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News: DJ Hero Developer FreeStyle Games Is Making A New Video Game

DJ Hero Developer FreeStyle Games Is Making A New Video Game

The status of DJ Hero developer FreeStyle Games has been in limbo for some time, but the company has announced this afternoon that it "will continue its strong relationship with Activision"

In fact the British studio is already working on a new super-secret project for the publisher, which will be announced in the coming months. Unfortunately, the studio did confirm that it had made 35 positions..

News: Continued Guitar Hero & DJ Hero DLC Coming Due To 'Continued Support' From Fans

Continued Guitar Hero & DJ Hero DLC Coming Due To 'Continued Support' From Fans

DLC for Activision's main-line music games -- DJ Hero and Guitar Hero -- was supposed to have dried up by now, but the publisher's decided to extend support for the platforms due to "continued support" from fans

The cynical side of us reckons Activision's still making good money from this stuff. No word on what's on the horizon, just know that there will be some stuff on the way for both games..

News: Things Ain't Looking So Hot For DJ Hero Developers FreeStyle Games

Things Ain't Looking So Hot For DJ Hero Developers FreeStyle Games

Fact: DJ Hero, and particularly its sequel, are amazing games

Fact: DJ Hero underperformed at retail. Fact: Activision just killed Guitar Hero. Fact: People are probably going to lose their jobs. Which really sucks because there's clearly piles and piles of talent at the British studio behind the scratch-em-up, FreeStyle Games. Like we said, the DJ Hero games are amazing. The second one in..

News: European DJ Hero 2 Bundles To Include A Free Copy Of The Original Game

European DJ Hero 2 Bundles To Include A Free Copy Of The Original Game

Activision's confirmed that European copies of the DJ Hero 2 bundle - both the turn-table and party sets - will come with an additional bonus while stocks last: a copy of the original DJ Hero game

That means if you're coming into the series fresh, you'll start out with a whopping 170 mixes. Not bad, right? The problem is, both bundles are still extortionate. But hey, if you like free things...

News: Right, Here's Every Single Song/Mix You'll Find In DJ Hero 2

Right, Here's Every Single Song/Mix You'll Find In DJ Hero 2

Activision's just sent us a press release that's got us screaming like the little PopJustice fanboys we are -- every single mix in DJ Hero 2's roster

Squeeeeee. It looks so good. There's a bit of Tiesto, bit of Guetta, and plenty of GaGa. Hell yes folks. Hit the jump for the full shebang. S'gonna be great. The game's gonna be available in a range of bundles. You'll be able to get a massive £150..

News: DJ Hero 2 Has 105 Songs In It, 84.7% Of Them Are Amazing*

DJ Hero 2 Has 105 Songs In It, 84.7% Of Them Are Amazing*

Activision's dropped the bass--erm, the setlist for their upcoming DJ-'em-up sequel, DJ Hero 2

Among the artists features are Basement Jaxx, Chic, Lady GaGa and Timbaland. Naturally we're pretty stoked. This is the only music game we're excited for this Fall (sorry SingStar: Dance) and it looks like it's going to be killer. Get the full list after the jump. And imagine the party you could be having..

News: DJ Hero 2 Doubles Up The "D-D-D-D-Dictionary" Button This October

DJ Hero 2 Doubles Up The "D-D-D-D-Dictionary" Button This October

In high school we used to have these keyboards with a "Dictionary" mode on them

Nobody really remembers what the button did because we were all too busy pressing it multiple times to notice. Y'see, the button used to have a voice sample attached to it, which made for some fantastic rhythmic manipulation: "D-D-D-D-D-D-Dict-D-Dictionary", we'd go. Good times. We're telling you this story..

News: DJ Hero 2 Is All About Building An Empire

DJ Hero 2 Is All About Building An Empire

In the original DJ Hero you played tracks and that was about it really

In DJ Hero 2, that's set to change. Freestyle games are introducing a massive career mode called "Empire", in which you'll pick a brand and location and watch your DJ turn into a super-star as your reputation grows. It sounds like a cool way to flesh out the dry experience of simply playing tracks for stars. We're..

News: DJ Hero 2's Multiplayer Is Vast, Exciting

DJ Hero 2's Multiplayer Is Vast, Exciting

DJ Hero is a party game

It is strange, therefore, that the original game had nothing in the way of party modes. Thankfully, DJ Hero 2 rectifies that. There are a ton of multiplayer modes being added to the game, the most exciting of which is the "Party Play" mode. This allows players to drop-in and drop-out of the game seamlessly, without ever stopping the music from playing. So you can..

News: Tiesto Brings Four To The Floor, Epilepsy To DJ Hero 2

Tiesto Brings Four To The Floor, Epilepsy To DJ Hero 2

Activision's confirmed that the Netherland's own DJ maestro, Tiesto, will join the roster of DJ Hero 2

He'll be providing two unique mixes to the game, aswell as his likeness. Presumably the mixes will include plenty of four to the floor kick patterns and gated synths. 'Cos that's what Tiesto does, innit? As much as we like Tiesto, we can't help but feel DJ Hero already played its trump-card with..

News: Have A Big Long List Of All The Artists Participating In DJ Hero 2

Have A Big Long List Of All The Artists Participating In DJ Hero 2

Would you like to know which artists are participating in DJ Hero 2? Of course you would

There are a whopping 108 musicians/bands/producers taking part. Rather than us sitting here typing a load of waffle, allow us to just pick out some of the listed artists that take our fancy: Basement Jaxx, Chic, Lady GaGa, Metallica, M.I.A., Stevie Wonder, Timbaland. That's just a cross-section. This game's..

News: You Know How You Thought DJ Hero Bombed? Nuh-Uh!

You Know How You Thought DJ Hero Bombed? Nuh-Uh!

We liked DJ Hero

We liked DJ Hero a lot actually. We bought it launch day. Launch day! Y'know, when it cost like a bajillion pounds. It had an understandably slow start, debuting at number 20 on the UK charts and managing to shift just 122k units in the US during its launch month. The game had legs though. Probably in thanks to numerous price cuts, DJ Hero has shifted a whopping 1.2million units to..

E3 2010: DJ Hero 2 To Feature Lady Gaga, M.I.A, Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Deadmau5, The Prodigy, Tiesto...

DJ Hero 2 To Feature Lady Gaga, M.I.A, Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Deadmau5, The Prodigy, Tiesto...

.. We're in heaven — DJ Hero 2 has been officially announced and now, via Joystiq, we've got some early details on the game's set-list. Activision's outrageously expensive E3 party - which featured performances from Usher, NERD, Chris Cornell, Tool's Maynard Keenan and Jane's Addiction - also featured plenty of DJ Hero 2, with the lists of artists we've placed after the jump all due to make an..

E3 2010: Leaked DJ Hero 2 Mixes Sound Kind Of Amazing

Leaked DJ Hero 2 Mixes Sound Kind Of Amazing

Oooooooh man, DJ Hero 2 is a real product, and it sounds kind of amazing

Like literally sounds amazing. Leaked mixes include a Deadmau5 reimagining of Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" and some remixed Pussycat Dolls. It also looks like Activision are going for more of a party feel with DJ Hero 2, offering karaoke lyrics at the top of the screen. But, as you know, DJ Hero is really all about the..

News: DJ Hero 2's Debut Trailer Features Cool People, Beatboxing, Lady GaGa

DJ Hero 2's Debut Trailer Features Cool People, Beatboxing, Lady GaGa

This debut trailer for DJ Hero 2 will tell you everything you need to know

The game's designed for c0ol people (not greasy metal-heads), features microphone and dual-deck support... and it also has Lady GaGa in it. That mix sounds kind of rad, yo. We've placed the trailer after the jump courtesy of IGN. We literally cannot wait. <object id="vid_57891"..

News: DJ Hero 2 Formally Revealed By Activision

DJ Hero 2 Formally Revealed By Activision

If this morning's story wasn't confirmation enough, Activision's just formally announced DJ Hero 2

First details reveal that there will be over 85 artists involved in the game, with a total of 70 mashups included. Artists name-dropped include Lady GaGa, The Chemical Brothers, Dr. Dre Metallica (?) and more. There'll be all new multiplayer modes in the sequel, including a DJ Battle Mode which will..

News: DJ Hero 2 Is Finally Official, Launching In October! We Do Dodgy Dance To Celebrate!

DJ Hero 2 Is Finally Official, Launching In October! We Do Dodgy Dance To Celebrate!

Sorry, excuse us a moment while we run outside and dance to the hits of Madonna - DJ Hero 2 is finally official

The over-priced (but totally awesome) mix 'em up was overshadowed by a stonking price-tag when it launched last year, but with the peripheral already in a number of homes, we're looking forward to simply picking up DJ Hero 2 on disc. We want more tracks, y'see. And we want a little less..

News: DJ Shadow Mentions "The Next One" In Regards To DJ Hero

DJ Shadow Mentions "The Next One" In Regards To DJ Hero

If you played the original DJ Hero, or enjoy the notion of spinning discs and its culture, you're probably already familiar with DJ Shadow

The disc-jockey recently appeared on BBC's Radio One, and was asked about the original DJ Hero experience. To which he responded, "it was interesting, I'm actually working on the next one as well. But yeah, it was a trip." The "next one"?..

News: Guetta Thinks DJ Hero Is Banging, Is Working On DJ Hero 2

Guetta Thinks DJ Hero Is Banging, Is Working On DJ Hero 2

Top DJ David Guetta [and the mastermind behind tons of amazing French house - Ed] has hinted he's working on a follow-up to DJ Hero

In an interview with Kelowna, Guetta said, “I think it’s amazing, this game [DJ Hero], and I’m going to work on the No. 2 version. It’s a really crazy game,” he said.“After ten minutes, you get the rush that a DJ gets after ten years of practising. I have fun..