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Ubisoft: Rocksmith 2014 Edition: The Fastest Way to Learn Guitar

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60w ago - Ubisoft Senior Community Developer Mike Madavi has proclaimed today that the Rocksmith 2014 Edition is indeed the fastest way to learn guitar.

To quote: Let's face it; it's hard to make something that is truly the best in its respective field - especially so in a world as populated as guitar.

When the Ubisoft team at Studio San Francisco set out to completely revamp [Register or Login to view links], that was our goal - to make Rocksmith the unquestionable fastest and best way to learn to play guitar or bass.

It was, with no exaggeration, a massive undertaking that took years to complete despite the product's core engine already existing from the original iteration.

Now, only a month out from the release of the all-new Rocksmith 2014 Edition, we confidently feel that goal was achieved. It would be easy for us to proudly boast about all the improvements, changes, and innovations that make Rocksmith truly remarkable, but we'd rather let some familiar faces do that for us.

We let credible, established guitar players, teachers, and researchers try out Rocksmith 2014 Edition and give us their feedback.

Check out what Jerry Cantrell - Alice in Chains' lead guitarist/vocalist, Marty Schwartz - the #1 Online...
 

Video: Play Real Guitar on Your PlayStation 3 with Rocksmith

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141w ago - Creative Director Paul Cross of the Rocksmith Team has shared a video today demonstrating how to play real guitar on your PlayStation 3 with Rocksmith.

To quote: My name is Paul Cross and I am the Creative Director on the [Register or Login to view links] Team.

My previous projects include Burnout, Skate and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle - and I want give you a little bit of background on Rocksmith, a music game that lets you plug a real guitar into your PS3 and play along to a great list of well-known rock songs when it comes to Europe this September.

The project started in early 2008 when [Register or Login to view links] started talking to a company called Game Tank. These guys had a tech demo that allowed the player to plug in any real guitar into a PS3, and the game would tell them if they were playing the right notes at the right times. Ubisoft liked the demo so much that they bought the company!

When Nao Higo, Sr. Producer and I first started on what was to become Rocksmith in October 2009, it was a tech demo called 'Guitar Rising' that featured sideways scrolling tablature and a number of difficulty levels you could select from. Here's a promo vid of Guitar Rising from way back in the day:



 

Video: PS3 SingStar Gets Physical - Dance and Guitar Are Coming

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232w ago - Content Producer for SCEE James Gallagher has let us know that two new SingStar titles are coming out at the end of the year - SingStar Dance and SingStar Guitar for use with Sony's upcoming PlayStation Move motion controller.

To quote: The SingStar team must be used to sore throats at the end of [Register or Login to view links] and this year they can expect weary limbs and achy wrists as well after three days demonstrating SingStar Dance and SingStar Guitar.

They are the two new disc based SingStar titles coming out towards the end of the year. SingStar Dance allows two people to dance along using the PlayStation Move motion controller in addition to two singers. With SingStar Guitar, you can use any guitar controller you have for other games and play along while your friends sing.

Dave Ranyard, SingStar's game director, stood still for a minute to talk about the latest additions to the hit series.





"The key thing for us is to give people new features while retaining that classic SingStar look and feel," he said. "For me, SingStar is all about family parties and these new features encourage more people to get involved."

To give your movements purpose when playing SingStar Dance, there is a dancing...
 

Cheap PS2 to PS3 Guitar Hero 3 Adapter Arrives

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241w ago - I did this cheap PS2 to PS3 Guitar Hero 3 adapter a few months back, but only about a month after I bought my PS3.

So, I bought my ps3, with GH3+guitar. I made a custom PS2 guitar a while back so I thought it would be nice to use with the PS3. A cheapoo PS2-usb adapter worked with the controllers, but not with the guitar.

To not start from scratch, I found a PS2-USB adaper at http://vusb.wikidot.com/projects2usb but needed some "finetune" to work as a guitar.

First: mine only support one controller/adapter

Second: the HID descriptor had to be modified (copied what was possible - due to limitations of slow USB device class)

I've dumped the descriptor of my guitar so you can experiment with it, if you want. Download: USB HID_gh3_n2.rar

And at last: added a code to switch the controller to analog mode, so the whammy should work too. (you can connect before or after the adapter is powered, no special combo needed)

Source, binary and etc (avs include absolute path!) Download: Source.rar

Results: the adapter works great, fast, virtually no lag BUT i was unable to identify why the star-power...
 

Guitar Hero 5 is Releasing Five Track Packs in October

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269w ago - Guitar Hero fans can continue to build a diverse music library with great new music and classic tracks available for download in October.

New tracks playable in Guitar Hero 5 will be available for download every Thursday in October with music from Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Squier, Wolfmother, Peter Frampton and The Misfits.

Downloadable Content - October 1
Queens Of The Stone Age Track Pack

•"Mexicola"
•"Avon"
•"How to Handle a Rope"

Downloadable Content - October 8
Billy Squier Track Pack

•"The Stroke"
•"Everybody Wants You"
•"When She Comes To Me"

Downloadable Content - October 15
Wolfmother Track Pack

•"Pilgrim"
•"California Queen"
•"Cosmic Egg"

Downloadable Content - October 22
Classic Rock 2 Track Pack

•The J. Geils Band - "Freeze Frame"
•Peter Frampton - "Show Me The Way (Live)"
•Triumph - "Lay It On The Line"

Downloadable Content - October 29
All Hallows' Eve Track Pack

•GWAR - "Gor Gor"
•Marilyn Manson - "Beautiful People"
•The Misfits...
 
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