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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


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: September 2, 2009

Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.

It still seems a little inappropriate that Kurt Cobain is included as a playable character. And even more so after watching this YouTube clip. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | ars | cobain | gaming | guitarhero | review | silly | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 surfaces online. Meh.Full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 surfaces online. Meh.

For some reason I find none of these songs seem to be compelling enough to make me want to buy another Guitar Hero game. Although it is nice to see a Gov't Mule tune making the list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:24 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | guitarhero | meh | mule | phish | setlist | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Carlos Santana joins the cast of Guitar Hero 5.Carlos Santana joins the cast of Guitar Hero 5.

You'll be able to play his 1971 hit, 'No One to Depend On' from his second self-titled album, 1971's Santana.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (5) | guitarhero | santana | roster | characters | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Jack White and Jimmy Page not the biggest fans of Guitar Hero.Jack White and Jimmy Page not the biggest fans of Guitar Hero.

The pair stated that they don't believe it's an ideal way to learn how to play instruments or music in general. For other artists,  it still serves as a nice way to make some extra money from their older catalogue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 12:35 PM | Tags (6) | gaming | guitarhero | instruments | jackwhite | jimmypage | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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