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    Wed, 19 May 2010 09:30:22

    Gene Simmons to Emcee Next <i>Guitar Hero</i>? - Queen, Black Sabbath and Metallica also to appear

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    Details on the next edition of Guitar Hero are coming to light, with Joystiq reporting that Kiss' God of Thunder, the one and only Gene Simmons, will act as an emcee for the game. Other reported musical appearances include Queen, Black Sabbath and Metallica's Lars Ulrich included as recruitable characters in a new 'quest mode.' Whatever that means.

    It's also going to lose the feature that let gamers play songs by one band using the avatars of another. Additionally, CBGB will appear as a real-world venue in which to play, and all songs downloaded for previous iterations of the game will be available in the new one. It's ironic that that the long-closed CBs will be playable venue in this version, since the old CBs is now a shell of what it once was: a John Varvatos store, in a move that many punk rockers and Lower East Siders consider a sacrilege.

    Do you think Guitar Hero has jumped the shark? Or does the game still have serious momentum? Do these new features interest you?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.19.10




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