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  • Blog Post: Ex-DJ Hero Devs Creating New Music Game For iPhone

    The DJ Hero series was a classic case of "wrong place, wrong time." In spite of being – in my opinion – one of the most innovative and enjoyable music game franchises ever, developer FreeStyle Games was caught up in both a massive restructuring at Activision and a widespread decline... More
  • Blog Post: Deadmau5 Heads Up Latest DJ Hero 2 Track Pack

    Despite giving up on the DJ Hero franchise and announcing that no new DLC was planned, Activision has announced a new three-track downloadable pack for DJ Hero 2. The new "Ultra Mix Pack," which is available now, features the following three songs: "House Music" by Benny Benassi "Sofi... More
  • Blog Post: DJ Hero 2 Keeps the Mixes Coming

    Activision is keeping the DJ Hero 2 party going with three new mixes now available for the game. The Indie Hip Hop Mix Pack features: "My World Premiere" by Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf mixed with "The Red (Instrumental)" by Jaylib "Party Hard" by Perceptionists ft... More
  • Blog Post: Vicarious Visions Hit With Layoffs, FreeStyle Games Future In Doubt

    The fallout from Activision's labor reducing efforts continue today, with reports that the company's Vicarious Visions studio has been hit with layoffs. According to Develop , "around fifty" employees have been let go from Vicarious, which has largely worked on licensed games and Wii... More
  • Blog Post: No More Guitar Hero/DJ Hero DLC

    Activision will drop new downloadable support for its music games in just a few weeks, only a few months after the release of the latest installment. In a FAQ posted to the DJ Hero website, Activision has revealed plans to discontinue releasing DLC for its Guitar Hero and DJ Hero games after February... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Drops 2010 Music Game Prices

    Activision has announced price drops for both of their fall 2010 music game releases, DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. Cue more chatter about how the music game genre is dying. GamrFeed reports that standalone copies of DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock have dropped in price $10... More
  • Blog Post: New Hero DLC Wishes You A Merry KISS-mas

    New DLC is available for Guitar and DJ Hero faithful, offering tracks from best-selling artists KISS and Linkin Park. The Guitar Hero bundle features three KISS tracks which include “Rock and Roll all Nite,” “Detroit Rock City,” and “Calling Dr. Love.” Dubbed the KISS... More
  • Blog Post: Universal Music Shuts Down Pixel Force: DJ Hero

    Sadly, it looks like Eric Ruth Games' recently released 8-bit inspired remake of DJ Hero, entitled Pixel Force: DJ Hero, has been taken down. This news comes from Eric Ruth's Twitter account, where the indie developer writes: " Pixel Force: DJ Hero has been removed due to a C&D [cease... More
  • Blog Post: 8-Bit DJ Hero Game Now Available

    In August, We previously reported on indie developer Eric Ruth's Pixel Force: DJ Hero, a brilliant re-imagining of Activision's hit music game as an NES era title, and now we're happy to let you know that the game is complete and ready for download. Ruth is clearly a talented guy, as he's... More
  • Blog Post: DJ Hero 2 Adding Pixies, Linkin Park, Beastie Boys, More In DLC

    Activision has announced what's coming to DJ Hero 2 over the next few weeks, and it's an appropriately eclectic blend of DLC. Starting today, players can download the Hard Edge Mix Pack, which delivers Pixies' "Debaser" mixed with the Prodigy's "Invaders Must Die"... More
  • Blog Post: DJ Hero 2 And Warriors Of Rock Snag Free DLC

    Activision is teaming up with Coca-Cola and the musical talents of DJ Tiësto to bring you free DLC. Starting today and running till November 29, DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will be getting exclusive mixes from Tiësto and a new track pack featuring My Chemical Romance, respectively... More
  • Blog Post: Tiesto's New Video Made Exclusively Of DJ Hero 2 Footage

    Ultra-popular dance DJ and producer Tiesto has accomplished a first: his new video for his song "Speed Rail" is comprised completely of footage done in DJ Hero 2. The song, along with some other Tiesto mixes, appears in game, and he's decided to immortalize it in video form. You can check... More
  • Blog Post: Review Round-Up: Fallout, Vanquish, DJ Hero, And More

    If there was any doubt left that crazy video game release season had begun, let it be removed from your mind. We've had no less than six big reviews go up already this week, plus a couple from last week, and more are coming. We've collected links to all of the reviews in this story so you won't... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Will Be This Holiday's Top-Selling Game?

    So September NPD results came out this week, and (unsurprisingly) Halo Reach was the big winner . But that got me thinking: We're just now hitting the weeks of huge holiday releases. Of all the gigantic triple-A games coming out in the next few months, what do you think will end up being the best... More
  • Blog Post: Full DJ Hero 2 Soundtrack Unveiled

    All 83 mixes are finally out in the wild. Check out the list here. To hear clips of all of these mixes, head over to DJHero.com . Produced and Mixed by A-Trak: ·Justice - “D.A.N.C.E.” Remix ·Naughty By Nature - “O.P.P.” Mixed With Jackson 5 - "ABC” Produced... More
  • Blog Post: Full DJ Hero 2 Track List Unveiled

    We’ve got a look at the full list of 105 songs (via 80 original mixes) you’ll be scratching to this October when DJ Hero 2 hits retail. Highlighted tracks include Eminem’s “Not Afraid,” Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” and David Guetta’s “Memories... More
  • Blog Post: What Songs Do You Want In A Music Game?

    We want to know the songs you'd like to play. If you're lucky, someone who can make it happen might just be watching. There's been a lot of talk in recent weeks about music game setlists, from Rock Band 3 and Dance Central to DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. But what tracks do... More
  • Blog Post: DJ Hero 2 Gets Release Date

    According to info coming out of Gamescom, the thumping beats of the DJ Hero franchise will return in just a few months. Activision has revealed an October 19th release date for DJ Hero 2. You can read more about the announcement over at the official website for the game. Last year, DJ Hero improbably... More
  • Blog Post: DJ Qbert Set To Spin In DJ Hero 2

    Activision has revealed the identity of another well-known DJ set to join the DJ Hero 2 roster. In addition to being a playable character in the game, DJ Qbert will be bringing along two new call-and-response DJ Battle Mixes this October. DJ Qbert joins previously announced DJs Deadmau5 and David Guetta... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Reveals Featured Artists In DJ Hero 2

    DJ Hero was probably our favorite music title of last year, so we’re already greasing our turntables for the sequel, which comes out in October. Thankfully, it looks like Activision will be drawing from a well of talent that is even more diverse than the first title. The artist list is pretty long... More
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