Tag Archives: freestylegames
Thu, Nov 11, 2010 | 13:41 GMT
Activision’s release a promised compatibility update for DJ Hero 2, allowing music from the original to be played in the sequel.
Tue, Sep 07, 2010 | 14:51 BST
Activision has released demos for both DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock on Xbox Live.
Thu, Sep 02, 2010 | 17:26 BST
RZA is to feature in DJ Hero 2, Activision said today.
Wed, Sep 01, 2010 | 21:24 BST
FreeStyleStudios is busy working on DJ Hero 2, and if you’ve ever wondered how those music mashups were created, hit the break and see for yourself.
Sat, Jan 23, 2010 | 20:14 GMT
FreestyleGames has said that it’s chatting to some “incredible musicians” for an appearance in future DJ Hero DLC and the recently announced DJ Hero 2.
Thu, Oct 29, 2009 | 16:52 GMT
FreeStyleGames’ Chris Lee has revealed to IGN that the first bit of DLC for DJ Hero will be released today.
Both tracks are set to land on Xbox Live and PSN today, and feature “All of Me” by 50 Cent (featuring Mary J. Blige) mixed with Queen’s “Radio Ga Ga”, and Gorrilaz’ “Dare” mixed with Public Enemy’s “Can’t Truss It”.
The two-pack will run you 480 MS Points ($6.00/£4.08/€5.58) and when released for Wii, 300 WiiPoints ($3).
Come November 24, a three-pack from David Guetta will include remixes of “Sexy Bitch,” “On The Dance Floor,” and “When Love Takes Over”, and will run you 640 MS Points ($8.00/£5.44/€7.44).
More through the link.
Thu, Oct 15, 2009 | 07:38 BST
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 | 09:15 BST
If you were assuming DJ Hero’s controller was going to be an investment eventually usable across multiple games, think again. It isn’t.
“No,” FreeStyle’s Jamie Jackson told Destructoid when asked if the hardware will work with other titles.
“DJ Hero is DJ Hero. If someone needed to use our controller, then they would basically have to rip our game off.”
No Guitar Hero-Rock Band-type cross-overs going on there, then. Granted, the only other DJ game on the way is Scratch: The Ultimate DJ. But still.
DJ Hero costs between £90 and £130. It releases on October 30.
Sat, Jun 13, 2009 | 22:58 BST
Neversoft has told Eurogamer that it would like to see turntable integration with Guitar Hero in the future.
Apparently, the DJ Hero turntable becoming compatible with the game is not too far-fetched, nor is bringing drums to DJ Hero now that you can use little plastic guitars with DJ Hero.
“When we started putting guitar and rock tracks into the mix, they sounded good but it felt that there was something natural missing,” said DJ Hero studio boss Kevin McSherry.
“The piece came when we worked out a way to keep a guitar track in its entirety and mix in a DJ set to it. So you get a truly authentic Guitar Hero experience and a truly authentic DJ Hero experience within the same mix.”
Guitar Hero 5 and DJ Hero are slated for PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 this September and October, respectively.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 10:58 BST
Activision showed off its music games at a star-studded demo in LA last night – which included performances from Kay-Z and Eminem – and played DJ Hero and Guitar Hero 5 live on stage. As you can see in the movies after the break.
There’s some music going on, there. Some DJing, too.
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 | 11:48 BST
In the wake of selling to Activision, FreeStyleGames boss Chris Lee has told VG247 that the English developer is currently working on a brand new IP for the publisher, and that the studio is to play a major role in the expansion of Guitar Hero throughout Europe.
“A big part of Activision’s growth strategy for [Guitar Hero] in Europe is to work with more local developers and to create more localized song content that resonates with the European market,” he said.
“Our studio will play a big part in that strategy. It’s been great fun to be able to work on this content and we continue to grow the team that’s working on this. We’re also working on an original intellectual property, which we’re very excited about and itching to say more about this when the time comes.”
FSG has already completed much Guitar Hero III DLC work for Activision, and is now focused on Guitar Hero World Tour, said the exec.
The move into Activision appears to have been a painless one: Lee confirmed there had been no job losses as a result.
“Yes,” he said when asked is all staff would remain employed.
“All current management have signed long terms contracts with FreeStyleGames. All the teams and projects continue as normal. Nothing will change within the studio, other than an increased support network within Activision and a little more financial muscle to continue our recruitment drive and deliver world class games.”
Read our full interview with Chris after the break.
Fri, Sep 12, 2008 | 13:06 BST
FreeStyleGames has sold out to Activision, the publisher confirmed this morning.
The UK studio developed B-Boy for PS2 and PSP. It is currently working on Guitar Hero content for Acti-Blizz.
“Activision Publishing is the undisputed leader in the music-based games and we see tremendous opportunity for continued growth, particularly in Europe,” said Activision boss Mike Griffith.
“An important part of our European growth strategy is to work with local developers and provide music content that resonates with the market. FreeStyleGames has an award-winning team with a history of developing innovative and creative music-based games and they are uniquely positioned to help us expand our leadership in the genre.”
Press release after the link.