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  • Love says Cobain would have found GH5 "really funny", still suing

    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.

  • Guitar Hero 5 gets Black Sabbath, more in February

    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.

  • Mad Catz paid $300K to be let out of Guitar Hero peripheral contract

    Darren Richardson, president and CEO of Mad Katz, had told Kotaku that the reason the original Guitar Hero game only launched on PS2 was because the firm pulled out of doing a Xbox SKU due to a lawsuit between Harmonix and Konami.

  • Guitar Hero team working with Project Natal for Guitar Hero 6

    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 […]

  • Activision contemplating subscription model for Guitar Hero games

    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 […]

  • Activision plans on more Hero titles in 2010

    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 […]

  • More Guitar Hero and Call of Duty for next year, says Activision

    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 […]

  • Watch a man play Guitar Hero using only muscle sensors

    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 […]

  • 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 GI.biz. “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 […]

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