Music Video Game Saturation Point Looms

I’m still baffled by the fact the not only did Activision bar Rock Band marker Harmonix from making a patch that would allow people to use Guitar Hero controllers on Rock Band, people still point the blame at Harmonix. Seriously people get your stories straight, here I’ll spell it out for you:

Harmonix/Red Octane made Guitar Hero 1 & 2, then they split and MTV purchased Harmonix, the developer, and Activision bought the name “Guitar Hero” along with Red Octane who publishes the game along with the the plastic guitars.

Then Activision comes along and says they will not support Rock Band guitars nor will they allow Rock Band to release an update for you can use Guitar Hero 3 and above guitars in Rock Band. Rock Band says they support third party guitars and Rock Band 2 guitars and older. So what does this all mean, stop blaming MTV/Harmonix for not making nice, start leaning on Activision/Red Octane for being so damn restrictive. Rock Band has it right, no one wants 8 different guitars, 6 drum kits, 2 violins and 2 clarinets, each only usable on their own game, these aren’t consoles, these are peripherals. I don’t want people to come into my living room and see a symphony orchestra of plastic instruments. I want a single set of instruments that work with all games and I’m sure I am not alone.

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