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Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero DLC to be taken down at end of March

Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero DLC to be taken down at end of March

Activision has announced that all Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero DLC is to be taken offline later this month.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 19th 2014 at 12:17PM in News
Guitar Hero studio hiring for FPS

Guitar Hero studio hiring for FPS

Activision-owned developer Neversoft is working on a first-person shooter for the publisher.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 23rd 2011 at 11:09AM in News
'It's not f*****g Guitar Hero'

'It's not f*****g Guitar Hero'

For those of you not in the know, Noel Gallagher is best known for his former membership of UK rock band Oasis. Now he's going solo. He has a new ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2011 at 4:34PM in News
Guitar Hero revival on the cards

Guitar Hero revival on the cards

The once hugely successful Guitar Hero franchise may return from what Activision says is just a “hiatus”.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 12th 2011 at 7:05PM in News

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Music biz unlikely to mourn Guitar Hero loss

Music biz unlikely to mourn Guitar Hero loss

The likes of EMI and Universal have enjoyed huge success partnering with Activision’s Guitar Hero franchise. However, Music Week’s digital specialist Eamonn Forde says the record companies will quickly move ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2011 at 10:00AM in News
Activision 'abused' Guitar Hero

Activision 'abused' Guitar Hero

One of the key figures from the history of the Guitar Hero franchise has blamed Activision's abuse of the brand as the reason for its downfall.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2011 at 2:39PM in News
Read this week’s MCV online edition

Read this week’s MCV online edition

You can now read the digital edition of this week's MCV magazine – simply point your browser here.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 18th 2011 at 10:36AM in News
Music games hit new high in 2010

Music games hit new high in 2010

Forget the fall of Guitar Hero; the music video game sector is stronger than ever, says GfK Chart-Track.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2011 at 8:06AM in News

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Guitar Hero strategy 'was wrong'

Guitar Hero strategy 'was wrong'

Activision's decision to sell Guitar Hero as a product as opposed to a content platform was the ultimate cause of the IPs downfall, GamesBrief analyst Nicholas Lovell has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2011 at 11:49AM in News
Harmonix 'saddened' by GH demise

Harmonix 'saddened' by GH demise

The developer of rhythm action game Rock Band – and creator of the Guitar Hero series – has expressed its sadness about Activision's decision to scrap the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2011 at 8:10AM in News
RETROSPECTIVE: Guitar Hero

RETROSPECTIVE: Guitar Hero

I've been a gamer for effectively as long as I remember. My first memories stray back as far as the early '80s when my parents purchased an Atari 2600. I ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2011 at 1:13PM in News
Bungie game 'key' to Activision’s growth

Bungie game 'key' to Activision’s growth

We might not know what game Bungie is working on, but Activision says it will be one of its key long-term revenue drivers.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 10th 2011 at 11:22AM in News

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Activision: We've had to make some difficult decisions

Activision: We've had to make some difficult decisions

With the games industry still coming to terms with the shock death of the Guitar Hero series, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has outlined the reasons for the dramatic ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2011 at 11:13AM in News
Activision restructuring: 500 jobs lost

Activision restructuring: 500 jobs lost

Cutbacks at Activision will result in 500 jobs lost at the publisher, Develop reports.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Feb 9th 2011 at 10:27PM in News
Guitar Hero business 'disbanded'

Guitar Hero business 'disbanded'

The reports are correct. There will be no more Guitar Hero games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2011 at 9:52PM in News

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Activision DLC now half-price on Xbox Live

Activision DLC now half-price on Xbox Live

Microsoft and Activision are running a huge half-price sale on the latter’s Xbox Live content.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 12th 2011 at 10:51AM in News
Activision slashes music game prices

Activision slashes music game prices

Publisher Activision has dropped the price of both Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero 2 in North America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2011 at 10:16AM in News
Yoostar 2 is ‘the next Guitar Hero’

Yoostar 2 is ‘the next Guitar Hero’

Innovative camera-based game Yoostar 2 has the potential to match the success of Activision’s Guitar Hero franchise.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 6th 2011 at 9:47AM in News
NPD: Dance games spark music recovery

NPD: Dance games spark music recovery

US sales tracker NPD has finally revealed some good news for the struggling music genre.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 10th 2010 at 10:12AM in News
Activision silent over Harmonix buyout

Activision silent over Harmonix buyout

Activision has spoken of its love for Rock Band developer Harmonix but refused to speak about a possible acquisition.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 9th 2010 at 10:41AM in News
Unhappy Viacom to sell off Harmonix

Unhappy Viacom to sell off Harmonix

Just four years after it bought the studio for an amazing $175m, Viacom has said it wants to sell off music game studio Harmonix.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 11th 2010 at 1:54PM in News
What Harmonix thinks of Guitar Hero

What Harmonix thinks of Guitar Hero

There’s no doubting that Guitar Hero and Rock Band are the two major players in the music games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2010 at 8:02AM in News
Activision ‘should acquire’ Rock Band

Activision ‘should acquire’ Rock Band

Publisher Activision’s only chance of prospering in the music genre is to attempt to acquire the Rock Band IP from MTV owner Viacom, one US analyst has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 25th 2010 at 4:55PM in News
Guitar Hero faces US struggle

Guitar Hero faces US struggle

One US analyst has labelled the week one sales debut of new release Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock as “dreadful”, pointing to stiff challenges for the music genre in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2010 at 9:34AM in News