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Activision pulling all DLC for Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero games

The downloadable music for Activision's rhythm games in the Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero series will no longer be available after the end of this month on March 31. The production of DLC for the brands ended in February 2011. The announcement comes from an update on the publisher's...

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Axl Rose's Guitar Hero 3 lawsuit dismissed

The last vestige of Guns N Roses lead singer Axl Rose's lawsuit against Activision has been dismissed, reports the San Marino Tribune. Originally filed in 2010, Rose's suit alleged that Guitar Hero 3 associated the song "Welcome to the Jungle" with former GNR guitarist Slash. According to Rose, the...

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Report: Guitar Hero 7 used only a six-string guitar, canned in 2011

Guitar Hero 7 was a game that existed, at least in a development phase, until Activision canceled it in early 2011, Kotaku reported, citing an anonymous source. Guitar Hero 7 had only a guitar, ditching the drums, mic and bass that surfaced once Rock Band entered the market. The guitar saw some...

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Glu Mobile closes Brazil office; Washington and California studios hit with layoffs

Glu Mobile, the developers behind mobile versions of Guitar Hero and Call of Duty: Black Ops, has announced that it is closing its San Paulo, Brazil office and laying off employees in Kirkland, Washington, and San Francisco, California. A statement from the company says that it needs to hold its...

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Guitar Hero co-creator gets down with new peripheral gig, Green Throttle

Co-creator of the Guitar Hero franchise Charles Huang is stepping into the gaming-peripheral business once again, this time with a mobile-to-TV app and controller under a new company, Green Throttle Games. Green Throttle hopes to turn smartphone games into big-screen experiences by connecting...

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Guitar Hero clone used to teach unknowable, subconscious passwords

We're not entirely sure if this new development in password technology is amazing or terrifying or both, but a group of cryptographers and neuroscientists have developed a method through which a subject can be taught a 30-character password and not even know that they know it. This is all...

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Slash looks back at working with Activision on Guitar Hero

Real-life guitar hero Slash was in Los Angeles last week promoting a new music game called BandFuse: Rock Legends. Speaking to Joystiq, he shared some insight on what it was like to work with Activision for the immensely popular Guitar Hero series. "A lot of kids tripped out," says the former Guns...

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Bastion narrator takes a hilarious journey through other games

What happens when Bastion's ever-present contextual narrator lands in some of gaming's most famous titles? Pure hilarity, as seen in the Dorkly-crafted video above....

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Peripheral price-drop madness: Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, and Tony Hawk bundles for 10 bucks

Toys R Us has decided that all peripherals must go, and in order to clear the shelves as quickly as possible, a ridiculous number of DJ Hero, Tony Hawk, and Guitar Hero bundles for all systems have been marked down to $9.99. If you've just got too darn much free space in your living room, make...

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Bobby Kotick talks Guitar and DJ Hero, the fall and the coming rise

Bobby Kotick earned more than $4.4 billion through Activision Blizzard last year, which means his business success is obvious -- but so are his failures. In an interview with Forbes, Kotick described the downfall of the Guitar Hero and DJ Hero franchises with the kind of detail that can only come...

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