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Old 03-03-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Why no U2 guitar hero?

I no this has been brought up before,but with the album out and the single has been out for a while,it looks like no U2 on guitar hero. Why??!!
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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becuase the whole point of the game is the big guitar solos. U2 doesnt have any except for maybe street mission and another time another place and now unknown caller.

being a guitar player myself i can say U2 has no song that is really technically challenging enough to have it in a guitar video game. kind of pointless to have a song on there with the same thing over and over again, or a guitar solo with 4 notes and 10 seconds long.

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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Yeah but with the drum kit it brings a new dimension to it. How cool would boots be at the let me n the sound part!!?? And if coldplay have songs in it,surley U2 should? Coldplay are the least rocking rock n roll band ever!
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Just doesnt seem like U2's thing. Though I believe some singstars have U2 tracks on them.


I hear theres a dedicated Beatles rock-band style game coming out soon though, which Im so buying. Now all they need is a Stones one.
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Because U2's not known for guitar hero type guitar playing? I think it's painfully obvious.

The only song they've ever done that could work is 11 O'Clock Tick Tock.
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I think there are plenty that would work personally. Just dont think it'd happen.

GH at least tends to be more RAWK and metal stuff. Its probably got more of a chance on Rock Band, as that seems a little more varied at least.
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Coldplay were on guitar hero,and you cant call them rock n roll.
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Because U2's not known for guitar hero type guitar playing? I think it's painfully obvious.

The only song they've ever done that could work is 11 O'Clock Tick Tock.
Vertigo and SBS would work too, but it's just not the U2 thing to do. This isn't their type of marketing.
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Because U2's not known for guitar hero type guitar playing? I think it's painfully obvious.

The only song they've ever done that could work is 11 O'Clock Tick Tock.
IMHO, this would be a pretty likely song list for a U2 Track Pack:
-Get On Your Boots (it's the single, so if there's any U2 song on Guitar Hero, it's this.)
-Magnificent or Stand Up Comedy
-The Fly (Do I need to explain this one?)
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-The Fly (Do I need to explain this one?)
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U2 "heaviest" song <<<<< most guitar hero tracks in terms of guitar factor

maybe a live version zootv or vertigo and if they made up an extended guitar solo like some of the songs on guitar hero, but not album version

- only 3 note riff over and over again
- solo is technically easy. i could play that behind my back, eyes closed and 1 handed.
- final solo on the album is kind of lost in the mix, so to speak
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Guitar Hero is made by non-musicians who don't appreciate music and would not do U2 a service by having them in their game.

Rock Band, on the other hand, would be a perfect venue for U2 to showcase their music, as it would let them connect with the younger audience and this game series encourages a band dynamic much more than Guitar Hero. Not to mention Harmonix is a company made up of all musicians who know what they are doing so they would definitely be on the same page with the band in terms of protecting their music and making sure it is appreciated.
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:23 PM   #12
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btw, i despise these guitar video games. do something really worthwile and learn the real thing. just seems like dumbing down musical instruments. "oh im not gonna bother with a real guitar, ill just get the video game."

probably not really though, im just cynical

hey Y2K, im from Monroeville
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I used to really want a U2 based Guitar Hero or Rock Band game/ track pack/ whatever. But I am pretty much "over" the plastic-instrument-video-game thing. Although, if the Metallica GH does well, I could see a lot of bands getting their own games.

But if U2 DID get their own game, I think these songs would be a lot of fun:

Ultraviolet, SBS, Fire, Magnificent, GOYB, Stay, Discotheque, WTSHNN (which would probably be fairly tough at first), Exit (live), The Fly, EBTTRT... the list could go on. Not every song in these games are technically hard or have a ton of crazy guitar stuff. I mean, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan have songs in Rock Band, and they're the most boring songs to play ever.
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Coldplay were on guitar hero,and you cant call them rock n roll.
I know!!

The new Guitar Hero actually includes a more diverse list of artists. There are plenty that aren't guitar hero songs. Nirvana (About a Girl? One of the first songs I ever learned to play on guitar. Not so difficult), Blink-182, Foo Fighters, Modest Mouse, Fleetwood Mac, Filter, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, Tokio Hotel, Interpol, R.E.M., Billy Idol, COLDPLAY, No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, Linkin Park ... I don't think any of these bands are more "guitar hero" than U2. The drums and vocals adds a whole new dimension.

That said, I prefer Rock Band. It's easier and more fun, and the drums feel more like I'm playing the song. They have a similar list of artists to GH.

U2 should release NLOTH as downloadable content for one or both of these games. That would be a very smart promotion move.
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being a guitar player myself i can say U2 has no song that is really technically challenging enough to have it in a guitar video game. kind of pointless to have a song on there with the same thing over and over again, or a guitar solo with 4 notes and 10 seconds long.
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There are some very simple songs already in GH and RB.

Besides, there are now bass, drum and vocal parts in GH:World Tour and have been in all Rock Band games.
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There are some very simple songs already in GH and RB.

Besides, there are now bass, drum and vocal parts in GH:World Tour and have been in all Rock Band games.

Exactly,the drums and bass really open it up. SBS and Boots would be cool on the drums.
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People who keep talking about U2 songs being boring for a GH/RB game have obviously little knowledge about some of the songs that get put into the games. Practically every Nirvana song is going to be in these type of games sooner or later and they have almost 0 challenge at all. You're telling me Polly can be in GH/RB but U2 doesn't fit? Please


U2 music would be fine in GH/RB. No one would expect them to be high tier in terms of difficulty anyway. There are plenty of bands and songs that have poor charts for a video game, but get put in because they are badass or popular. Baba O'riley is downloadable for Rock Band 2 and has nothing to play for almost a minute.
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