Bugs. They're those annoying glitches that can mar your experience with a game or, in extreme cases, end your experience with one altogether. But just how much do you know about them, and how they're removed from retail games?
A bunch of readers saw this last night during Saturday Night Live, the sequel or - one hopes - the conclusion to the Guitar Hero "Risky Business" series of ads.
Metallica frontman James Hetfield continues the payday publicity blitz in an interview with Rolling Stone that comes straight out of the celebrity endorsement playbook for music games.
We don't expect celebrities to genuinely be good at the video games they appear in, but one would think that Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich could play his own band's songs in Guitar Hero. But no...
Not sure why you'd really need this, what with the game's title doing most of the selling (or turning away) on its own, but whatever. There's a demo for Guitar Hero: Metallica on Xbox Live.
Yeah, you knew the members of Metallica did some motion-capture work for Guitar Hero: Metallica, but did you know they did it while performing every song from the game "live"?
Here's two more Guitar Hero: Metallica trailers, featuring Motorhead and King Diamond, showing the headbanging action you won't see because you're concentrating on the note highways. Sweet mercyful crap, dig some of those sets.
Uh. Whoops. Somebody at Activision thought it would be a good idea to put all the game's featured band names on the cover of Guitar Hero: Metallica. Nobody at Activision edited said list.
Metallica announced today that Guitar Hero Metallica will feature Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister as a playable character, presumably when one plays the band's hit "Ace of Spades," one of many guest tracks in the game.
Activision will once again throw tons of cash at the Guitar Hero franchise via NASCAR endorsement, as it sponsors cars at the Daytona 500 race and beyond promoting "upcoming Guitar Hero titles."
As we've explained, Slayer's contribution to Guitar Hero: Metallica is War Ensemble off Seasons of the Abyss. Slayer fans can probably imagine the song is difficult. Non-Slayer fans will need some video proof.
The upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica will feature the band's four current members. And just those four. Those hoping for a digital reincarnation of deceased former bassist Cliff Burton need to stop hoping.
We don't need ESRB leaks. Metallica themselves have gone one better and released the full, complete tracklist for the upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica on the band's website. And it's a good one.
The slow drip of song reveals from Guitar Hero: Metallica continues, thanks not to Activision or the media, but the ESRB. We'll know the full tracklisting next week, reportedly, but here are three more songs.