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3:00 PM on 09.28.2010

Tara Long vs. DJ Hero 2 and DJ Blakey

Activision held a press event last week to give all us gaming types the chance to fiddle around with their upcoming DJ Hero 2. While there, we ran into DJ Blakey, who was one of the DJs responsible for making the mixes you p...

Max Scoville

11:00 PM on 09.27.2010

Freestyling in DJ Hero 2

The latest video for DJ Hero 2 shows off how you'll be able to freestyle in the game. Now everyone can pretend like they're actually making sick beats by randomly scratching and no one will be the wiser. DJ Hero 2 will be ou...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Pre-order DJ Hero 2 and get free remixes from Amazon photo
Pre-order DJ Hero 2 and get free remixes from Amazon
by Colette Bennett

DJ Hero 2 is coming out next month on October 19th, and for those of you who are patiently waiting for the release I have good news for you: Amazon is offering a pre-order bonus in the form of two remixes. These exclusive songs are from Deadmau5 and Kaskade ("I Remember" and "Move for Me" respectively). Awesomesauce, yes?

If you want to get your pre-order on, you can head on over to Amazon and do it now. The party bundle runs $149.99, while the turntable bundle is $99.99 and the standalone game will be $59.99. This installment will feature tracks from artists such as Dr. Dre, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and more.

Are you into picking this up? All I know is, if that cat comes with the package, I'm sold.

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10:20 AM on 09.21.2010

Kanye vs. Metallica: DJ Hero 2 mixes revealed

I'm already planning a party at my house for October 19. That's when DJ Hero 2 ships, and that's when I'm going tear the ceiling down around my family with 83 original mixes. I'm not going to, you know, actual mix any of them...

Nick Chester

8:20 AM on 09.07.2010

DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero 6 demos available on Xbox Live

The Hero games are invading Xbox Live Marketplace, with demos available now for both the upcoming DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The DJ Hero 2 demo will feature four mixes: Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta Rhymes ...

Nick Chester

10:30 AM on 09.02.2010

Of course RZA's in DJ Hero 2

This was a given considering RZA has a Twitter account and likes to talk, but today it's been confirmed that the producer-rapper will appear as an in-game character in the upcoming DJ Hero 2. He's the final character announce...

Nick Chester

9:00 AM on 08.26.2010

DJ Hero 2 soundtrack is 105 songs strong

Activision has revealed all of the songs that will appear in DJ Hero 2, and as you would expect, it's all over the place. From 50 Cent ("In Da Club") to Sam Cooke ("Chain Gang"), Metallica ("The Day That Never Comes") to The...

Nick Chester

3:00 AM on 08.14.2010

Rise to the top in DJ Hero 2's 'Empire Mode'

As with everything in life, you never start at the top. You have to work your way up and that's what you'll be doing in DJ Hero 2's "Empire Mode." Here you'll be picking your brand, club, DJ and more and building up your car...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 08.04.2010

Check out the multiplayer experience of DJ Hero 2

Multiplayer is going to be a big addition to DJ Hero 2. After all, the game is coming in a SKU with two turntables, and FreeStyleGames and Activision really want to make this a proper party game. I mentioned them a bit in my...

Ben Perlee



Hands-on: DJ Hero 2 photo
Hands-on: DJ Hero 2
by Ben Perlee

Back when the first DJ Hero released, music games were at a cultural high, selling hundreds of thousands of units; games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band proved that peripheral-based music games could not only work, but be very profitable. However, when DJ Hero actually made it to store shelves, people were turned off by the high price tag and limited gameplay. For all intents and purposes, the general attitude was that the game was a flop.

Except it wasn't. Just last month, it was reported that DJ Hero had 1.2 million units sold. It makes sense. The game has been available on sale for months now, making it a much more appealing game to people sick of the fake rock lifestyle that Guitar Hero and Rock Band offer. With 1.2 million units out in people's hands, it would be nice to see them using that turntable for more than just the one title and a couple of downloadable music packs.

And so struts in DJ Hero 2. Announced officially in June, the game is nearing its launch this October. Activision offered us a few hours' time with the game, so hit the jump for our hands-on.

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11:00 AM on 07.30.2010

Creepy digital Tiesto to appear in DJ Hero 2

Activision continues to work towards completing Bobby Kotick's collection of digital DJs and musicians, this time with the addition of Tiesto to the upcoming DJ Hero 2. The Grammy-nominated producer/DJ will have a (somewhat ...

Nick Chester

3:20 PM on 07.27.2010

Dev reckons DJ Hero increased sales of real DJ equipment

In the same way that Guitar Hero and Rock Band can help gamers discover new artists and gain a new passion for music, one developer believes that DJ Hero actually increased sales of real-life DJ equipment. Freestyle Games bel...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 07.14.2010

DJ Hero 2 song list to include 2Pac, Stevie Wonder, more

Prior to E3, DJ Hero 2 developer Freestyle Games' Jamie Jackson said that the sequel would feature a massive artist list, packed with even more popular artists than the first game. The barometer for this popularity he said, w...

Nick Chester

4:20 PM on 07.07.2010

What? DJ Hero sales: 1.2 million since launch

I saw DJ Hero on sale yesterday. At three places. And then I went to the used game store that I check weekly. They had a ton of controllers on the shelves. It looked like a DJ Hero graveyard. I wanted to take a picture, but I...

Dale North

7:30 PM on 07.02.2010

Pre-order DJ Hero 2, get a stylish Puma bag, be cool

As if being able to totally bring the house down with fat beats isn't enough incentive for you to pre-order DJ Hero 2, GameStop and Activision are sweetening the deal a bit. Those that order the DJ Hero 2 "Turntable Bundle" o...

Nick Chester

8:00 AM on 06.10.2010

Pre-E3: DJ Hero 2's artists have serious YouTube cred

Earlier this week, Activision dropped the first details on DJ Hero 2, the sequel to what its claims is the "#1 selling new IP of 2009." The title brings with it a slew of new features, including support for vocals, and drop-...

Nick Chester