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Guitar Hero III not so wireless

There's a bit of somewhat disappointing news that has slipped out about the PlayStation 3's version of Guitar Hero III - the game will not be completely wireless.

Although, the game's guitar controller will still be wireless, gamers will have to plug in a guitar pick-shaped USB dongle to get it to work. Apparently, the controller doesn't "work seamlessly with [the] PS3's built-in Bluetooth," according to Wired. On the brighter side, the PS3 guitar will have the controller's symbols marked above the buttons to ease navigation throughout the game.

We're not sure why Neversoft couldn't utilize the PS3's Bluetooth technology, but this shouldn't be a deal breaker to anyone. And since the game will only support two players locally anyway, gamers should have no worries about picking up the 40GB PS3 with two USB ports.

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1. Awww man!!! sarcasm :| wow that not really that bad. maybe they could of made them smaller but its still not that bad.

Posted at 3:23PM on Oct 5th 2007 by MYPS3KilledMy360

2. What about Rock Band and the 40GB PS3's 2 USB's? If Rock Band ends up needing dongles for it's four instruments, doesn't that present a bit of a problem?

Posted at 3:32PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Skrag

3. what a crock! seriously.. sounds like they just didnt want to spend the money on a different guitar (ill bet the 360 is pretty much the same guitar as the PS3).

Posted at 3:35PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Otsego_Undead

4. ah man what the hell is going on today. This isn't as bad as the New 40 G BC removal but equally frustrating. Ps3 wi-fi is powerful enough to support their crappy guitars. I guess I have to stop coming to Joystiq for couple of days until all these annoying news are over.

Posted at 3:43PM on Oct 5th 2007 by john

5. Suck! I bet there was some licensing cost to the bluetooth and they decided to just implement their own instead. Man.... that sucks. What it does mean is that if you have to switch between GHIII and Rock Band, you'll likely have to replug stuff. Boo! Boo I say!

Posted at 3:48PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Nate

6. Ooh, just had a thought, maybe some third party will make a pure bluetooth guitar that'll work with both! Come on third parties! Do your thing!

Posted at 3:50PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Nate

7. @ Skrag : just get a usb hub cost next to nothing

Posted at 3:54PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Egster

8. why is it bigger than a USB key??? why???

Posted at 4:01PM on Oct 5th 2007 by coplice

9. @#2

USB hub. Cheap and as many ports as you need.

Posted at 4:03PM on Oct 5th 2007 by wonway01

10. @8. why is it bigger than a USB key??? why???

So they could slap their huge logo on it. Any smaller and you wouldn't be able to see it from across the room.

Posted at 4:17PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Parker

11. oooh OOOH i just had a thought, buy a REAL guitar!

you'll get laid more.

Posted at 4:25PM on Oct 5th 2007 by KillarClown

12. ok. Im going to but Rock band first, cause the RB guitar is cooler. Since that is wireless, will it work fine with GH3?

Posted at 4:32PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Dustin

13. Damn those are ugly. Isn't Bluetooth a fairly cheap thing to license?

Posted at 4:34PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Andy

14. HAHAHA Don't get your Dongles in a Bunch!!!

Posted at 4:54PM on Oct 5th 2007 by TRUTH

15. @11

Says who? You'd be shocked at the talent some Guitar Hero skills pull in at house parties.

Posted at 5:03PM on Oct 5th 2007 by eurotransient

16. The only downer here is the dongle is way too big, a thumb drive size dongle would have been fine.

Posted at 5:36PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Neil

17. @ eurotransient.. you mean sausagefests? ew dude

Posted at 5:45PM on Oct 5th 2007 by KillarClown

18. maybe they using the usb so it will be compatible with ps2 because last time i tryed it (dont put it in a dishwasher!!!) it didn't work

Posted at 5:57PM on Oct 5th 2007 by jimhead

19. PS3 is offically now crapware. with no games this holiday season

Posted at 6:30PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Alijah Green

20. Is it like that on the 360? Probally since 80% of the PS3 games are 360 ports anyway.

Posted at 6:36PM on Oct 5th 2007 by Max

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