gamingeek;190404 said:So what the hell are PS3 owners who bought a standalone copy of the game supposed to do now? You have sold us an unplayable game. I really do not care what Activision is doing to block the patch. I want to know what your company is going to do for those of us who have been unable to play the game you sold us!
bmslynch;190411 said:Can someone please explain to me why Activision can pick a random company and decide to make decisions on how they make or do not make updates to their games? Does Harmonix need to run all decisions through them in the future if they decide to add or delete other features in their own game? This makes no sense to me at all.
Gatorguy91;190397 said:(1-310-255-2050)Haha... YES!! LIVE ACTIVISION SUPPORT!!!
DeusTrinitas;190463 said:Something tells me that Activision's website is going to get hacked over this...
Parah;190451 said:Sony, stop being a big wuss. Stand up and fight the Man - You're bigger than He is, anyway. Do what's right instead of worrying about losing business. Sometimes it just has to be done.
camleck;190466 said:Let's sue them. Class action style.:D
Lareden;190472 said:Activision is huuuuge, they own just about everything.
Fortheloveofgod;190474 said:Activision sucks for doing this, but it is actually a really smart move to combat Rock Band. Activision may have been fine with the patch going though until they, along with everyone else, realized what a piece of **** the RB guitar is. Why bail out RB with a good guitar when they can let the brand hurt itself with shoddy peripherals?Still a dick move.
sweett310;190485 said:I agree in some sense, but still, think of the business Activision has got, and will continue to get knowing they could be the 4th peripheral for one of the hottest games of the year? So many people bought GHIII (~$100) just for this reason. Even if it is bailing out Harmonix, you still have to look at how much they can make from this.
hmxowlbear;190194 said:Hi Everyone,As we have said in the past, Harmonix and MTV Games believe in an open standard philosophy of hardware and game compatibility. We think that there should be interoperability between music instrument controllers across all music games. This is clearly in the best interest of consumers, game developers and console manufacturers and will only help to grow the music game genre as well as inspire innovation and creativity.Two weeks ago, Harmonix created a software patch for the Sony PLAYSTATION 3 version of Rock Band that allowed for guitar compatibility and support for third party peripherals, including enabling use of Activision's Guitar Hero III controller with Rock Band. The compatibility patch was submitted, approved and had been scheduled for release by Sony on Tuesday, December 4. Unfortunately, Activision objected to the compatibility patch's release. The patch remains with Sony, but we have been told that it will unfortunately not be released due to Activision's continued objection.As is the case with the Microsoft Xbox360, we believe that Sony PLAYSTATION 3 users should be able to use the peripheral of their choice with Rock Band. We sincerely hope that Activision will reverse its decision and allow release of the compatibility patch and further, that Activision will allow Guitar Hero III to support Rock Band guitar controllers as well. We welcome all third party developers who wish to support our controllers and will provide any required support in order for them to do so.We believe that when consumers have choice, everyone wins. Harmonix and MTV Games hope that Activision and others will also adopt this philosophy.Sincerely,The Harmonix Team