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8:00 AM on 08.05.2011

Maroon 5 frontman sues Activision over Band Hero

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...

Jim Sterling

12:03 AM on 07.23.2011

New Destructoid Episode: F*ck it, we did it live!

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...

Tara Long

8:30 PM on 07.21.2011

Activision using 'new studios' to 'reinvent' Guitar Hero

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, ...

Nick Chester





8:20 AM on 04.12.2011

Activision: Guitar Hero not dead, on 'hiatus'

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 ...

Jim Sterling



Rock Prodigy will teach you guitar photo
Rock Prodigy will teach you guitar
by Tara Long
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 Store for weeks now, though it may have flown under your radar unless you were specifically looking for it. I got a chance to demo the app last week and came away nothing short of impressed.
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1:00 PM on 03.09.2011

Guitar Hero lives on, 'modern rock' DLC released

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...

Nick Chester

4:20 PM on 02.22.2011

Co-founder finds Activision hate 'a little bit strong'

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...

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 02.18.2011

Former RedOctane CEO: Activision abused Guitar Hero

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...

Jim Sterling

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