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  • Kotick explains how to sell a $50 game, and get $500 out of it

    During the Deutsche Bank Securities Technology Conference in San Francisco, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick explained how the company gets consumers to pay loads more for a Guitar Hero game, than the initial $50 price tag. “In the last cycle of videogames you spent $50 on a game, played it and took it back to the […]

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  • Italy sets Guinness record with Guitar Hero 5

    Guinness World Records has announced that Italy set a new record for the largest number of participants to play a single Guitar Hero session for 24-hours. This happened during the Guitar Hero 5 : Jump In Jump Out Challenge, where 594 people turned up at the Italian event, to be part of the record-setting activity. […]

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  • UK charts: GH5 beats Beatles: Rock Band in Battle of the Bands

    Guitar Hero 5 has beaten The Beatles: Rock Band to No. 1 in the latest UK charts. Harmonix’s effort didnt even land in the top three, only getting to four in the charts. DiRT 2 and Batman: Arkham Asylum round off the top three. Top ten is below. You can find last weeks data here.

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  • Exclusive: Courtney Love's attorney responds to use of Cobain in Guitar Hero 5

    VG247 has received an official statement from Courtney Love’s attorney, Keith Fink, Esquire, regarding Activision’s use of Kurt Cobain’s likeness in Guitar Hero 5. Apparently, like we assumed, she is upset over Cobain being used to play other artists’ songs, which she finds detrimental to his image and legacy. “You are correct in stating that […]

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  • Activision "secured the necessary licensing rights" to use Cobain in GH5

    Activision has issued a statement, regarding Courtney Love’s outburst on Twitter over the use of Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5. “Guitar Hero secured the necessary licensing rights from the Cobain estate in a written agreement signed by Courtney Love to use Kurt Cobain’s likeness as a fully playable character in Guitar Hero 5,” Activision […]

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  • Courtney Love to "sue the shit" out of Activision [Update]

    This is awesome. You knew about Kurt Cobain popping up in GH5, right? Looks like Courtney Love didn’t. She’s just posted the following tweets: For the record this Guitar Hero shit is breach of contract on a Bullys part and there will be a proper addressing of this and retraction. And: WE are going to […]

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  • Report: Guitar Hero 5 users can import up to 35 World Tour tracks

    According to this USA Today piece, Guitar Hero 5 owners will be allowed to import up to 35 Guitar Hero: World Tour tracks to their new game. For a charge. “Immediately, players can import 35 songs from Guitar Hero World Tour for 280 points on Xbox Live and $3.50 on the PlayStation Network,” said the […]

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  • Kurt Cobain a playable character in Guitar Hero 5

    Activision has announced that Kurt Cobain will be a playable character in Guitar Hero 5. His likeness, controlled by you, will be performing two of the band’s singles from their 1991 album Nevermind: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and a previously unreleased live recording of “Lithium.” “Kurt Cobain is one of the most recognizable frontmen in […]

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  • Muse's Matt Bellamy to lend likeness, talents to Guitar Hero 5

    Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has been confirmed for Guitar Hero5, where he will lend is likeness and trademark falsetto to the game’s stage. The track Plug in Baby from the band’s 2001 second studio album, Origin of Symmetry, will be present in the game as well. Game is scheduled to hit store shelves on September […]

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  • Guitar Hero 5 DLC will not be compatible with World Tour

    Activision has told D’toid that Guitar Hero 5 downloadable content is not compatible with World Tour. This does not mean,though, that it will not be compatible with other Hero titles. “Guitar Hero 5 downlodable content will be compatible with future Guitar Hero and Band Hero games,” a rep told the site. “However, the advancements and […]

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  • UK: Preorder Guitar Hero 5 Bundle, get World Tour for free

    Activision’s doling out the preorder offers for Guitar Hero 5. As you know, in the US you’ll get GH: Van Halen free when you preorder, but now comes word that UK gets World Tour for free. All you have to do is preorder the Guitar Hero 5 Guitar Bundle to get the game. Mind you, […]

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  • Activision details Guitar Hero 5 song importing

    If you hadn’t heard, Guitar Hero 5′s set to finally include a song importing feature. This means that your golden oldies from GH: World Tour and GH: Smash Hits can be transferred to GH5, which is obviously pretty cool. So, how’s it going to work? Joystiq recently got the full scoop. On Xbox 360 and […]

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  • Guitar Hero 5: Video of Johnny Cash in action

    Johnny Cash’s likeness will be featured in Guitar Hero 5 – you knew that already though. Since the fella is no longer around, Cash tribute artist Terry Lee Goffee provided the motion capture for the game, and the video of the result is posted after the beak. The Man in Black looks rather good pixilated. […]

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  • Guitar Hero 5 Wii doing away with in-game friend codes

    Speaking with IGN, chief creative officer at Vicarious Visions Karthik Bala said that Guitar Hero 5′s Wii tour won’t be hindered by in-game friend codes. “For GH5, we’ve implemented support for your global Wii Friend Codes. If you’ve got friends in your Wii address book, they’ll automatically be added to your friends list in game, […]

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  • Miis confirmed playable in Guitar Hero 5

    Activision’s confirmed to Eurogamer that Miis will work for the Wii version of Guitar Hero 5, exactly in the same capacity that Avatars will work the game’s 360 version. However, plans to do the same for the PS3 version, using avatars from Home, are unlikely: the publisher has said as much. “While there are no […]

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  • 360 Avatars playable in Guitar Hero 5

    Xbox 360 Avatars will be available as playable characters in Guitar Hero 5, Activision just confirmed. That’s it, really. It’s got 85 tracks, yada yada. IGN just posted a video of it all working: get it, and a press release, after the break.

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  • Epic 85 song Guitar Hero 5 set list released

    Activision hs sent us over a presser unveiling all 85 songs present on the Guitar Hero 5 retail disc. Loads of goodies in there too if you are still interested in this sort of thing. Highlights include Beck, Johnny Cash, Garbage, Megadeth Muse, Queen, The Killers, Bob Dylan, Hendrix, Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon, Frampton, […]

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  • Shirley Manson adding likeness and vocals to Guitar Hero 5 [Update]

    Activision sent us a mailer announcing that Garbage’s Shirley Manson has lent her likeness and vocal stylings to Guitar Hero 5. Apparently, she will be preforming Only Happy When it Rains in the game. God no, Shirley, not you too. Game’s out September 1. Update: We have bowed down to peer pressure and added the […]

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  • Guitar Hero 5 video shows Santana in action

    You have already seen pictures of Carlos Santana in Guitar Hero 5. Now watch a video of the guitarist in pixialted action over on Eurogamer France. It’s Santastic. Game’s slated for a September release on the usual suspects.

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  • Carlos Santana confirmed for Guitar Hero 5

    Activision has confirmed Carlos Santana will feature in Guitar Hero 5 later this year. You’ll be able to play along to ‘No One To Depend On’ from his ‘Santana’ album. To celebrate, Acti put out a couple of images of you to look at. They’re over at Destructoid. Take a look.

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