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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

8:20 AM on 06.08.2010

DJ Hero 2 confirmed for October

Yeeeeah boy! DJ Hero 2 has been confirmed for October, and will feature music from the living pantomime that is Lady Gaga. Activision has revealed that the game will have a new "social" element, featuring not one but two turn...

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 04.27.2010

DJ Hero gets house, electronic mashup DLC this week

Amidst rumors of an upcoming DJ Hero 2, Activision is still pumping out the downloadable content for the original title. On April 29, three mashups will be available for download, packaged as "The Domination Mix Pack": &ldqu...

Nick Chester

1:40 PM on 04.26.2010

RZA hooks up with Activision, does mocap for... something

Hip-hop legend RZA is in cahoots with Activision. The Grammy-winning artist recently tweeted that he had completed doing motion capture work for the publisher, but provided no details on what game it was for. "Great team of g...

Nick Chester

8:00 AM on 04.25.2010

DJ Shadow will be mixing beats for DJ Hero 2

Time to pretend like I'm down with the sick beats, yo. As we all pretty much assumed, DJ Hero is getting a sequel, although it hasn't been confirmed. We've already heard that DJ Qbert and David Guetta may be involved with the...

Matthew Razak