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Wed, Sep 23, 2009 | 14:51 BST
Scratch DJ LLC has announced more soundtrack inductees for it’s DJ Hero rival, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ.
Eight additional tracks have been revealed, and here’s the list:
- “Gifted” – N.A.S.A Feat Kanye West, Santo Gold, Lykke Li
- “Looking Fly” – Murs
- “Skanky Panky” – Kid Koala
- “Iced Lightning” – RJD2
- “They Reminisce Over You” – Pete Rock & C.L Smooth
- “Friends” – Whodini
- “Push It” – Salt-n-Pepa
- “Life in a Cage” – The Knux
Game’s out for 360 and PS3 in early 2010, and the full press release is after the break.
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 | 15:29 BST
Scratch: The Ultimate DJ will be released early next year by its new developer Commotion Interactive.
Commotion has kept the Scratch Deck peripheral the same, and are giving the game a slightly different look artistically.
A representative from Numark has told Joystiq that new screens showing the new art direction will be released next week, and the game has licensed music from Kanye West, Run DMC, and Outkast – with more announcements to come.
Scratch was previously a 7 Studios project before the firm was purchased by Activision and had to hand the source code back to Numark Industries and Genius Products.
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 14:43 BST
What the world needs is more music-related tat to clutter up the fragile lives of normal people. Thankfully, then, Numark and Genius showed the Scratch: The Ultimate DJ controller today, ahead of an E3 showing next week.
We thought this was on a sticky wicket? Anyway. Press release and shots after the break.
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 14:42 BST
Los Angeles County Superior Court has once again ordered 7 Studios to relinquish the source code for its game engine over to Scratch: The Ultimate DJ’s developers.
Reiterating the April 20 ruling which prevents 7 Studios from discussing the Scratch DJ project with any other company, including Activision, the judge in the case sided once again with the plaintiffs when the code was not delivered as promised.
Jack O’Donnell, manager of Scratch and CEO if Numark said that when the code is finally handed over, the game’s development start up once again.
“We are very excited to finish Scratch: The Ultimate DJ,” he said. “We hope that this clear victory ends the delay tactics employed by the defendants to date to stop our game from being completed and brought to market.
“We will continue to vigorously pursue our damages case against Activision, 7 Studios and Peterson resulting from their actions to delay and take over the Scratch game. With the injunction order, we will also now be able to move forward to complete and launch our much anticipated Scratch game.”
More over on Kotaku.
Fri, May 08, 2009 | 20:51 BST
There’s ya a first look at the controller for Scratch: The Ultimate DJ.
It has a “free-spinning, touch-sensitive turntable wheel”, five buttons, and a crossfader implemented on a functional peripheral created by actual turntable manufacturers Numark.
It’s also rumored to have Mp3 functionality.
Sixty songs are said to be included in the game, and in conjunction with the controller, it will run you about $100.00.
Just for giggles, here’s a shot of rival DJ Hero’s controller. Not being biased, just informative.
Wed, May 06, 2009 | 20:09 BST
According to a Twitter post made by Quincy Jones III today, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ’s turntable controller includes Mp3 functionality.
Here’s the tweet:
“The scratch video game also has a real mp3 turn table with a functional fader, just like the real thing… will keep you posted on updates.”
What this means is that it will be an actual instrument without the need of modifications.
We’ll keep you posted if you like.
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 | 08:26 BST
Fucking handbags. 7 Studios – read “Activision” – has counter-sued Genius over Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, claiming the developer has engaged in a “textbook case of unlawful and unsavory business practices.” It wants $1 million in damages.
Genius has already sued Acti and 7 Studios over Scratch, claiming they conspired to delay the game in to benefit DJ Hero’s release.
No so, says Activision. Not only was Genius forced to delay Scratch because it didn’t approval for the title from Microsoft and Sony, but it had only included 25 percent of the game’s tracks three months before it was supposed to be completed. Allegedly.
Get many hundreds of words on the matter from Variety.
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 | 06:00 BST
Activision has been ordered to return code for Scratch: The Ultimate DJ to developer Genius.
The ruling came as part of the same hearing that said last week that there “no evidence of wrongdoing” on the part of Activision in the case.
“There is evidence that…7 Studios has a duty to return the work product, source code, and software of the plaintiff [Genius],” said the judge in the hearing, as reported by Gamespot.
The judge added, talking to Activision’s lawyer: “It is actually very straightforward. They hired you. They have terminated the deal. Their agreement requires return of materials. No matter how you slice this banana, they are entitled to the work product back. I don’t know why your client would want to continue working on a project for which they have been terminated.”
Why indeed. The judge wrapped things up in an apparently testy manner.
“You [Activision] turn over the source code, and then if you want it back, you can argue on May 6th as to why you should get it back. I can’t under any circumstance think why you would be entitled to keep the source code.”
And added: “Show me anywhere where you can refuse to turn over source code because it incorporates your pre-existing tools and technology. … They can use it for any purpose. It is theirs. It belongs to them. They paid $6 million for it. I’m done.”
The complaint against Activision and 7 Studios alleges that the companies conspired to withhold and delay the release of Scratch: The Ultimate DJ.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 21:10 BST
The LA Superior Court has found “no evidence of wrongdoing” in the complaint filed by Genius Products this week against Activision in relation to Scratch: The Ultimate DJ’s developer, and has refused to grant the return of assets requested.
“These allegations are nothing more than an attempt by Genius to place blame for the game’s delay, as well as to divert attention from the cash flow, liquidity and revenue challenges Genius detailed in its March 30, 2009, SEC filing,” said Activision in a statement.
“By their own admission in October 2008, the game had fallen behind in production, which was well before Activision had any involvement with Genius, Numark or California 7 Studios regarding the game.”
Genius’s original complaint demanded the return of all game assets from Acti.
More on GI.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 | 07:57 BST
Genius Products and Numark Industries are suing Activision over Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, claiming the publisher conspired to prevent the companies bringing the game to market.
Activision tried to acquire the rights to Scratch; once owner Genius rejected the offer, Activision went on to acquire the game’s developer, 7 Studios, who was still under contract (complete with a non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement) to make the game for Genius.
Why? Ever heard of DJ Hero?
Get the full filing here.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 | 22:33 GMT
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 23:39 GMT
Genco Interactive announced today new songs for Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, a 7 Studios rhythm-action title expected for summer release.
The setlist will have 60 different tracks. Some of the announced include:
- Kanye West – Flashing Lights
- Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
- The Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get it Started
- Tech N9ne- Slacker
- Eric B. and Rakim – Don’t Sweat the Technique
Other artists will include: Deltron 3030, Nelly, Run DMC, and The Gorillaz.
The devs have received creative and technical input from Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, who will also provide tracks from his upcoming solo project for the game.
Scratch will feature urban environments, customizable DJ personalities and a turntable style controller created by DJ equipment manufacturer Numark.
Press release after the jump.