From Encyclopedia Dramatica
Guitar Hero (Or GheyTard Queero or Guitar An Hero, lol amirite?) is an unoriginal video game that requires you to glue your eyes to the television and hit the same damn buttons for the next 5 minutes. All the games are the same thing, only with gayer songs and slightly better graphics, which honestly dont matter, because its a fucking music game. Guitar Hero is the game of choice for all 13 year old boys, as well as emos, punks, stoners, and pedophiles. The only real reason that it's popular is because faggots with Down Syndrome think they are the best guitarist ever. If you see somebody getting 100 percent on expert mode at a GameStop make sure to troll them by pressing the frets while they're playing or "accidentally" bump the guitar.
The fourth (and subsequent) installments branched out into drums and vocals, undoubtedly an attempt to
compete with blatantly plagiarize Rock Band. Yup, nothing says "Guitar Hero" like banging on plastic drums. It also has the ability to record your own songs and send them to others.
The idea of the game is to destroy real rock by having 10 year olds become "fans" of Slash, DragonFucks. etc etc. and of course also to hit colored notes falling down the screen which correspond with guitar sounds in the song you're playing. Star power is implemented by shoving the guitar in your ass and playing notes with your dick. If you can play expert at a decent level it is said you would be able to play a guitar in real life, so long as it's plastic, only has five buttons to hit, no strings, and is hooked up to a gaming system. If it is not anything like the device described above, then you will undoubtedly end up doing it wrong. The game is also known for it's drug-like effects it has on the player; finish a song and look at either a wall or your roof. Does it appear to be sucking itself in?
It's been scientifically proven that becoming good at Guitar Hero will give you the mistaken impression that you have talent. Seriously, it's not a real guitar; this is for wannabees who play too much air guitar or DDR. The fact of the matter is the better you are Guitar Hero the worse you are at IRL guitar, and vice versa.
Also of notable mention is that this game provokes an awful lot of unwarranted self importance, and you may find yourself boasting about how you just scored 92% on "Through The Fire And Flames." To keep yourself in check repeat this phrase 3 times after every play through of "Through The Fire And Flames;" "DragonForce is no good at guitar and neither am I."
Ignore this warning and suffer.
Feel free to stop by and remind them of how cool they are.
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Guitar Hero as a Trolling Technique
This game has great potential for pissing people off in a quick and efficient manner. Here's how it works:
- Step 1: Find someone who knows how to play drums.
- Step 2: Mention that you play and enjoy Guitar Hero (regardless of whether you actually do). This alone should get a reaction. If your target has enough common sense to realize that it's just a fucking game, and therefore not give a shit about what video games you like, continue to Step 3.
- Step 3: Imply that you are skilled at Guitar Hero and (here comes the important part) that this skill makes you as worthy of admiration as someone who has learnt how to play an actual instrument. At this point, your victim should explode and launch into a lengthy rant on music, art, effort, dedication and merit.
This game therefore has superior trolling potential when compared to all the other games out there, because playing Counter-Strike doesn't make your friends say "think you're hot stuff, huh? I bet you couldn't really shoot a real terrorist," and playing Gran Turismo doesn't make your friends say "what a waste of time...learn how to drive a real car, you pathetic piece of shit." In other words, Guitar Hero is just as good a drama generator as any conversation on abortion, creationism or Linux...actually, it's even better than any of these three examples, because they are all easily identified as trolls and will be met with "not this shit again". Guitar Hero, on the other hand, is fresh enough that most people will take the bait.
An alternate trolling technique is to find a random YouTube video of someone playing a song with any instrument. Every single one of these videos has at least one comment telling the video's maker to learn how to play a real instrument.
- Step 1: Reply to their comment with something to the effect of "You don't know how to play (instrument in question)." The more recent the comment, the better.
- Step 2: Go do something productive for an hour. Maybe a few songs on Guitar Hero.
- Step 3: Come back to a lengthy rant about the poster's guitar playing skills.
- BONUS LEVEL! If said poster offers up a video of his guitar playing, you can troll further by insulting his shitty Led Zeppelin cover (PROTIP: That's what it's going to be) or by denying that that the poster is the person in the video.
Here is another example of a real Guitar Hero, except he is not azn or obese. is obviously an attention whore and enjoys making videos to show off his skillz. The numerous comments that Quackadildo's fans leave him are proof to remind him that he truly is a Guitar Hero. His long fingers suggest that he is quite talented with his hands. This would help score him some chicks, but since he plays Guitar Hero, he is obviously just a faggot.
Guitar Hero on South Park
South Park made an episode on Guitar Hero called "Guitar Queer-O," which can be viewed here.
In 2007, the same game company who created Guitar Hero created a game called Rock Band. It's just like Guitar Hero, except with different songs and a variety of instrument controllers, much like Konami's Japan-only Guitar Freaks and DrumMania.
It is said to be "more real" than Guitar Hero, but the people who say this are the same people who have to be picked up by their mom from middle school and form bands with their fellow playground buddies, hoping to be featured on MySpace Music.
Trolling Rock Band fans actually isn't necessary because Harmonix takes care of that; they troll different fans every week with the downloadable content they offer. Every
Tuesday Monday, the Rock Band Forums get lit up with complaints that the week's offering wasn't what they wanted. Those comments are immediately followed with at least 100 replies telling them to STFU, and then a flame war commences. The most lulz are achieved when Harmonix releases songs from local bands around Boston (because giving undiscovered bands a chance to reach a new audience isn't as important as pleasing one fanboy) or bands made up of their employees. Every forum section will have at least one complaint such as "OMG IM TEH CUTSOMER HMX SHULD MAKE TEH SONGZ I WANT!!!!!!11" from a guy with Metallica, Slipknot, and Led Zeppelin's entire library in his DLC wishlist.
A side by side comparison of Guitar Hero and Rock Band
- Emofags generally prefer Guitar Hero to Rock Band due to only requiring one person to play. They prefer not having to associate with other people or (Heaven forbid) going outside to visit someone who forced their parents to blow at least 100 dollars on this box of gay.
- Weeaboos don't openly admit to playing either game as they are both American creations, however, when no one else is looking, they can be found furiously failing "Through the Fire and Flames" on
Expert Hardany difficulty. If it's not a Japanese RPG or Super Smash Bros. BrawlMelee, they're screwed.
- Because Rock Band was developed by Harmonix, occasionally you'll find a band that can actually play worth a shit. Guitar Hero, however, packs the highest amount of both failure and AIDS seen in a video game since Final Fantasy X-2. Don't believe me? Korn. The Used. Slipknot. AFI. Foo Fighters (in both fgt). Coldplay. And for fuck's sake, I Am Murloc. Did anyone ever stop and think "Wait a minute, this song is even more completely fucking gay than the Village People!" (although in Guitar Hero's defense, Rock Band features Fall Out Boy and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, resulting in roughly equivalent fail).
- Rock Band is the only of the two games which features songs that are able to be played with only one's penis:
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- To date, Rock Band has released at least 100 downloadable tracks.
Of these tracks, only three are worth your timeNone of these tracks are worth your time, as absolutely no part of the game should be played.
- Rock Band comes included with a Fender Stratocaster game controller. Despite the name, the only thing this controller manages to copy from its counterpart is
its complete failure to work properlyeverything; It's a complete piece of shit that only faggots play, and it's shoddily made. Get a fucking Ibanez.
Guitar Hero: World
Torr Tour vs. Rock Band 2
Shortly after Rock Band was released, Activision realized that nobody was going to care about how hard their Dragonforce songs are when they could commit the unspeakable blasphemy of convincing people to visit their basements and pretend to be a band. World Torr was announced soon after as the successor to Guitar Hero 3: Legends Of Cock, and everything was fine and dandy. Until you look at the game's song list and see that 18 of the songs are already available on Rock Band 2, making Guitar Hero the video game equivalent of a deviantART tracer.
Oh, and the list has Michael Jackson's "Beat It." Seriously. But "Beat It" has a sick solo. But Michael Jackson
is WAS (HAHA HE'S DEAD) a pedophile, faggot and an all-around bundle of gay so it still brings about fail.
Meanwhile, Harmonix is giving away 20 free songs just for buying Rock Band 2. Good deal, amirite? Maybe so, assuming you've actually heard of any of the bands on the list. Enjoy adding classics like this to your collection:
Since fans of either game can't convince their mom to buy both games for them, they often take up arms in defense of their choice in typical basement-dweller fashion. This serves as a potential source of lulz for trolling the fuck out of them.
Guitar Hero Spamming
Activision has elevated spamming to an art form, ensuring that you are no more than ten feet away from a Guitar Hero game at any time. Eventually, they plan to have 12 Guitar Hero games for each other game that gets released (or until you idiots stop buying them, whichever comes first).
Guitar Hero on Nintendo DS
As if releasing an entire game based on the winfest that is Aerosmith wasn't bad enough, Guitar Hero has made it's way onto the DS with two exciting new features to the Guitar Hero experience. First, Activision decided that the guitar controllers weren't retarded enough, so they added a worthless hunk of plastic that forces you to hold your DS in the most convoluted, cramp inducing way possible, ensuring the only thing you accomplish while playing is looking like a tool. (Which is technically the whole idea behind the Guitar Hero series anyway, amirite?) Second, they decided that the song list wasn't Gay enough, so they finally did away with Harmonix's tradition of adding a few bands that can actually play worth a shit. Therefore, out with Bang Camaro and Queens of the Stone Age, and in with such venerable rock legends as Smash Mouth's "All-Star" and Maroon 5's "This Love". FAIL. Bawwwing is expected to commence when Nintendo releases the next version of the DS, which does away with the cartridge slot that you need in order to plug in the worthless hunk of plastic. In short: you won't be able to play Guitar Hero on the DSi.
Guitar Hero: The Black Album
After realizing that 8 months of European DLC probably wasn't the best idea, Activision and Neversoft abandoned World Torr altogether in favor of a new band specific game every three months. While potentially a good business move, they forgot the one thing that keeps Rock Band in business. Instead of allowing you to have all your purchased songs in one centralized location, the game focuses on Metallica-specific features like instantly suing you once you download songs from your console's marketplace. The best songs on GH:TBA are by all the other bands on the list (except Turn the Page).
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits features tracks from every previous Guitar Hero game. Every song on the disc except Through the Fire and Flames is from a pre-GH3 game, proving that GH3, World Torr and every game afterwards were never worth playing in the first place.
Guitar Hero 5
Five weeks after World Torr and two days after The Black Album was released, Activision continued their spamming with Guitar Hero 5. This game offered nothing truly noteworthy to the series and will only be remembered for Kurt Cobain playing right handed on non-Nirvana songs and rapping to Public Enemy. In between chugging Valium and alcohol and hunting for Kurt's killer, Courtney Love posted a barely readable rant about his likeness in the game.
Guitar Hero: Van Halen
Seriously? Nobody fucking listens to Van Halen anymore. The only notable thing about these games is that there could be a new GH game every month for the next 4 years, and they still couldn't catch up to all the songs available on Rock Band.
The game is jam packed with songs by bands that are not Van Halen. This was a necessity because Activision decided that Sammy Hagar was a faggot and none of his songs were any good anyway, so you only get David Lee Roth's songs. And don't think they've forgotten Michael Anthony's faggotry either, he's been kicked to the curb and replaced with Wolfgang Van Halen. You can also look forward to classic rock staples such as "Stacy's Mom," "Pain," and "Best of You."
After the staff at Activision and Neversoft woke up from their drug induced comas and realized that people stopped giving a fuck about Guitar Hero, they responded the only way they could: by taking a game nobody wanted in the first place and giving it away for free if you preorder or purchase Guitar Hero 5 in September, destorying any potential sales the game might have made. Oh, and this offer only applies to people in the USA. Suck it.
This game also broke a new boundary at IGN, it's fail surpassing their normal 8.0 to 10 rating scale and receiving the lowest score ever given out by the website. Read the review.
DJ Hero is Guitar Hero for
Due to possibly a small amount of paranoia, Guitar Hero now times it's game releases to every Rock Band game release, every new DLC addition, and every Harmonix announcement. Thus, when Lego Rock Band was revealed, Activision and Neversoft threw a bunch of random songs on a disc and timed it to compete. Fitting with the series theme of multiple games in a short period of time and having the same band on the disc three times, Band Hero's setlist includes three Taylor Swift songs and two Fall Out Boy songs.
Contrary to popular belief, Harmonix is not actually run for profit. It would be more accurate to call them a trolling organization. Every business decision the company makes has the ultimate goal of lulz, wether it comes from Activision and Guitar Hero, or from their own fanbase.
Last thursday, Viacom announced they were selling Harmonix and Rock Band because they are making way for a Snookie video game. Many fanboi's are worried Activision may buy it and shit all over this genre. Other companies that people are afraid of are Microsoft, Sony, Apple (WTF) and Konami. Most Guitar Hero players would've been taking the news as a chance to make their shitty game look good, but Activision announced Band Hero 2.
The following year, it was discovered that Harmonix eventually was sold and is now independent. The financial dealings came out to be about a whopping 50 American dollars in total, which was sold to the spic across the street for 637, 1 peso tacos.
At first, Harmonix tried to listen to their fan's requests, delivering early on with classic Metallica and other highly requested bands. Sometimes fan requests doubled as lulzy opportunities. After Guitar Hero fanboys celebrated the arrival of an Iron Maiden song to their series, Harmonix responded with twelve of their songs, despite the band's apparent dislike of MTV. They succeeded again with 12 Queen songs. But as time went on, Harmonix began to realize that all their efforts at getting hit songs were going to waste. No matter what was offered, they received the same whiny backlash every week. 13 year old boys who have no idea about concepts like song charting and licensing figured all you needed to do was ask for the song and push a button to get a chart, so there was no reason to not have every song from Avenged Sevenfold in the game. They eventually realized that nothing was going to please the pasty basement dwellers that comprised their forum regulars, so now they exploit their songs for maximum butthurt and lulz. Lady Fucking Gaga has now got his own track pack. Great one harmonix!
The Beatles: Rock Band
When Harmonix announced The Beatles: Rock Band, fans were genuinely excited that a classic band was going to be added to their series. But few realized how badly they were going to be trolled:
- The Guitar Hero series on multiple levels; cutting The Beatles off from ever appearing in their games, and actually putting work and dedication into faithfully representing the band, making the Metallica and Van Halen games look like the half assed cash-ins they were. Successful Troll is Successful.
- Their own fanbase by not allowing The Beatles songs to become part of the full Rock Band series, causing immense butthurt over having to take 2 minutes to change a disc. Their forums were further trolled when a flood of newfags spammed requests for single band games for epic, history making groups such as AFI, U2 and Paramore.
- Yoko Ono by not even telling her they were working on the game.
However, none of their trolling efforts come close to matching the drama and butthurt generated by the inclusion of Abnormality's song Visions on the Rock Band 2 disc. The song was recorded when Harmonix abducted four Jews from New York, trapped them in a recording studio and informed them that if they did not record a metal song in five munites, they were going to be gassed and their Jew Gold stolen. Valuing money above life, the Jews were able to record Visions with 30 seconds to spare despite not knowing how to play the instruments. Harmonix gassed them anyway, took the song and added it to the disc with charting done by a 6 year old Aspie banging his head on the keyboard.
Shortly after the game's release, players who couldn't grasp the concept of a setlist including every song in the game jumped right into the final venue, the Endless Setlist 2. Their 1337 skillz got them through 81 of the songs until they were stopped dead in their tracks by Visions. This began the spamming of Visions hate threads on the Rock Band Forums, which still continues today as people complain about not being able to get that last achievement and beg for a feature to block or delete the songs they can't beat.
- A collection of the stupidest Visions hate quotes. The retardation in this thread was so excessive, it prompted the lead singer of Abnormality to register for the forums and comment.
- Oddly enough, Billy Mays had no problem breezing through Visions.
Rock Band 3
After two years Harmonix decided to release yet another main title in the series. This time they decided to take away about half of Rock Band 2's content and add a keyboard that is not supported by some songs in the game. They also tossed in an over priced guitar with Over 9000 buttons on it which is fucking imposable to play. Regarding the missing content mentioned before, it includes but is not limited to, the removal of all duel biased competitive modes and the removal of an actual career mode. If the OMG NEW INSTRUMENTS!!1!11! wasn't enough of a reason to make you run out to buy this game, Harmonix decided to do give their fans reasons that will force them to buy this new version. See, Harmonix decided to make all future DLC for the series only be compatible with Rock Band 3. So all of you Rock Band 2 junkies will not be able to even play the new songs by hit bands like Linkin Park. Oh, and those songs you bought before that were re-released to add in the pro and keyboard functions, well you will have to buy them all over again without so much as a discounted price or anything.
PROTIP: There is a cool glitch that affects your score. When your nearing the end of a song, rapidly hit the start button to pause and un-pause the game at least 15 times. Do this until the game stops rewinding the track, then return to playing. Your score will be insane!
Rock Band 4: The Trollening
Harmonix at first said they were done with Rock Band. They went and sucked Disney's cock for money, creating Fantasia: Music Evolved instead. It's basically a $60 children's toy that requires a $200 game system and a $40 camera/wand-thing to play. Then they back-pedalled and said the actually had decided to wait until the next console gen to release another game. Oh, and they're totally indie now as the Disney crap cost them their publisher. Fans were assured that even though the next game would be "back to basics" it would still be Rock Band.
Fans of the series were butthurt about having to buy an entire new system to play the latest Rock Band game but were still optimistic. Up until that point Harmonix mostly trolled other companies. They thought they were safe. They were wrong.
Keys and "pro" versions of instruments were stripped. Nobody liked keys so only the hardest of the hardcore faggots complained. The pro instruments took four months to return so that those who bothered buying the same songs twice and actually bought toy instruments that cost almost as much as real ones could pretend to be superior again. The old guitars and drums still work with an adapter dongle. Only a single dongle is packaged with each game so people who actually play multiplayer in person are screwed. There is no other way to get a dongle except for buying a brand new game. Don't worry, you can still buy the deluxe band package for over $200.
There was no online multiplayer at launch. You couldn't even direct connect with friends, 90's LAN party style. It was an in-person party game or solo game. Period. Of course, it failed as a party game due to having only three craptastic options: career mode (no good for parties), Quickplay (also no good for parties), and Show Mode. Show Mode gives four random songs the players can vote on. If the players don't like the songs they can all vote "no" over, and over, and over again and pray something decent comes up. Want to play a specific song? Just go to Quickplay mode... which allows you to play only one song at a time complete with loading screen, intro animation, and outro animation before and after every single song. Want to play more than one song in a row and actually pick them without hassle? Tough cookies. Setlists were gone. The kicker? Career mode has portions in which the players select songs to play in order: it had setlist mode! Setlist mode was added shortly after Multiplayer (that's over 1.5 years after game launch!) in a 5 GB update to unlock crap that was already in the game.
You can't select songs by part difficulty. Everything is by "band difficulty". Playing alone on career will result in songlists that have wild difficulty shifts, so songs like "Dead Black (Heart of Ice)" with zero vocals outside of maybe a few spoken lines but five reds on everything else will turn up as a boss song for vocalists. Selecting songs by difficulty in setlist mode is just as bad. Good luck with making that warm-up set.
Rock Band uses the same chart files for all games. Despite this every single Rock Band Network song was missing. Over a year later there are still songs "missing" for Rock Band 4 even if they worked on the other games. They tried to make Rock Band 4 for PC via Crowdfunding. They claimed this was the only way to get Rock Band Network back. As people were pissed with how hard they were trolled with the console versions of Rock Band 4, it didn't get funded. The RBN songs remained missing. The Rock Band 3 import pack came out six months after the game's release and cost $15 bucks. It is the only Rock Band import that works on Rock Band 4. There still is no way to play any of the Beatles Rock band, Rock Band 2, or Lego Rock Band on-disc songs without importing or still owning a working system.
The soundtrack rivals the worst Guitar Hero games out there. Featuring six country songs pretending to be rock songs, six emo songs and throwaway songs that play at 3 AM on your local rock station (ex: "Miracle Man" by Ozzy Ozborurne, "A Passage to Bangkok" by Rush), the few actually fun additions are outweighed by tons of crap. The few decent songs feel like import bait for Rock Band 5, provided Harmonix's trolling didn't kill the series.
Rock Band Rivals
This game was promoted by Harmonix for months without giving fans the slightest clue as to what it would be. Would it be a vague tie-in like Rock Band Blitz or a crappy mobile/handheld port like the Guitar Hero games have? Nope. It's online MULTIPLAYER! It also costs 35 bucks.
What else do you get? Story mode now has a plot. They brought back the online leaderboards as well as online band high scores, too. If you pre-ordered you get a few extra songs. Didn't preorder? No new songs for you! It uses the Rock Band 4 setlist for songs and all of your old non-RBN downloads and (outside of pre-orders) has no new songs in the package. Didn't pre-order? Just buy the Rivals songs later as a bundle for $10 extra.
Oh, and if you don't buy it Rock Band 4 stops updating.
This is mandatory DLC to pay for more updates to a game that has been out for over a year already. Apparently Rock Band 4 being a "platform" means that now they just release paid upgrade packages that pretend to be extra games. Hooray? Expect Rivals to be replaced with still more $30+ DLC in 2017.
Unfortunately Scenes you will never see in at Guitar Hero or Rock Band Game
The Who at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati Ohio in 1979
Great White preforming Desert Moon at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island Feb 20 2003.
Jim Morrison whipping out his penis to the paying crowd at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami Florida.
A song where the Jonas Brothers suck each other off.
A special mode where you can rent a luxury hotel suite, do drugs, fuck whores and trash the place and get scored on how much damage you leave with.
Rolling Stones at the 1969 Altamont Music Festival, where you get to hire the Hell Angels for security, for the price of $500 and beer, then a nigger gets killed.
Real Musicians frown upon Guitar Hero
Because of the fact that there are billions of retarded kids, emos, and basement dwellers thinking they are rock gods, many REAL musicians that are famous look down upon Guitar Hero as derp push colorful button and make a sound, I'm a real guitard hero. While few bands like Van Halen, Areo Smith, and Metallica sold out to have exclusive Guitar Hero games, many others haven't caught wind. There has been many accounts of musicians bashing the hell out of the faggotry that is Guitar Hero. Rob Zombie, Jack White, and Prince are among the many who expressed their views of said game to be pathetic and pwning the Guitar Hero players world wide. Fan boys and even small time nobodies typing blogs about games soon raged all over these musicians by calling them posers who don't love music. Fanboys have also claimed that the reason why they are so critical of the most greatest game ever is because they are angry that they don't have there own exclusive Guitar Hero game. This is in fact bullshit and any person who loves music should shoot a Guitar Queero on site if said faggot ever says this in public. In truth, Activision has came to them and proposed them for an exclusive with the musician getting about 2 percent of the making for a game that features their own music.
—Rob Zombie humoring the press
— Jack White speaking nothing but the truth
— Prince, about to hear what it sounds like when fanboys cry
TL;DR Play a real guitar
John McCain is A GUITAR HERO!!!
- Dance Dance Revolution
- Frets on Fire
- The Beatles
- Bang Camaro
- Basement dweller
- Shit Nobody Cares About
- Guitar Hero Official Site
- Rock Band Official Site
- The inspiring tale of a boy who drops out of high school to pursue his dream of playing Guitar Hero professionally. - No, srsly.
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