Entries in 'hero' (41)

VIDEO: Uncharted 3 and being a hero

VIDEO: Uncharted 3 and being a hero

The November 2nd arrival of Sony’s PS3 exclusive action title Uncharted 3 is ever so close now, and fans of the series can now watch a new video inspired ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2011 at 1:03PM in News
June 10th for inFamous 2

June 10th for inFamous 2

SCEE has confirmed that inFamous 2 will be released in the UK, Ireland and Germany on June 10th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2011 at 1:40PM in News
MTV ready to Rock Europe

MTV ready to Rock Europe

MTV Games is establishing a new base in Europe – and the entertainment giant has told MCV its local team will dethrone Activision as the territory’s No.1 publisher in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2010 at 1:58PM in News
Guitar Hero 6 and DJ Hero 2 due Q4

Guitar Hero 6 and DJ Hero 2 due Q4

After posting a rise in profit, Activision has confirmed that Guitar Hero 6 will be released this autumn followed by DJ Hero 2.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 7th 2010 at 12:19PM in News

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US: Beatles pips Guitar Hero

US: Beatles pips Guitar Hero

Numbers from US mag Advertising Age claim that The Beatles: Rock Band outsold rival Guitar Hero 5 in North America in 2009, thanks in part, the publication claims, to Viacom’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2010 at 10:48AM in News
Best of music genre “yet to come”

Best of music genre “yet to come”

The creators of market rivals Guitar Hero and Rock Band have insisted that the future is bright for the music games genre, with the rising prominence of user-created content driving ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2010 at 11:30AM in News
South Peak signs 3D Dot Game Hero

South Peak signs 3D Dot Game Hero

South Peak has swooped for the publishing rights to retro-inspired PS3 title 3D Dot Game Heroes in Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2010 at 1:23PM in News
DJ Hero best new IP of ‘09

DJ Hero best new IP of ‘09

Though commentators would have you believe that the music game genre is in a savage state of decline, new numbers from NPD Group claim that DJ Hero was in revenue ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2010 at 1:36PM in News

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Half-Minute Hero lands in February

Half-Minute Hero lands in February

Rising Star Games has announced it will be releasing Half-Minute Hero in Europe on February 12th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2010 at 1:14PM in News
Activision “sticking with” DJ Hero IP

Activision “sticking with” DJ Hero IP

Leading global publisher Activision Blizzard has vowed to press ahead with its plans for the DJ Hero brand, having confirmed its intention to publish a sequel to the firm’s latest ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2010 at 10:58AM in News
COMPETITION: Activision’s Promote & Devote 2009

COMPETITION: Activision’s Promote & Devote 2009

Following the success of the ‘Promote & Devote 2008’ promotional event offered to Independent retailers, Activision Blizzard is backing this year’s event with up to £30,000.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2009 at 4:47PM in News
Guitar Hero sales up year-on-year

Guitar Hero sales up year-on-year

Viacom’s luke-warm analysis of its Rock band franchise earlier this week added fuel to the fire of those questioning the long-term viability of the music game franchise – making the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2009 at 10:14AM in News

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Microsoft has the X Factor

Microsoft has the X Factor

Platform holder Microsoft has announced that it has bought up an entire ad break during the November 14th episode of ITV’s reality TV show X Factor as it ramps up ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2009 at 12:14PM in News
‘Long tail’ expected for DJ Hero

‘Long tail’ expected for DJ Hero

Ahead of the release of Activision’s DJ hero in the UK this Friday, the co-founder of Guitar Hero Kai Huang has stated that a slow start at retail is not ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 26th 2009 at 2:55PM in News
More Hero discs due next year

More Hero discs due next year

The CEO of Guitar Hero has confirmed to MCV that retailers can expect more disc-based releases for its music games in 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2009 at 6:19PM in News
DJ Hero to put industry in a spin

DJ Hero to put industry in a spin

Activision believes that DJ Hero can help grow the music game genre – by attracting consumers that have never before played Guitar Hero or Rock Band.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2009 at 1:20PM in News

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Zane Lowe to front Guitar Hero push

Zane Lowe to front Guitar Hero push

Activision has signed Zane Lowe to help promote and develop its Guitar Hero series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2009 at 9:30AM in News
Rivals can't compete with Guitar Hero

Rivals can't compete with Guitar Hero

Activision has told MCV it will keep aggressively growing its share of the music category through retail collaborations, new promotions and expansion to new genres.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2009 at 12:20PM in News
Guitar Hero cutting out the console

Guitar Hero cutting out the console

In a move that will send shudders down the spine of platform holders, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has stated that his firm is looking into the possibility of releasing ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2009 at 11:35AM in News
UK CHARTS: Guitar Hero wins Band battle

UK CHARTS: Guitar Hero wins Band battle

Adding to the Beatles’s loss in the music charts at the hands of the record-breaking Dame Vera Lynn, EA’s licensed games outing The Beatles: Rock Band also missed out ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2009 at 11:39AM in News
Guitar Hero pre-orders heat up

Guitar Hero pre-orders heat up

Activision Blizzard has underlined the importance of retail in the success of Guitar Hero 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2009 at 2:49PM in News
Activision: 'Music genre down significantly’

Activision: 'Music genre down significantly’

Activision-Blizzard has joined sector rival EA and industry analysts in admitting yesterday that the music game genre is facing tough times.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2009 at 6:08PM in News
DJ Hero: Renegade Edition revealed

DJ Hero: Renegade Edition revealed

Publisher Activision Blizzard has announced a second SKU to compliment its upcoming DJ Hero – the Jay-Z and Eminem endorsed DJ Hero: Renegade.



Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2009 at 5:41PM in News
Music game revenues plummet

Music game revenues plummet

A bit of digging at the latest NPD results for the North American games market has shown that revenues generated by leading music genre brands Guitar Hero and Rock Band ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2009 at 12:17PM in News
Xbox 360 wireless mics get standalone SKU

Xbox 360 wireless mics get standalone SKU

The motion sensing wireless microphones bundled with Microsoft’s karaoke title Lips are to get their own SKU as the platform holder looks to talk up the benefits of the peripherals ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2009 at 11:50AM in News