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Activision “abused” Guitar Hero, there’s “no reason why” it can’t continue, says Summer

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.

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Redoctane headlines

  • Report: RedOctane founders to remain at Activision

    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.

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  • Report: Luxoflux and Underground Development closed, RedOctane layoffs

    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.

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  • UK charts: GH5 beats Beatles: Rock Band in Battle of the Bands

    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.

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  • Guitar Hero World Tour launch trailer is amazing

    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 […]

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  • Guitar Hero: World Tour drums not recognized by PS3 Rock Band 2

    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 […]

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  • How to unlock every track in Guitar Hero World Tour

    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 […]

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  • Full Guitar Hero World Tour set list announced

    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 […]

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  • Smashing Pumpkins to release new track through Guitar Hero

    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 […]

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  • Guitar Hero World Tour to feature YouTube-like sharing service

    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.

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  • Guitar Hero World Tour announced, tons of details

    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 […]

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  • Guitar Hero IV this year

    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 […]

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