Guitar Hero 5
Queen, A7X, Disturbed & Shinedown Heading To Guitar Hero In July
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Activision today announced their upcoming Guitar Hero 5 downloadable content schedule for July and it seems rather more rocky than usual... or should I say than Rock Band. Yes, I went there!

Compatible with Band Hero and the forthcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, today sees British rock band, Queen, return to Guitar Hero, as well as track packs from Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and Shinedown - who make their guitar hero debut - planned throughout the rest of July.

Here's your July DLC schedule for Guitar Hero:

Queen 2 Track Pack (available today):

  • “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
  • “Killer Queen”
  • “Somebody To Love”

The Avenged Sevenfold Track Pack (available July 13th):

  • “Afterlife”
  • “Almost Easy”
  • “Scream”

Disturbed Track Pack (available July 20th):

  • “Down With The Sickness”
  • “Stricken,” 
  • “Indestructible

Shinedown Track Pack (available July 27th):

  • “Devour,”
  • “Second Chance” 
  • “Sound of Madness”

All tracks are 160 Microsoft Points each, or 440 Microsoft Points for the track pack.


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Comment #1 by MOYFplox
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:48:20 AM
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Well that's it...Looks like I'm gunna have to get GH5 for some Avenged Sevenfold.

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Comment #2 by mmartynn
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:49:20 AM
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funny. all the avenged sevenfold and distrubed tracks are on either other GH games or rockband. (and tap-tap on the itouch) (yes i went there)

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Comment #3 by ixnay37
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:49:24 AM
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12 tracks and 9 of them are already available in Rock Band

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Comment #4 by silentbob0
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:51:33 AM
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Why do they always include so many songs that are already in RB? Surely it can't be that hard to give us more new tracks.

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Comment #5 by litepink
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:53:21 AM
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This was probably the secret Queen project Brian May was talking about:

"We have invented a way to let users participate in games (of) our concerts, but I can not say more than that now. It's a secret"

I am beginning to think he is a crazy old man but who knows, maybe a Kinect Queen game is in the works. I would find that odd seeing as they have released SOOO much DLC from that that the actual game won't have anything new.

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Comment #6 by Jhow
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:57:32 AM
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Finally Disturbed, Ive rqueste them on guitar hero for a long time now. :)

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Comment #7 by UrDreamSnatcher
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:02:09 AM
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Nice month! Cant wait to try Almost Easy and Indestructable on GH drums.

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Comment #8 by iJon72
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:08:40 AM
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disturbed and queen = good but i have rockband =[. i have only bought one song and that is toxicity, i would rather spend points on games or map packs etc. i only get with left overs

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Comment #9 by D4B0MB1N4T10N
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:10:04 AM
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good ol GH, still hanging on with the same tracks already in rock band. i quit GH at world tour, only play RB now, SO much better.

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Comment #10 by Ironhand
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:10:19 AM
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Finally some good music to counter act Lady GaGa and Miley Cyrus.

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Comment #11 by BAD BLOOD BIGGY
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:10:32 AM
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Shinedown pack will most likely be a buy for me :D

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Comment #12 by CheesyToast111
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:17:52 AM
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I quite like Shinedown but I just bought 'Devour' on Rock Band. Argg!

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Comment #13 by kizwiz
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:18:37 AM
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Comment #14 by Frozenghost001
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:22:53 AM
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wow! one of the best months of DLC!!

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Comment #15 by coldman1
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:25:02 AM
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Wtf Almost easy was already released as a DLC pack for Guitar hero III

Ripping Off Jippo's

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Comment #16 by .i.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:25:41 AM
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Now harmonix needs to make Scream so i don't have to buy this piece of shit Activision game

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Comment #17 by Bowserbud
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:35:32 AM
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the AX7 songs are all on rockband already...GH fails again....

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Comment #18 by tangog00se
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:39:52 AM
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buyin everything but Queen

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Comment #19 by LOL4ever
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:42:19 AM
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Not to mention that Almost Easy is already in another gh game...

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Comment #20 by GeneralBoltz18
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:52:26 AM
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This is one of the best DLC months I've seen for the game in years. Shame I have most of these songs on Rock Band 2 though :p

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Comment #21 by GeneralBoltz18
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:54:36 AM
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sorry for double, should've said series after "game"

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Comment #23 by bruinsown
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:17:39 PM
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#6 are u serious those disturbed songs have been on rockband for over a full year already

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Comment #24 by dabedell
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:31:18 PM
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They still fail to release fear and conflict by disturbed on any music game.

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Comment #25 by Htimsdrof
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:37:15 PM
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#17 Scream isn't on there.

Looks like i'm gonna have to get GH.

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Comment #26 by richs180
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:37:17 PM
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activision are taking the piss with these dlc packs. when i saw a7x were getting a dlc pack i was excited for a split second until i saw that i can play 2 of the songs already on other games and the other song is one of theirs that i skip when i listen to that album. 9 of the 12 have been on other rhythm games. RUBBISH!

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Comment #27 by CC_Corpsegrinder
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 12:49:08 PM
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rb is for bad kids

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Comment #28 by Arcanon
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 01:20:28 PM
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When I saw Disturbed in the title of this news post, them being my favorite band, I was wondering if I'd actually be getting GH DLC again.

Cue the discovery that two of all these songs were on previous GHs (Almost Easy as DLC for GH3 and Stricken in its main setlist), that 9 of the songs on this list are already on RB and I have them all, and that I have all 3 songs in the Disturbed pack on RB.

This is almost as sad as when they repackaged Skynyrd songs as DLC when they were already available as imports.

I'll be expecting the remaining 3 songs to hit RB in some form at some point. For now, RB has a ton of DLC that hit today that I need to get. Safe to say I'm passing on GH DLC again.

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Comment #29 by mentaljason
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 01:23:42 PM
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Wish I had this game just for A7X

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Comment #30 by Greg Jr94
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 01:42:24 PM
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Who cares if it's already on Rock Band? It means Guitar Hero is back with the songs it should have been keeping with!

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Comment #31 by Gundee1114
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 01:46:51 PM
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Best month for GH DLC ever, nuff said. I'll probably get a couple songs, but I hardly play Guitar Hero anymore being a Rock Band guy myself, but why not?

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Comment #32 by TR3NCHED
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 02:24:27 PM
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I flipped out when i saw that there were A7X songs, but when i found out i already have them i was sad and flipped back in :(

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Comment #33 by TR3NCHED
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 02:25:51 PM
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Nevermind, ill be getting Scream. One of my favourite songs by my favourite band. Could have done a bit better tho.

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Comment #34 by devilsman1238
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 02:29:43 PM
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Would have rather had Beast and the Harlot, Nightmare, and Scream for Avengend Sevenfold but Scream will be fine on its own.

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Comment #35 by Nyhgault
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 02:29:53 PM
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Whine, Whine, Whine

Stop trolling when a song is already available for another game. You RB players always seem wanting to spit on GH... that's getting boring.

Are you seriously complaining because the DLC are nearly all the same for both RB and GH? That only means you can choose your game and still have DLC for it, no matter if you like RB rather than GH.

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Comment #36 by Pheenomx
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 02:30:22 PM
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Who cares if the tracks are already on rockband. Nobody bitches when rockband copies guitar hero. Rockband fan boys f*** off and go back to your shitty rectangle notes. Haha!

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Comment #37 by devilsman1238
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 02:32:17 PM
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Comment #38 by Sticko117
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 02:41:13 PM
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Comment #39 by danny hampson
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 03:28:23 PM
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I agree with #35, both games have the DLC, its just up to you what you prefer.
Theres two much hate between two good franchises, you should all bully rock revolution!

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Comment #40 by BEARDED CARMINE
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 03:39:21 PM
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Comment #41 by Cronofuge
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 03:55:51 PM
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I played Aferlife on Rock Band and to be honest the fact that the hammer-ons suck in RB it wasn't as fun as it could potentially be, I'm glad they brought it to GH but I probably won't get it anyway considering I never have MS points.

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Comment #42 by Chazzi27
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 04:25:31 PM
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It's funny how everyone is saying how happy they are for these tracks...when most of them have been available for Rock Band for almost a year.

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Comment #43 by Sabeythang
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 05:24:55 PM
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And here, Guitar Hero's biggest problem is revealed -- in addition to the obvious competition, they're competing with themselves now, releasing already tracks available in other GH titles. Rock Band might have a... wider "musical variety" that teh hardcorez metal and rock fans scoff at, but until RB3 comes out with its keyboard and harmonies support, EVERY song avialable for download works in either title, and Rock Band exported near flawlessly into its sequel (just missing the three songs, one of which is now available as a master track), not to mention Lego Rock Band and Green Day FULLY exporting. One franchise, and the player is effectively allowed -- even slightly ENCOURAGED -- to upgrade to the most up-to-date version while still having all of their past investment playable in it.

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Comment #44 by Itsbrown4606
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 05:37:56 PM
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Almost Easy: GH3.
Killer Queen: Smash Hits.

Afterlife + Disturbed: Rock Band.

Seriously. Fail harder.

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Comment #45 by .i.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 05:52:48 PM
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GH fucking sucks so much dick like its fans.

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Comment #46 by Stufin135
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:15:51 PM
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Why are rb fanboys are worse than gh fanboys? I mean alright some of these songs are available on Rb already, but gh adds double bass and good charting to them. Surely that makes up for it? But no that is not enough for RB fanyboys that must make a big deal about the fact that some of these songs are already in RB, what about the vice versa? Why has there got to be this lame epenis war people create? Get a life, if you don't care about GH get out of a GH news post!

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Comment #47 by Mocker of Chickens
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 07:44:56 PM
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lol, gh used to own before rock band came along, it might finally be getting back on track.

And its not the gh or rb "fanboys" who are pathetic, at least these people have an opinion. Learn to fucking think for yourselves.

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Comment #48 by Epsilon 616
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:46:50 PM
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GH was originally made by Harmonix....Harmonix now makes Rock Band. I don't care about GH or RB. I'm sticking with the best music game developer, Harmonix. They have done nothing but innovate Music gaming. RB 3 will finally teach me how to play....which is a step in the right direction for myself.

Activison has kinda whored out GH in my opinion. Its like a New Game every six months or so....

@ 46, I'm sorry, I like to see what DLC comes out for GH. I like to know the diversity of the genre and how they plan to be competitive to RB (Or any other Music game). I just wish everyone could get along and stop fighting about who is better. It really all depends on your tastes.

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Comment #49 by EstrangedOnWater
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 08:58:31 PM
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I don't get the whats wrong with using songs that are already on rb. If you already have them than don't buy them. They are not forcing you to. Both games do it anyways. Harmonix made gh 1 and 2 so thecnically they have recycled songs onto their rb games, eg carry on my wayward son billion dollar babies, hanger 18, message in a bottle, yyz, killer queen, ect... and that ok. Rock band just hasnt had a game with only a guitar thats why it is isn't guilty as much in repetiton. Rb has songs released twice on the market place too like limelight and number of the beast id be really pissed off paying full price for a crappy cover version and than realise they released a master version of it. I dont see why this has to be a competion anyways each game has its pros and cons and whatever u perfer is your opinion. Anyways on the DLC best month ive seen in a long time will be getting the disturbed on A7X pack cant wait.

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Comment #50 by martin lee 1
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 09:53:04 PM
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#26 Your stupid yea stupid Scream is one of the best songs on that album. How can you skip that. Rock Band is crap who makes a drum set with 4 pads and no cymbals the damn yellow is a cymbal, a tom and sometimes the snare WTH. You have to pay $250 if you want a good drum set. The guitar is too damn easy hopefully RB3 Pro mode makes the guitar a bit harder even though all there songs are going to be really easy. Also Why does RB3 cost $300 I bought a slim with that money.

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Comment #51 by martin lee 1
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 09:54:20 PM
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#49 I agree

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Comment #52 by Nekro Neko
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:04:24 PM
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Nice, but I already have Rock Band and I will never buy DLC for Guitar Hero ever again.

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Comment #53 by Nekro Neko
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:05:48 PM
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Ooooh, also, they are charging for a song on Guitar Hero III I see.

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Comment #54 by STILLBORN
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:30:55 PM
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To all the people complaining about the songs being on Rock Band already... not everybody has Rock Band, and nobody is making you buy it.

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Comment #55 by xtkbilly
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:40:07 AM
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For everyone that is hating on the "RB fanboys": It's not that they're fanboys (they probably aren't), it's that they want some new songs to play. Songs that aren't already playable.
After all, if they were fanboys, would they look at an article for GH? No. They probably own GH as well, and want to play some different songs. They don't want to pay more money for songs that they may already own, just on a different game. They want NEW songs to listen/play to. It's not that they HAVE to buy these songs, it's that they don't have a choice to spend money on anything NEW.

As for me, I don't own GH. I just checked this article to see what they had coming out. I'm pretty disappointed that they are coming out with songs that are already made (whether on RB OR THEIR OWN GAMES). But they've been doing that for a long time now, so I don't plan to buy anymore GH games (except 2, that was the BOMB).

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Comment #56 by Sa666ath
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:42:20 AM
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I'm surprised. There's actually good songs on that list.

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Comment #57 by sl21wl22
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:59:30 AM
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I'm suprised at how many people complain about the tracks being on both games. Maybe because on rock band you can even hit all the notes in the afterlife solo cause the gameplay is dumb. Guitar Hero is such a better game, Rock Band just has better songs that are downloadable and on disc

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Comment #58 by sl21wl22
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 01:06:54 AM
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The RB fanboys can go play there DLC on medium and we will play on GH on expert cause we are actually good enough to know that rock bands hammer-ons and pull-offs are terrible. If you say its on both games you're wasting your time commenting cause you weren't going to buy it anyway

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Comment #59 by ShadowDante58
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 03:37:04 AM
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Beast and the Harlot was on GH2, AND GHSH. There's no need for it again.

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Comment #60 by Silent_Murder92
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 08:13:52 AM
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Nightmare should have been on there for the rev :/

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Comment #61 by Xsteelreaper69x
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 11:50:40 AM
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im hungry

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Comment #62 by Crunchy Taco
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:36:07 PM
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Trying to stay neutral here, but I like how some of the GH fanboys that try to claim RB is "too easy" Obviously never played Rock Band Network or, "HO/PO r sux0rz BAAAAAAW" Probably never played Guitar Hero II.

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Comment #63 by imspazzen
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 02:10:17 PM
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Somebody To Love is a great song. Rest are eh

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Comment #64 by Doominatorx6
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 02:16:43 PM
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Dammit. I try to defend Guitar Hero (I still prefer it to Rock Band to this day regardless, now where's my flame shield?) but they screw up. I'm not talking about the songs this month per se, but one in particular:

Killer Queen.

I love this song, yes, but it was in Guitar Hero I. AND Smash Hits. So instead of giving us an updated export of SH (or give it to the people who already bought the export, such as myself) they charge for it. Damn activi$ion.

Oh, and with the exception of the PARTIAL exports of World Tour, Smash Hits, and Band Hero, i've NEVER bought Guitar Hero DLC. Looks like that won't change.

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Comment #65 by Accel Dance
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 06:46:44 PM
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LOL Shinedown. what an embarrassing band. all their songs are the same, and that's the way their stupid fans like it.

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Comment #66 by blayde
Friday, July 09, 2010 @ 04:31:46 AM
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AFTERLIFE!? omg, this dlc is perfect all those bands are awesome, too bad I'm an RB-fag and there DLC has been suckish of late.

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Comment #67 by Gattsta
Friday, August 06, 2010 @ 10:38:37 AM
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Everyone ragging on the fact that Rockband already has these songs ect, You also have to remember, for drummers its a plus. Now we can actually drum to our songs on Expert+. Who cars if the songs are already on Rockband or not, they're good songs, and make for good fun no matter which of the 2 games your playing.

GH advantage: Expert+

Thats all :D

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