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Activsion closes the doors on RedOctane


Feb 13
// Matthew Razak
Over the past year it's been pretty noticable that plastic instrument game sales have started to drop. Since that happens to be Activision's biggest wheelhouse that isn't good news for them, and so, in an effort "to release f...
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Analyst: DJ Hero demand is well below expectations


Oct 26
// Jim Sterling
It's got the "Hero" name and is being backed by the Activision marketing machine, but analyst Doug Creutz of Cowan and Company believes DJ Hero is not setting the world afire as one might expect. The latest addition...
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CES 2008: Guitar Hero Air Guitar Rocker not just a fancy cash-in ... really


Jan 08
// Nick Chester
 This one's for all of you sour-pusses who say things like "Why don't you just play a real instrument?" every time the subject of Guitar Hero comes up. A new toy by Jada Toys, Inc. takes it to the next level, a...

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Living the Dream: Meet GH3 band, Furry Revolution


Nov 05
// NO LONGER WORKS AT DESTRUCTOID
Look I drink... and from time to time, I spout off an idea that only God could make happen. Meet Furry Nation, Furvolution, Furry Revolution. They are the first Dtoid Guitar Hero band and the first one I have ever heard ...
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Activision announces Guitar Hero III weekend, demo hits XBL tomorrow


Oct 22
// Nick Chester
Special weekends are special. Activision has announced the Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock weekend, which begins Friday, November 2. Over the course of 72 hours, gamers 13 years or older can "participate in a number of ...
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Rock out with Guitar Hero III demo at Game Crazy


Oct 11
// Nick Chester
Are you ready to rock? Destructoid reader and community member, Chris "The" Martino, tipped us off earlier that his local Game Crazy had a playable demo of Guitar Hero III in their Xbox 360 kiosk. By kiosk, of cours...
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Activision launches official Guitar Hero community Web site, groupies included


Oct 11
// Nick Chester
That's the name of our game here at Destructoid -- collecting groupies like comic books. So it's almost as if Activision and Agora Games were in our heads when they partnered to create an official Guitar Hero community Web si...
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Sex Pistols re-record 'Anarchy in the UK' for Guitar Hero III


Sep 25
// Jim Sterling
Aaah, the Sex Pistols. One of the biggest exponents of being able to make money from babbling incoherently into a microphone, they were the crowning pinnacle of the 70's Punk Rock movement. Now you can relive the glory days o...
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Never fear: Guitar Hero III Wii will have online play at launch


Sep 08
// Nick Chester
Despite previous reports indicating otherwise, RedOctane has set the record straight with 1UP. The Wii version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock -- like all other versions of the title -- will support online play out of the...
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Activision confirms: Yup, Tom Morello is in Guitar Hero III, Rage song revealed


Sep 06
// Nick Chester
The reports are true! Activision has confirmed today that guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, the Nightwatchman) will indeed be a boss character in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Morello has even r...
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RedOctane's Charles Huang on Guitar Hero III DS: Is a tiny guitar coming?


Aug 16
// Joseph Leray
Mosts gadgets are inherently better when made smaller, lighter, and sleeker. Cell phones, laptops, Nintendo DS Lites, Porsche Boxsters -- all cool because they're small. Does the same hold true for RedOctane's cash cow and cl...
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New Guitar Hero III track unveiled, European songs announced at Leipzig


Aug 15
// Nick Chester
"She Bangs the Drums," as made famous by The Stone Roses, was unveiled as a new playable Guitar Hero III song yesterday during an exclusive hour-long screening at Edinburgh Interactive Festival. The song comes off o...
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E3 2007: Hands-on with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock


Jul 12
// Nick Chester
I've been torn on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. On one hand, it's the third installment of one of my favorite rhythm-based games of all time (which is, by the way, a very small list). On the other hand, it's i...
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New images of Guitar Hero III guitars; game gets a fancy title


Jul 09
// Nick Chester
First of all, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is the full, silly title for the third installment of the popular franchise. We won't be mad if you just refer to the game as Guitar Hero III and forget the Legends of Rock b...
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Crisis averted, third Guitar Hero won't require a new peripheral


May 25
// Nick Chester
Earlier in the week, Activision and Red Octane unveiled the next full title in the Guitar Hero series, set to hit the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii later this year. Hidden in the PR, beneath the distraction ...

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