Emerging from the aftermath of the 2009 Game Developer’s Conference is this interesting piece from Kotaku about a re-jigged PowerPoint slide that was omitted from Harmonix senior designer Dan Teasdale’s ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Design Lessons Learned From Rock Band‘ panel. The slide quite clearly shows their intentions to sandwich a LEGO SKU of their pseudo-band party game in between the upcoming PSP and Beatles versions – both due for release later this year. We’re curious as to what tunes people will get to rock out with their blocks out to, any guesses?
When it comes to Guitar Hero we’re all rock gods, sent from the musical halls of Valhalla to power-chord our way round the rockin’ world. But put a real guitar in our hands and we start trembling, frantically wondering where the bright red and yellow buttons have gone. Zivix wants to change all that with the Headliner. It’s a real electric guitar that uses sensors in the fingerboard that make it a compatible game controller. Guaranteed to make you look cooler while blasting Through The Flames and Fire on expert.
Not-so-hot on the heels of Guitar Hero‘s successes on the Nintendo DS, everyone’s other favourite party game is making its inaugural jump to the portable gaming space via Sony’s wide-screen wonder. We’re curious to see how Harmonix are going to pull this off considering the PSP doesn’t have a GBA cartridge slot to attach a cramp inducing Guitar Grip. Minature plastic instrument peripherals connected via USB, anyone? We hope not.
[Release Date TBA via Joystiq]
Load up Guitar Hero World Tour and you’ll soon be shredding it onstage, blasting powerchords and making that virtual crowd go wild. In reality, you’re alone in your bedroom jabbing multicoloured buttons on a plastic guitar. Not very rockstar, is it? Thank the rock gods dreamGEAR took pity on us, crafting this beautiful axe for the PS3. The WarBeast (what a name) was created with help from the luthiers at BC Rich, so it’s life-sized and looks badass. The neck is removeable and has an enhanced strum and whammy bar. And for those of you headbangers out there – the whole thing is completelly wireless. Slash would approve.
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