with the GH series and didn't offer any innovations. I'll pass on this whole Band Hero addition, but will pick up GH4 if it's just the guitar. If I want to play drums, I'll stick with H

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Comment #60 by AfroPenguin
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:55:08 AM
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To anyone who says "I hope it supports the Rock Band drum set" no. Rock Band drum set has 4 drums + 1 pedal. GHIV drum set has 3 drums + 2 "Cymbals" + 1 pedal. How would something with less buttons possibly be supported? If you want GHIV, you're gonna need the peripherals it comes with.

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Comment #61 by alex31991
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:55:15 AM
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Guitar Hero with drums??

thats just fuckin retarded

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Comment #62 by Cheezbrgr
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 05:41:43 AM
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I just want drums and guitar no vocals. vocals suck

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Comment #63 by Godge
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 06:04:01 AM
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I know they have to compete with Rock Band, but it's Guitar Hero! They should just stick with guitar but make it even more super awesome. Although, to be honest, the create your own song feature does sound pretty cool.

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Comment #64 by GU3R!LLA
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 06:30:14 AM
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Wow, drums would be really cool to have. Not sure about vocals though, I suck at singing.

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Comment #65 by no0b eater
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 07:31:09 AM
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tha drum looks unco

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Comment #66 by voorhees88
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 07:59:03 AM
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probaly cheaper and better than the over priced (and over rated) EU rock band. Looks promising.

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Comment #67 by Chizwick
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 08:24:13 AM
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As much as I love Rock Band, I want it to stay (relatively) unique. Guitar Hero needs to step off and stick with their own formula.

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Comment #68 by kennydanger666
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 08:26:24 AM
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im intrested in seeing how the "create your own song" feature works. From what ive read diffrent places from devolpers. The only reason it hasnt been in any other games is copyright issues and music belonging to the labels. so im very intrested in seeing whats up with all that noise. There is plenty of stuff I would love to make.....and finally Ill be able to have some good metal. On the guitar hero franchise. Can we say Annotations of an Autospy, Knights of the Abyss, and Winds of Plague. lol?

I still agree with the majority of you. GH4 will prolly flop and wont compare to Rockband.

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Comment #69 by nbStryker
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 08:40:37 AM
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What really makes RockBand stand out compared to the music genre games that preceded it is the DLC. Weekly you can add to your music collection. Until the GH franchise can deliver the same, I have to say RockBand wins (even though these drums look so much better, higher quality, and more realistic).

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Comment #70 by DuckBite
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 08:47:23 AM
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Expensive to buy even more instruments, but on the other hand: Making our own songs rocks! I can't wait to see more of this.

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Comment #71 by Almighty Tubsta
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 09:04:06 AM
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Meh, havent played rock band, and i'm not going to at those prices. I might get this depending on how much Activision whore it for!!

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Comment #72 by nad skoorb
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 09:30:47 AM
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Activision was clearly caught of guard with Rock Band, and due to its success they are just copying off of it now.

Besides, Harmonix is most likely working on the follow up to Rock Band as we speak.

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Comment #73 by AlexUplinked
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:00:59 AM
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People saying that they are just copying Rock Band:

1) There are 101 ideas out there, Of Course your going to start taking Ideas off other people.
2) What do you expect? They have to have something to combat the opposition - If they use something that Rock Band use then so be it. I know a few other games out there, that were used on the PC that had a drum kit, along with a microphone....Now are people going to go on saying that Rock Band stole Ideas of them? Its what all the companies do these days.

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Comment #74 by hellview
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:09:57 AM
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Guitar Hero + Customizable Tracks = Me Buying GH4

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Comment #75 by Andy0808
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:21:29 AM
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Aslong as they have good original songs and the note charts reflect the song it should be good

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Comment #76 by ShiryuX
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:22:58 AM
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Braddelo = right (it's a lot of comments before but you're damn right

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Comment #77 by xCHICKEN DIXx
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:26:40 AM
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they should add a battle of the bands mode so that other bands could compete against each other online and make it so that u can form bands with others across the world.maybe a camera function so u could use ur face on ur character or just 2 c who ur playing with or against

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Comment #78 by snake-eyes
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:32:28 AM
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its no longer GH. Its now Guitar and Drum Hero. It could be interesting to see how it plays and what not but we won't know for awhile.

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Comment #79 by ShiryuX
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:36:32 AM
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Braddelo = right (it's a lot of comments before but you're damn right).

Can anyone explain to me why everyone is now actually whining that it's going to be more instruments? Maybe they'll make different packs : guitar only / all band etc... But even though, I probably might pick up the whole pack anyways (RB Europe = too expensive, 270€!?)

Also, I heard people complain alot of "GH is just guitar, omg drums on RB so fun I love! GH sucks lol", now GH gets more like RB and you people complain!? -_-

Besides, Activision made the game harder (GH3 difficulty > GH2 difficulty) so I doubt they'll drop levels in difficulty just because they're adding new instruments.
It's clearly seen that Harmonix stayed at the difficulty of GH2, that's why it's easier. GH3 difficulty will be the same as

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Comment #80 by mickthegr8
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:43:27 AM
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Im All for it as long as its cheaper than rock band. i live in the uk and the cheapest i can get RB is £140 which is a lot for one game!

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Comment #81 by Lewi
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:49:17 AM
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Comment #82 by X Dboi X
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 11:53:01 AM
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Yeah wanna buy both but I wanna know if Rock Bands drums are compatable with GH4...

If not, I'll just buy the cheapest..

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Comment #83 by Diablojer
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:27:00 PM
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whats wrong with having a little back up to the full forced guitar. i myself only really liked the drums for rock band. only because the notes for guitar was just lame. but come on guitar hero 4 will still be pretty sick as long as they keep the style and flare of rocking on guitar then it shall be a blast for me :)

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Comment #84 by JacobsonEb
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 12:40:04 PM
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No need for this.. Guitar Hero was and is still a great game without HAVING to be like Rock Band.. I'm actually looking forward to this however, because Rock Bands songs were kinda boring compared to Guitar Heros tracks which I actually got into..

Should be interesting to see the outcome...

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Comment #85 by Zoc
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 02:01:06 PM
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@ Dboi i don't think drums will be compatible because you'll be missing a pad. if you look closely there 5 pads and a pedal compared to rock band which have 4 pads and a pedal

I'll wait for this game like i waited for RB, just to see the review and tha song list, if it's the same thing as rockband, i won't buy it, too many instrument already i don't need 3 more

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Comment #86 by Chop tops plate
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 02:04:47 PM
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There are 2 cymbals, raised up on GH drum set and I believe they are only for star power. Also, GH drum set is supposedly going to be built better and stronger. I am definately with the majority on this one though!! GH stick with what u r supposed to!

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Comment #87 by rogers_simon
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 02:14:52 PM
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after waiting endless months for rock band to rear it head in the UK and now finding out that guitar hero 4 will include drums and microphone, plus the fact that i love the guitar hero series of games, i will be buying both.

call me crazy, but i wont be able to go by without being a part of GH4!!!!

the drums for GH4 look awesome!!!

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Comment #88 by KrAzY LuSo88
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 02:21:15 PM
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ok as long as you can take the instruments from rock band....i will probably buy it!!!!!but like so many people wrote,it's GUITAR HERO.....

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Comment #89 by The Nick316
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 03:07:42 PM
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I honestly don't give a shit what its called. I'm gonna get this over Rock Band cos rock band dicked us about in the UK so fuck em

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Comment #90 by Gorguts
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 03:23:20 PM
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This is going to be so much better then Rock Band. I just read the whole article. Fuck Rock Band and playing Nirvana 65 times almost in a row to finish Band World Tour....

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Comment #91 by Jrinu
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:11:05 PM
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Alright look... I will admit that I love guitar hero. And getting together with a group of friends to play Rock Band is insanely fun...

HOWEVER! This new development in the franchise, with creating your own songs, is just going too far!

The fact that kids can now make their own music with these games... Why would anyone bother to learn an instrument anymore? When instead they can just buy this game, and the virtual audience will cheer for them no matter what they sound like.

As much as I've liked these games in the past, I can not stand for it any more... I believe they are killing music, and that's just not right.

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Comment #92 by BlastTyrant419
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:11:54 PM
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Man, I think Rock Band was crap. Expensive crap. Guitar Hero is Guitar Hero. It's not goddamned flute hero, or goddamned marimba hero. Save the corny drum crap for Rock Band. They hardly did it right, anyways. Those drums are so cheaply made. And I'll turn into a fxcking Frankenstein before I pay $170 for a full band version of Guitar Hero. How damn lame. The GH songs are so much better, since they're chosen for their guitar parts. Now GH is going to dumb itself down for the more spoiled Rock Band demographic? I feel insulted, worried, and betrayed. It's bad enough that they're making a whole game based on Aero-DAMN-Smith, but this is pushing it. It's starting to feel like I'm getting taken advantage of. I might as well skip this game and all future releases and just buy new band gear.

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Comment #93 by scoot338
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:24:44 PM
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well i'm from australia where rock band has STILL not been released so if guitar hero wants to add other instruments, i'm all for it. it would be good if the drum set seperates into several parts or something for easier storage though.

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Comment #94 by knockton55
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:34:09 PM
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Rock Band rip-off :(....but hey, create your own song :D!

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Comment #95 by Herzebeth
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 04:36:39 PM
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This sucks...I don't like the create your own song idea that much, just imagine dudes, it's boring enough to play DLC of bands we hardly know (Freezepop for example) then to play songs that people without great sense of music created (US FOR THAT MATTER) will become freaking boring and so tedious...

I hate this things, when Rock Band came out I hated the fact that I had to buy another guitar and shit...(as I already owned 2 guitars) and now's annoying in one word...

let's all just buy real instruments, that's 3 times as fun and not nerdy...

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Comment #96 by spazdrummer
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 05:12:37 PM
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NO!!! not at all seriously it's a great concept and all but being a drummer... thats not having a real drum feel to it ... basic set consists of snare high medium and floor tom obviously along with the bass drum and cymbals... this is giving it the old school rock feeling of snare high tom and the floor tom... and 2 cymbals.. to me its a waste but thats just my opinion. As for creating your own song I dont see how they would accomplish much out of this... but real musicians and fake will always have conflicts

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Comment #97 by spazdrummer
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 05:16:10 PM
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not to spam about this but they need to get real musicians motivated with idea's on how to make a successful band game ... which they did with rock band but we all know that game coulda been alot better then it was

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Comment #98 by ssj4goku539
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 05:18:21 PM
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yea i agree with the one below me, but now playing the drums will be more like the real drums now that it will have symbols

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Comment #99 by spazdrummer
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 05:22:41 PM
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the cymbals part is a great idea but they need to keep the tom's situated you cant just have a snare and 2 toms its boring. Keep the snare have the high medium n floor tom setup the bass and the cymbals how they have it now just add 1 more line of gameplay for the drummer and keep everything else the same.

easy setup take the rock band drumset and add the cymbals their using for this drumset finished =)

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Comment #100 by oldirtysatan
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 05:27:57 PM
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Create a song sounds good in theory but I'm sure people will get bored of it quickly after they realize how difficult it is. Plus no one takes into account the fact that activision blows on dlc.

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Comment #101 by BlastTyrant419
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 05:59:00 PM
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^^ That's a good idea, and all that, but remember that you can't use Rock Band peripherals for Guitar Hero. The makers of GH probably noted the success of Rock Band, and decided to ruin their series by mimicing it. What I think will happen is that everything interesting about GH will be stripped clean and replaced with Rock Band's too-easy-on-Expert engine and now the originality of Guitar Hero is sullied by a fledgling competitor. It's kind of like if GTA 3 had come out, then Saints Row came out, then GTA 4 was almost an exact replica of Saints Row.

I know I already posted my thoughts on this, but I've made it a point to remain loyal to GH, since I've been playing guitar since I was 6 (19 yrs.) and I feel that GH is better tailored to guitar players and Rock Band is more tailored to lo

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Comment #102 by BlastTyrant419
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 06:20:21 PM
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...local multiplayer. *sigh* This distresses me.

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Comment #103 by spazdrummer
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 06:30:24 PM
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what distresses me is looking at your icon and remembering that part in borat haha soooo nasty lmao!!

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Comment #104 by The Nick316
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 06:33:36 PM
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OMG Why does no one understand the fucking drums ? Its so simple. 5 Pads including the Cymbals. The colours are the same as the frets on the guitar (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange) and the pedal will activate star power I CAN FUCKING GUARANTEE IT .

GH has to change as a way of improvement. If they didnt change GH4 in a radical new way it would just be an expansion pack really. If they werent to add the new instruments, what would seperate it from GH3, GH:Aerosmith and future GH's. They would have to do this at some point it was inevitable.

This can only be a good thing.

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Comment #105 by guitarlord
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 06:33:56 PM
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Ill probably still get it- even though they turned guitar hero into band hero. Ive still not played rock band yet cause im in the uk but im guessing that this will be miles better. Also if there really are drums in it can i strongly urge activision/neversoft to put some dream theatre in this one- I mean seriously, it doesnt take a lot of brains to realise that the drum parts would be insanely fun. Also any one of their songs could be for the drums in the game what ttfaf was for guitar in gh3.

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Comment #106 by SolidSnake 213
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 06:50:28 PM
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I can't imagine expert on drums fro guitar hero 4 is goning to destroy my base peddal like it did on rockband. but i look for to it guitar hero is more diffuclt to pass than rockband. seriously expert on rockband is gay! Guita hero for LIVE!

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Comment #107 by HxS F4T4L1TY
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 06:54:19 PM
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Screw it, I'm not reading through 100+ comments. So if someone mentioned this...props! Anyway, I'm not getting drums. Stupid. All this talk about peripherals has me thinking, though (and there was a thread sort of about this), about other peripherals besides drums. And in order to keep it "Guitar Hero" and not branch forth into "(Insert Something, Anything, Here) Hero", I think there should mos def be a wah-wah peddle of sorts. Yeah, we have a wammy bar, and yes, the Rock Band Stratocaster has a variable switch to go with the wammy bar. But I think GH could incorporate it well, and there's already peripheral ports on the wireless guitars (maybe on the wired, don't recall). So yeah, keep it "Guitar", and throw in the wah-wah pedal. If anything, it could do something to mess with th

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Comment #108 by HxS F4T4L1TY
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 07:02:03 PM
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(cont., apparently. No warning or cutoff guys?) ...mess with the screen (like distort it or vibrate it, etc.) That would be interesting.

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Comment #109 by teh HoboLord
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 07:10:09 PM
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Couldn't have put it any better myself, GodComplex13. I'm horribly disappointed with Activision. I wouldn't mind if they made Guitar Hero and another a full band game, but don't make Guitar Hero a Rock Band ripoff. I love both games and love the differences between them, but would hate it if the differences would disappear.

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Comment #110 by Mr Anarchy Duck
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 07:33:13 PM
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Sounds like they need to compete with Rock Band to do this, drum set looks nice. I guess we'll just have to wait and see for this one.

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Comment #111 by todd_pip33
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 07:48:46 PM
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I cannot wait for these drums. My Rock Band drums have been broken for too damn long due to Harmonix's piece of crap peripherals. Why do they make such crappy hardware!? I still like Rock Band, but Guitar Hero has always been number one. Rock Band had way too easy guitar and drums were fun if they weren't so faulty. Plus, I prefer the awesome difficulty, because too easy makes it too boring. Plus, Guitar Hero has always had much better songs, in fact I read in the article that all the songs will be master tracks, not horrible covers like Rock Band. I am no Rock Band hater, I own it, but Guitar Hero has always held my interest more.

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Comment #112 by cool4joe
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 07:49:35 PM
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I did not read anywhere in the article that Rock Band instruments would not work on the Guitar Hero game, just a bunch of lame people saying so. If they did make a second game for drums everyone would say "That is so stupid I don't won't to buy two discs!" so make up your mind or shut up. How is adding a drum set ripping Rock Band off? Does no one play games or are you just too stupid to realize that there was already a music game with drums before Rock Band and if "originality" has gone so far that it is original to put some games together then we probably will not see anything new in a while.

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Comment #113 by DFILL450
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 08:19:46 PM
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Ehh..The high hats not in the right spot

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Comment #114 by Lonsta DaMonsta
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 09:11:39 PM
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Guitar Hero is garbage. It went downhill after the first one. The tracklisting sucks, the cartoonish graphics suck, the robotic animations suck, their achievements suck, and now they're ruining themselves by adding other instruments. I'll stick with Rock Band, ESPECIALLY if their drumset isn't compatible.

"We've had create-a-skater in our games since 2000. so it was a natural step for us to make Create-A-Rocker" -- lol, what a bunch of idiots... they finally decided to add it after Rock Band featured it with their first release.

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Comment #115 by thankyouforthevenomxx
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 11:01:21 PM
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arCtiK AsSaSsIn
your a fucken JACKASS rock band ripped off guitar hero you dick fuck stupid fuck and guitar hero four is going to be hella better so fuck you man

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Comment #116 by avacotter
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 01:19:42 AM
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Wow...everyone seems to be super good at these games. I own Rockband and I really don't think it's as easy everyone makes it out to be. I have a lot of fun with the drums and the guitar. Let's just say "too easy" hasn't been a problem for me LOL! Anyhow...I'm waiting for every game to come with it's own controller now. Just think of the marketing possibilities, special controllers that only work with one game!!

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Comment #117 by Sephiroth417
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 10:09:45 AM
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seem's cool but its like playing with the standard controller its call guitar hero not drum and guitar hero WTF leave drums and vocals to rock band either way it goes guitar hero is still better than rock band good idea wrong game

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Comment #118 by BlastTyrant419
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 03:23:28 PM
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Whatever. I think it's crap and I think they're doing this to "dumb it down" for the Rock Band demographic. This effectively puts a gigantic cage around an awesome game that SHOULD have limitless possibilities.

Plus, no programmer in their right mind wants to decipher the drums to In Flames' "Take This Life", so, those in support better kiss the really good Guitar Hero songs goodbye, because they've already announced Linkin Park! A fucking retarded hamster with epilepsy and a fxcking blindfold on could play Linkin Park on REAL instruments, that is, unless they're changing Guitar Hero to Pro-Tools Hero.

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Comment #119 by Moodypwns
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 06:27:38 PM
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I know most of you guys consider the drums a total rip off of rock band but how in the world is Guitar hero suppose to beat rock band it has drums and everything.

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Comment #120 by Moodypwns
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 06:34:34 PM
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Wow the design looks beast XD

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Comment #121 by McQueen101
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 05:04:39 PM
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Those Drums Look Freakin Awesome And Freakin Cheap... Looks Like They Have No Support For A Good Bang ;P

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Comment #122 by Ricass
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 06:33:46 PM
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Hm, quick note to "sanger", Guitar Hero was made by the development team who made Karaoke Revolution. Ah, God bless Wikipedia.

Anyway, this is sort of annoying, as I just pre-ordered Rock Band. I have a feeling I'm going to prefer that anyway, GH got too score orientated and product placement-y when Neversoft stepped in. I mean seriously, I prefer GH2 to 3.

Did anyone notice the text above the drums? "This drum kit looks more realistic than the Rock Band one"? Made me chuckle. It isn't even out yet and already they're slipping in a quick jab.

Betcha this gets worse reviews than Rock Band.

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Comment #123 by Ricass
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 06:41:07 PM
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Hm, sorry about the double post but I just noticed that all the kit for GH4 will be wireless. Cheeky sons of...

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Comment #124 by VampireViking
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 08:37:10 PM
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why dont they just combine both there ideas to make more money .. ?

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Comment #125 by Mikazi
Sunday, May 18, 2008 @ 09:39:33 AM
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The main criticism every Rock Band fanboy had over Guitar Hero 3 was the fact that it only had a guitar. Now that it has other instruments all you guys are saying is "Activision have ripped off HMX" or "How Original!!"
Man, get a life and stop knocking Activision from listening to your complaints!

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Comment #126 by DM HavoX
Sunday, May 18, 2008 @ 03:09:36 PM
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We will see... they need better song lists than GH3

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Comment #127 by Ritzerot100
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 04:19:31 AM
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lol,i htink this looks awesome!even though i have rock band,and love it,this looks even,how are they supposed to compete, you all knew it would come to this so stop the bitchin' and love it!

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Comment #128 by todd_pip33
Monday, May 19, 2008 @ 05:34:11 PM
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Second Post:
Rock Band drums are in the shop...four times breaking is four times too many. Super Glue just postponed the inevitable. And with no abuse or anything along that sort, I took a lot of precautions to make sure the set didn't break. I guess it didn't work. In fact, I have only had the game for a month, talk about a sad bit of workmanship...someone explain that to me...

Guitar Hero promises that the set won't break in a month, and I think they win. Should my Rock Band drum set break again, looks like it will be turned in for the obviously better Guitar Hero set. Harmonix needs to take their hardware more seriously.

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