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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Rock Band Or Guitar Hero?

    We asked this question back in April , but now that both are out in the wild we're asking it again – Rock Band 4 or Guitar Hero Live? We've reviewed both games. You can find our review of Rock Band 4 here and our review of Guitar Hero Live here . Rock Band 4 is more focused on creating... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Picking Up Guitar Hero Live?

    Guitar Hero Live launches tomorrow and delivers several innovations to not only the franchise, but to the genre as a whole. With Rock Band 4 going the more traditional route in terms of gameplay and feature-set , Guitar Hero Live is viewed by many as the more ambitious release. Is that enough for you... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are All Of The Tracks Confirmed To Appear In The Guitar Hero Live Song List So Far [UPDATED: 10/9/2015]

    With Guitar Hero making its big return this year, Activision is coming out swinging with the songs available at release. Back in April, the publisher told us that it will feature "hundreds" of songs at launch in the GHTV mode of the game alone, and with "Tracklist Tuesday" making... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About Guitar Hero III's Unused Apocalypse Narrative

    Guitar Hero is positioning itself for a resurrection later this year, making it a good time to look back on the series. The latest video from Did You Know Gaming examines Guitar Hero's history, the way it changed hands, and what Harmonix would have done with Guitar Hero III if it was still working... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Has No Plans To Release A Guitar Hero Game In 2016

    One of the biggest complaints Guitar Hero fans had during the series' original run was that Activision and the many development studios working on the franchise were flooding the market with retail releases, running the series and its genre into the ground. During a recent meeting with Activision... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Rock Band 4 Or Guitar Hero Live?

    It's way too early to make a decision between the two (which technically you don't have to), but I am going to make you do it anyway. As the past has proven, there is no reason both of these games can't exist simultaneously. Each has their own distinct mechanics and likely exclusive songs... More
  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero Live's GHTV To Feature 'Hundreds' Of Songs At Launch

    Activision's senior director of product management Tyler Michaud recently spoke with us about GHTV, the playable music video network that is set to be continually updated throughout the game's life. When asked how many songs would be made available on the game, Michaud wouldn't go into specifics... More
  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero Reborn With Live-Action Gameplay And New Guitar Controller

    The Guitar Hero franchise is staging a comeback tour this year, and but it’s looking like it’s anything but the same old song and dance. Unveiled today as Guitar Hero Live, Activision will be tapping FreeStyleGames, the studio responsible for the DJ Hero franchise, in a major reimagining... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Activision Bringing Back Guitar Hero

    Activision's Guitar Hero franchise burned out and faded away, but there's a rumor saying that the company is poised to get the band back together this year. Kotaku U.K. says that two sources have told it that a new game, which will look more realistic, is in development for the franchise. One... More
  • 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
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