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Activision: Maybe Record Labels Should Pay Us

By Blake Ellison, Sep 26, 2008 10:52am PDT

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has once again come out swinging in his public shouting match with record labels including Warner Music,...

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"So, he doesnt want to pay Warner, but he still charges us (gamers) ? How do we interpret the ..."

- doomed see all 23 comments

Guitar Hero: Hendrix in the Works, Says Rolling Stone Interview

By Blake Ellison, Sep 17, 2008 2:20pm PDT

Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has let slip that there will be a Guitar Hero title centered on 1969 Woodstock headliner and Greatest Guitarist of...

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"Rumor mill is swirling that Live at Donnington is coming out for Rock Band soon."

- Deathlove see all 20 comments

Guitar Hero Metallica DLC Tracks Better Quality Than Universal's Retail CDs

By Blake Ellison, Sep 17, 2008 11:30am PDT

Internet audiophiles have discovered that the Guitar Hero version of Metallica album Death Magnetic is of better quality than the retail CD...

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"Why would you go through the trouble of recording the recording? I'm pretty sure someones ..."

- aqtrans see all 84 comments

Guitar Hero DLC Subscription Being Evaluated by Activision, Plans to Make Lots of Money

By Blake Ellison, Sep 16, 2008 4:29pm PDT

Activision is considering a subscription service to deliver new songs monthly for its music-rhythm series Guitar Hero, according to Activision...

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"And yet those of us that have RB also want more, so even if they had kept up with HMX his ..."

- schnitz76 see all 11 comments

Activision: Guitar Hero Boosts Music Sales 200-300%

By Blake Ellison, Sep 15, 2008 3:20pm PDT

Inclusion in the Guitar Hero series boosts real-world sales of a song by an average of 200 to 300%, according to Zach Horowitz, President and COO...

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"The GH3 version of Death Magnetic is better than the CD version. Funny that."

- Razerious see all 11 comments

Activision Tripling Guitar Hero Releases by 2010

By Chris Faylor, Sep 15, 2008 3:07pm PDT

Activision Blizzard will triple the amount of Guitar Hero titles and content it offers by 2010, Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith revealed...

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"Sweet, that's not too bad then. Not for GH though? I know I can't play GH2 tracks in GH3, etc..."

- m0rb see all 24 comments

Analyst: Activision Doesn't Need Warner Music for Guitar Hero

By Blake Ellison, Aug 28, 2008 5:30pm PDT

In recent history, Activision--publisher of the Guitar Hero series--and Warner Music--a massive record label with songs included in the...

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"No. They both agreed to the price. Activision isn't the one whining after the fact. Gamers don't ..."

- TrptJim see all 14 comments

Rush Hour Director Dreams of Guitar Hero Movie

By Chris Faylor, Aug 28, 2008 2:47pm PDT

Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner hopes that, one day, he can make a film based on Guitar Hero. "I would love to do a...

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"I fucking would have never thrown my good money away on the Power Glove if it hadn't of been for ..."

- FalseGod see all 43 comments

More Call of Duty and Guitar Hero Sequels in 2009

By Chris Faylor, Jul 31, 2008 2:50pm PDT

Activision today revealed that it is planning to release future iterations in the Guitar Hero and Call of Duty franchises during 2009. According...

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"What, your aim? (J/K) Try playing a game of Unreal Tournament first. The kills seem bazillions ..."

- tohm82 see all 17 comments

Activision Blizzard Planning iTunes-like Music Store Built on Guitar Hero Brand

By Aaron Linde, Jul 10, 2008 8:00pm PDT

The freshly conglomerated publisher Activision Blizzard is considering development of an online music platform similar to Apple's iTunes software...

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"When they get done with this, they'll all be wearing gold diapers. "

- hillemania see all 17 comments

Rock Band, Guitar Hero Publishers Vying for Beatles Licensing Agreement

By Aaron Linde, Jun 22, 2008 7:47pm PDT

Publishers Activision and MTV Games are courting representatives of the Beatles to license the wildly popular band's catalog for use in their...

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"He didn't lose it. It isn't like whoops hey, where did all my money go? That one legged bitch ..."

- rosewood see all 26 comments

Guitar Hero: Metallica Confirmed

By Aaron Linde, Jun 02, 2008 1:48pm PDT

Details in an Activision SEC filing uncovered by GameSpot has confirmed the existence of a new Guitar Hero title focused on the long-running heavy...

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"The thought of playing all the songs from ...And Justice For All makes my hands hurt."

- DiscW see all 59 comments

At the Drive-In Shreds into Guitar Hero

By Aaron Linde, May 09, 2008 11:47am PDT

Fearless Records has announced that progressive rock band At the Drive-In will be contributing a song to an upcoming Guitar Hero title, most likely...

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"yeah if they released all of relationship of command I would then buy rockband."

- hirosushima see all 20 comments

Guitar Hero 4 to Feature More Instruments, Vocals

By Aaron Linde, Apr 21, 2008 12:53pm PDT

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said that the fourth installment of Neversoft's Guitar Hero franchise will incorporate additional instruments similar...

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"move on from franchises that sell a bajillion copies? that's not very good business"

- mikecyb see all 84 comments

Def Leppard Talks Guitar Hero 4 Songs

By Chris Faylor, Apr 04, 2008 8:58am PDT

It appears that British metal group Def Leppard may have up to three songs in the upcoming music-rhythm title Guitar Hero IV. "We're going to...

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"the Def Leppard drummer lost an arm in an accident and played using 1 arm from then on"

- Old_Fart see all 28 comments