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Neversoft burns the eye, gives out knives for studio's last day

As part of merging with Call of Duty's Infinity Ward to make a "super-studio," it is the last day of Neversoft as its own studio. The eye, perhaps made most famous by Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was burned in ceremony and everyone in t...   read

 
 
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Report: Neversoft no more, merging with Infinity Ward

Whether you played them or not, most gamers out there grew up with the Tony Hawk games around them. They were hugely popular during the PlayStation 1 and Nintendo 64 era, and I'll never forget developer Neversoft's freaky little eye monster...   read

 
 

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater originally starred Bruce Willis with a gun

Before Neversoft kicked off its tremendously successful Tony Hawk series, the studio worked on a PlayStation game called Apocalypse which had Bruce Willis spouting off lines like "Strap one on, it's time to Jam!" (And, before that, it was ...   read

 
 
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Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock disc-read-errors

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 Geddy Lee's be...   read

 
 
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'Black Rain' in Warriors of Rock and vice versa

A new Soundgarden track, "Black Rain," will make its debut on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock when the game ships on September 26. Eager to give back apparently, the band has also put the game in the song for the video, a teaser of which you...   read

 
 
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A look at Guitar Hero's crazy Warriors of Rock

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 and think this s...   read

 
 
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Dave Mustaine brings 'ass kicking' to Guitar Hero

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's final battle...   read

 
 
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Neversoft: We 'lost our souls' with Guitar Hero franchise

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 soul in order t...   read

 
 
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Rush 2112 used in next Guitar Hero's quest mode

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 making up part of t...   read

 
 
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Activision reveals Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

Trademarks and retailers have already spoiled the surprise, but Activision has officially announced Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock today. The game will feature an all new "Quest Mode" where players will head on a rock journey to help the Dem...   read

 
 


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Tony Hawk reveals Tony Hawk Pro Skater coming to iPhone

I guess when you're Tony Hawk you can do whatever the hell you want when it comes to your games. That's why the skateboarding legend decided to reveal that one of the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater games is headed to the iPhone.  "In th...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Prototype, Guitar Hero developers hit with layoffs

It's possible that two Activision-tied studios, Radical Entertainment and Neversoft, have been serving pink slips to their employees.According to Kotaku sources, Radical, developer of last year's open-world action game Prototype, might have...   read

 
 
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February Guitar Hero DLC brings Sabbath and more

Are you ready to rock February people!?! Okay, good. Because I guess we're going to be doing that or something, because 30 Seconds to Mars, Breaking Benjamin, Black Sabbath, and Third Eye Blind are coming to Guitar Hero next month. February...   read

 
 
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Guitar Hero DLC: Nada Surf, Pavement, and more

Activision has revealed the Guitar Hero 5 DLC line-up for December and... wait, hold on. Let me rephrase that: Activision has revealed the Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero DLC line-up for December. Okay, that's better.  December 3 The Fall...   read

 
 
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First band to step up for Guitar Hero 6? Tesla!

Guitar Hero 6 development is already well underway, despite the fact that it hasn't officially been announced. How do we know this? Well, I woke up this morning, the sky is blue, and Jim Sterling upset a bunch of people last week -- these a...   read

 
 
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Expect fewer 'Hero' titles from Activision next year

No doubt about it -- a lot of Hero games came out this year. The list, in full: Guitar Hero: Metallica; Guitar Hero 5; Band Hero; DJ Hero; Band Hero for the Nintendo DS; Guitar Hero: Modern Hits for the DS; and this December (officiall...   read

 
 
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Unsurprisingly, Activision trademarks 'Drum Hero'

Despite slowing sales of music/rhythm games, Activision just keeps on keeping on. Recently, the publisher filed for trademark of "Drum Hero." You're shocked, I know.  This isn't the first time we've heard of Drum Hero, though. In fact,...   read

 
 
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Ten Minute Taste: Band Hero

Based on most of the reader comments to previous Band Hero stories, I already have a good idea of what you guys think of this game.  You don't know why it exists or how it's different than Guitar Hero 5, and all of this top-40 popular...   read

 
 
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Here's the full list of tracks for Band Hero

Fact: I have literally not paid any attention to Band Hero except for the time Nick told me Taylor Swift was in it.So then, today's unveiling of the game's full track list by Spinner is even more of a shock to me; since I am unaware of what...   read

 
 
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Guitar Hero 5 DLC won't be compatible with Guitar Hero World

Earlier this week, Activision announced the first bit of downloadable content post Guitar Hero 5's release, and it got me wondering: Can I use that content in Guitar Hero World Tour? The short answer is: nope. "Guitar Hero 5 downl...   read

 
 
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Preview: Guitar Hero 5: GHStudio 2.0

With Guitar Hero World Tour, Neversoft attempted to shut up all of the “go play a real guitar” folks by introducing “GHStudio,” a suite of tools that allowed Guitar Hero players to actually make music, of a sort, usi...   read

 
 
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Preview: Guitar Hero 5

Since its inception in 2005, the Guitar Hero franchise has become one of the biggest names in videogames, in addition to cementing itself as a pop culture phenomenon. Guitar Hero and its main competitor, Harmonix’s Rock Band, are fixt...   read

 
 
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Santana confirmed as unlockable character in Guitar Hero 5

Not surprisingly, the exclusive in-game artists will be making a return to the Guitar Hero franchise this fall. Activision has confirmed that Carlos Santana will emerge from smoke, lasers, and in-game advertisements exclusively in Guitar He...   read

 
 
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Guitar Hero DLC ushers in Eagles of Death Metal, more

Activision has rolled out the details on its July downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour, and here it is: July 16Eagles of Death Metal Track Pack“Anything 'Cept The Truth”“Cherry Cola”“I Only Want You&...   read

 
 
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More (and maybe all) of Guitar Hero 5's track list revealed

Looks like Activision has decided to pass along to IGN a handful of the set list for Guitar Hero 5. certainly as impressive in its variety as the game's developer, Neversoft, had promised. Here's are the 25 confirmed tracks, minus the previ...   read

 
 


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