Posted On 11 Dec 2011 By Brian. Under: Guitar Hero (Original), Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80's, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: Metallica, Guitar Hero: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, Guitar Hero: Van Halen, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Other, Other Music Games.
When a genre suffers a bit of a falling out, the plus side is that is that deals galore come our way. There haven't been many for the Guitar Hero franchise this holiday season, but if you missed out on the big #GHSwag giveaway a couple months back, now's your shot to get your hands on some of the games ... Read More
The Guitar Hero brand may be on hiatus for 2011, but it looks like 2012 will, at the very least, hold some news for the franchise. According to a tweet on the official Guitar Hero Twitter account, Activision will be holding "2012 live events" for the franchise. Not only that, but an announcement is set to come "next week. The @ActivisionHunts tour ... Read More
Gamasutra has published a very interesting interview with Activision's Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Tippl, regarding the Guitar Hero franchise and what went wrong. The interview isn't really anything we haven't heard before, but it's definitely worth noting that the franchise is, in fact, still being spoken about by higher ups in Activision. The Activision CFO cited numerous reasons for the decision ... Read More
Posted On 20 Jul 2011 By Brian. Under: Activision, Hero Series.
Forbes.com has published an interview with Activision CEO, Bobby Kotick. The interview touched on innovation, and learning from mistakes of the past. One passage in particular struck a chord with us, as Kotick discussed the progression of Guitar Hero in relation to the topic at hand. Despite the several development studio closures of 2010 and 2011, Kotick claims that Activision ... Read More
Posted On 22 Jun 2011 By Brian. Under: Activision, DJ Hero, DJ Hero 2, Hero Series.
We already know all about Activision's cancellation of numerous products, including our favorite franchises with the word "Hero" in them, but Eric Hirshberg, Activision Publishing CEO, recently spoke with Joystiq to delve deeper into the underlying reasons why multiple series were so abruptly put on hiatus. We knew that Activision's official stance of the status of the Hero brand was that ... Read More
Look, we know that Guitar Hero has been pretty much smacked down for an undetermined period of time, but a new report is that Activision is planning to bring the series back at the latest on Nintendo's freshly revealed console, the Wii U. The latest rumor comes from everyone's favorite "industry analyst," Michael Pachter. According to Pachter, he was talking to ... Read More
Posted On 31 May 2011 By Brian. Under: Activision, DJ Hero, DJ Hero 2.
After the grim news that the DJ Hero and Guitar Hero franchises were being put on hiatus and their business units disbanded, we were all but sure that FreeStyleGames, the developer of DJ Hero, would be among the causalities. Luckily, news has come today that they will not be shut down by Activision. According to ... Read More
Posted On 15 May 2011 By Brian. Under: Activision, Hero Series.
We know the news has been a little slow since the announcement that Guitar Hero and DJ Hero would be on hiatus until further notice, but according to a cryptic response to a tweet sent by yours truly, we may have more news coming soon. My tweet, which was simply making a point that more Guitar Hero news would make ... Read More