Tag: Guitar Hero
News Uh Oh, Both Rock Band and Guitar Hero Haven't Sold Well
We aren't the champions
Last year was the return of the rhythm games, with both Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live releasing at the tail end of 2015. While yours truly gave both games a 7/10, it appears that the outings didn't sell as well as their respective companies had hoped. First came the news that Rock Band 4 publisher and plastic guitar...
Raging for the machine
Guitar Hero Live is Activision's answer to Harmonix's Rock Band 4, and seems to be the complete polar opposite to it. While the new Rock Band allows you to use old instruments, Guitar Hero introduces a completely new one; where Rock Band 4 allows you to import old songs, Guitar Hero Live doesn't. The two rhythm games, despite...
News Activision Says It Won't Drive Guitar Hero into the Ground with Annualised Releases Again
Same strings, different tune
If you were around for the great Guitar Hero boom that was all the rage a good few years ago - a boom that filled multiple homes with currently dust-ridden plastic instruments - then you'll know that Activision all but killed the franchise's demand by releasing more games than most people could keep up with. With the...
News That Terrible Teaser Trailer? That Is Guitar Hero Live
Launching on PS4, PS3 this year
Well, this is all unexpected, isn't it? Activision released an atrocious teaser trailer for Guitar Hero Live yesterday, the next entry in its dormant shredding series – but we thought that it was just a mood piece. Actually, it turns out that British developer FreeStyleGames is making a full motion video game –...
Rumour Guitar Hero Live Goes First-Person
There's something funny about Call of Duty publisher Activision turning Guitar Hero Live – the next entry in the storied rhythm series – into a first-person rock-'em-up. However, a leaked report from Yahoo! France suggests that that's exactly what British studio Freestyle Games is about to reveal later today, as it attempts to put...
News Guitar Hero PS4 Secures the Worst Teaser Trailer Ever
Can you hear that? That's the sound of everyone at Push Square Towers groaning at this godawful Guitar Hero trailer in unison. The 15 second clip – which teases a 14th April full reveal – shows a band getting ready to take to the stage, with a gaggle of disconnected actors trying to get pumped for the occasion. The worst bit? The...
Rumour Guitar Hero PS4 to Rock the Boat from 1st April
Activision's feeling plucky
Guitar Hero PlayStation 4 will plug in and practice a few power chords on 1st April, an invitation received by Gamereactor UK suggests. The site – which has since pulled its article – reported that Activision will be holding an event at "Hamburg Rock City" where it suggested that attendees should be ready to "rock the...
Rumour Guitar Hero PS4 to Make Some Noise at E3 2015
Who loves rock 'n' roll?
Activision is tuning up a new entry in the Guitar Hero series for the PlayStation 4, separate sources have told Kotaku. Apparently, the reboot – which will adopt a more realistic style – will be officially announced at E3 2015, and will come with a brand new round of plastic peripherals for use on Sony's next-gen system...
News Activision Scraps Guitar Hero Franchise & True Crime: Hong Kong
Activision's just set the Internet on fire by announcing that it has canned development on the almost-finished True Crime: Hong Kong and, perhaps more importantly, completely "disbanded" the Guitar Hero brand
The publisher stated during its 2011 financial report that due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband...
News GDC '09: Playstation Home Will Be Updated With Three New Spaces Every Month, "Backstage With Guitar Hero" Announced
With the arrival of Xi recently, many of you might have dipped back into Playstation Home for a while
But we suppose you've run out of stuff to do until the next set of Xi missions right? Seems like many of you are just running out of reasons to visit Home. Which is why Sony have just announced their plans to "refresh" the experience with...