Tag Archives: Guitar Hero 5
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 | 21:26 BST
Activision has announced more Megadeth for Guitar Hero 5.
Tue, Jul 06, 2010 | 15:21 BST
Activision and Neversoft announced today 12 new additions to the Guitar Hero music library.
Wed, May 26, 2010 | 23:35 BST
Activision’s announced that Guitar Hero Stone Temple Pilots, Steve Ouimette, Alice Cooper and All Time Low will be hitting Guitar Hero 5 in June.
Tue, May 18, 2010 | 22:18 BST
Activision has announced that three songs from Aerosmith are now available for Guitar Hero 5.
Bar Refaeli not included. More »
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 | 21:20 BST
Activision’s announced its plans for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero for April.
Looks like folks can look forward to some Skynyrd, Fall Out Boy, and Blur with The All-American Rejects, Saving Abel, Phoenix and Black Sabbath also making the list.
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 | 17:31 GMT
Activision has announced the March release schedule for Guitar Hero 5 and it includes Blink-182, OK Go, Flogging Molly and some 80s hits from Mötley Crüe, The Go-Go’s and Night Ranger.
Sun, Jan 31, 2010 | 03:16 GMT
Looks like the lawsuit between Activision and pissed-off rockers over Guitar Hero 5/Band Hero is still on the docket, if Courtney Love’s newest comments are any indication.
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 | 21:47 GMT
Activision has announced its February line-up of music track packs for Guitar Hero 5 DLC.
Looks like master tracks from Black Sabbath, 30 Seconds to Mars, Breaking Benjamin and new renditions from Third Eye Blind will be on hand.
Sat, Dec 05, 2009 | 20:18 GMT
Activision has announced that a track pack for The Fall of Troy is now available for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero on 360, PS3 and Wii.
It contains three songs from their latest album, In the Unlikely Event, which are: “Panic Attack,” “A Classic Case of Transference” and “Single.”
Tracks will run you 440 MS Points, $5.50/£3.74/€5.12, or 550 WiiPoints.
Individual tracks will cost you the usual price.
Via PR mail.
Thu, Nov 19, 2009 | 20:40 GMT
Activison has sent us a reminder that the KISS track pack is now available for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.
The KISS Track Pack features the new track “Modern Day Delilah,” along with “Lick It Up” and “I Was Made For Lovin’ You.”
It will run you 440 MS Points ($5.49/£3.74/€5.12) and 550 Wii Points for the pack, or 160 MS Points ($1.99/£1.36/€1.86) and 200 Wii Points for individual songs.
Via PR mailer.
Fri, Oct 30, 2009 | 15:37 GMT
Activision has sent over a list of downloadable tracks for Guitar Hero 5, that will be landing on consoles in November.
Fans of Lenny Kravitz and KISS will be privy to track packs from both, and there will also be a six-pack of free songs from Neversoft bands.
Wii users will be getting a heaping helping of Metallica with tracks from Death Magnetic that are already available on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Here’s the list, with pricing to be announced later:
- November 12: Lenny Kravitz Track Pack – Let Love Rule, Lady, Fly Away
- November 19: KISS Track Pack – Modern Day Delilah, Lick It Up, I Was Made for Loving You
- November 24: Neversoft Thanks the Fans Track Pack – Lemon Frosting by Bunny Knutson, RockNRola by Nancy Fullforce, From the Blue/Point of No Return/T.T.R.T.S. by An Endless Sporadic, Love Holds It Down by Dom Liberati, You Really Like Me by Davidicus, and Guilty Pleasures by Tony Solis
- November 24: Metallica, Death Magnetic Tracks for Wii – All Nightmare Long, That Was Just Your Life, The Day That Never Comes, The Judas Kiss, The End Of The Line, The Unforgiven III, Suicide & Redemption J.H., Suicide & Redemption K.H.
Full PR through the jump.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 15:53 BST
Halo 3: ODST has outright won the software front in the September NPDs, selling over 1.5 million units in the month.
Wii Sports Resort (442k) and Madden NFL 10 for the Xbox 360 (289k) rounded off the top three in the software charts.
Beatles: Rock Band for the 360 beat Guitar Hero 5 for the 360, with 254k in fourth compared to GH5′s 210k in ninth.
The Wii version of Beatles rounds off the top 10 with 208k units sold.
Full list is below.
- Halo 3:ODST (360, Microsoft) – 1.52 million
- Wii Sports Resort (Wii, Nintendo) – 442.9K
- Madden NFL 10 (360, EA) – 289.6K
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (DS, Nintendo) – 258.1K
- The Beatles: Rock Band (360, MTV/EA) – 254K
- Madden NFL 10 (PS3, EA) – 246.5K
- Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (360, Acti Blizz) – 236K
- Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, Square Enix) – 212.5K
- Guitar Hero 5 (360, Acti Blizz) – 210.8K
- The Beatles: Rock Band (Wii, MTV/EA) 208.6K
Thu, Oct 15, 2009 | 15:24 BST
Those who preordered Guitar Hero 5 for PS3 have yet to receive their free Guitar Hero: Van Halen game.
Reason why, is there was a “printing error” on the packaging.
Here’s the apology email folks are getting, courtesy of Joystiq:
“Unfortunately, we made a printing error on the package of Guitar Hero Van Halen. Fortunately, we caught and remedied the error prior to sending your disc. Our effort to ensure a completely positive customer experience has resulted in a slight delay in shipping your copy of the game.”
Activision has promised to begin mailing the game out this week.
PS3 was the only system effected, as copies for other consoles were already shipped out.
Thu, Oct 15, 2009 | 14:37 BST
Guitar Hero 5 has some new tracks available for it on the Xbox Live Marketplace. It should be up on PSN later today as well, if not already.
It’s a Wolfmother Track Pack, but you can get them individually as well.
Here’s what you’ll get for 160 MS Points ($2.00/£1.36/€1.86) each or 440 ($5.50/£3.74/€5.12) for the whole thing:
- Cosmic Egg
- California Queen
Via the Major.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 | 15:13 BST
Activision has apparently pulled YouTube footage showing Kurt Cobain singing songs that are not his in Guitar Hero 5.
The videos were removed due to copyright claims, but the strange thing is, none of the other 300,000 Guitar Hero 5 videos have been pulled.
We have sent mails out to both Activision and Courtney Love’s attorney to see if we can get an explanation for any of this.
Hopefully, one or the other, or both, will get back with us soon.
Fri, Oct 09, 2009 | 18:54 BST
Guitar Hero 5 has a demo up over on Xbox Live Marketplace.
It features three songs in the Party Play mode where you can jump in/jump out of songs at any time.
Good way to try before you buy
More through the Major.
Sat, Oct 03, 2009 | 18:33 BST
Just in case you passed it up on XBL or PSN, a new three-song track pack is now available for Guitar Hero 5 from Queens of the Stone Age.
Tracks are from their 1998 self-titled debut album and feature: Mexicola, Avon, and How to Handle a Rope.
Also available for Wii, the track pack will run you the usual 440 MS Points ($5.50/£3.74/€5.12) or 550 Wii Points, and 160 MS Points ($2.00/£1.36/€1.86) and 200 Wii Points for individual tracks.
Tue, Sep 29, 2009 | 22:19 BST
Activision has sent over a schedule of DLC for Guitar Hero 5 expected for the month of October.
It’s quite a list too, and includes a track pack for Halloween.
There’s Wolfmother, Queens of the Stone Age, Peter Frampton, The J. Geils Band and Billy Squier.
Here’s the full thing for PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360:
- Queens Of The Stone Age Track Pack: Mexicola, Avon, How to Handle a Rope
- Billy Squier Track Pack: The Stroke, Everybody Wants You, When She Comes To Me
- Wolfmother Track Pack: Pilgrim, California Queen, Cosmic Egg
- Classic Rock 2 Track Pack: The J. Geils Band – Freeze Frame, Peter Frampton – Show Me The Way (Live), Triumph – Lay It On The Line
- All Hallows’ Eve Track Pack: GWAR – Gor Gor, Marilyn Manson – Beautiful People, The Misfits – Astro Zombies
Each Track Pack will run you 440 MS Points ($5.50/£3.74/€5.12) and individually for 160 MS Points ($2.00/£1.36/€1.86).
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 | 21:19 BST
A three-song AFI Track Pack has been released for Guitar Hero 5 on PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.
Joining the already on-disc “Medicate,” gamers can now download “Beautiful Thieves” before it’s released on the band’s latest album Crash Love, along with “Girl’s Not Grey,” and “The Missing Frame” from previous releases.
The full thing will run you 440 MS Points ($5.50/£3.74/€5.12) or individually for 160 MS Points ($2.00/£1.36/€1.86).
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 | 09:06 BST
Jon Bon Jovi’s added weight to complaints about the use of Kurt Cobain’s likeness in Guitar Hero 5, saying he was also approached by Activision about appearing in the game.
“I had the paperwork, they wanted me to be on that game and I just passed,” he told the BBC.
“But no-one even broached the subject with me that I would be singing other people’s stuff. I don’t know how I would have reacted to that. I don’t know that I would have wanted it either.”
Courtney Love, Cobain’s widow, has threatened legal action about the use of the singer’s Avatar in the music title. Activision has said it has documents signed by Love allowing it to go ahead.
The problem appears to be that Cobain can be used as a playable Avatar to sing other people’s songs.
“I don’t know that I would have wanted it either,” said Bon Jovi.
“To hear someone else’s voice coming out of a cartoon version of me? I don’t know. It sounds a little forced.”