Guitar Hero World Tour

XB360, PS3, PS2, WII, PC / Other / Release: Oct 26, 2008 / ESRB: T

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Gibson Loses Guitar Hero Court Battle

The US District Court for the Central District of California today ruled on the Gibson Guitar v. Guitar Hero lawsuit, coming down in favor of Activision and its line of rhythm video games.

Gibson filed suit last March claiming that rhythm video games violated its 1999 patent covering simulated concert performances.

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"First he loses teh Shack, now he looses that. Damn; rough month for our hero. :("
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Guitar Hero World Tour Outsells Rock Band 2:1 in 2008

Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour outsold rival MTV/Harmonix's Rock Band 2 by a factor of two-to-one last year, according to NPD sales data obtained by GameSpot.

Rock Band 2 managed total multiplatform sales of 1.7 million units in 2008, while Guitar Hero World Tour pushed 3.4 million units.

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"I agree, RB >GH, Activission are money grubbing sequel whores running perfectly good ..."
- Mr. Pokeylope    See all 60 comments


Bruce Springsteen To Make Guitar Hero Debut

Activision today announced that two Bruce Springsteen songs will be available for Guitar Hero World Tour on January 27. The release of the two songs, "Born to Run" and "My Lucky Day," coincides with the release of Springsteen's new album Working on a Dream.

The songs will be available for free during the first week. After that, from February 5 on, the songs will be available as a pack on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 320 Microsoft Points ($3.99) and the PlayStation Store for $3.99, and as singles on the Wii for 200 Wii Points ($2) each. Read more »

"Being able to play Born to Run and/or Darkness On The Edge Of Town in their entirety would make ..."
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Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Breaks Sales Records, Headlines

Capcom has announced that the downloadable port of Super Street Fighter II Turbo has broken several sales records for downloadable games, with over 250,000 downloads recorded to date.

The fighter has so far broken one-day and one-week sales records, and is near to eclipsing the one-month high. Capcom claims the title is on track to become the best-selling downloadable title ever. Read more »

"Right, have to ask, how the hell do you perform super moves? I follow what it says in the ..."
- Reppyboyo    See all 51 comments


LittleBigPlanet Gets Street Fighter DLC

Rumors of Street Fighter-themed costumes for LittleBigPlanet have been confirmed by Sony's official PlayStation.Blog, which revealed that Sackboy's latest threads will be released through the online PlayStation Store this Thursday, December 11.

Available as individual $1.99 downloads or a $5.99 bundle, the four costumes bring recreations of classic Street Fighter characters Ryu, Chun-Li, Zangief and Guile to the Media Molecule-developed PlayStation 3 platformer.

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"When do we get the free clothing? Aside from that snowboard crap."
- deadhorse    See all 10 comments


Analyst: Guitar Hero 'Reaching its Peak'

Supposed lackluster sales of Guitar Hero: World Tour could mean that the Guitar Hero brand is "reaching its peak," according to Electronic Entertainment Design and Research analyst Jesse Divnich.

"Currently, we expect [World Tour] unit sales to decline by more than 50 percent series-over-series for November. This is coming off the October month where series-over-series units declined by more than 60 percent," said Divinich today in a research note, according to Edge. Read more »

"maybe now, both camps will focus on providing DLC content and not release iterations every year. ..."
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Street Fighter SackBoys Invading LittleBigPlanet?

The "little" PlayStation 3 surprise Capcom recently teased looks to be downloadable Street Fighter-themed outfits for Media Molecule's PS3 platformer LittleBigPlanet.

The above images recently surfaced on Spanish PlayStation fansite PSN!, but were quickly removed at the request of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Fortunately, Ripten and 1UP were able to archive the pictures before their removal. Read more »

"another funny thing, if i make a street fighter level for these guys, itll get banned still ..."
- sanewave    See all 13 comments


Super Street Fighter 2 HD Pricing Revealed

Capcom's John Dianomon has revealed the price Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix: $14.99 for the PlayStation 3 edition.

The price is expected to be the same on the Xbox 360, at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).

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"I would want this, but the 360 pad is just completely unusable for fighting games, and I don't ..."
- peanut-    See all 40 comments


Super Street Fighter 2 HD Hits PS3 Tuesday

Backbone's Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will hit PlayStation 3 next Tuesday, November 25, and Xbox 360 next Wednesday, November 26, Capcom confirmed today.

Capcom inadvertently revealed the Xbox 360 date yesterday, leaving gamers wondering when the PlayStation 3 version would arrive. Though the PlayStation Store usually updates on Thursdays, next week's update comes early due to Thanksgiving. Read more »

"I will be getting the PS3 version for sure. PS3 = 7.1 sound + 1080p + Tekken 5 special ..."
- valcan_s    See all 16 comments


Street Fighter 2 HD Remix Inadvertently Dated

Backbone Entertainment's long, long-awaited Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will arrive as an Xbox Live Arcade download come Wednesday, November 26, according to a newly released screenshot from publisher Capcom.

The image, left, details the SSF2THDR "branded destination experience" that debuts as part of the New Xbox Experience tomorrow. According to Capcom, it's "a central place for Xbox Live Arcade gamers to learn about new content, view the latest trailers, and access downloadable content [for Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix]." Read more »

"I find it hard to believe this will be out on the PS3 on a Thursday, aka Thanksgiving. Last ..."
- Schmiggyjk    See all 10 comments


Super Street Fighter HD Trailer: Round Two

A new trailer for the Backbone-developed, UDON-drawn HD Remix of Super Street Fighter II Turbo has arrived from publisher Capcom, showing off more of the game.

SSF2THDR is slated to hit PS3 and Xbox 360 as a digital download within the month.

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"How much is this supposed to cost and how does that affect the market for SF4?"
- mc-fine    See all 10 comments


Wii Won't Receive All Guitar Hero DLC Due to Bundle 'Restrictions'

"Technical or licensing restrictions" will prevent Wii owners from receiving all of the Guitar Hero World Tour downloadable content that PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players can access, publisher Activision Blizzard has revealed.

As the Wii's online Shop Channel lacks the ability to bundle multiple downloads into one purchase--the store only allows songs to be sold individually--some downloadadable content, such as last week's Jimi Hendrix Track Pack, will not be available on Wii. Read more »

"Why dont they just have a "Death Magnetic" option in the store that costs however much all the ..."
- eKalb33    See all 8 comments


The Killers DLC Coming to Guitar Hero: World Tour

Guitar Hero: World Tour will get a The Killers track pack November 25, publisher Activision announced today.

Containing "Human" and "Losing Touch" from the band's new album Day & Age, and "Mr. Brightside" from their debut album Hot Fuss, the DLC will sell for 440 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live Marketplace and $5.49 in the PlayStation Store.

Each song will also be available individually for 160 Microsoft Points (Xbox 360), $1.99 (PS3) or 200 Wii Points (Wii).

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"I realize that there are TONS of GH and RB fans out there in the videogame world, and I ..."
- wytefang    See all 10 comments


New Street Fighter 2 HD Trailer, Screenshots Arrive

With developer Backbone Entertainment and artist Udon's long-awaited HD upgrade of Super Street Fighter II Turbo coming soon, publisher Capcom has issued a new trailer, along with new screenshots and artwork featuring Akuma, Fei-Long, and Sagat.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is slated to hit PS3 and Xbox 360 later this month as a digital download via the online PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace. Read more »

"i really wish they had added interpolated frames, it wouldve removed the obvious jerkiness"
- derean    See all 17 comments


Rock Band Developer Wants 'Authentic Experience' For Music Creation

Rock Band 2 designer Dan Teasdale knows that user song creation may become the next big thing in music-rhythm games, but he found the creative suite in competitor Guitar Hero: World Tour (PS2, PS3, 360, Wii) a bit lacking.

Teasdale wasn't short on details in his explanation to Videogamer.com: Read more »

"I believe in harmonix, and i hope they can find a way to give us a better stuff that guitar ..."
- ZZ DooM    See all 16 comments





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