Great news coming out of the video game front this morning. It has been revealed that the in limbo Ghostbusters game has been picked up by Atari for distribution. Now the bad news is that it will not be released till next summer, which will make it coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original movie. At least we will see the game come out, we just have to wait a little bit longer.
Also on today’s’ news front, Rock Band has acquired the exclusive rights to The Beatles catalog of music for their game. It is a very interesting to see this happen considering The Beatles music isn’t even licensed out for iTunes yet. I’m guessing that we will see a huge advertising campaign for this whether it be for a full Beatles game or just for DLC. Rock Band might be able to bring in an older demographic to their game with the introduction of The Beatles, so it will be interesting to see how this impacts their sales. In my opinion, even though The Beatles are talented musicians, Guitar Hero Metallica will be better just from the fact that their songs are more guitar orientated where as The Beatles are more vocal based. No word yet on what songs will be first to be released.
And finally, as reported earlier, customers are still having issues related to drum sensitvity for Guitar Hero World Tour. Activision has addressed this issue and will send you out the cables and software you need to “tune” your drums to the sensitivity you want. You will need to access customer support through Activisions web site and they will send you the USB-Midi cable you will need and provide the link to the software download needed to complete the set up. Zach, our buddy at Activision, says the software works fantastically and you can tune your whole drum set to the sensitivity you want.