Monday: July 25, 2011
- 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.
Tuesday: September 15, 2009
- 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.
Thursday: September 10, 2009
- 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.
Wednesday: September 2, 2009
- 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.
Thursday: July 30, 2009
- 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.
Tuesday: July 21, 2009
- 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.
Tuesday: June 23, 2009
- 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.