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Dress like a rock star and win a Rocksmith electric guitar bundle

To become a true rock god, you’ve got to look the part. That’s why MCV and Ubisoft are calling for members of the industry to show us their finest rock star poses – and the best ones will win a copy of Rocksmith, plus an electric guitar. All you have …

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Rocksmith delayed to 2012

The European release of Rocksmith has been pushed back to next year and Ubisoft is asking consumers not to import it. A statement on the Rocksmith Facebook pageread: Rocksmith will not be available in Europe until 2012. This is due to music licensing and other external factors. For those of …

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Ubisoft reveals Rocksmith

While some publishers clearly are no longer convinced about the viability of the guitar game genre, Ubisoft clearly is following the announcement of a brand new music game from the publisher. Called Rocksmith, the game comes complete with a real electric guitar. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter says that Ubisoft …

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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 lucrative music games genre. The firm has hired former THQ exec Roy Campbell to head up its international business and …

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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. The announcements come alongside the publisher’s new plans to cut the amount of music games in the future, emphasising fewer titles with greater quality. In a conference …

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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 skilled use of one of music’s key IPs. MTV’s Rock Band tie-in sold 1.18m units in the territory throughout the …

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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 continued success. Throughout 2009 sales of music games fell by nearly 50 per cent to $1bn in North America. I …

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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 news that sales of Guitar Hero are radically up year-on-year all the more impressive. Year to date through September 30, …

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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. In an exclusive interview, Activision’s music game boss Dan Rosensweig said retailers can expect more Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero games next year – but perhaps …

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Zane Lowe to front Guitar Hero push

Activision has signed Zane Lowe to help promote and develop its Guitar Hero series. The collaboration will see the Radio 1 DJ fully endorse the Hero series as well as offer up his expertise to help grow the brand. DJ Hero will also be the headline sponsor of Zane Lowe’s …

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