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What is Guitar Hero?

What is Guitar Hero?Guitar Hero Logo

Guitar Hero is the ultimate party video game series, where you and your friends/family can form a band and rock out to all your favorite classic rock songs. Guitar Hero uses custom guitar shaped controllers to simulate playing a guitar and in later versions, starting with World Tour, added a microphone and drum set, although a standard console controller can be used in early versions. Players score points by matching colored notes that scroll on the screen to the colored buttons on the controllers. Even though it was designed to be a party game with competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes, there is also support for single player mode. Guitar Hero games are available on several platforms including Playstation 2 and 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PC, Mac and Nintendo DS.

The popularity of Guitar Hero caused other music video game spin-offs to be created including Band Hero, which included more family friendly pop music and the DJ Hero series which simulated being a DJ using a turntable style controller. Guitar Hero was first published in 2005 by RedOctane and developed by Harmonix. As of 2011, Activision officially put any further development of the series on hiatus.

Guitar Hero Games

Game Title Year Platform Publisher Developer
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock 2010 PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 Activision Neversoft
DJ Hero 2 2010 PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 Activision FreeStyleGames
Guitar Hero: Van Halen 2009 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 Activision Neversoft
Band Hero 2009 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, DS Activision Neversoft
DJ Hero 2009 PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii Activision FreeStyleGames
Guitar Hero 5 2009 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 Activision Neversoft
Guitar Hero Smash Hits 2009 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 Activision Beenox
Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits 2009 Nintendo DS Activision Vicarious Visions
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 Activision Neversoft
Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades 2008 Nintendo DS Activision Vicarious Visions
Guitar Hero: World Tour 2008 Mac, PS2, PS3, Wii, PC, Xbox 360 Activision Neversoft
Guitar Hero: On Tour 2008 Nintendo DS Activision Vicarious Visions
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith 2008 Mac, PS2, PS3, Wii, PC, Xbox 360 Activision Neversoft
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Mac, PS2, PS3, Wii, PC, Xbox 360 Activision Neversoft
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80’s 2007 PS2 Activision Harmonix
Guitar Hero II 2006 PS2, Xbox 360 Activision Harmonix
Guitar Hero 2005 PS2 RedOctane Harmonix

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Guitar Hero Free Online?

For those of you that can’t get enough of Guitar Hero gaming or simply can’t afford to purchase the games, there is the option to play Guitar Hero games online for free. These games are created using Flash and are playable via your web browser, using your keyboard as the controller. http://www.guitarheroonline.org/ is an example of one site where you can play free Flash Guitar Hero style games. The only thing required to play these games is a web browser with the Adobe Flash Player plugin installed.

TomTom Rider 1 and 2 Power Button Hard to Push

TomTom Rider GPS Stiff Power Button

If you have recently purchased a TomTom Rider or Rider 2 GPS, you may have noticed that the power button is pretty hard to push.  We have heard from a lot of customers that think the GPS is bad and won’t power, but it could just be that the button is not being pressed hard enough.

Reason for the insanity

The reason the power button on the Rider series of GPS is so difficult to push is because it was designed to be waterproof.  It is generally used on motorcycles and therefore often comes into contact with the elements.  Having the button so stiff also makes it difficult to turn the GPS unit on accidentally in your pocket or bag.

Our Suggestion

We suggest using a pen or some similar hard object to push the button with, this will save on the pain in your fingers.

Free Quick & Easy-Batch Photo Resize to Meet the New eBay Picture Requirements

The easiest and quickest way we have found to batch resize all of our eBay photos to meet eBay’s new picture size requirements is by using a free tool called Picture Resizer 6.0 which can be downloaded for free here: http://www.rw-designer.com/picture-resize

The new eBay size requirements are that your photos are at least 500 megapixels on the longest side.

This tool allows you to drag and drop entire picture folders into it and have all of the pictures resized at once. We were able to resize our entire picture library with over  50,000 photos within an hour!
You can also customize what size you want your images to be, whether or not to overwrite the existing photos, and you can even have the images sharpened at the same time!

After the pictures have been resized you can upload them into your existing eBay listings or use them for any of your new eBay listings.

 

Locating USB Nano Receiver for PS3 Warriors of Rock Guitar

In this article you will find instructions for locating your wireless USB nano receiver for the PS3 Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock guitar.

Finding the guitar wireless USB nano receiver:

Warriors of Rock Guitar Silver Button Picture

Step 1: Referencing the photo above, there is a tiny silver button located just above the strummer on the neck of the guitar.  It is on a black plastic panel cover that measures about 8″ long.  Pushing that silver button down, slide the panel cover in the direction of the arrow (or towards the strummer).

Warriors of Rock Guitar Secret Compartment Picture

Step 2: Once you slide the cover panel, pull the cover toward you to reveal the secret compartment in the middle of the guitar.  The arrow in the photo is pointing at the wireless guitar receiver dongle that is plugged into its holding compartment.  The universal USB logo with an arrow is printed on the plastic just above the dongle to remind you where to secure it when it is not in use.

Warriors of Rock Guitar USB Nano Receiver Picture

Step 3: Remove the dongle from its location and plug into your PS3 system to wirelessly sync the guitar.  The photo above shows what the USB nano receiver dongle looks like, which measures only about 1″ in length.

Now it’s time to rock out!

How to Assemble a GPS Bracket and Mount

Here I will provide short instructions and a video on how to connect your GPS bracket to the ball mount:

  1. Place your mount on the floor or a hard surface with the ball facing upwards.
  2. Push the bracket down onto the ball of the mount.

NOTE: Do Not reverse it by putting the bracket down on the hard surface and pushing the mount on to it, doing it this way can bend or even break the bracket.

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