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VIDEO GAME NEWS: Guitar Hero World Tour Vs. Rockband 2

Since Activision isn’t going to send me my Guitar Hero World Tour kit for another few weeks, I’m not going to be able to review it for awhile. Which is good because I’m still stuck on Rockband 2 a game I don’t think I’ll ever be able to finish because I have over 300 tracks and the damn game is forcing me to play any tracks but the new ones.  But if you ever wondered what the differences are between the two new games are, there are about 19 tracks that are on both. One of those weird YouTubers actually did a comparison between the two games and the one thing you come away with is how unrealistic both of these games are, when they both use different "notes" for the same sequences. If RB and GH were truly accurate you would think it’d be the same. For instance instead of hitting the green notes you hit the orange, which is at the complete opposite end of the scale.  Check it out, it’s pretty neat.

Rock Band’s Latest Track Announced

This video is courtesy of the folks at Joystiq. Rock Band announced it’s latest downloadable track – “Still Alive” by Jonathan Coulton. Best of all, the song will be free. It’s an interesting mellow choice. I’m really impressed with the consistency in which Rock Band has been adding tracks. I’ll go on record as saying that I prefer Guitar Hero to Rock Band. The majority of the RB sucked, but they are making up for that with this constant flow of tracks.  Activision is really dropping the ball with Guitar Hero with the piecemeal way they are trickling out new tracks.  And originally I was excited about the upcoming Aerosmith game, but the more I think about it the more it annoys me. I mean really, they can’t make those tracks downloadable? I’m sick and tired of being forced to switch between GH2 and GH3 to play certain songs when. Why can’t I get all my GH tracks on one platform, like with Rock Band?