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Activision claims that Harmonix's 'Rock Band' is a Guitar Hero rip-off

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  1. zekrahminator

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    Since Harmonix and Activision went their separate ways, each company is developing a new rock-based game. Activision is busy developing Guitar Hero 3, and Harmonix is making Rock Band. Over at Gamasutra, Activision explained why they think Guitar Hero 3 will be the better of the two...by claiming that Rock band is a Guitar Hero imitator. Activision implied that Rock Band will merely be a Guitar Hero retread rather than an original game. However, one could claim that Harmonix has every right to, considering that they originally made the game, and they helped make Konami's Guitar Freaks series.

    Since acquiring the Guitar Hero license and franchise from Red Octane, Activision has handed it over to Neversoft for development of Guitar Hero 3. Harmonix decided that it will do Rock Band with the help of MTV and Electronic Arts (EA).

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  2. Nemesis881 New Member

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    Well I'm sure EA will be a lot of help :laugh:.
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    Im sure its a knock off of the popular game they helped create. I think Activision is just mad that they have some competition now.
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    rock band will be cool, but i'm not going to spend $60 for the game, and $70x4 (60 + 280 = 340) for the game and it's accessories. GH3 FTW!!!
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    Why would it cost so much?

    My Fender pwns video game guitars.
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    Amen brother, these games can't hold a candle to playing a real guitar. :nutkick:
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    Only Ibanez is the true virtuoso tool. :nutkick:
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    yeah if you want to wank off all day:nutkick::p
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    I don't know what you do with your guitar but I usually just play music on it :confused:
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    ewww

    I'm an 80s BC Rich guy - one piece, neck-through body
    The 90s and later BC Richs' are like...Ibanez :D
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    You mean 80's glem-rock guy. :p

    Oh wait, my Ibanez is from 1985. Ooops ...

    And that's exactly why Joe Satriani and Steve Vai play Ibanez guitars, right ?
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRxXICJBYHI

    that = wanking off on a guitar:D:laugh:

    notice the use of ibenez lolz

    + i play bass.. hella jazz
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    hahaha. Shit like that is so immature. FFS get over it, just means you have to actually put some ideas in that aint crap lol.
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    Ibenez's doesn't even have a picguard!

    Les Pauls are overpriced, and I don't really like that soun.

    Fender Standard Stratocaster=PWNAGE!

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