Activision sending free guitar face plates!

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  1. hey_suburbia
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    hey_suburbia Do The Lizard Bop

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    A package was sitting on my doorstep this evening. A brown box from Red Octane to be exact. I had already received my replacement disc from them, so I had no idea what it was.

    Inside I found a wonderful little note accompanied by a Guitar Hero faceplate.

    [​IMG]

    Opening of box/ putting on guitar:
    http://wiinintendo.net/2008/03/21/whats-th...box-doing-here/
     
  2. Hooya

    Hooya GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hmm. I guess I should expect this soon then. I got my replacement disk a few weeks ago. I'll let you know if mine is the same kind. I dig it. Way cooler than the white, and will compliment my Frontman as my other guitar quite well.
     
  3. osirisFIVE

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    Shit, is it possible to buy this replacement disc?

    I mean, as compared to buying the shit one then sending it to Activision then receiving the re-mastered disc?
     
  4. Hooya

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    I would expect they are including this disk in bundles that they are sending to stores as of about three weeks ago. If you get a copy that has been sitting on a store shelf for a month it's probably the shit version. I would hope that any new stock would have the fixed version. Probably no faceplate though, since if you're just now buying the game you're not "being patient" according to their PR people.

    It's good that they're doing at least this little something to make up for the fact that they f*cked up their release and are making good on their promise to make things better.
     
  5. Awdofgum

    Awdofgum Wadofgum

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    I sent in my disc last week, so i don't think they'll give me one.
     
  6. Hooya

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    Why not? They sold you a broken version of the game and you have to wait for them to send you a fix. For your patience they send you a free gift. I just hope this is for everyone that sent in for a replacement, not just a random selection.
     
  7. Awdofgum

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    Well i'm thinking that hey_suburbia had to wait an extra month or so to receive his replacement, because of some mistake, so they thought it would be nice to send him a free gift.
    i haven't heard of anyone else receiving this free faceplate.
     
  8. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

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    I took the "Give me my fucking money back" approach...I wonder if I'll get the 134 dollars AND the faceplate???
     
  9. jesterscourt

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    How can you tell if a version on the shelf has the remastered disc? Would it say version 2 or something somewhere?
     
  10. Prime

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    When will Europe get a chance to get a replacement disc?
     
  11. Awdofgum

    Awdofgum Wadofgum

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    Never!
    enjoy your mono music [​IMG]
     
  12. shadow_cruiser

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    My prepaid package was sent on Feb.29 and I'm still waiting, lol. Already a month and I haven't got the package to ship my disc, I can't imagine how long it will take to get my disc back once its shipped
     
  13. Hooya

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    From what I remember of the original disk they look identical, probably the same printing really.

    The quickest way to tell is by listening to the opening movies. In the non-remastered version some of them sound significantly quieter than others, but in the new one they're all in great stereo. Some of the intro movies were in surround, but some of them were not.

    Of course, if you're playing on barely stereo TV speakers it might be hard to notice without comparing the two side by side. I have done the side by side comparison on my 5.1 system and let me tell you, it's an amazing difference.

    Got my faceplate today, March 26.
     
  14. Lazycus

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    I just received my free faceplate today, about 2 weeks after receiving my updated disc. It's the same Gold Eagle design everyone seems to be getting. I didn't have to wait a long time for the disc or anything special so maybe everyone will be getting them eventually.
     
  15. drock360

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    You so lucky!!!! Good for you!