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Guitar Hero World Tour: Online Subscription Fee for PS3 and Wii Versions?

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?

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Hagaf223528d ago

good thing i have rock band then.... micro transactions......

StarsCream3528d ago (Edited 3528d ago )

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?

Smacktard3527d ago

Then why would they say it's *only* available to... all three consoles?

PirateThom3528d ago

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.

ZombieNinjaPanda3528d ago

That actually doesn't sound too bad.

Good idea.

AlienGorilla3528d ago

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.

xhairs93527d ago

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.

AlienGorilla3527d ago (Edited 3527d ago )

"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.

Lumbo3527d ago (Edited 3527d ago )

@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 ..

xhairs93527d ago

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.

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Mr_Showtime13528d ago

If they decide to do that, I will photocopy a picture of my ass and mail it to them.

ar3527d ago

Pictures or it ain't happened.

ZombieNinjaPanda3528d ago

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.

Baka-akaB3528d ago

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

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