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9:00 AM on 02.15.2011

Analysts: Call of Duty won't be the next Guitar Hero

A number of analysts have discussed Activision's recent killing of the Guitar Hero franchise, where they declared the whole series to be a "fad" and added that Call of Duty won't go the same way, in spite of Activision's pote...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 02.12.2011

Destructoid: LA Cave Stories, Guitar Martyr, and Halo 5?!

Good afternoon, denizens of Destructoid! 'Tis afternoon o'clock on a lovely Saturday afternoon, and that can mean only one thing - last night's episode of your favorite internet online video game show had technical difficult...

Tara Long

9:00 AM on 02.10.2011

There will be no more Guitar Hero DLC

When Activision said that Guitar Hero was getting killed, it meant the whole damn deal. A few people wondered if we'd at least get new downloadable content, but the publisher has stated that after February, the well officiall...

Jim Sterling

8:20 AM on 02.10.2011

Activision: Guitar Hero cost too much to be profitable

Yesterday we learned the rather stunning news that Activision was ending the Guitar Hero franchise, along with True Crime: Hong Kong. Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg explained the reasoning behind the cull, which CVG has transc...

Jim Sterling



Guitar Hero/DJ Hero dead, True Crime: Hong Kong canceled photo
Guitar Hero/DJ Hero dead, True Crime: Hong Kong canceled
by Maurice Tan

[Update: During the conference, Activision just confirmed the death of DJ Hero as part of the Guitar Hero franchise. True Crime: Hong Kong was canceled because it was "just not good enough" to compete in the open world genre. Most of all, they didn't expect it to generate enough profit and stopped development.]

Activision Blizzard is set to announce its Q4 results any minute, but that didn't stop them from announcing that Guitar Hero is dead. No longer shall we have to deal with Rock Band vs. Guitar Hero arguments, as the Guitar Hero business unit has been disbanded and all work on the 2011 Guitar Hero game has been discontinued. Maybe there is a God after all!

Development on True Crime: Hong Kong has also been stopped. Which might be one of the reasons you probably didn't hear anything about it for a while now.

Activision Blizzard will instead focus on Call of Duty titles, the development of a "best-in-class digital community surrounding the Call of Duty franchise" -- good luck with that -- a new Bungie IP and some new and "innovative universe with broad appeal" that will be revealed at Toy Fair later this week.

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1:00 AM on 02.09.2011

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock's February Mega Pack DLC

Activision has released a new trailer highlighting the songs currently available in the February Mega Pack DLC for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The pack includes tracks from Marilyn Manson, Children of Bodom, Black Label S...

Conrad Zimmerman





6:00 PM on 02.01.2011

Live show: Chill Bros play Guitar Hero pro gamer Ecstacy

Want to see how a Guinness World record holder plays Guitar Hero?  Tune in! Put your Guitar Hero thrashing skills to the test against one of the world champions, Annie "Ecstacy" Leung. She joins us today on Jus...

Pico Mause

4:20 PM on 01.11.2011

Activision halves prices on major 360 DLC this week

Activision is having major 50% off sale on a lot of its digital Xbox 360 content this week, and because of that, I've learned a few things. One, I had no idea that Activision published Carcassonne or Golf: Tee It Up!; that's ...

Nick Chester

10:20 AM on 01.11.2011

Nine Inch Nails, The Used, more coming to Guitar Hero

Activision's mapped out its Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock downloadable content for January, bringing tracks from Nine Inch Nails, The Used, and more.

Nick Chester

5:20 PM on 01.10.2011

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, DJ Hero 2 get price drops

Good things to come to those who wait, and by "good things" I mean saving a few bucks on Activision's Hero titles. Only a few months after their launch, both Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero 2 are getting price drops...

Nick Chester

10:30 AM on 12.22.2010

Kiss invade Guitar Hero, Linkin Park hit DJ Hero 2

Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas" is so depressing. Wouldn't you rather be listening to KISS and Linkin Park? Great! Activision is releasing KISS and Linkin Park track packs for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero 2 resp...

Nick Chester

7:00 PM on 12.10.2010

Megadeth's Guitar Hero tracks nominated for Grammy

Baba what now? Civilization IV isn't the only game with a link to Grammy nominations -- Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock has now made it into the mix. Megadeth's track "Sudden Death" has been nominated for "Best Metal Performanc...

Nick Chester

8:40 AM on 12.09.2010

Activision: Guitar Hero has lost some mass appeal

Evil publisher Activision has admitted that its Guitar Hero franchise may have lost some of the mainstream appeal that has raked in millions over the years. I don't suppose that could have had anything to do with the ten diff...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 11.24.2010

Axl Rose sues Activision over Guitar Hero III

Guns N Roses frontman and professional shit Axl Rose has filed a lawsuit against Guitar Hero III publisher Activision, claiming $20 million in damages because the game contains a likeness of former guitarist Slash. Seriously....

Jim Sterling



Free DJ Hero, Guitar Hero DLC this week photo
Free DJ Hero, Guitar Hero DLC this week
by Nick Chester

Nothing screams "Thanksgiving" more than Macy's parade and some free downloadable content for Activision's latest music games. The free packs are courtesy of Coca-Cola, and include:

Tiest Mix Pack Presented by Coca-Cola for DJ Hero 2

  • "Traffic" Mixed With Louder Than Boom"
  • "Feel It In M Bones" ft. Tegan & Sara
  • "Knock You Out" ft. Emily Haines With "Young Lions"

My Chemical Romance Track Pack for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

  • "Bulletproof Heart"
  • "Helena"
  • "Teenagers"
  • "Welcome To The Black Parade"

You can get both packs free by snagging codes from either of these websites. This stuff is free from November 23 through November 29, so get on it.

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1:00 PM on 10.07.2010

Jim Sterling playing 2112 for Destructoid charity

This past weekend, the very kind people of Destructoid LA hosted Ronathon, a fundraising event to help Dtoid community member lv99ron raise money to pay a ludicrous medical bill. Event organizer Alex Barbatsis honored me by ...

Jim Sterling