Wireless 360 Guitar Hero III Controller Compatible with PC Version

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Though not officially supported by Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360) PC developer Aspyr Media, the wireless Gibson Les Paul guitar controller designed for use with the Xbox 360 will work on the upcoming PC version of the game as well.

Shacknews tested the Les Paul's functionality on a Vista PC using a final build of the game along with the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, which allows the use of Xbox 360 wireless gamepads on Windows-running rigs. Though the PC we installed the game on didn't meet Aspyr's daunting minimum system requirements and only ran the game with considerable framerate issues, the wireless guitar was fully usable in the game, whammy bar and all.

Unfortunately for would-be wireless users, the game will only be available in bundle form for $79.99 when it retails November 12, coming packed with the wired Gibson Xplorer guitar from the Xbox 360 version of Harmonix's Guitar Hero II (PS2, X360). An Aspyr rep told Shacknews that the Xplorer model is the only guitar controller officially supported by the developer.

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    November 7, 2007 5:59 PM

    Man those requirements are high.

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      November 7, 2007 7:03 PM

      seriously, those are higher than crysis minimums...

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      November 7, 2007 7:59 PM

      Those requirements are INSANE. What the fuck, dual core, 2GB RAM and an 8800GT for fucking Guitar Hero?

      Is each note running a copy of Quake 3 inside it or what?

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        November 7, 2007 11:57 PM

        that's recommended, not minimum.

        stil fucking ridiculous

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      November 7, 2007 10:06 PM

      No shit. WTF

      They should just add an option to turn the fucking background shit off and do notes only, I mean, how often does anyone actually look at that shit anyway? It's cool, I like having it, but it's not worth the game running like shit.

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      November 8, 2007 1:00 AM

      Why are computer requirements always so much higher than consoles?

      Consoles always seem like 2 years ahead also when they just come out compaired to computer games, i remember seeing Xbox games 2 years ago and going holy shit thats amazing but finally it seems like PC has caught up

      Whats going on PC?

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        November 8, 2007 6:26 AM

        Your typical console doesn't have AIM, Xfire, IRC, Winamp, a web browser, and 27 midget porn torrents running in the background. Oh, and the whole OS thing, that takes a lot of overhead.

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          November 8, 2007 1:10 PM

          why can't they just build a small operating system then to play games on for the PC, not xbox...like reboot into the Small Operating system, play the games there