Music games built around a single artist can be a tricky thing to plan for, because while you'll attract fans of that single artist, many others just won't give a toss. Especially, it seems, when that artist is Van Halen.
Eddie Van Halen's performance of "Eruption" is more impressive. That's not the question being asked. But this comparison shows the similarity of the finger work in the tapping sections, which speaks well of the design of Guitar Hero: Van Halen.
Wait, scratch that. Activision is giving away Guitar Hero Van Halen. For free. Sorry, "free," as you'll need to buy a copy of Guitar Hero 5 to get the Van Halen-themed edition of the guitar game at no additional cost.
Sounds like Activision are having trouble getting their hands on enough plastic to supply the world with games this Christmas, as both Tony Hawk: Ride and now Guitar Hero: Van Halen will see restricted launches in 2009.
Unfortunately, that question is clearly answered in the debut trailer for Guitar Hero: Van Halen, which features ye olde and modern day versions of Mr. Roth, as well as his Van Halen-named bandmates. The trailer also shows a time traveling Wolfgang Van Halen, playing alongside 80s era Van Halen. Former bassist Michael…
The Guitar Hero: Van Halen trailer running during E3 only showed off four members of the band. Thing is, over the course of the group's history, there have been more than four members of the band.
Thankfully for my own state of mental well-being, it was playing at Acti's booth, and while it's yet to be released to the general public, some enterprising soul filmed the clip and uploaded it to YouTube. There's no sound (well, no Van Halen Sound...DJ Shadow fans are well-catered for, however), but there are…