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Skylanders: Swap Force 'Dark Edition' adds five dark characters

By Steve Watts, Aug 12, 2013 11:30am PDT

Skylanders: Swap Force will be available in a "Dark Edition," a collector's set that includes five "Dark" versions of Skylanders instead of the usual three standard paint jobs.

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"this would ok if man-childs didnt snap them up in the hopes they'll be collectable. goddam ..."

- cptstern see all 2 comments

Skylanders Swap Force preview: boisterous bifurcation

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2013 12:30pm PDT

A hands-on look at Skylanders Swap Force, complete with terrible name-mixing puns.

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Skylanders Swap Force coming October 13, PS4 and Xbox One versions confirmed

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Skylanders Swap Force is coming October 13, Activision announced today. Versions will also be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though not necessarily on the same date.

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"Kid? You mean I'm not the one who was supposed to be playing? Oops. ;)"

- ATimson see all 4 comments

Skylanders Swap Force announced

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 05, 2013 6:45am PST

It's a new year so you know what we need: a new game in each major franchise! Actually, Skylanders Swap Force does sound like an interesting upgrade to Activision's $500 million-grossing collectible toy-video game-thing, introducing characters whose parts can be switched and...

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Guitar Hero Released on iPhone, iPod touch

By Chris Faylor, Jun 07, 2010 2:30pm PDT

Extending its Rock Band rivalry to the iPhone and iPod touch, Activision today released Guitar Hero to the iTunes App Store. Developed by Guitar...

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"At an initial cost of $3, the only ones who should feel hooked and gutted are iPhone wielding ..."

- angry jellyfish see all 3 comments

Band Hero Brings Portable Drum Action to DS Lite

By Chris Faylor, Jul 23, 2009 1:12pm PDT

Publisher Acitivision has revealed how Band Hero will be able to provide Nintendo DS Lite owners with a portable multi-instrument music game:...

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"Don't you think this is getting crazy....First they had drums, cool idea, then mic for a whole ..."

- Gnoll90 see all 10 comments

Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades Unveiled

By Aaron Linde, Jul 15, 2008 9:43am PDT

Nintendo today revealed Vicarious Vision's Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades at its conference at today's E3 2008 press conference. A follow-up to...

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First Guitar Hero DS Media Unveiled

By Chris Faylor, Mar 20, 2008 8:24am PDT

Following up on yesterday's announcement, publisher Activision has issued two teeny-tiny screenshots of the first Guitar Hero entry on the Nintendo...

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"The announcement trailer shows you how to hold it, those buttons come along with a wrist strap ..."

- deKaf see all 4 comments

Guitar Hero DS, Guitar Grip Peripheral Revealed

By Aaron Linde, Mar 19, 2008 12:55pm PDT

Activision has revealed the long-rumored DS rendition of its Guitar Hero franchise and its accompanying peripheral, IGN reports. Entitled Guitar...

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"I predict terribly worn out screens from strumming... Also difficulty cannot be nearly as high =("

- TheNiXXeD see all 44 comments

Rock This Way With Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 15, 2008 6:31am PST

Activision today announced that it will continue the Guitar Hero craze with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, due out in June for PlayStation 2, PlayStation...

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"STD is paying some pretty decent dividends these days…"

- anonimo see all 70 comments

Game Sales Swell to $2.63B in November, Call of Duty 4 Takes Top Software Spot

By Carlos Bergfeld, Dec 13, 2007 5:18pm PST

NPD just released its game industry data for November, and the month containing the infamous Black Friday brought with it an insane level of video...

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"yeh, i bought that, bioshock, orange box from steam, and ut3, supreme commander/forged alliance, ..."

- Shai-Tan see all 91 comments

Game Sales Bring in $1.1B for October, Wii Retakes Hardware Charts

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 15, 2007 6:19pm PST

NPD has kept its word and released gaming sales numbers for October, revealing game-related revenues of $1.1 billion for the month, a 73 percent...

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"well it was killer apps - plural. i think the price and the way the system is perceived now ..."

- Mansmells see all 65 comments

Report: Guitar Hero 3 Wii Only Outputs in Mono

By Chris Faylor, Nov 12, 2007 8:58am PST

Expanding on the sound quality issues some reported with the Wii edition of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, members of the official Guitar Hero...

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"Maybe a difference between dev consoles and retail ones? It's also possible a last-minute bug ..."

- Enkidu see all 49 comments

Record-breaking Q2 Revenues, Guitar Hero III Launch Lead Activision to Increase Sales Estimates

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 05, 2007 2:14pm PST

Santa Monica-headquartered game publisher Activision reported its second quarter fiscal year 2008 results today, posting all-time high Q2 revenues...

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"Wait ...what? A Guitar Hero MMO? At that point it's time to rename the damn thing."

- Begawkiness see all 2 comments

Guitar Hero 3 Gains Aerosmith, Bloc Party, Sonic Youth, The Killers, White Zombie, Many More

By Chris Faylor, Oct 03, 2007 7:26am PDT

Sixteen more Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock of the tracks were revealed by publisher Activision today, adding songs from bands such as Aerosmith,...

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"This is the best track list yet, Stricken by disturbed is going to be awesome, cant wait!!!"

- The Manatee see all 19 comments