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9:00 AM on 03.19.2014

Band, DJ, and Guitar Hero DLC sales coming to an end on March 31st

If you still play Guitar, DJ, or Band Hero, you better stock up on all of the tracks you've always wanted, because the DLC store is going offline on March 31st. The online servers in general will apparently stay up, and any D...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 07.17.2013

Viacom loses $300-million lawsuit against Harmonix

Ending years of litigation, the Delaware Supreme Court has ordered Viacom to pay Harmonix Music's former owners $300 million in owed bonuses, money from when Viacom still owned the studio. You may remember that Harmonix was b...

Abel Girmay

4:00 PM on 04.02.2013

Rock Band had a ridiculously profound effect on my life

It's a sad week. Granted, it's an inevitability that's more than five years in the making, but nonetheless, it's sad. This is the week that Harmonix releases its final regularly scheduled Rock Band DLC -- a str...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 PM on 12.06.2012

Canceled Guitar Hero 7 doesn't sound too hot

Guitar Hero -- now there's a franchise I haven't given any thought in a good long while. At one point, it seemed like there would be no end to the madness. According to an account of Guitar Hero 7 shared with Kotaku, things c...

Jordan Devore

7:45 PM on 12.04.2012

Win one of 10 early tickets to Ümloud! this Thursday

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...

Papa Niero

12:30 PM on 10.04.2012

The No Doubt vs. Activision drama finally ends

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...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 05.31.2012

Justice for a Girl: No Doubt v Activision going to trial

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...

Kyle MacGregor

6:30 PM on 10.31.2011

Addition of the Bastion narrator makes any videogame sexy

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]

Tony Ponce

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

4:40 PM on 03.17.2011

Rock Prodigy will teach you guitar

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...

Tara Long

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