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McArthur Blankenship | 12 Aug 2009 09:00
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Guitar Hero Unplugged Fails to Please Fans

In a bid to compete with Rock Band Unplugged, Activision has taken out all the stops and introduced an unplugged version of their popular Guitar Hero game.

This is the first in a series of games from Activision that feature 'realistic' controllers and a brand new system of feedback the publishers have dubbed "Music™." The game's controller, which is being hailed as an innovative step to improve the realism of the game features strings, frets, pegs, and comes with sheet music.

"In making a guitar that featured everything a real guitar does, it is our intention to bring our players an experience unrecognizable from playing a real guitar," said a representative from Activision.

But some customers are not excited about the nearly $400 price tag and so called ultra-realism, saying the game is unintuitive and impractical. "This is really hard," said an ambition-less thirty-something after buying the game. "How am I supposed to live out my fantasy as a rock star if I am expected to learn three chords and move my right hand up and down?"

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