Guitar Hero 5

XB360, PS3, WII, PS2 / Other / Release: Sep 1, 2009 / ESRB: T


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Guitar, DJ, and Band Hero DLC purchases to end on March 31

Guitar, DJ, and Band Hero DLC purchases to end on March 31

While Activision stopped development of Hero games quite some time ago, gamers were still able to buy DLC for their games. However, new DLC purchases won't be available come March 31st. The discontinuation is likely due to Activision no longer wanting to renew licenses associated with the DLC. For example, Rock Band developer Harmonix updates its fan base every quarter on the status of any potentially expired licenses.

While new purchases won't be supported after March 31st, any previously purchased DLC will be unaffected by the change.

Read more: DLC getting discounts »

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Call of Duty and Guitar Hero servers affected by Hurricane Sandy

Call of Duty and Guitar Hero servers affected by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy-related power outages are to blame for a variety of tech issues today. Gaming has not been spared the weather's wrath, and Activision has announced that online play for select Call of Duty and Guitar Hero titles will be problematic while data centers attempt to restore power.

Read more: Modern Warfare and Black Ops affected »

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Guitar Hero and Band Hero DLC: August Edition

The Used, Sum 41, Weezer, Megadeth and P.O.D. will each star in their own three-track downloadable content pack for Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock this month, publisher Activision has announced.

Released weekly on Tuesdays, the track packs will cost $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points) a pop while individual tracks will run you $2 (160 MS Points, 200 Wii Points). Read more »

"Not a bad selection there... I'd get anything Weezer and I liked Sum 41 back before they went emo."
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Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero July DLC Brings Queen, Disturbed

With the release of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock drawing ever closer, Activision has announced a July downloadable content lineup for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero that brings the forward-compatible releases a little more in line with what one would expect from a rhythm game narrated by KISS bassist and Rock School host Gene Simmons.

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Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero's June DLC Revealed

Continuing to expand the variety of downloadable songs available to Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero owners in the face of this fall's new iterations, Activision has provided a breakdown of the in-game tunes that will be available to virtual rockers in June.

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Guitar Hero and Band Hero April DLC: Play Free Bird!

April will see surely the most-requested song of all time coming to Guitar Hero and Band Hero as downloadable content--Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird. There will also be tracks by Fall Out Boy, Blur, The All-American Rejects, Saving Abel and Phoenix if you don't want to play some Skynrd, man, plus the Black Sabbath pack delayed from February.

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"that's a typo in the Sabbath listing. Sweet Leaf is supposed to be the 3rd track and it's going ..."
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Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero DLC: March Edition

With March just a scant few days away, Activision Blizzard has issued a list of all the downloadable tunes coming to Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero across the month.

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"Just commenting that Rock Band Network is getting some Flogging Molly tunes (I think still in ..."
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Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero February DLC Brings Black Sabbath, Third Eye Blind, Breaking Benjamin

Activision has pulled back the red velvet curtain from February's Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero downloadable content to reveal a lineup of four track packs from Black Sabbath, Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds To Mars and Third Eye Blind.

"Just buy RB and get 3 BETTER Breaking Benj. songs that actually are worth the $. And not the ..."
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January Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero DLC: Credence Clearwater Revival, Dethklok, 'New Blues Masters'

Publisher Activision today rings in a new year for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero with the announcement of January's downloadable content, including tracks from Credence Clearwater Revival, Amon Amarth, Vampire Weekend and Dethklok.

The full list of tracks plastic guitar gods have to look forward to this month follows below. Read more »

""Laser Canon Deth Sentence". Death by laser printer? It should be cannon. :P"
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Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero December DLC Brings Spoon, Pavement, Swift, Christmas and More

With November just about over, publisher Activision has detailed the next month's worth of downloadable content coming to music games Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero.

Owners of either rhythm game will soon be able to buy the following add-on tunes: Read more »

"It worries me that Activision keeps talking about its commitment to DLC improvements (including ..."
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November's Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero DLC Detailed

A wealth of rhythm game news emerged out of Activision today, as the publisher detailed the first downloadable track packs coming to the just-released DJ Hero along with a rundown of the various tunes hitting Guitar Hero 5 across the next month.

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Band Hero Gets Full Tracklist, Song Export Details

With just over two weeks to go until Band Hero hits North American store shelves, publisher Activision has listed all of the songs in the family-friendly rhythm game.

The company also touched on downloadable content support, writing that "fans can play almost all of their previously purchased Guitar Hero downloadable content," as well as detailed the cost of bringing Band Hero songs into Guitar Hero 5 and vice versa. Read more »

"I cant wait until they start to develop "Guitar Hero Forever" and the game gets lost in ..."
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Band Hero Demo Arrives on Xbox 360, Has You 'Walking on Sunshine'

If playing through a Taylor Swift single sounds exciting, you'll be thrilled to know that a Band Hero demo is now available on Xbox 360.

The 534MB download packs three tunes ("Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven, "Picture to Burn" by Taylor Swift, "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves) and lets players act as singer, guitarist, bassist or drummer, depending on their stock of plastic instruments. Read more »

"Am I seeing things or does that dress look like it's showing off some serious underboob in the ..."
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Guitar Hero 5 October DLC Revealed: Gwar, Marilyn Manson, Misfits, Frampton, Wolfmother and More

With September drawing to a close, Activision has unveiled the five downloadable track packs that will be coming to Guitar Hero 5 across the month of October, including a contribution from the legendary liquid-flinging costumed rockers Gwar.

Per usual, each pack will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii for $5.50 (440 MS Points / 550 Wii Points), with individual tunes at $2 (160 MS Points / 200 Wii Points). Read more »

"Sweet! One of the best Manson tracks ever will be dlc in a game! Can't wait. I am not being ..."
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Smash Hits Now Importable to Guitar Hero 5

Guitar Hero players that want to import their songs from Smash Hits into Guitar Hero 5 can now do so on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

Only 21 of Smash Hits' 48 tracks are importable. A fee of 160 Microsoft Points ($2) will be charged for the service. The full list of importable songs follows: Read more »

"Pay for this shitty game, or spend an extra 60 bucks for a REAL guitar? Why have a video game ..."
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