Activision press release reveals an online charge for the PS3 and Wii versions of Guitar Hero World Tour. What could this subscription fee relate to?
good thing i have rock band then.... micro transactions......
Is there anyone left with an ounce of reading comprehension? Is the "journalist" behind this article just trying to cause a stir? "Online gameplay is only available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Wii and may require an additional subscription." Granted, the articualtion of this statement is terrible, but through simple grammatical deduction: we can see that because of the "AND" between the words "Wii" and "may", that the statement about additional subs refers to the entire sentence. /nerd off what just happened?
Then why would they say it's *only* available to... all three consoles?
I hope they do have a subscription fee and watch their sales dive into a big crater called Rock Band 2. Unless it's a sub to get unlimited downloads, I'm all for that.
That actually doesn't sound too bad. Good idea.
It says only the PS3 and Wii versions are going to require a fee. That means that 360 users won't have to pay for a subscription. If in fact it is a subscription to download unlimited songs then that would mean 360 users get unlimited free (save the Live Fee, which most of them pay anyway)songs to download. I just don't see that happening. I think it's just Activision being douche bags. They might seriously be planning on charging for online play. I said this when The Activision/Blizzard merger took place. "EA Junior is Born." However, i don't even think EA would go this far.
It wouldn't mean that XBL receives free music downloads, it just means they would have to pay separately like we all already do with current Rock Band and GH3 games. If this subscription were true, they better hope to make the fee the same prices as songs are now ($5 a week or $20 a month). I wanted to get GH over Rock Band 2, but now I feel like getting Rock Band 2 over GH -- that's only if this rumor is indeed true as of right now all we see is a, "could happen" statement.
"Online gameplay is only available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Wii and may require an additional subscription." That says to me that the 360 version WILL NOT have additional subscription fees but the other consoles will. My point is it can't be a subscription fee to download unlimited songs like the OP speculated. Pay attention.
@AlienGorilla: then you need to work on your reading comprehension. Example: "Sodas are only available from Coca Cola, DrPeppers and Pepsi, and may contain insane amounts of sugar" Do you read from this that only DrPeppers and Pepsi contain insane amounts of sugar and that Coca Cola is sugar free? If yes you should visit some more reading courses. If not you should read the article again to see that it is written exactly that way. = Online play for all THREE mentioned systems, the additional subscription part is for systems where you need a subscription to play online at all. as the subscription fee is not included in the game hence they have to warn you that it may cost extra to play online if you need a subscription. Now think for a second what system of the mentioned three needs a subscription to play online ... exactly ..
My post was not directed towards you specifically but everyone in general who believes there will be free downloads for XBL music and pay downloads for PS3/Wii. My point was that it doesn't work that way. If you pay an XBL subscription fee you will still need to buy songs exactly the same way we do now. In this article it's speculated that we may need to pay a fee to play GHWT online -- but isn't defined, nor does it even say anything about music subscription. Basically put, learn to read.
If they decide to do that, I will photocopy a picture of my ass and mail it to them.
Pictures or it ain't happened.
Does anyone even play online on those games? It's enough to play by yourself, and split screen with a friend is helluva lot better than online. You can actually cuss out your friends next to you.
It better be for an optional thing , activision ... dont screw up your last chance of me coming to GH , after i learned the great news of cross instrument compatibility with rock band 2
This may just be so that you won't have to pay the micro-fees for song packs(as mentioned above), no use getting up in arms already. However, if it is just a subscription fee on top of having to pay for song packs and stuff, I too shall send a photocopy of my ass to Activision. In fact, I can almost hear the masses rushing to preorder Rock Band 2 already.
And what if someone isnt planning on getting dlcs to begin with , and is satisfied with the selection of songs ? (dont laught those people do exist) . It's crap however we may cut it , unless its for something optional , or false .
I agree it is crap. And I'm not laughing at people who aren't big buyers of DLC, when I pick up Rock Band 2 I'm going to be using it more as some fun with friends when I have them over and stuff, rather than a big investment of time, so I won't be buying much DLC at all. Plus, the lack of PSN cards in most places(I'm a PS3 only owner atm, I don't have the money to get a 360 yet) means I don't buy much extra content for anything at the moment.
wow thats the best way to lose sales
I'm sure that dig was directed at Wii.. Sadly it only shows how little you know though. NO system on the market right now has poor software sales. GH3 for Wii outsold all other versions of the game with a 6 week recall.Someone that uninformed when it comes to games really shouldnt bother commenting.
I have the 360 version and only plan to get 360 versions but this is just unfair.Unless someone is doing this...
I call BS. Its too ridiculous to be true. This is not a MMOPRG. If they try this, I will send them a turd in the mail for each day ending with a "Y".
Activision are ending up with a lot of pictures of asses and turds sent to them... sounds like a party right there.
I didn't say a picture.
*****Online gameplay is only available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Wii***** and may require an additional subscription. The part between the stars is ONE statement and the last part refers to all systems. AFAIK, the would be refering to the Xbox needing an online subscription to play.
Exactly what I thought when I read the quote. Activision would really be shooting themselves in the foot if they charged a subscription fee. I don't think they can do this, considering how expensive the game is already coupled with the fact that Rock Band 2 is coming out alongside it.
Yes. they need to rephrase their statement because it can be read in different ways.
Theses micro transactions are really starting to bug me. First 5 dollars for transferring rockband 1.0 dlc (which i thought was fair) and now a "additional subscription" fee just to play online...Whats next charging for animations or articles of clothing? If they can get away with this on other consoles whats stopping them from charging 360 owners for misc crap on top of a live subscription.....hmmmm?
It's official, I'm not buying this game and boycotting all Activision products. Activision are a bunch of greedy money whores. Fu<k you Activision.
sure you will
leaning towards guitar hero this time... maybe not so much now, have to see how this one pans out.
I'm a huge GH fan been since GH1 on the PS2 but now i'm done with them and of all people I really don't wanna see holding a guitar hero guitar is Paris Hilton I'm so sick of her some one should smash that guitar on her face !!
Rock Band 2 is free ;] (Ps3; Wii) RB2 it is!
Buy more peripherals and pay an extra fee?? No thank you!!
I just aint good enough to but I still enjoy the hell out of it on my 360. The game is much more funner when u have friends over and u battle it out with them since they are on the same level as u are. So I dont give a crap about the online for guitar hero. Im happy just playing it with family and friends.
f*** guitar hero! rockband 2 for the WIN!
well GH3 online isnt that much fun really but ive downloaded a grip of music and i know the biggest reason i want GH world tour is cuz of the user created content and shared content. if i have to pay to play user created songs im gonna friggin flip! in other words, thats bullsh!t!
Rockband > Guitar Hero Suck it Activision...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA!
It's clearly refering to every console, and the last part "and may require an additional subscription" is definitely toward the xbox 360 which of course charges 50 dollars a year for a gold account. Still not getting it, Rock Band 2 for me, and I'm renting it from gamefly to later keep it for 40 bucks.
Activision suck... too much lik EA Rock Band all the way
That article proves again that the so called gaming "journalists" fail to read sentences with more than one comma or 5 words. The statement clearly says that GHWT will only have online play on Xbox360,PS3 and Wii, (not on the DS version) and that online play might need an additional subscription from the price of the game, clearly referring to the subscription called xboxLive Gold, as neither the PS3 nor the Wii need a subscription to play online.
with this new pay thing comeing in
not only do we get hit with a song which is going to bore me to death, we also have to pay to play online, rock band looks that more tempting
Thats a load of bullplop! http://www.squidoo.com/doug...
You idiot Rock Band is published by MTV and EA so how can it be better than EA (walks away and kills a nearby noob)
activision wont charge. the fee that"may be required" is thge xbox live gold subscription fee.
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