Guitar Hero 3 Wii Mono Sound to be Remedied with Free Remastered Game Discs

Following complaints that the Wii version of Neversoft and Vicarious Visions' Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock outputs only mono sound, publisher Activision has announced that free remastered game discs will be offered to owners by early 2008.

"We recently became aware that some consumers have not been able to enjoy the full audio output in the Nintendo Wii version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock," said Activision's Rhy-Ming Poon to IGN.

"We are currently working with Nintendo and are planning to issue an improved audio experience in future versions of the game," continued Poon. "We expect to have re-mastered discs available by early 2008 and we will be offering consumers replacement discs at no cost once they become available. We thank all of our customers for their support and patience."

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    December 7, 2007 4:40 AM

    A massive game recall in a Nintendo console? This must be a first...
    I miss patch-free offline consoles and seals of quality.

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      December 7, 2007 7:13 AM

      Well the seal's still there or else they wouldn't be able to sell it. However, to their credit they are remedying the situation instead of just saying "tough shit"

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      December 7, 2007 7:29 AM

      But we're not in a world where games are simple little things that just output in maybe 2 channels with 56 colors. The real problem would be if they didn't do anything about it.

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      December 7, 2007 7:42 AM

      In the UK, when Mario Party 8 was originally released it used the term "spastic", which is an offensive term here, so the game was recalled and you could only get the game off ebay from people who bought it before anyone realised.

      Not the same as shitty coding though.

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        December 7, 2007 7:43 AM

        I think there was a recall for Forever Blue in Japan for a game-breaking bug where you put too many stingrays in your tank the game freezes as well.

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        December 7, 2007 5:13 PM

        Magikoopa magic! Turn the train spastic! Make this ticket tragic!

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