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Amoeba Music venue featured in GH World Tour


Amoeba Music, for those who haven't been there, is a cool place. The gigantic stores are filled wall to wall with CDs of every genre, vinyl, posters, pretty much everything a music fan could want. The stores also host live music performed by local groups and nationally known musicians. Imagine our pleasant surprise, then, when Amoeba informed us that an Amoeba Music venue would be featured in Guitar Hero: World Tour. Imagine our even greater surprise when we realized the email wasn't yet another Activision press release, telling us about yet another past-his-prime musician making an appearance in World Tour. Amoeba will be taking pre-orders for the game (in-store pick up only) and handing out Amoeba T-shirts when pre-orders are picked up next month. Also featured in the game will be the House of Blues on Sunset Strip.

The next logical step: Amoeba Music hosts Ted Nugent playing Ted Nugent on the Amoeba stage in Guitar Hero: World Tour. Make it happen.

MIDI sequencer is GH World Tour 'secret instrument'


After debunking the rumor that a keyboard peripheral was headed to Guitar Hero: World Tour, Neversoft has revealed to Shacknews that the secret is actually a feature -- not a peripheral -- that will allow users to transfer MIDI data to the game using a MIDI sequencer. So, in a manner of speaking, the new peripheral is whatever instrument you want. At least, that's the case for the PS3 version of World Tour, which will allow users to transfer MIDI data to the drum, guitar, keyboard, bass, or drum tracks. The 360 version, unfortunately, will be limited to the drum track thanks to "hardware issues." Well crap.

Still, Neversoft's Brian Bright informs Shacknews that the feature isn't something that most World Tour players will utilize, saying, "it's going to take an FAQ on the Guitar Hero site--it's not something that your average user is gonna do." Geez, you'd think composing music on a PC and transferring it to a game console via a MIDI sequencer would be a snap.

[Via Joystiq]



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