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A closer look at DJ Hero

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Enjoy these videos of Activision’s upcoming music game DJ Hero. Hopefully the videos will give you a pretty good idea of what the game has to offer.

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DJ Hero, Activision’s form of Guitar Hero for DJ’s, will give those hoping to express their inner party-starter the chance to hone their skills on the turntables. Supplying players with a turntable-like controller, Activision hopes to create the same feeling players receive when playing with the guitar controller in their Guitar Hero series. The turntable includes a rotatable turntable with three buttons placed on top, an effects dial, and a crossfader. Also on the controller is the “Euphoria” button, which when pressed triggers a Star Power-like mode such as in Guitar Hero.

DJ Hero is set to appear on store shelves for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo Wii on October 27.


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August 6, 2009 Posted by | Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , | Leave a comment

Shirley Manson to Star in Guitar Hero 5

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One of the star performers to appear in the next Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 5, has been showcased in a new trailer released by Activision. Shirley Manson, lead singer of the rock band Garbage, will be turned into a virtual character which players can choose to sing their favorite song while they play.

Guitar Hero 5 will hit store shelves September 1, and will be availabe for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Xbox 360.


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July 29, 2009 Posted by | Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , | Leave a comment

Eight New Songs Revealed for The Beatles: Rock Band

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A new trailer for The Beatles: Rock Band showcases gameplay, and debuts eight new tracks that will be playable when the game is released.  Check out these new songs:

  • “Twist and Shout”
  • “Paperback Writer”
  • “Can’t Buy Me Love”
  • “Eight Days a Week”
  • “Yellow Submarine”
  • “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
  • “Within You Without You”
  • “Revolution”

So if you’re not tired of Guitar Hero and Rock Band sequel after sequel then be sure to check this one out.

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guitar Hero 5 to “Empower Fans” with two new screenshots

Activision’s Guitar Hero series has finally made it to a milestone, its actual 5th edition.

Named Guitar Hero 5 (go figure), Activision will feature 85 of the hottest bands of today in their new addition, and will also add some interesting features. Party Play will allow players to jump in and out in the middle of gameplay seamlessly, and Rock Fest will create a competitive experience featuring five new head-to-head modes.

Guitar Hero 5 is in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Ninteno Wii.

“SANTA MONICA, May 18, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Guitar Hero continues to re-define the music and gaming experience this Fall with the release of Guitar Hero 5. Featuring the best variety and biggest rock stars of today combined with classic rock anthems, Guitar Hero 5 is the latest installment of the world’s most popular music game. For the first time ever, players can customize the make-up of their band by rocking with any combination of instruments in-game: whether it be two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, any combination is possible, allowing players to experience music their own way. Brand new, innovative, easy-to-use gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest put fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the Guitar Hero experience to match their personal style and interests. For extended hours of entertainment, downloadable content from Guitar Hero(R) World Tour will be compatible with the game and will automatically be updated to include all of the upgrades and enhancements of Guitar Hero 5.*

Guitar Hero 5 features the strongest, most varied set list to-date comprised of master tracks from 85 of the hottest bands of today and the biggest classic acts including; Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Santana, Vampire Weekend, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, plus more than 25 artists from a variety of music genres that will be making their music video game debut.

“Guitar Hero is the music platform for today because it celebrates the social nature of music and brings fans closer to the music and artists they love while allowing them to share and discover music with their friends, family and online communities,” said Dan Rosensweig, president and chief executive officer of Guitar Hero.

Among the first-time-ever features of Guitar Hero 5 are: Party Play, where players can jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly; RockFest, a comprehensive competitive experience available featuring five new head-to-head modes playable online or in your living room; and the ability to play the entire set-list from the first time the game is turned on.

Guitar Hero 5 refines the player experience, enhances the art style and redesigns core features such as GHMusic Studio(SM), making it the most accessible, fun-to-play and authentic experience for seasoned music gamers as well as first-time players. New innovations such as Band Moments, where bands are rewarded for hitting special note streams together and song challenges where gamers are tasked to play through a song a specific way, add a new competitive layer of excitement and accomplishment to the music rhythm genre.

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), Guitar Hero 5 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, and by Vicarious Visions for the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo. Budcat is developing Guitar Hero 5 for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero 5, please visit

*Does not apply to a limited number of songs”

May 18, 2009 Posted by | Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Screenshot(s), Xbox 360 | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment