Guitar Hero III Released, Rock Band Gets Pornographic

How did you spend your Sunday? We already mentioned that poor Bret Michaels talks dirty on Guitar Hero IIl: Legends Of Rock. That’s one thing, but who expected that rival riffer game Rock Band would get pornographic? While it might not be bona fide pixelated t&a, the New Pornographer’s “Electric Version” is among the tunes you can, uh, noodle to on the forthcoming “virtual band” video game (thanks to reader Travis K. for the tip). YYYs’ “Maps” is on there as well, but those of you not into that indie vibe, may want to check out Slash — one of the “in-game characters” along with Michaels and Tom Morello — explaining his involvement with Guitar Hero.

Every time a guitar’s smashed, an angel gets its wings.

The game came out over the weekend. Has anyone played it? What’s up with “Battle Mode”? And what’s the deal with the final encore, Steve Ouimette’s metal-edged “Devil Went Down To Georgia“? How does III stack up on the Guitar Hero fretboard? Got calluses just thinking about it.