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Video: Killer Queen on GHII, worth $6?


So, Red Octane and Activision have taken some flack for the pricing of of the Guitar Hero II downloadable content. As a quick reminder, the song packs costs $6.25. With three songs to a pack, that's a little more than 2 bucks a song. Regardless of whether or not the pricing is truly reflective of the licensing costs and other related costs, many folks out there think the price is too high. So, we found this video on GameTrailers showcasing one of the new tracks, Queen's "Killer Queen." The pack also includes "Frankenstein" by the Edgar Winter Group and "Take It Off" by The Donnas, which are both decent songs in their own way. The question is then, now that you've seen "Killer Queen" as it plays in Guitar Hero II, is the $2/song price any more palatable? Would any of you be more amenable to paying 160 points for individual songs?

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AnOffday1

4-13-2007 @ 4:25PM

AnOffday said...

"The question is then, now that you've seen "Killer Queen" as it plays in Guitar Hero II, is the $2/song price any more palatable?"

Um. Is that a joke? No. Still not worth it.

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8dot32

4-13-2007 @ 4:26PM

8dot3 said...

That pack has two "classic rock" song and one punk song. It makes no sense. Why not release larger, classic rock or punk packs. Why are these three songs together, I would rather pay $2 for the single songs I want, not $6 to get one song I want and maybe two songs I don't.

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Tony3

4-13-2007 @ 4:27PM

Tony said...

That was the only one of the three packs I could stomach buying. I couldn't care less about Take It Off, but Killer Queen and Frankenstein was both awesome songs.

I was really hoping to see Ziggy Stardust, Smoke on the Water, More Than a Feeling and Spanish Castle Magic, personally.

Still, the pricing is a bit high. I'm hoping maybe they'll stick 4 songs in the future packs for the same price. That would be nice.

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ahatter4

4-13-2007 @ 4:34PM

ahatter said...

songs should be 80 points. same goes for songs for DDR.

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John5

4-13-2007 @ 4:37PM

John said...

The Killer Queen cover is just horrible. Sounds nothing like Queen, absolutely not worth the money.

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ssuk6

4-13-2007 @ 4:39PM

ssuk said...

That guy was good, a few slip ups but probably better than I could do.

As for pricing, I think I'll just get the PS2 versions of GHI and II, it's cheaper that way tbh.

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Scott7

4-13-2007 @ 4:45PM

Scott said...

Goes to show what I know, didn't realize I knew that Queen song till I heard it. And although now that I have heard it and realize that its a pretty good tune, I still cannot and will not drop that kind of coin for these bundles. MAYBE if they forced you to buy any three songs for 500, it would almost be doable. But if they are going to pick the 3 songs you get and still charge that much, its just taking advantage of the fact that we spent $90 on the game and they know we want to keep it fresh.
Lower the price for Christ's sake.

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Psycho300x8

4-13-2007 @ 4:47PM

Psycho300x said...

Yeah, screw Redoctane, I just paid 90$ for the game a week ago, I'm in no way willing to ever pay 2$ a song individual or not,maybe it the songs were like 50 pts each or so, thats very considerable, but nothing over 100, This business decision to sell content a week after the game comes out, Makes me think twice about getting GHIII this fall

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J86753099

4-13-2007 @ 4:49PM

J8675309 said...

No, it's still not worth it. But I would much much rather pay 2 dollars for individual songs than packs, but even then, I would only get the songs I really, REALLY like, because no matter how you slice it, I think >2 dollars a song is too much.

It's not really too much for just one song, but when you start to buy a bunch, that little bit too much for one song turns into a lot too much.

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Tim10

4-13-2007 @ 4:56PM

Tim said...

That was boring. Way too easy looking. I hope that wasn't on Expert. It looked like it was just on Hard.

Either way, if there's like 4 sets of notes in the whole song (repeated over and over of course) how the hell does that raise the development cost? First of all it's already made. And next it's a cover. This thing should cost next to nothing. It's pathetic. The only way I'd even pay a dollar for a song is if it were maybe the band that plays it. That would make sense. At the bargain price to redoctane of a cover, rehash song from an old game, how can they possibly think to charge us this much money?

@2 dollars it should come with a Queen Guitar that you unlock for beating it, the REAL song, and a 50 cent rebate.

These prices are bull.

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dunnypop11

4-13-2007 @ 5:00PM

dunnypop said...

I really like Queen and the Donnas... still not worth it. Maybe in a few months, I might reconsider after the $90 pays for itself.

Atleast the covers aren't as bad as the Lamb of God or Rage Against the Machine Covers. ugh horrid.

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ANt12

4-13-2007 @ 5:00PM

ANt said...

RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF

RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF

RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF

RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF

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Tim13

4-13-2007 @ 5:03PM

Tim said...

And an achievement. Isn't it "Super expensive shit warrants additional achievements" or something?

Brian May achievement or something.

OR MAKE THEM CHEAP.

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TheDragon14

4-13-2007 @ 5:09PM

TheDragon said...

This was the only pack I purchased and I feel ripped off. I'd planned on buying all of the packs and loaded my MS points as such, but quickly changed my mind when I thought, "You know... I have the ps2 version right there.. I'll just have to play the other songs on that."

I really love playing Killer Queen and Frankenstein, so the pack I purchased has made me happy, but the remainder of my points are going to go towards something like Boom Boom rocket.

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Gregg Landess15

4-13-2007 @ 5:15PM

Gregg Landess said...

still PURE BS

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Hey Apples16

4-13-2007 @ 5:18PM

Hey Apples said...

For the cost of 2 packs, 6 songs, you can get an entire standalone XBLA game in the form of Boom Boom Rocket, which comes with like 10 songs in itself.

(Which is exactly what *I* did with my points)

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Zac LaCombe17

4-13-2007 @ 5:18PM

Zac LaCombe said...

Honestly, while I'm not justifying this, they didn't have to do this, and even moreso, no one ever told you to pay for them. It's for people who liked the first game enough to get the songs. They didn't sit around and do this to screw you over. Just chill out and enjoy the game you dropped $90 on.

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DeadPlasmaCell18

4-13-2007 @ 5:23PM

DeadPlasmaCell said...

Another thing I can gather from this whole thing is that it seems like many people have no idea what guitar hero is about.. I'm not sure how many times I've seen different people post about "Aww that sucks, these are cover songs, I'm not buying that pack" Yea, the price is a little more than we were hoping for, but remember the songs are more than just the same tracks, you practice them, play co-op, play bass, rhythm, etc. I personally don't mind the price that much.. I just wish they'd let you pick which individual songs you want.

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TheGlow19

4-13-2007 @ 5:36PM

TheGlow said...

And if your into ps2 hacking like me, I already have all the gh1 songs into gh2, all the "exclusive" 360 songs on ps2, and the 1 hidden Quiet Riot Bang Your Head on the 10 song demo, on ps2.
And didnt cost me a dime.

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Ninegauger20

4-13-2007 @ 5:45PM

Ninegauger said...

I do like Killer Queen and would probably buy it at the same price if I could purchase it by itself... maybe a bit grudgingly but they'd at least have some of my money as opposed to zero money. So, sucks for them.

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