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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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Guitar Hero 5 Latest

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Guitar Hero 5 gets new drums and trickling track list

    Guitar Hero 5 has a new drum kit, and that’s it pictured above. The difference between this set and the ones included with World Tour are the cymbals, which these look more like “real” cymbals. Activison also saw fit to release another list of tracks for the game. We have covered these already, but just […]

  • Unofficial track list for Guitar Hero 5 compiled

    The folks over at Joystiq have combed the internet, press releases and who knows what else to compile an unofficial track list for Guitar Hero 5. It is a rather lengthy list and can be looked over through here. What we’re curious over is why a voice box won’t be included with the game for […]

  • Neversoft thinks turntable integration for Guitar Hero would be swell

    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 […]

  • Guitar Hero 5 screens show better graphics

    New screens for Guitar Hero 5 surfaced earlier today and if you look at ‘em, you’ll notice there has been quite a change in how it looks. The ability to play a combination of instruments has also been implemented, which means everyone can play guitar now if that’s the way you wanna go. It has […]

  • DJ Hero and Guitar Hero 5 being demoed live on stage – video

    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. They’re both […]

  • Activision at E3: Guitar Hero has sold for more than a $1 billion

    Activision CEO Mike Griffith has revealed that Guitar Hero has sold for more than $1 billion in the company’s pre-E3 conference yesterday. He goes on to say the install base is now over 15 million and the company is looking to increase those numbers. Guitar Hero 5 will have more than 20 top 10 hits, […]

  • Full list of Guitar Hero 5 artists revealed

    What appears to be the full list of artists for Guitar Hero 5 have surfaced on the official website. Some you already know about, some you may not. Either way the list is rather extensive. We have A-B listed listed here, and the rest after the break. It’s out September 1. Thanks, GoNintendo. 3 Doors […]

  • Activision at E3 – strong line-up announced

    Activision’s confirmed which of its titles will be on hand at E3 next week. You know Modern Warfare 2 and Guitar Hero 5 will be there: here’s the rest: Blur (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) DJ Hero (PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360) Guitar Hero 5 (PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360) Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (DS, PSP, […]

  • Guitar Hero 5 dated for September 1

    Activision’s dated Guitar Hero 5 for a September 1 release on the game’s official site. The move puts the game head-to-head with The Beatles: Rock Band, which released on September 9. Artists known to be included in Activision’s latest include: The Rolling Stones The White Stripes Kings of Leon Tom Petty Bob Dylan Johnny Cash […]

  • Guitar Hero 5 details surface: Johnny Cash, new competitive mode

    We all know that Guitar Hero 5 is in the works. Probably Guitar Hero 10 as well, but we’ll focus on the details that popped up for the next iteration for the time being. The following has been confirmed by USA Today: Four players can choose whatever instrument they want (all guitar, drums, whatever you […]

  • Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero and Band Hero confirmed for autumn launch, detailed

    Activision just confirmed Band Hero and Guitar Hero 5 for launch this autumn. Band Hero is to carry an E10+ rating, and will feature “top-40 hits” to a “broad family audience”. It’ll use guitar, drums, bass and microphone. DJ Hero is to include “hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance”. And those turntable shots Twittered earlier […]

  • Rumor: Activision to release Guitar Hero 5 and Hard Rock: Van Halen in 2009

    The rumour du jour is that Activision will be further expanding the Guitar Hero franchise by the end of this year by adding Van Halen and Guitar Hero 5. According to a source close to the publisher, Hard Rock: Van Halen will be released in August, Guitar Hero 5 in September, DJ Hero in October […]

  • Activision announces Guitar Hero 5, new Hawk, Bizarre racer and more at in-game ads conference

    According to this MTV post, Activision yesterday confirmed what appears to be a big chunk of its 2009 line-up at a Massive in-game ads conference in New York. The publisher confirmed Guitar Hero 5 to attendees, showing a shot of gameplay with a Burger King ad included. The next Tony Hawk game was confirmed to […]