Tag Archives: guitar hero
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 | 17:03 BST
Rush has joined with Activision to include the seven-part suite from band’s 1976 album, 2112, as part of the story-based quest mode in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 | 20:15 BST
Microsoft’s put Guitar Hero, Rock Band and LIPS offerings on sale, with savings up to 50 percent off on XBL.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 | 22:30 BST
Neversoft’s Brian Bright has said the Guitar Hero series has become soulless, and Activision plans to fix it with Warriors of Rock.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 | 22:33 BST
Queen guitarist Brian May has said that Guitar Hero: Queen could be on the cards for next year.
Sat, May 01, 2010 | 11:45 BST
When we think of rock ‘n’ rollers that deserve their own games, we always harken back to the classics. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, etc. You know, era-defining bands like that.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, though?
Huh. We never really thought about them. But now that we have, we’re actually pretty all right with this.
Fri, Feb 19, 2010 | 14:02 GMT
Wed, Feb 10, 2010 | 23:11 GMT
Activision Blizzard revealed during its full-year investor call tonight that it plans to release only two music games this year.
Wed, Feb 10, 2010 | 23:04 GMT
Activision’s just confirmed its releasing new titles for Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and Spiderman series’s by the end of 2010.
Wed, Feb 03, 2010 | 10:14 GMT
Activision’s announced David Haddad will become the new CEO of the Guitar Hero franchise.
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.
Fri, Jan 08, 2010 | 18:31 GMT
Thu, Nov 26, 2009 | 02:39 GMT
Those of you who are thinking about hanging up your cape up and tights and quitting the Guitar Hero business might want to reconsider. Speaking with the Seattle Times, Guitar Hero founder Kai Huang gave fans a glimpse into the future of his finger-frying franchise.
“We haven’t made any specific announcements of what we’re doing with new technologies in Guitar Hero 6 and beyond, but one of the areas we’re exploring certainly is camera technology and what you can do — track your movements and maybe have your characters on the screen do certain things you’re doing, or personalize it more so it can look more like you on stage rather than just be an avatar,” he said.
“There are a lot of possibilities that technologies like Natal will bring, and we’re definitely exploring those possibilities.”
Rock Band’s next installment, meanwhile, is aiming for more realism, which almost assuredly means drugs, alcoholism, being stalked by a starving paparazzi that subsists off your soul, and crazy fans who want to steal your clothes and auction them on eBay.
Oh, he was talking about the instruments? You don’t say.
More through the link.
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 | 14:34 GMT
According to a Seattle Times interview with Red Octane co-founder Kai Huang, Activision may consider a subscription based service for future Guitar Hero DLC.
“That’s definitely one of the things we would love to do,” Huang said. “There are a lot of issues around music licensing. Customers want it. I know I want it. We’re trying to make that happen.”
It may be simpler that way. Pay a monthly fee, like a lot of other music services, and download all you want.
Providing more than 10 songs are put out a month and it’s cheap, it might eventually be the way to go.
Fri, Nov 13, 2009 | 18:32 GMT
In probably the most obvious news of the day, Activision’s Guitar Hero CEO Dan Rosensweig has told MCV that the “next iterations” of Band Hero, DJ Hero and Guitar Hero are in the works.
Keep breathing. You don’t want to go into shock, there, kiddos.
“We’re working on our 2010 slate now,” he told the site. “You will probably see fewer SKUs from us, but the focus on making the best-selling, most fun to play, best-reviewed games will continue. Those are the things that are constant.
“[There will be] more DJ Hero, and the next iterations of Guitar and Band are on the way. But we will see how the market plays out. What you will see is the games will live longer and be more vibrant through DLC.”
More through the link, courtesy of Joystiq.
Mon, Nov 09, 2009 | 08:18 GMT
Activision confirmed in it’s Q3 financial results last week that we will see new Guitar Hero and Call of Duty games next year.
We have a winner for the “no shit sherlock” tag.
The COD game will assumingly be under Treyarch, with possible plans to head to Vietnam in the next game. As for Guitar Hero 6, your guess is as good as ours.
The publisher also announced new Spiderman and Shrek games to be released next year.
Wed, Oct 28, 2009 | 09:09 GMT
Microsoft’s developed a system of muscle computer sensors that can be used for the greater good of human kind. And to play Guitar Hero without a controller.
Check out the video after the break. The guy “presses” the coloured buttons by pushing his fingers together. A cyborg bicep sensor array does all the work.
The future. Made real. Right now. On this website.
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 | 06:59 GMT
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 current music, more family music, music more popular for girls – 30 percent of our players are already girls, and we want that to grow.
“One of the great things about having a franchise like this is you can really meet all kinds of consumer demand.”
Place your bets on sex split for DJ Hero now.
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 | 20:02 BST
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 so many different things you can do with it, whether it’s the motion detecting, maybe sensing how you’re playing, or the ability to use it for interactivity purposes and taking advantage of it for party purposes…
“We’re evaluating it, and I think it’s likely that sometime in the future we’ll have those technologies integrated into our games.”
Huang’s comments come after Acti boss Bobby Kotick said recently that Guitar Hero games may soon not need a console. All that’s left to get rid of now is the game itself. Imagine: you pay Bobby money, and you consume music without having to press any buttons or hold a plastic guitar. You just “hear” it.
Bet that’s roasting your goose, non?
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 | 18:14 BST
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 don’t think [the music games market's] saturated,” he told CNBC.
“If you actually look at the consoles that are out there on a global basis, less than 20 percent actually have a music game. So there’s the next 80 percent that we have the opportunity to go after.
!There’s more consoles, those consoles are getting more connected, and we have the opportunity to sell more into that audience.”
Hell yeah. Did you Activision expects Guitar Hero to be the “number two selling game franchise” this year next to Call of Duty? You do now. Watch that movie.