Guitar Hero

[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 ...
This fall, Soundgarden will release Telephantasm, a collection massive retrospective of the band's career. Here's what this has to do with videogames -- folks who pick up Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will get the entire 12-t...
August is a pretty varied month for Guitar Hero downloadable content, the only thing really tying the bands together being that you can buy their t-shirts (and a chain wallets) at Hot Topic. Kicking off August's Guitar Hero D...
This might be the biggest savings Amazon has had in their daily videogame deals yet. Of course, when you start with a $300 accessory product, you really need to make a discount deep to turn heads. Today only, you can pick up ...
Speechless. That's what I was when Neversoft's Brian Bright present to a crowd of a journalist's Guitar Hero: Warrior of Rock's "Quest Mode" just prior to E3. But now, it's kind of growing on me. Yeah, it's ridiculous. Yeah,...
There are two paths a developer can take when making a music game. One, it can inch ever closer to recreating the music experience as closely as possible, sacrificing potential traditional videogame fun at the expense of...
Amazon already outed a handful of new tracks that will appear on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. But did you know that at least two of them are re-records by the original artists? You see, these rock n' roll dinosaurs used to...
Courtesy of Amazon (via Dan Amrich's Twitter), we have the next batch of songs from Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock's setlist. While a handful of these are quality songs -- and will be fun to play in the rhythm game context -- ...
If you bought the rather good Guitar Hero app for your iPhone, you might be a little dismayed at the less-than-abundant support that Activision's put behind it. Well, feel free to be a little cheered by a new set of track pac...
This is news that will probably be exciting to a lot of people. For me, it's a portent of doom. Activision has just announced that the entirety of the Rush concept piece "2112" (from the album of same name) will be maki...
So check it out -- Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is going to ship with a bunch of songs on the disc. Like, more than 90 or something. There's going to be some Muse, some Queen, some of that fancy guitar work on a DragonForce...
Activision has announced the Guitar Hero/Band Hero downloadable content spread for July, and it's like your local "Active Rock" station is about to throw up on your home consoles. Expect track packs from Queen, Avenged Sevenf...
Here are some stupid old videos that continue to beat the Vuvuzela meme into the ground. It's the Friday before the July 4 holiday weekend, so news is thin on the ground. Fortunately, silly shit that might be funny is always...
Drum Studio is an Xbox 360 game/application that lets you play and record your own drum songs, and then edit and tweak performances. It's a musical tool that uses your Guitar Hero or Rock Band kits as controllers for song mak...
Queen's guitarist Brian May was recently interviewed by Swedish newpaper Daily News as the Queen musical, We Will Rock You opens in that country this week. In the interview, mention is made at some point about a Guitar Hero g...
For hardcore fans of Rock Band and Guitar Hero, sometimes the bundle guitars don't stand up to aggressive long time play. What to do? Well, many higher level players just buy another guitar and go to town. However, You Rock G...
Music people! They're all about the games these days because that helps them make money. Activsion is all about the making money. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Activsion has sent over a list of musicians who are go...