Guitar Hero Rocks The 80s This Summer! Hoooooooly Diver!

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#1 Posted by Shleco (19301 posts) -
Activision have confirmed this morning that Guitar Hero Rocks The 80s is heading exclusively to the PS2. There'll be 30 songs, new venues to trash and characters to be. Seven tracks have been confirmed so far:

I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister

I Ran - Seagulls

Round and Round - Ratt

I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow

Metal Health - Quiet Riot

Holy Diver - Dio

Heat Of The Moment - Asia

More information, including a quote from the fantastically named Dusty Welch, can be found at IGN. Boo, hiss etc.
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#2 Posted by SemiMaster (19011 posts) -
Holy ****, I might have to buy this now, just because of I Ran by A Flock of Seagulls.
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#3 Posted by Grayden (3070 posts) -
lol i wonder if Activision and Red Octane are avoiding putting this on the 360 because they fear another DLC price backlash :lol:
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#4 Posted by Teuf_ (30805 posts) -
ASIA!!!

Man, I'm suddenly glad I didn't buy the 360 version.
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#5 Posted by Shleco (19301 posts) -

Random thoughts on this: It would be awesome to have 'Welcome To The Jungle' by Guns N' Roses in this one and I'm really looking forward to having more songs to play. I also have no problem with having a new Guitar Hero to play every six months or so!

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#6 Posted by -Spock- (7072 posts) -

"I Ran" and anything by Twisted Sister makes it an instant purchase.

 

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#7 Posted by Empire730 (525 posts) -
I am sold on this.  Most of the music I listen to is from the 80's.  Hopefully they put in the one song I have been wanting since the first Guitar Hero, Paradise City by Guns N' Roses.  I cannot wait for this, thanks for posting.
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#8 Posted by caddy (28709 posts) -
Awesome news! I am glad i haven't gotten rid of my PS2 of my PS2 guitar and things. I would of prefered it to come out on the 360 aswell though because my PS2 controllor isn't working like i wished it would (the whammy bar is bust). Still, i love having more songs to play on Guitar Hero so it stops the boredom kicking in :wink:
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#9 Posted by Korn_Wallace (1950 posts) -
Yes!!! I was hoping they would put out new songs like this. All the songs from GH and GH2 had ran their course with me. This just the thing to get me back into Guitar Hero.
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#10 Posted by ArchieGates (8843 posts) -

I can't find the article at IGN.  Maybe they took it down?

 Anyway, what a boneheaded move on Activision's part not making this available for the 360.  After charging $90 for the 360 version, and then the ridiculous prices for the downloadable content, now they're not going to make new songs available to 360 owners?  That's ridiculous if true.  I'm sure these songs are going to make their way to Marketplace eventually - they're not going to turn down the opportunity to screw over 360 owners even more.

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#11 Posted by SemiMaster (19011 posts) -

"I Ran" and anything by Twisted Sister makes it an instant purchase.

 

-Spock-

I'm glad someone agrees with me and has good taste in 80s music. 

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#12 Posted by GodModeEnabled (15314 posts) -
Now if they could only throw in some Slayer, Metallica and ACDC.. Still though since im a ps2 GH2 ownin axe slinger this is sooo a confirmed purchase. Twisted Sister- YES.
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#13 Posted by T-Prime (995 posts) -

I'm still hoping at least one Bon Jovi song finds its way into this game. "Wanted Dead or Alive" would be ecstasy.

And isn't Harmonix actually developing this game? That's what I read over at Joystiq.

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#14 Posted by Shleco (19301 posts) -

And isn't Harmonix actually developing this game? That's what I read over at Joystiq.T-Prime

Yep, just checked the press release, it is being developed by Harmonix. My mistake. 

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#15 Posted by DarKre (9529 posts) -
This sounds great, but Im worried about what the quality of the songs will be like..
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#16 Posted by Archangel3371 (23122 posts) -

I can't find the article at IGN.  Maybe they took it down?

 Anyway, what a boneheaded move on Activision's part not making this available for the 360.  After charging $90 for the 360 version, and then the ridiculous prices for the downloadable content, now they're not going to make new songs available to 360 owners?  That's ridiculous if true.  I'm sure these songs are going to make their way to Marketplace eventually - they're not going to turn down the opportunity to screw over 360 owners even more.

ArchieGates

Yeah I find it hard to imagine that these songs won't make their way onto the 360 in some form or other especially given how well the game sold out on that system. I still can't find it anywhere.

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#17 Posted by bluezy (29297 posts) -
This is something i'll definitely be owning the week it's out. I love GH and i'm looking forward to the 80s metal.
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#18 Posted by flowerpedal (570 posts) -

Guitar Hero ROCKS =D

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#19 Posted by Abby88 (642 posts) -
Awesome, I can't wait. =D
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#20 Posted by DaveGray (1551 posts) -

I fear saturation here, at least for the 360.

I can only assume that this will be a downloadable purchase at some point.

We have GH2, Downloadable GH1, The 80s, Guitar Hero 3 coming soon

...too much of a good thing, without enough innovation? Rock Band is coming, too, although I imagine that'll be a bit different.

--Dave 

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#21 Posted by minimosher13 (2993 posts) -

There has to be some Maiden, or it's not worth it.

Although Holy Diver is badass too.