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June sales bode well for Blur

Speaking on his personal blog, former games journalist and current Activision man Dan Amrich has launched a passionate defence of online racer Blur following widespread reports of low sales in the US. I’ve seen sites call it a ‘failure’ and one even went on to list a whole bunch of …

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DJ Hero 2 revealed

DJ Hero 2 will launch on PS3, Wii and 360 this autumn, Activision has announced. The publisher has also revealed a special Party Bundle, which will include two turntable controllers and a microphone. The Party set will launch alongside the normal edition. Over 87 artists will be included in the …

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DJ Hero 2 revealed

DJ Hero 2 will launch on PS3, Wii and 360 this autumn, Activision has announced. The publisher has also revealed a special Party Bundle, which will include two turntable controllers and a microphone. The Party set will launch alongside the normal edition. Over 87 artists will be included in the …

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Record $4bn revenues for Activision

Activision Blizzard has once again bucked the downward trend in the games industry by detailing better than expected Q4 and full year 2009 earnings. In fact the firm reckons 2009 was the most profitable year in the history of the company. For the full year Activision Blizzard’s GAAP net revenues …

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New boss for Guitar Hero franchise

Musical chairs at Activision today – after less than a year on the job former Guitar Hero CEO Dan Rosensweig has left to pursue new career oportunities. He will be replaced by David Haddad, who becomes COO of Guitar Hero. Haddad formerly served as COO of Vivendi Games’ Sierra Online …

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Another lawsuit targets Activision

Just a month after the firm was blasted (inaccurately, it turned out) by Courtney Love, Activision’s Guitar Hero franchise is subject of another celebrity lawsuit. This time rock band No Doubt is up in arms over an appearance in Band Hero, which the group allege contravenes their licensing deal by …

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Are music games ripping off artists?

Could the video games industry be exploiting musicians; left with little option than to sell their wares super-cheap due to pressures from piracy? That’s the question posed by a Channel 4 News report today, which reveals that a sale of a music game featuring a musician’s track earns them just …

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RETAIL BIZ: DJ Hero

Click here to browse through the RETAIL BIZ Previews section, home to MCV’s in-depth guide to some of the biggest titles due to hit shelves over the next month. This week, we take a look at Activision Blizzard’s DJ Hero, the upcoming scratch-‘em-up that stands to revolutionise and expand the …

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