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Gibson fails in Guitar Hero lawsuit

Famed guitar maker Gibson has seen its lawsuit against Guitar Hero publisher Activision Blizzard thrown out of court after it ruled that Neversoft’s game does not infringe any existing patents. Edge reports that Gibson had claimed its US Patent 5,990,405 for a system and method for generating and controlling a …

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US: New Guitar Hero hardware SKU announced

Guitar Hero World Tour developer Neversoft has announced that it is to release an additional SKU to its Guitar Hero: World Tour offering in the form of a standalone drum pack. The peripheral will retail for $100 and is set for release on February 15th. The developer has also confirmed …

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Kotick confirms DJ Hero

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has confirmed that DJ Hero, a dance-music themed take on the Guitar Hero formula, is in development and will be out later this year. The game will come bundled with a record-deck peripheral and will more likely than not be released on a wide range …

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Guitar Hero III sales pass $1bn

Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith has claimed that 2007’s Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has now surpassed a sales value of $1bn – a milestone the exec claims has never before been achieved by a single title, Edge Online reports. Click here to read the full story.

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Konami bringing Guitar Hero to arcades

Seemingly not satisfied with conquering the world’s living rooms with its music series Guitar Hero, Activision-Blizzard is to bring its franchise to arcades around the world – and the surprise is that Japanese rival Konami is on board with the project, MTV Multiplayer reports. Guitar Hero Arcade is based on …

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DJ Hero set for summer 2009?

Despite not yet being officially announced, Activision’s DJ Hero has received another official nod today after seemingly being announced by a newsletter from Dutch trance star DJ Tiesto. It seems that Tiesto will lend his name and music to a DJ Hero spin-off, which is most likely to take the …

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Guitar Hero targeting musical instrument retail

Activision has revealed a plan to target a whole new segment of the market with its release of the fourth instalment to its music franchise, Guitar Hero: World Tour on November 14th. The publisher intends to get its game installed in a number of musical instrument outlets in an attempt …

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