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In the Bay Area this Thursday? Come melt your face at San Francisco's DNA lounge for Ümloud!, the annual California fundraiser that benefits Child's Play. Did I mention Tim Schafer, creator of Psychonauts, Grim...
Remember that one time when No Doubt accused Activision, and by proxy Band Hero, of misusing their likeness? It feels like that sort of thing happens every year, but now Activision has one less thing to worry about, as No Dou...
It's been nearly three years since No Doubt first filed against Activision for improper use of their likeness in 2009 Guitar Hero spin-off, Band Hero. Since then the evil publisher has counter-sued the band, claiming they wer...
What if the silken-voiced but incessant narrator from Bastion scored a few gigs working with other, bigger games? Would the simple gameplay exercise of running from one edge of the screen to the other become a grand journey into consciousness? Or would you just try to f*ck with the guy? Dorkly Bits: Bastion Narrator Invades Other Games [Dorkly]
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is suing Activision over his appearance in Band Hero, claiming he did not agree to be portrayed the way he is in the game. Adam, sorry to break it to you, but you actually do sound like that! His...
Phew, sorry I had to break out the overused meme, guys. I'm just exhausted after a long day of live streaming the Destructoid show. It truly was a festival of horrors!  In case you missed it, we discussed how G...
Considering the franchise's sliding sales, it wasn't shocking to learn that Activision had disbanded its Guitar Hero business unit and decided to not release a new title this year. The fate of the series hung in the balance, ...
Activision has made a statement concerning the Guitar Hero franchise, seeming to backtrack on the idea that the series had been killed off for good. I guess the publisher realized there's money to be made from a big comeback ...
On the heels of this week's Rocksmith announcement, I feel I should introduce another player to the line-up of games that promises to teach you real life skills.Rock Prodigy is an iOS app that has been available on the App St...
The death of Guitar Hero has been highly exaggerated, apparently. Or there's just a bunch of downloadable content that's been authored and is still sitting in Activision's pipeline…In any event, that means more music f...
Activision co-founder Alan Miller believes that the resentment some gamers feel toward the evil publisher is a bit "strong" and has suggested we tone it down a bit. "As a publisher, you’re taking the risk," he said. "An...
Kelly Summer, former CEO of RedOctane, has lashed out at Activision for the cancellation of the Guitar Hero series, stating that it could easily have continued, but the publisher abused the property. I think we all got that i...
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...
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...
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...
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...
[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 genr...
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...
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...
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 ...
Activision's mapped out its Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock downloadable content for January, bringing tracks from Nine Inch Nails, The Used, and more.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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 D...
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 ...
Yesterday we told you about the faulty Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock discs we'd discovered, which randomly become unreadable and make it harder to reach all the awesome Rush songs. We contacted Activision for a comment and co...
I recently received a copy of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, and instantly canceled my afternoon's plans so that I could play 2112 twice in a row, then never pick up the plastic guitar again. Unfortunately, my progress toward...
Regular Nick: "Hey, The Dillinger Escape Plan made it into Guitar Hero! That's awesome. And, nice... you can play through Rush's 2112, and it's narrated by bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee himself. Man, this is going to rock." Warrior Nick: "Sweet holy hell, why did I just turn into a f**ing rock n' roll chupacabra?"
With Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock for Wii and Nintendo DS, more people will be crowded around your television trying to play the music game than ever before. The previous Guitar Hero game had introduced Wii and DS connectiv...
The list of music you can play in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock just got a lot larger. That is, of course, if you already own Guitar Hero: Metallica. Activision has announced today that wannabe rockers will be able to export ...
Usually I hate people who pull the ridiculous "play a real guitar" argument, but this advertisement for Sparrow's range of guitars is pretty classy. The general message is that no videogame can replace a real guitar, and I do...
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 ...
Totally new and totally metal is the new Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock character artwork and this nifty new trailer! Despite what some people say about the series, I think it looks interesting. Of course, I love heavy metal a...
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine wants to kick your ass. Well, not literally, but with the original track he wrote for the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The song "Sudden Death" (spoiler alert!) plays during the game...
More than a month prior to its release, Activision has revealed the full setlist for its upcoming mult-instrument title, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.The 90-plus song soundtrack falls squarely into the rock category, with a...
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock wins by adding a Dillinger Escape Plan song to the on-disc setlist for the upcoming title. The band will join 10 others who will be making their debut to the franchise when the game ships on Sep...
Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and Guitar Hero project director Brian Bright has admitted that the quest for music game dominance certainly had a corrupting effect. According to Bright, developer Neversoft sold its ...