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Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 10:58 BST
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.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 | 22:38 GMT
Blender has posted a partial interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich on the subject of his band’s upcoming Guitar Hero edition.
Most of it he has said before in other interviews. What caught our eye was him talking about how hard it was to play his own songs.
“I look like a complete fuckin’ klutz because I can drum them in real life, but obviously there are slight modifications when it’s transcribed for the game”, he said.
“I have it inbred in me how to play these songs, but then I have to sit and look at little dots on a screen and try to figure out how to play it the way it’s transcribed.
“Meanwhile, my 10-year-old and my 7-year-old are shredding on the guitars. It’s kind of a mind-fuck, sitting there, with my 45 years of semi-glory, and getting toasted by my kids.”
Get a lot more swearing through the link. Game’s out March 29.
Thu, Mar 19, 2009 | 21:03 GMT
Wed, Jan 14, 2009 | 22:59 GMT
Activision has told videogaming247 that a release date for Guitar Hero Metallica Wii is still TBC, whilst the PlayStation 3 and 360 versions will have a simultaneous release in Europe in May.
“The release is simultaneous in May with Wii to follow (date tbc),” a company rep told VG247.
French Wii site LiveWii first broke the news yesterday issuing a release that also revealed a new Indiana Jones Wii game that was later removed due its inclusion being a “mistake” on Activision’s part.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Jan 14, 2009 | 14:31 GMT
The protracted date was on the same press release with the (now removed) Indiana Jones and the Sceptre and Kings game we told you about yesterday.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Jan 14, 2009 | 09:07 GMT
Following on from yesterday’s Tomb Raider DLC rumour, another piece of info has been leaked by Gamestop, and that that Guitar Hero: Metallica will hit the streets on March 29 in the US.
It should retail as the usual US price of $60 and will be available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, and Xbox 360 – if true, that is.
Metallica said last year that they reckon games are “way fucking cool.” That’s why they’re famous.
We’ll ask Activision as soon as we get the time.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jan 12, 2009 | 10:40 GMT
Neversoft co-founder Joel Jewett has confirmed to American newspaper, Great Falls Tribune, that the company has handed the Tony Hawk series to a new developer so it can concentrate solely on the Guitar Hero franchise.
“It’s probably best for the franchise…it’s time for someone else to add fresh ideas to it,” Jewett said.
As to whom, or indeed what, has the skating franchise in its mitts remains unknown at this point.
Full thing through the link. Thanks, 1UP.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 | 11:42 BST
Blimey. SCEA’s done some power-brokering and, according to this post on the US PS Blog, has got Konami, EA and Activision to agree to let guitars, drums and the like work across each other’s rhythm action games.
Says SCEA’s Michael Shorrock:
For the past several months, we have been working closely with Neversoft and Activision, Harmonix and Konami to ensure that PlayStation 3 guitars and drum sets will all feature a basic level of gameplay compatibility.
For the most part, this means that the titles with musical peripherals will work with the other’s software. A few specific examples include: Guitar Hero: World Tour’s guitars and drums will work with Rock Band 2 and Konami’s Rock Revolution software.
And yes, you guessed it, Rock Band 2’s guitar and drum set will work with Guitar Hero: World Tour and with Rock Revolution.
Conversely, Rock Revolution’s drum set will work with both Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2.
In addition, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2 will both support the SingStar microphones.
Loads more through there. Good for you, Sony.
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 | 20:01 BST
In its latest podcast, Giant Bomb’s rumoured that Neversoft isn’t working on the next Tony Hawk game, which is instead being developed by new Chicago outfit Robomodo.
The Illinois team is apparently made up from ex-EA Chicago staffers and is currently looking for staff for an Acitvision project, as you can see here.
If true, it would certainly fit in with Activision’s “innovation plan” for the series, as alluded to – but not detailed – in March.
It would also be the end of an era: Neversoft has put out ten Hawk games (we think).
This stuff’s 52.50 into that audio file. We’ve asked for comment from Activision. Thanks to the Gaf.