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Guitar Hero Launch Notes: Greasy Controllers, Unlock Codes, DJ Hero Confirmed

The whole world's gone Guitar Hero crazy a day after release. Well, at least KFC has.

As of yesterday, there's another gigantic box full of plastic musical instruments crowding the shelves of your local games retailer. That's right, Guitar Hero: World Tour is upon us, and Kentucky Fried Chicken is stoked about this launch.

Do not handle instruments directly after eating.
Do not handle instruments directly after eating.




















According to the web site, this box "brings all your favorites together for an over-the-top concert of flavor." Also: "Man, that’s a lot of food!"

I know there have been plenty of video game-related fast-food tie-ins in the past--Pokemon, Halo 3, etc.--but this one especially seems to be tapping into the World Tour release as some sort of cultural event or touchstone, no different from the latest Indiana Jones or Spider-Man kids' meal. That box of food is kind of weirding me out, actually.

While we're on the Guitar Hero tip, MTV Multiplayer has the most important bit of day-one information for World Tour.

Are you tired of bringing home a new music game, inviting friends to rock and discovering most of the good songs have to be unlocked?

In order to gain access to every “Guitar Hero” song on the disc, head to the “Cheats” section in the “Options” menu. Choose the prompt to enter a new cheat and toss in and press Blue, Blue, Red, Green, Green, Blue, Blue, Yellow.

Good to know! Lastly, Joystiq finagled a confirmation of Activision's DJ Hero game out of Neversoft's Brian Bright.

Didn't you say you're already working on another music game?

Activision's doing a DJ Hero game, and I can't comment on what we're doing. But... we're working on the future and next gen. If I wasn't excited about it I wouldn't be there.

Does the idea of plastic turntables on your coffee table do anything for you? I wanted to be all "Uh, remember Beatmania?" about this, but Jeff asserts that was just a standard rhythm game with DJ trappings, so maybe there's still room for this idea. I don't think there's room in my living room for it, though.
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