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Fri, Feb 18, 2011 | 14:43 GMT
Kelly Summer, former CEO of RedOctane, believes there’s still a market for Guitar Hero, a game where everyone can be a rock star in their own living rooms.
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 | 20:39 GMT
Looks like the founders of RedOctane, Kai and Charles Huang, will not be leaving Activision, despite the reported closure of the firm’s operations at the company later in the month.
Fri, Feb 12, 2010 | 16:50 GMT
Looks like more than just Neversoft and Radical felt the sting of layoffs following a meeting with Activision yesterday.
According to reports, Luxoflux and Underground Development, the studio responsible for Guitar Hero: Van Halen and BMX XXX, were both closed completely.
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 | 10:46 BST
Guitar Hero 5 has beaten The Beatles: Rock Band to No. 1 in the latest UK charts.
Harmonix’s effort didnt even land in the top three, only getting to four in the charts. DiRT 2 and Batman: Arkham Asylum round off the top three.
Top ten is below. You can find last weeks data here.
Wed, Oct 29, 2008 | 13:57 GMT
Look. We hate rhythm action games. But Activision’s Guitar Hero World Tour launch trailer made us want to play it. It’s got the Chilli’s drummer saying it’s “revitalising the music industry” and Sting wanking on about how great it is. It’s got Ted Nugent saying the word “spiritual”. It’s got it all.
Goosebumps, honestly. After the break. The game launched in the US earlier this week.
Mon, Oct 27, 2008 | 22:11 GMT
Oh dear. According to this Joystiq story, the PS3 version of Rock Band 2 doesn’t recognise Guitar Hero: World Tour’s drum set.
This may sound trifling. In fact, it is. Unfortunately, SCEA specifically promised instruments from the bigger rhythm action games would work with each other this year, citing the two titles as an actual example.
“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,” said SCEA’s Michael Shorrock in August, at the time of the feature’s announcement.
Harmonix is looking into it, apparently. As you do.
Watch for someone to confirm it does or doesn’t work with the 360 versions: Microsoft promised the same thing.
Mon, Oct 27, 2008 | 20:05 GMT
Why work for something you can have for nothing? There is no reason. Kotaku, thankfully, has posted the colour code you need to unlock all the tracks in Guitar Hero World Tour.
Wasting your time playing the frigging thing in the first place is bad enough, so you may as well cheat. Your heart only beats so many times, you know.
Fri, Sep 12, 2008 | 18:25 BST
Activision’s put out the full list of tracks Guitar Hero World Tour will pack at the outset, showing 86 songs from Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Van Halen, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Michael Jackson and more.
Should twiddling a piece of plastic to rock music be your thing, you couldn’t hope for more.
Press release after the break. No fixed date as yet.
Tue, Sep 02, 2008 | 19:50 BST
The Smashing Pumpkins are debut new single G.L.O.W. as part of a song-pack on Guitar Hero World Tour.
Apparently, “This marks the first time a band has recorded a new song exclusively for the franchise which will be released afterwards, giving Guitar Hero® fans exclusive access to Smashing Pumpkins music before anyone else.”
Sensational. Press release after the link.
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 09:14 BST
Activision’s announced GH Tunes, a sharing service for people to upload tracks they’ve made with Guitar Hero World Tour, for release later this year.
More on Shacknews.
Thu, May 22, 2008 | 12:12 BST
Activision’s fully announced Guitar Hero World Tour, as you can see on Eurogamer.
This is the official name for Guitar Hero 4, apparently, and – as we all now know – will feature vocals and drums as well as guitars.
Van Halen, Linkin Park, The Eagles and Sublime are all confirmed for the game, which also includes Music Studio, “a full compliment of tools to create digital music from scratch”. Once recorded, you can perform your track in-game, or upload and share it with your friends online via the new GHTunes service.
There’ll also be full online play in a Battle of the Bands mode.
There’s a full feature on Guitar Hero World Tour here and the launch trailer after the break.
It’s out this autumn for PS2, PS3, Wii and 360.
Thu, Feb 07, 2008 | 07:23 GMT
According to this, Guitar Hero IV will arrive before the end of the year, a fact sourced from a press release issued by band The Answers. One of the outfit’s tracks, It’s Never Too Late, is to feature in the game after being picked out at the Marché international de l’édition musicale (nope, we don’t know either, but EG reckons it’s a music industry trade fair). Activision chose 20 tracks from the fair to be included in the game.
“This is a tremendous honour and privilege for both The Answer and the Alberts label,” said James Cassidy, UK boss of music label Alberts. “With a new album due later this year we look forward to taking the band to a whole new level of international success.”
Acitivision declined to comment.