Wednesday, April 30, 2008
"Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" Embeddable Widget
"Tired of being tied to your Xbox, just to play Guitar Hero? Activision is unveiling today -- exclusively through Game|Life -- a Guitar Hero mini-game widget that you can embed in your own blog or web page.
The widget, played with the keyboard, contains three different songs: "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour, "School's Out" by Alice Cooper, and "Metal Heavy Lady" by Lions. Each is set at only one difficulty level: Easy, Medium, and Hard, respectively.
With Guitar Hero and Rock Band locked in a battle over the music game market, anything either can do to raise their brand identity is paramount. Letting people play a mini-version of the game with their keyboards is certainly a clever marketing idea.
And it could pay off for persistent gamers: Get high scores and stay on the Top Ten leaderboard, and you could be eligible to win prizes from developer Rocket XL and Activision".