296w ago - Joystiq reports Nyko is now shipping to retailers its Rock Band/Guitar Hero III compatible Front Man wireless guitar for PS3.
The third party controller is $60, which is the same price some retailers charge for first party controllers.
The Front Man guitar works up to 25 ft and allegedly gets 80 hours of play time, it also uses a "stomp box" to switch between the two rival rhythm games. It's great that the guitar is compatible with both games unlike the first party controllers, but isn't the whole point of a third party peripheral to be much less expensive than first party?
Oh well, we had no complaints about the controller when we got some hands-on time with it at GDC. The Front Man seems like an alternative for those who need another ax quick and a first party controller isn't at the store .
326w ago - Earlier this week, Rage Against the Machine fretter and renegade of funk Tom Morello told Rolling Stone that he would be joining Guns N' Roses' Slash and Poison's Bret Michaels as a boss in Activision and RedOctane's Guitar Hero III. All well and good, but Morello's inclusion presented the obvious query of which Rage song would get worked into the Neversoft-developed rhythm game.
Today, Activision officially announced Morello's inclusion in GHIII, and also revealed that gamers can expect to engage Morello in rhythmic fisticuffs to the tune of "Bulls on Parade." Ranked as the 15th greatest metal song of all time by VH1, "Bulls on Parade" features Morello's signature synthetic guitar sounds. Adding a wrinkle to the gameplay, Activision notes that players will be required to "emulate some of Morello's extremely innovative guitar-playing antics." Guitar Hero III is rated T for Teen and will be available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and Wii on October 28.