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Date: 01/11/09 09:33 AM

94 Responses to Guitar Hero For REAL Guitars

  1. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:18 am
    Link: Guitar Hero For REAL Guitars - Bridging the gap from dork to rock star!
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    chrisi1707 Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:37 am
    I want it!!!!
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    ParasyT Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:39 am
    its just a midi guitar plugged into a computer, its nothing new. I have seen guys use an electric drum kit to play rock band/guitar hero world tour.
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    BasuraBlanca Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:40 am
    FINALLY!
    GOD!

    That`s super awesome.

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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:40 am
    Wow... that actually looks pretty good.
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    Grumpdock Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:41 am
    I`m perfectly content with plastic buttons, thanks.
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    DHise Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:44 am
    I too am fine with simplistic buttons that play music as you pretend to strum.
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:48 am
    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG YEAHHHHHHHH YEWAHHH HOOO YAAAAAAAAH !!!!
    FINALY, FINA FU-CK-ING LY. CAPS CAPS CAPS, this is HUGE
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    esopillar34 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:52 am
    Because nothing says "rock star" like a Washburn Disney acoustic guitar with multicolored strings.
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    nodar Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:52 am
    its made by disney so expect horrible songs. but if it gets popular maybe guiter hero or rockband will make a better version.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:54 am
    Music is dying. And the killer is guitar hero. >:[

    If you were seriously inspired to play guitar by guitar hero you are lame <3

    And to the people who think this will make it easier to learn, it wont. Sorry, now fyad.

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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:55 am
    F*CKING DISNEY ALWAYS GOTTA TURN SOMETHING WITH POTENTIAL INTO THEIR INNOCENT NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS WE TAKE ECSTASY EVERY DAY BULLpoo....

    k im done

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    slugs Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:57 am
    That`s a good idea, in theory, but think about...It`s one thing to have a game based on rock guitar, another to actually try and play music. That not what music is all about, and it`s not going to make anyone a rock star while you stare at colored lights on your laptop. They already have keyboards that flash on every note you are supposed to play, but nobody actually learns anything from matching lights. Play in a real band if you want to make real music.
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:59 am
    It`s cool I `spose, but it`s been done already.
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:59 am
    KOALAMEATPIE IS BAK WOOOOOOOOT
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    Webz Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:03 am
    It`ll be good as long as it actually teaches guitar and as long as all the songs aren`t as easy as the one in the video.
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    breex33 Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:07 am
    so will it just be all disney songs? gah i cant take anymore high school musical bull.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:17 am
    Ugh...the worst interviewer EVER.
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    d_katman Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:19 am
    sounds cool except 1)the songs will suck 2)you won`t get a feel for the instrument`s sound, just the frets 3)you won`t be able to solo or anything like that. 4) it`s still not a real guitar... colored strings? are you kidding me? drat this. learn a guitar. even learn with tabs if you want. but learning disney songs? erhhggggggggggggggg
    </rant>
  20. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:23 am
    I`ve been wondering if someone would pull this off.
    And now they did. =D
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:34 am
    looks really lame, only cuz is disney
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:38 am
    Pros:

    -You can actively learn and practice chords and the stuff needed to play guitar
    -You can plug your own guitar into it

    Cons:

    -Songs will suck. BAD.


    If Disney had any brains(so it`ll never happen), they`d make an offshoot site so that, for a small fee, you could download/add additional songs.

    OR, they`d have a section where you could add/make your own songs.

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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:40 am
    $200 lol..just buy an electric guitar for half that, copy songs and learn like i did
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:46 am
    Yeah we get it guitar hero players waisted their lives. Not like every other gamer uuuwaaaa!!
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    samiam2281 Female 18-29
    105 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 10:49 am
    Everyone is really angry that this is Disney, but you have to remember that this is the first STEP with this technology. Think of its potential, instead.

    Also, does it benefit advanced guitarists, or just beginners?

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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:54 am
    I think you would have to be moderately accustomed to playing the guitar first before you can actually play the game.

    I mean, there are the other things..

    -Sore fingertips(not callused enough)
    -knowing where the frets are and being able to press them in time
    -playing NOTES on a real music sheet
    -using a tablature

  27. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:55 am
    So the game can`t actually teach you EVERYTHING about playing the guitar, but it MIGHT if they release a newer version with more applications on teaching other things.
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    lilhawk2892 Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:07 am
    as an actual guitar player (the real thing.. not something with plastic buttons) i can safely say that i WILL be buying this. sure the songs might suck. but all of you morons are too accustomed to playing a fake guitar about half a meter big to see that this is something revolutionary. it might not help me with any theory. but i think its worth it to be able to hit the notes on the screen without looking at the guitar. theres alot of good to come of this
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    Anyalazagna Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:09 am
    YES YES YES YES YESSSSSSSSS!
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    BoomBox Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:09 am
    Still, not a real guitar. I think people are trying too hard to make it feel real, if they got that close, then why not just make a real guitar? Their one step away from it.
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    imaguitargod Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:11 am
    Finally, a useful game.
  32. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:11 am
    Finally. Now they`re going to put some reasonable price tags on the plastic guitars for the guitar hero games.

    It`s hard to make a PS2 collection when you have overpriced controlers like those guitars. 80$ for a plastic guitar with some buttons on it... no thanks.

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    plowerd Male 18-29
    334 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 11:13 am
    Is it just me, or do any other real guitarists think this is a terrible idea? we dont want a bridge between the guitar hero kids and real guitarists. it`ll undermine everything ive spent years learning how to do and result in people asking `hey, did you learn this off the video game?` or `i dont remember playng that song on the game, is there a new version out?` both of which will result in me punching people in the face, and likely jailtime. no thanks disney. you fail again.
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:15 am
    Wow. High School Musical. Sounds fun ;-/
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    PC-Player Male 18-29
    129 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 11:21 am
    Next step will be creating learning games for piano keyboard, drums, flutes and other musical instruments... then there will be math games etc...
    Combining teaching and fun would be great if they can pull it off.
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    pick_me Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:21 am
    Still, not a real guitar. I think people are trying too hard to make it feel real, if they got that close, then why not just make a real guitar? Their one step away from it.
    are you drating kidding me look at that then look at a guitar.
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    pick_me Male 18-29
    544 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 11:26 am
    and thay said you can use YOUR OWN guitar.. geez
  38. Profile photo of perfectdark
    perfectdark Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:27 am
    Jesus drating christ, yes.
    you don`t even need a new guitar, I can use my old yamaha.
    $200 dollars is a bit much though, so I guess it`s torrent time.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:29 am
    What is it about Guitar Hero that makes "real" guitarists come out of the woodwork and try to masturbate their ego into the faces of Guitar Hero players?

    "zomfg u fags lurn to play a real guitar liek me lol"

    And both of those guys in the video were creepy as poo.

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    arcticsheep Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:32 am
    i played guitar hero once and i play my guitar occassionaly. i think this is a good idea actually... :P gj
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    fghj Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:33 am
    good idea but wats with the disney
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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:38 am
    i`m glad they made that, but i`m sure most people won`t buy it because of the whole disney thing. they could license the technology to like say, activision..
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    Phydeaux13 Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:39 am
    Sounds good, but 2 questions:

    1. What`s up with the Disney partnership? I dont like where that is going...

    2. $200? Seriously? What are they charging you for? It`s a GAME.

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    Megido Male 18-29
    439 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    I don`t know...somehow i feel that unless you have the patience and willingness to learn how to play the guitar without notes scrolling down the screen, you probably won`t have it with said application either. If you go "learning guitar is so boring, but this game makes it fun!" then you are fecked right from the start. You`ll never learn.
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    Nytewulf Male 30-39
    513 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    That`s awesome, but don`t like the price tag. Don`t like that Disney thing either, but just cover up the logo and it doesn`t look so bad. I would just use my Strat.
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    LastDesprado Male 13-17
    114 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    i think ill just stick to tabs thanks.
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    stopmoclay Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    I dont know why Id pay for the guitar package when I KNOW that the software and multilple hacks for it will be online for free ( probably illegally )withing about 3 days
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    quiknas Male 18-29
    451 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    now they can get to work on maraca hero
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    Im thinking that this is gonna be a fail unless the gamers already have a real guitar. Because no ones gonna fork out £3oo-odd just to play some game.
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    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    Great. Now we are going to have even more kids who `think` they can play the guitar....
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    It`s a great idea, since Guitar Hero is slowly being recognized as - *shiver* - a real instrument. Real guitar is just cooler.

    As long as we can play songs OTHER than Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana, it`s good.

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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    No, no one`s forking out $300 to play the game- People who already have guitars are learning how to play on this game.
  53. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    I can seance much guitar faggotry here. stfu guitar faggots stop your whining.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    "It`s a great idea, since Guitar Hero is slowly being recognized as - *shiver* - a real instrument. Real guitar is just cooler.
    As long as we can play songs OTHER than Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana, it`s good."

    Amen, to that. I need some Real Rock to play that.

  55. Profile photo of PirateNinja
    PirateNinja Female 13-17
    121 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    To all those whining about the price, it`s hard enough to find a decent electric guitar for under $200 and this game comes with a guitar and the software. So I actually think this is a good value for this sort of thing.
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    Kay62442 Female 13-17
    732 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    Wait a minute--Disney?

    I knew it was too good to be true...*goes back to Ultimate Guitar*

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    Snivellus Female 13-17
    605 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    Is the $200.00 the game with the guitar?
    If so, how much would just the game cost?

    Also, while Disney made the guitar, the songs may not be from Disney. That hasn`t been specified. But, of course, if Disney is a part of this, then they would have taken the opportunity to put their songs on it. Maybe the songs won`t be Hanna Montana and the Jonas Brothers, though.
    Maybe they`ll put in those better songs from their cartoons. But, this too may not be the case since Hanna Montana, and the Jonas Brothers are so popular now. :-/

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    Snivellus Female 13-17
    605 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Erm... not their cartoons on T.V. Those are just as bad as Hanna Montana from what I`ve seen.
    I meant the songs from Aladdin and such.
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    flakeoff101 Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    nuts i thought this was guitar rising... oh well still waiting for that
  60. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    Ajikan
    good you have the sixth since of douche now go drat yourself
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    WinstonS Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    I submitted this 2 days ago, when it was posted on Wired.com.

    Can`t you folks send me some feedback to my email about how to have my posts featured, please?

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    the game will probably cost $80 or so, which isn`t so bad considering its a teaching tool. It would be a nice pick up for a school to teach a group of kids guitar, my only problem is they are doing it more like guitar hero meaning you aren`t teaching the chords, just what strings to press to play songs/notes. that isn`t much better thant he kids who search for tabs online, and you ask them to play a chord and have no idea.

    I hope there is more to the game than just that. and btw, people complaining about the price. isn`t guitar hero $100? this is a REAL guitar that can be played outside the game. go stand on the street corner and play your guitar hero controller to make money...

    and this is aimed at the "tween" market (whatever that means), so A) the guitar isn`t a full size, and B) they are going to play the crappy music the tweens will know.

    I wonder if the interface just plugs the amp plug into a USB plug or if its more intricate. how is this different than a

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    WhenIsLunch Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    and you chose to play high school musical, rlly?
  64. Profile photo of Midge210
    Midge210 Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    ... but it`s disney.
  65. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    Winston, chances are this was submitted before you. We`re on a backlog, things are accepted after being in the system for longer than 2 days. An email is sent for links that are already in our system, but a lot of the same content has different URLs, which makes it difficult.
  66. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
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    January 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    ike ray, tabs are the bomb. i mean i play bass, and i can read music, but tabs are really helpfull. and not all songs just use chords, there are also single notes
  67. Profile photo of WinstonS
    WinstonS Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm
    Ok, thanks!

    ;)

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    emzrok Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm
    partnering with DISNEY?

    it could have worked. it could have worked.

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    DeepFryer7 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    i hate when people assume that if your good at gh you can`t play real guitar
    ignorance
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    sup_weenie Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    diseny would...........
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    chinos29046 Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    who cares about this crap all those video game nerds are gonna realize theyre actually learning something, get bored, and go play crash bandicoot or whatever the hell they played before guitar hero.
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    yes_finn Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 6:30 pm
    i don`ts wants to plays those grampa guitars!
  73. Profile photo of Moonsteal72
    Moonsteal72 Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    Disney? $200? Computers? Ah... sounds suck-ish. First off, it`s Disney, so I think we can all think of the songs that are probably bound to be on it... 200 bucks? Really... and Computers? GH is played off the TV, and now we`re moving to computers?

    No, thank you. I`ll stick with GH.

  74. Profile photo of CinematicD
    CinematicD Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    lame. guitar hero is fun for a reason... i refuse to have to pick between high school musical and miley cyrus
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    joofro Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:23 pm
    disney just ruined something that could be cool
  76. Profile photo of evanking
    evanking Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:23 pm
    no.

    if it had dragonforce and cliffs of dover, then yes.

    but no.

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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    ...I`ll just stick with my stylophone.
  78. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    lol dragonforce?
    Like there is anyway to learn how to play that. Just randomly spank your guitar then speed it up 100x. Bam, dragonforce.
  79. Profile photo of Ty-Force
    Ty-Force Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    Was cool before I heard the word "Disney"
  80. Profile photo of YummyUkulele
    YummyUkulele Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    Or you could just learn to play the instrument without paying $200 for a game and crappy guitar made by Disney...

    Call me crazy but that`s what I did.

  81. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    so basically its like paying for a poo guitar and a game to earn disney money...
    where as getting an okay guitar and then downloading a tab for free off the internet F.UCK YOU DISNEY
  82. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    Well Rock Band and some researching taught me the rudiments of drums, so why the hell not?
  83. Profile photo of B3N0C1D3
    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 12:59 am
    Wait, guitars are more complicated than the one I got with guitar hero?
  84. Profile photo of Lorodiam
    Lorodiam Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 1:12 am
    This has the potential to be great. Not to sure about the whole disney thing, i love disney movies but a serious computer game made by them i`m not sure. $200.00 is a bit pricey. It would be cool if they could give you the program for say like $50 or $60 and let you play whichever type of guitar you wanted through it. But hey they could still do that... its not out for a while yet probably.
    I still won`t buy it mind, i`ll stick to drums, guitar frustrates me lol
  85. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 2:34 am
    That was the greasiest M f-er I have ever seen.
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    Aj_ratboy Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 4:08 am
    i dont care how cool or awesome it is. i am NOT owning a disney guitar... NEVER!
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    s0236078 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 6:01 am
    nice beard guy
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    ReesesPieces Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 9:22 am
    hehe, looks cewl. minus the whole high school musical thing.
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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    If it weren`t from Disney...
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    Fa11enAnge1z Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 12:10 am
    i duno .. i , like many, was self taught .. the hardest part is pushin urself through the caulused finger tips and getin the whole "pressin down the chord" hard enough thing .. it isnt jus a button .. n then kids wil go bak to noobin it up on GH lol ..
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    boogersunite Male 13-17
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    January 13, 2009 at 3:07 am
    it makes an interesting point that if u do get reel good @ GH and spend so much time on it there`s nothing for the reel world but u sort of get to make music and by doing so shouldn`t the controller be considered an instrument?
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    Pyroo Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 5:25 am
    WTF is wrong with the interviewer? He`s sweaty and bearded like a somekind of hobo. Almost like a drug addict who is in need of a fix... Other than that, the game looks cool. I can imagine "through fire and flames" being quite challenging.
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    Supersyko Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    Hmm, if made by harmonics or another good gaming/music company, at least it wouldnt look as gay with my les paul.
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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    September 2, 2009 at 4:11 pm
    im a bassist... sooooooooooo whatd they make for me?

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