The Great Guitar Hero Debacle

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So it seems the there has been some anger surrounding our lack of Guitar Hero III in South Africa. Especially in the local forums.

In my quest to bring you moderately helpful news I decided to contact Megarom and find out why we are being left out of one of the biggest releases of the year.

Guitar Hero III was released in the US last week (or the week before) and is releasing in the UK tomorrow. However since we are classed as emerging markets (read unimportant) we have not been allocated our stock yet. The stock is planned to be shipped in the beginning of 2008 however it takes two months to ship stock to the tip of Africa.

Knowing that this is an important title Megarom decided to try and fly some bundles in for us, however that would have meant that they would have to sell them for R1400 which is obviously ludicrous.

So the best that they have been able to do is to ship in some Guitar Hero III stand alone games. These were meant to be released on the 30th of November however there was a problem with the shipping and the stock was nearly lost (to someone else). However this has been resolved and all you 360 owners with guitars will now be able to pick up a copy on the 7th of December.

Now some people are saying that Megarom are to blame for this and that they don’t care if we get the game late. I would just like to point out that Megarom are not complete fools and know full well that people will import around them which means they lose money. They obviously want this title in the stores for the Christmas rush as well, so the next time you feel like pointing fingers maybe try pointing them in the right direction….

That is the end of Thursday’s community announcement.

Oh and before someone asks, the PS3 version is not available because no one has a PS3 guitar in SA yet…. Don’t laugh I asked the same question without thinking.

Last Updated: November 22, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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