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  • Blog Post: Masochist Shreds Through Dark Souls With Rock Band Controller

    Dark Souls 2 is the kind of game that challenges you to bring your A game to the table. When working your way through its moody environments you generally want to equip yourself with only the best gear. One player, however, felt like plaything through the game with a Rock Band controller, and not only... More
  • Blog Post: Rocksmith 2014 Getting Remastered For PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

    Ubisoft's last-gen realistic guitar simulator is getting the update treatment for the current generation of consoles. Some of the enhancements for this new version of the game include updated visuals, the ability to record and share performances, and Vita compatibility with the PlayStation 4 version... More
  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero DLC Catalog To Be Shut Down Soon

    The final nail in Guitar Hero's coffins: Activision will be taking down all its downloadable song offerings for the series soon. According to Activision, after March 31 you will not be able to purchase downloadable tracks for any Guitar Hero titles, or tracks for sister games Band Hero or DJ Hero... More
  • Blog Post: Ex-Zynga Boston Team Starts New Studio

    The original team from Zynga Boston is announcing plans for a new iOS title from their newly-formed game development studio. Five senior members of the Boston Zynga team put together the game development studio, Proletariat Inc. with hopes of creating quality game products with a high-level of entertainment... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Ceasing New Rock Band DLC Releases In April

    Music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero have waned in popularity over the last couple of years, and now April marks the final month of new DLC releases for the Rock Band series. Developer Harmonix shared the news today in a blog post that April 2 will feature the last weekly DLC release for Rock Band... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Multiplayer Servers Affected By Hurricane Sandy

    Call of Duty and Guitar Hero are both currently experiencing online multiplayer issues thanks to Hurricane Sandy. Activision houses some if its data centers in New York City, where Hurricane Sandy has done a lot of damage. Currently all version of Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare... More
  • Blog Post: Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero Developer Neversoft Is Working On New Shooter

    If you were wondering what Neversoft -- once Activision's premier internal development studio in the days before Blizzard and Infinity Ward -- has been up to since Guitar Hero was put on ice, it looks like we might have some new clues. A story published on the website Gamerzines speculates that Neversoft... More
  • Blog Post: Kotick On Success, Failure, And The Challenge Of Innovation

    Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has a reputation in the industry for speaking his mind. In a new interview, Kotick talks about how he fosters innovation within the company, outlines the rise and fall of Guitar Hero, and speaks candidly about the stings of failure. Activision pulled the plug on Guitar Hero... More
  • Blog Post: Teen Confesses To Murder Via Bugged Gaming Session

    A Canadian teen has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after confessing during a bugged Guitar Hero gaming session. Local police offered the teen's uncle a trade to assist in the investigation of the murder of 16-year-old Charlotte Jolly, who was shot with a stolen rifle after an... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Wary of Call of Duty Going the Way of Guitar Hero

    Activision is flying high with all things Call of Duty, but fellow Activision property Guitar Hero also once had a seemingly limitless future before it flamed out. How is Activision responding to this potential trap? An internal Activision memo from back in February obtained by Giant Bomb from CEO Eric... More
  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero DLC Done With

    Activision community guy Dan "One of Swords" Amrich posted a touching eulogy for the series on the PlayStation Blog along with the news that the franchise is officially on hiatus. "With the release of April’s downloadable Track Packs, Guitar Hero as a franchise goes on vacation until... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Executive Says Guitar Hero Is Not Dead

    During Activision's recent spate of layoffs and internal restructuring, many of its well-known franchises and studios were either shutdown or put on indefinite hiatus. One of the most high profile victims was thought to be Guitar Hero. Now, it appears that there might be some life left in the franchise... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Activision Developing Dance Hero Title

    It's been a tough year for Activision games that contain the word "Hero" in the title, but now rumors are circulating that the company is working on Dance Hero, a new franchise that emulates such successful series as Ubisoft's Just Dance and Harmonix's Dance Central. According to... More
  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero Modern Rock Mega Pack Available Now

    Early after Activision’s announcement that the Guitar Hero brand was DOA it also made known that DLC support for the franchise would be discontinued . Two weeks later Activision changed its stance, announcing that continued support from fans had prolong the life of downloadable Guitar Hero content... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Talks Future Plans

    Alex Rigopulos spent a recent interview talking about the next steps for Rock Band, Dance Central, and even some unannounced projects. Destructoid posted today an interesting interview with Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos. Harmonix has had a pretty hectic several months. The studio released two big games... More
  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero May Be Dead, But Its DLC Isn't

    Activision made the announcement a couple of weeks ago that their formerly massive franchise Guitar Hero has met its end. However, fans of their plastic instruments will be able to get some more life out of them thanks to a recent announcement. Because of "continued support" from the series'... More
  • Blog Post: Kotick: Guitar Hero Could Be Resurrected

    If you spent your weekend mourning the death of Guitar Hero like a pre-teen coming out of their first relationship, then I've got something you might want to know. Activision CEO Bobby Kotick recently said that there is a chance in the future that the Guitar Hero brand could be "rejuvenated... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Still Play Music Games?

    Well, according to Activision's recent execution of the DJ and Guitar Hero brands, the answer to that question is no. And then there are the Harmonix layoffs and Viacom ditching the company all together. The music game genre has gone beyond turbulent times, and appears to be in a full-on nosedive... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Plays Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Guitar Hero-Style

    What's the best possible way for Capcom to pay tribute to the recently deceased Guitar Hero franchise? Playing Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with guitar controllers, of course! Capcom team members Seth Killian and Bochan Kim face off in this entertaining video which shows it's not about the type of controller... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Addresses Guitar Hero And The Future Of Rock Band

    Harmonix developer and “One Man Dance Party” John Drake has addressed the turbulence at Activision and the termination of the Guitar Hero brand. In his official response , Drake acknowledges that this is a difficult time for the music game genre. He reaffirmed, however, that Rock Band will... More
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