'Guitar Hero III' playing on PCs, Macs

This fall, the third installment of the popular music sim will be available on PCs and Macs.

Rock-star wannabes can now unleash their inner Slash on two new platforms: Aspyr Media, in partnership with Activision, has announced that the massively popular music title Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will be available to PC and Mac gamers this fall.

GH3 box
Aspyr Media

With more than 70 songs in the set list, and more original master tracks than ever before, according to Aspyr, players will be able to shred from many of today's artists, as well as from rock legends such as Metallica, the Rolling Stones and Pearl Jam. Expanded online multiplayer game modes will also allow PC and Mac enthusiasts to rip head-to-head against players around the world and across either platform.

At this year's Austin Game Developers Conference, GameSpot interviewed Aspyr Media associate producer Chance Copeland about the upcoming computer versions of the game, which are rated T for Teen. He talks about the controller (a USB Guitar Hero guitar controller is included); plans for exclusive content (none yet, but it may be coming); and whether the new versions will include tools that let players mod or create tracks (nope). Catch the full interview here.

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