Call of Duty campaigns are a guilty pleasure of mine, so I was excited last week to fire up Black Ops 3 on PC. Ten minutes later, I’d shut it down, and a sad sense of déjà vu was washing over me.
Just two days after Halloween, Activision’s spending a whole lot of money on candy—the publisher announced tonight that they’ve bought Candy Crush developer King for $5.9 billion. Yes, that’s BILLION.
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 …
There’s a new Guitar Hero game coming this year, say our friends at Kotaku UK. Rumor (or, in this case, rumour) suggests it’ll be more “realistic” than previous games in the series, with new guitar peripherals and a scheduled release for PS4 and Xbox One by the end of 2015.
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.