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Monday: July 25, 2011

Guitar Hero franchise not quite dead yet, gets upgraded to mostly dead.Guitar Hero franchise not quite dead yet, gets upgraded to mostly dead.

It turns out there is still money to be made from selling plastic guitars and other assorted musical peripherals for console gaming. Activision Blizzard has stated that the franchise will indeed be making a return and that the experience will be reinvented, rebooted, retooled, whatever you want to call it. Hey Activision, please make sure that whatever you release at least works with my existing dusty plastic peripherals. Thanks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:07 PM | Tags (6) | activision | blizzard | consumerist | gaming | guitarhero | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Activision shuts down non-commercial fan-made King's Quest episodic series.Activision shuts down non-commercial fan-made King's Quest episodic series.

After talks and negotiations in the last few months between ourselves and Activision, they have reached the decision that they are not interested in granting a non-commercial license to The Silver Lining, and have asked that we cease production and take down all related materials on our website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:45 PM | Tags (8) | activision | adventure | fanmade | gaming | kingsquest | sequel | sierra | vivendi |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

New Call of Duty game has topped three billion in global retail sales.New Call of Duty game has topped three billion in global retail sales.

This is obviously very good news for the folks over at Activision who will hopefully now stop making more needless plastic peripherals and get back to making some decent video games (c'mon, DJ Hero, Band Hero, Ukulele Hero, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:51 PM | Tags (6) | activision | callofduty | gaming | modern | videogames | warfare |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?

'I think what the untethered Guitar Hero does is it maybe equals the playing field a little bit more and gives you leverage with first parties on downloadable content and the business model,' says Kotick in the IGN piece.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:12 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | activision | usatoday | consoles | guitarhero | untethered |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.

This probably stems from Cobain singing songs by other licensed artists in the Guitar Hero 5 game, something that in no way seems like something he would want to be a part of, if alive today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:20 PM | Tags (8) | activision | courtneylove | gaming | guitarhero | kurtcobain | lawsuit | nirvana | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Sony would like you know that you won't be seeing a PlayStation price cut anytime soon.Sony would like you know that you won't be seeing a PlayStation price cut anytime soon.

I'm sure this will make the folks at Activision quite happy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:57 AM | Tags (7) | sony | playstation | ps3 | price | cut | overpriced | activision |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Activision not too happy with how the PS3 is performing these days.Activision not too happy with how the PS3 is performing these days.

It's expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and Xbox are just selling better. Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:37 PM | Tags (4) | activision | ps3 | sales | sony |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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