It’s a conversation anybody who grew up in the 90s has had at least a dozen times: “Remember when MTV actually played music videos?” Yes, yes—we all do. Those times are over. Well, those times were over: Activision is about to change everything. It’s launching Guitar Hero TV: a “channel” where you can not only watch…
“This is stupid,” I try to tell myself. “Weren’t music games just a fad?” For one long minute, I struggle to hit a single note on my plastic axe, as game developers and PR people fire eye-daggers into the back of my head. But then, all of a sudden, it clicks. I’m strumming up a storm. I’m playing the new Guitar Hero…
This year, the video game turns 40. Let's call it an occasion to spend a few more hours in front of our TVs, the place where it all started.
Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock brings with it more than just 90 new tracks and some additional game modes; it'll include the biggest controller redesign since the original title in the franchise. And it's axelicious.
I don't care if you want to buy a separate controller for two-player gaming or because you want to practice your DJ skillz while on the loo. Just don't play your god-awful scratchings anywhere near me.
For some reason, shanking a Nazi zombie and watching a mist blood spray across the screen, with five more waiting to gnaw my arm off in a dark, disgusting prison cell just isn't as much on the iPhone.
The duo of Guitar Hero and Rock Band has already ruined my living room. And as fun as it may be, I simply don't have the space for DJ Hero's newly announced Renegade Edition.
When the largest game publisher in the world threatens to stop making games for your console, what do you do? Do you negotiate, as was their obvious goal? Or do you sarcastically poke fun at their CEO? Ah, right.
This is bad. The prisoners have grabbed the keys. Activision Blizzard, the world's largest producer of video games, is publicly threatening to abandon Sony's PS3 and PSP platforms.
It's amazing how badly four light sensors and accelerometers can mock your terrible coordiation. Tony Hawk Ride made it painfully clear that physically inept nerds won't be able to use games to pretend they're faster, stronger, deadlier for much longer.
It looks the same, but it's not! On the inside, anyway.
Activision is the king of experiences modeled in plastic and color-coded buttons, and DJ Hero's turntable controller might be their best simulacrum yet.
Activision is working on a game called DJ Hero (think of it as Guitar Hero for house music). Here's the first shot of the game's new turntable controller.
This amazing story of a 14-year-old kid setting the 973,954 point record in Guitar Hero would be an example of man triumphing over technology—if only that technology could actually keep up.
Good news for those of us with injuries from tripping over plastic guitars only to land on a plastic drumset. According to Electronic Entertainment Design and Research, the Guitar Hero franchise is "reaching its peak."
Since Guitar Hero: World Tour features a full set of instruments that are nearly identical to Rock Band's, Activision decided that it was time to take the high road and make their PS3 hardware completely compatible with their competition. Great, right? Well it is, except for one minor catch: PS3 Guitar Hero drums are…