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Extra Online Fee Required For Guitar Hero: World Tour PS3?

You just can't put anything by the eagle-eyed Internet gaming surfers, now can you?

Avid readers from all over, including the readers of our site, have noticed something troublesome regarding the PlayStation 3 and Wii versions of Guitar Hero: World Tour. It's due to a little blurb spotted at the end of an IGN article on the game, which mentions "an additional subscription" for the unfortunate PS3 and Wii owners. We're not exactly sure what this means, but everyone has been forming their own theories and opinions thus far. Here's what everyone is questioning:

"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."

What, the regular ol' online subscription isn't good enough? PS3 and Wii owners are going to be pretty darn unhappy with Activision if this proves to be true, and they actually have to pay more just to play World Tour online. Of course, it does help that the Network is free - while Xbox Live isn't - but even so, what makes the 360 so special in this particular scenario? Why would Activision try to wrest more money from the hands of PS3 and Wii owners? Hopefully, we can get to the bottom of this shortly, because Guitar Hero: World Tour is a definite multiplayer bash...and no upsetting the fans!

Related Game(s): Guitar Hero: World Tour

8/27/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (33 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 10:13:17 PM
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MS paid money for this to happen

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Qubex
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 10:18:34 PM

I am just happy I don't get swayed by this type of nonsense...

Q!

"aLL rOaDs LeAd ToO HoMe"

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ThePoetRazel
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 10:29:38 PM
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The advertising doesn't mention a fee, only a subscription to something...which may or may not require a fee.
If there is a fee however, i'd like to give the names of Activision's top brass to a man with a sniper rifle.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 10:41:33 PM
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If I have to pay a cent, I'll stick with Rock Band 2 and forget about GH$ oops I mean 4

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BigT_1980
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 11:09:44 PM
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I really like the drum set for Guitar Hero: World Tour but if this info is accurate I guess I will being getting Rock Band 2. So long as EA isn't as greedy and Activision.

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SpinningBeat
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 11:35:52 PM
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Haha glad I never paid for a guitar hero game.

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MarvelZombies
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 11:37:24 PM
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Cough...Milking the franchise...Cough

Definetly be getting RB2...84 on disc songs...plus the 54 from RB1...plus an additional twenty songs after realese...for free...AND CHINESE DEMOCRACY!!!

GH sucks anyway...

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Jizmack
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 12:30:06 AM
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guitar hero brought this franchise in or at least made it popular... what the f**k do they think they're doing. if so aint any more gh for me. Im more of a rpg/fps myself anyways

IN metal gear4 i just seen doc get sum action. Game is turning out to be quite a buy. And now i see why everyone is buying a ps3 for this game. the game is almost worth 500 dolla itself.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 4:25:21 AM

hey hey hey man, some people here ( BEN ) are still playing this game.... edit your post please.

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Deleted User
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 9:36:12 PM

AARON SHUT UP! god i hate the f***ing crotch riders on here who act like they know these guys personally. get a f***ing LIFE!!!

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Freaky_Tiki
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 1:09:47 AM
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*Shakes fist*

Enough said?

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FallenClyro
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 2:07:31 AM
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Fuck this. Rock Band 2 anyone?

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 4:26:29 AM
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LULZ. You hear that Ben? thats the sound of a lot of angry GH fans migrating over to Rock Band 2. So when does this hate bandwagon start for Activision, since some are gonna see hem as the new EA?

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 4:35:28 AM
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Ben please read this.... I really think the guy who informed you might have read that wrong. It looks as if they are saying online available on all 3 systems.

It lists the 360, followed by a comma, list the ps3 and the Wii. if you read that wrong it does seem like they are only making you pay extra for the ps3 and wii versions.

If im right, then its saying that all versions with online might require a subscription. but for me to be right on that, there would have to be other versions of the game coming out besides the 3 main systems. is it coming out on the ps2 or other consoles?

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djjake
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 6:25:10 AM

still they could have worded it alot better

and just so you know, i was the one who informed ben about the info lol

no credit, gutted :P

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robinhood2010
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 10:22:32 AM

Yeah I totally agree dude. When reading it again, you can see what is trying to me said. I think if they the xbx360 ws free, and the other two were being charged, they would be separate sentences.

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Jayman
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 5:20:51 AM
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It doesn't sound like its saying PS3 and Wii users will have to pay extra its all seperated by commas.

Online gameplay is only available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii,

and may require an additional subscription like from your ISP or for downloadable content.

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SlvrRubi
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 7:19:37 AM
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If paying an additional fee is true, then that's yet ANOTHER thing to PO all the PS3 owners. The biggest previous one being the fact that GH and RB Guitars don't play nicely with each other, even though there is a patch that cannot be released without HMX paying a "fee" to Activision (while the 360 has no such problems, of course). They already got us to buy additional guitars, so now they had to figure out some other way to make us pay for the next round.

Even further, why would anyone with a Wii pay extra to play online when they don't even have DLC? Seems like that'd get really boring really quick.

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MarvelZombies
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 7:36:05 AM

Seriously...why do developers side with 360 in stupid moves like this when the PS3 is clearly a superior machine and a higher selling peice of hardware

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Gogaku
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 7:54:15 AM
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As people has said, the sentence says that it may be a fee for all systems, not only PS3 and Wii.

If this is true then people are just gonna go to Rock Band 2 or the other game whatever it's name is and skip GH all together. It's gonna bite them in their ass...

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Troy Powers
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 9:12:01 AM
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I can't see Activision actually making ANYONE pay an additional fee. That would be like handing over the keys to Harmonix. I has to be a misunderstanding. That would just be a huge mistake.

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Riku994
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 9:33:39 AM
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aaronisbla is right, i read that again and it does look like it's saying that all 3 systems need a subscription.

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Skillz
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 11:59:18 AM
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I read it as the seventh generation consoles being able to go online with an annual subscription. It just looks confusing with the commas.

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GuinnessGulper
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 1:33:55 PM
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They are just covering their backsides by stating that playing on one of those systems might require an extra subscription. Which is true for Microsoft ONLY. It wouldn't be legal for them to advertise the game plays online then to find out after you buy it that to play on the xbox 360 you have to pay a monthly fee. So they cover themselves legally with that little disclaimer, which in this case only applies to the Xbox although they dont bother to state that part probably not to tick of MS by highlighting their disadvantage.

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kb8mvp81
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 3:44:33 PM
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i hope you all know the original creators of guitar hero and guitar hero 2 is harmonix, the creator of rock band and rock band 2 so go figure.

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Reccaman18
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 5:48:53 PM

but they didnt make 3 and they arent making GH:WT. So its Activisions fault.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 6:28:54 PM
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So the extra subscription they are saying may be required is for the damn xbox live....LULZ, although im not a music game player, its one of those times im happy that this site was a tad bit wrong

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Jed
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 9:38:26 PM
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With the competition they are in with rock band, they cant do something like that.

I think AARON is right, there should be a comma after wii, wich means that the subscription would apply to all online play.

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LightShow
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 9:51:55 PM
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i didnt know gamers were this especially proficient at english and sentence structure...

yay!

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 11:11:27 PM
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well its not that they would require us to all to have a subscription, i think they were saying that in regards to the price of playing online for the 360 version.

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Deleted User
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 9:37:59 PM

AARON SHUT UP! god i hate the f***ing crotch riders on here who act like they know these guys personally. get a f***ing LIFE!!!

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AntDC
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 11:23:18 PM

ROCKETMAN SHUT UP! god i hate the f***ing crotch riders on here who are just straight up f***wits. get a f***ing LIFE!!!

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Deleted User
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 11:50:05 PM

ANTDC SHUT UP!!! GOD I HATE THE F***ING CROTCH RIDERS ON HERE WHO ARE GAY AND TAKE UP FOR THEIR BOYFRIENDS!!! GET A F***ING LIFE!!!

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