Activision's Peace Offering

March 28, 2008


I know I have talked about Guitar Hero III ad nauseum, but I have one more story. As I mentioned before, there was an issue with the original shipment of GH III discs for the Nintendo Wii. The sound on the game (while advertised as Dolby Digital) was mono. Not even stereo, but mono. I sent my "broken" disc to Activision and I received my new disc in about two weeks. This was very nice because they had said it could take up to four weeks. Earlier this week I received a surprise: A package on my doorstep. I tried to remember if I had ordered anything online lately and came up blank. However, saying as how it was addressed to me, I opened the package and found a new faceplate for my GH guitar along with a note that said:

Dear Valued Activision/RedOctane Customer,

You recently received a Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock Wii replacement disc. To show our appreciation for your patience during the re-mastering and manufacturing phase of Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock for the Wii, enclosed is a complementary Guitar HeroTM faceplate from Activision/RedOctane.

If you have any questions or need any additional support regarding the re-mastered Wii disc, please don't hesitate to contact Activision Customer Support at Once again, thank you for supporting Guitar Hero.



I actually think this was pretty cool of them, and I really like the faceplate...