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  • 30% of Guitar Hero players are women, says Rosensweig

    Here’s a shock for you – almost a third of all Guitar Hero players are female. “A very large group really wants great guitar music, and they don’t want us to confuse that,” Guitar Hero CEO Dan Rosensweig told Gamepro. “And there’s another group of people who love that, but also love to have more […]

  • Natal-controlled Guitar Hero? “Likely,” says Red Octane

    Guitar Hero may have a hardware-less future, if comments made by Red Octane president and co-founder Kai Huang to DigitalSpy are to be believed. “We’ve definitely been evaluating Microsoft’s Natal technology along with a lot of other different technologies that could enhance the Guitar Hero playing experience,” Huang said. “Natal is very interesting because there’s […]

  • Guitar Hero boss: Music hasn’t peaked, 80% of console owners still don’t have a rhythm game

    Guitar Hero CEO Dan Rosensweig is a silver lining kineaguy. Sales in the music games sector may be down nearly 50 percent this year, but all he sees is the fact that four fifths of games consoles don’t have a music title attached to them. “We’re focused on providing value to the consumer, so I […]

  • Pink Floyd would “consider” a music game based on the band

    Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has told the BBC that the band would possibly consider a music game centered around the band, especially seeing as how the Beatles did it. “I think we’d consider it,” he said. “Everyone’s looking at new ways of selling the music because the business of selling records has almost disappeared.” […]

  • Console-less Guitar Hero on the way, says Kotick

    Activision boss Bobby Kotick is his own man. He doesn’t need consoles to shovel his guitar-based brand of music game to the masses. No sir. “You should expect to see many of our products to be playable on the television independent of a console,” he said this week, speaking at the Deutsche Bank Securities Technology […]

  • Rolling Stone and Pink Floyd’s Mason warn off music games

    Rock Band’s bad. Rolling Stone Bill Wyman and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason say it stops people learning how to actually play musical instruments. “It encourages kids not to learn, that’s the trouble,” Wyman told the BBC. “It makes less and less people dedicated to really get down and learn an instrument. I think is a […]

  • No Guitar Hero: Van Halen for Europe until 2010

    Activision has confirmed that Guitar Hero: Van Halen will not be released in Europe until 2010. Granted, it comes out in the US on December 22, so “TBD 2010″ could mean January 1. Ya never know. We know you are bummed over this. Thanks, Eurogamer.

  • Activision gives Guitar Hero: Van Halen a release date

    Activision was quick to talk about its line-up of music-centic games coming this year during its call to investors, and there are loads of ‘em as you would expect. Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero, and DJ Hero are all expected before the end of the year and now you can add the elusive Guitar Hero: […]

  • Guitar Hero and Rock Band sales down 49% YoY

    The videogame market’s not only suffering from price fatigue, but music game fatigue as well, according to a report from Gamasutra. Michael Pachter has issued a report which shows combined revenue from both Rock Band and Guitar Hero during February – June 2009 and it shows a 49 percent decrease in sales year on year, […]

  • Lego Rock Band compatible with Guitar Hero controllers

    Lego Rock Band will work with “current” Guitar Hero controllers, Traveller’s Tales boss Jonathan Smith has confirmed. “We’re certainly compatible with all the forthcoming new Rock Band instruments – and in the future you’ll continue to be able to use any instruments which are Rock Band-compatible, as are the current Guitar Hero controllers,” the boss […]

  • Activision: DJ Hero is “more mainstream” than Guitar Hero

    According to Activision CEO Mike Griffith, the company expects DJ Hero to appeal to a broader base of gamers than Guitar Hero due not only to the different music styles offered, but because the content has wider mainstream appeal. “It’s certainly hitting a more mainstream and expanded audience from Guitar Hero,” he told “I […]

  • White Stripes: Music games are “depressing,” “sad”

    White Stripes’ Jack White has told NME that bands being forced to use music games to get in front of “kids” is all a bit crushing. “It’s depressing to have a label come and tell you that ['Guitar Hero'] is how kids are learning about music and experiencing music,” said the musician. He added that […]

  • 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 Smash Hits demo now on Xbox Live for all

    The Guitar Hero Smash Hits demo is now available to all Xbox Live users, not just those with Gold accounts. “Rock and Roll All Night” by KISS, “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand and “Woman” by Wolfmother” are the tracks you can try out using bass, drums, guitar and vocals. Full game is out for […]

  • Guitar Hero, Halo 3, Madden NFL, Solitaire, and Dance Dance Revolution are most popular games in US

    A huge, in-depth survey into teenager’s gaming habits and the relationship to civic engagement has shown that the five most popular games played in the US are Guitar Hero, Halo 3, Madden NFL, Solitaire, and Dance Dance Revolution. The wide spread of genres on display is not uncommon, says the survey: 80% of teens play […]

  • 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 […]

  • Guitar Hero Metallica Solo Guitar bundle is a European exclusive

    Activision has announced that it’s releasing a Guitar Hero Metallica bundle exclusively for Europe. The Guitar Hero Metallica Solo Guitar bundle will include a copy of the game, a wireless guitar controller and an exclusive faceplate with the Metallica skull design. Game’s out in Australia and Europe May 22, and the UK on May 29 […]

  • Guitar Hero hits $2 billion in sales

    Bobby Kotick said in the Activision Blizzard Q1 earnings call last night that Guitar Hero sales have no passed $2 billion. The franchise is only the third to do so, the other two being Madden and Mario. The company also said that 34 million tracks have now been downloaded for Guitar Hero products. Get all […]

  • Acti Blizz – We own 55% of all music games in US and Europe

    Activision boss Mike Griffith said in the Acti Blizz Q1 earnings call last night that Guitar Hero is now responsible for more than half of all rhythm action sales in the US and Europe. “This quarter, we further extended our advantage for the Guitar Hero franchise,” he said. “We ended the quarter with a 55% […]

  • Reuters: “Hero”, WoW and Call of Duty movies in discussion

    Reuters, citing “people familiar with the discussions,” is reporting that Acti Blizz is working on movie deals for its rhythm action “Hero” games, World and Warcraft and Call of Duty. “They are being talked about for the big screen,” said one source. In an interview before yesterday’s quarterly earnings conference call, company boss Bobby Kotick […]

  • Acti Blizz: 34 million Guitar Hero tracks downloaded

    Acti Blizz has reported that over 34 million songs have been downloaded for the Guitar Hero franchise, and over 14 million bits of user-created content have been made through Guitar Hero: World Tour. The company, speaking in its Q1 earnings call today, said that because of the popularity of music games, the genre is now […]

  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen confirmed, will have other bands

    Activision announced it’s music game line-up for the fall this morning, but missing from the press release was confirmation of Guitar Hero: Van Halen. That information was sent out in a separate mailing, apparently. According to Shack, the game will be released during “the second half of this year”, and includes hits from Van Halen […]

  • Activision releases full list of tracks for Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

    Activision has finally released the full, and final tracklist for Guitar Hero: Smash Hits. It’s compiled of 48 songs from previous Guitar Hero games just in case you didn’t know, and each now has the full band treatment. The list is very long, but it’s posted after the break. It’s out June 16. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Rumor: Guitar Hero Van Halen achievements list surfaces

    A list of supposed Xbox 360 Achievements surfaced for Guitar Hero: Van Halen today. Granted, we’ve known the game was coming out thanks to Bobby Kotick, the German Ratings Board, and GameStop. Therefore, this new bit of information could be legitimate. Looks as though Little Guitars, Cathedral, Spanish Fly, and Eruption are included according to […]

  • GameStop announces Guitar Hero: Van Halen pre-order, then pulls the ad

    A pre-order listing for Guitar Hero: Van Halen popped up on GameStop this morning, with a release date of August 4 for PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360. Activision has yet to announce the title, despite its existence being essentially proven by the German Ratings Board. The ad has been pulled, but not before Joystiq […]

  • More tracks announced for Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

    Activision has revealed new tracks for Guitar Hero: Smash Hits. Posted after the break, you will notice each one was pulled from Guitar Hero II. Smash Hits will be released June 16 and is comprised of “favorites” from the entire franchise. Previously announced tracks can be found here.

  • Analyst says Guitar Hero will be the clear winner in its genre

    Cowen Group analyst Doug Creutz has predicted that Guitar Hero will be the sole winner in the music genre category, and beat out all others this year. “We believe music genre sales for the company will be driven by an expansion of the release slate in 2009, which should broaden sales to core consumers,” Creutz […]

  • Guitar Hero Arcade appears at Brighton Pier’s Palace of Fun

    Ten Guitar Hero Arcade machines have been placed at Brighton Pier’s Palace of Fun, according to Activision. Playable since Easter, the Arcade will “officially” launch the machines on April 25 with public competitions. Developed by Activision, Konami and Raw Thrills, the machine has its own guitar – like, dur – as well as a large […]

  • Rumor: German Ratings Board outs Guitar Hero: Van Halen

    Guitar Hero: Van Halen rumors are floating around again, thanks to Germany’s ratings board. The Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK) has rated the game for PS3 and Xbox 360, and it’s listed as, “Guitar Hero Headlining Van Halen”. Sounds like bad translation there. GH:VH has been living in Rumorville ever since Activision CEO Bobby Kotick hinted around […]