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Wii Play is best-selling game of all time in US

NPD’s confirmed that Wii Play is the biggest-selling game of all time in the US, with Guitar Hero III and GTA: San Andreas coming second and third respectively.

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Guitar Hero III headlines

  • Cast your vote to reveal next song for Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

    Guitar Hero fans are being asked to cast their votes onlineto determine the order songs will be revealed for Guitar Hero: Smash Hits. It’s no longer titled Greatest Hits, in case you didn’t notice. Previously announced tracks can be found here. Read on for the press release.

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  • FreeStyle is working on new IP, will play "big part" in Acti-Bliz Euro Guitar Hero strategy

    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 […]

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  • Three-song DragonForce pack confirmed for Guitar Hero III

    English metal band DragonForce, who you might recognize from “Through the Fire and the Flames” and “Your Nightmares,” will soon be releasing a song pack for Guitar Hero III. Whereas before, you could only grind your fingers to mush in one DragonForce song, now you’ll have three more to just barely survive. “Guitar Hero fans […]

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  • Top Gun theme coming free to Guitar Hero III

    The theme from Top Gun’s being released as free DLC for Guitar Hero III this Friday, July 4. We could talk about bulging muscles and volleyball, but we won’t. Or the white t-shirt. Or the real genius. Iced water. I just don’t want anyone to know that I’ve fallen for you. Press release after the […]

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  • Guitar Hero action figures coming this fall

    Yep, MTV Multiplayer is reporting that Guitar Hero will soon have its own line of moving, grooving character replicas. The set will include Axel Steel, Johnny Napalm, Lars Umlaut, and God of Rock. To own one of these imaginary rockers, you’ll be expected to plunk down 10-15 of your hard-earned dollars. But the saddest part […]

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  • Free World of Warcraft song for Guitar Hero III

    Shachnews is reporting that a track “inspired by Blizzard’s PC MMO World of Warcraft” will soon be available for download on PSN and Xbox Live. The track, “I am Murloc,” is a thrash-metal song that was played at BlizzCon 2005, “a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the beloved race of fish-people by Blizzard Entertainment’s house band, Level […]

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  • Schachter calls for more Wii third-party hits

    UBS analyst Ben Schachter has called for higher profile third party titles for the Nintendo Wii following the May NPD software numbers. “While overall hardware and software trends for the Nintendo Wii continue to be strong, we would like to see more third-party hits on the platform,” said Schachter. “To date, Guitar Hero III, Sega […]

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  • May NPD: Guitar Hero III leads "battle of the bands"

    May’s NPD data has shown that Guitar Hero III is leading the rhythm action stakes in the US over Rock Band this year. NPD analyst Anita Frazier said, “A lot of folks are interested in the battle of the bands. Year-to-date, Guitar Hero III has sold 2.5 million units compared to Rock Band’s 1.3 million […]

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  • The most ridiculous Guitar Hero video anyone will ever see

    Absolutely insane. After the link is a video of a guy getting 100 percent on “Through the Fire and Flames” by Dragonforce on Guitar Hero III. By the end of it the kid’s hands are shaking and all he can say is “holy shit”. You, sir, are a genius. Watch it. Thanks, X3F.

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  • Guitar Hero III to get five DLC packs in June

    Activision’s to release five DLC oacks for Guitar Hero III in June, the publisher’s just confirmed. Bands involved include Kaiser Chiefs, the Sex Pistols and Motorhead, although Ace of Spades is absent which makes the entire thing worthless. And there we are. Press release after the link.

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  • American teen beats Guitar Hero world record score

    A Dallas teenager, Daniel Johnson, has beaten the world record for highest score on a Guitar Hero III track, knocking up 890,971 points on “Through the Fire and Flames” by Dragonforce at Expert Level. The record was beaten at a 24-hour event in Texas. All we can think about is South Park. Press release after […]

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  • Guitar Hero PS3 gets God of War track

    Shacknews is reporting that if you own the PS3 version Guitar Hero III, a free God of War-inspired track will be available for download on June 5. Given how much we love standing in front of the TV pretending to be musicians, we simply can’t contain out excitement. And therefore have nothing more to add. […]

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  • Muse to do another Guitar Hero III pack

    According to this press release, Muse is to release a second song pack for Guitar Hero III. The three tracks will be Exo-Politics, Supermassive Black Hole and Stockholm Syndrome, and they’ll all release on May 8.

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  • New Def Leppard single on GHIII before retail

    According to Def Leppard’s site, the band’s latest track will be made available for download on Guitar Hero III a week before it’s made available to buy elsewhere. The song, Nine Lives, will release as part of a three-song pack for the game on April 26 in the US and May 8 in the UK. […]

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  • Man "disgusted" with his song in Guitar Hero III

    Country musician Charlie Daniels has hit out at Guitar Hero III after the game showed his song – “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” – being played in the game surrounded by monsters and other evilry on stage. “I want any of you parents out there whose children have this game to know that I […]

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  • amBX and Guitar Hero III - video

    “Lots of flashing coloured lights and wailing” is probably the best way to describe a movie of amBX playing alongside Guitar Hero III. Not quite sure how this is working on a console – amBX is PC-only at the moment – but we’re sure someone will tell us. See for yourself after the link. Update: […]

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  • Gibson to "vigorously defend its rights" against Activision over GHIII

    Wow. And we thought they were BFFs. Not only is Gibson suing Activision over a patent related to Guitar Hero III, but it’s undeterred by the fact the publisher’s asked a court to block the action and has said, in no uncertain terms, that it intends to get mediaeval on its maggot-farming ass. Gibson, based […]

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  • Harmonix sues Activision over GHIII royalties, then doesn't

    Harmonix has filed then immediately dropped a case against Activision for the alleged non-payment of $14.5 million of Guitar Hero III royalties. Apparently the mere filing of the case was enough to get Activision to the bargaining table and the two parties are now expected to continue discussions out of court. How much money do […]

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  • GHIII gets Modern Metal plus free St Patrick’s Day Pack

    Here. The Modern Metal Pack is now available to download from Live Marketplace and the US PSN. The pack consists of “Almost Easy” by Avenged Sevenfold, “The Arsonist” by Thrice, and “Hole in the Earth” by Deftones. It costs 500 MS Points, and while it hasn’t been released on the European PSN yet, the US […]

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