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Rejoyce: Rock Band Instruments with Guitar Hero World Tour

July 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Simply amazing news coming out of E3 last night, apparently the Rock Band instruments will work with the new Guitar Hero World Tour game.  This may only be true with the Xbox 360 version of the title, as Activision didn’t want to comment on Wii, PlayStation 2 or PlayStation 3 yet. Activision deserves a cup […]

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Tags: Activision · Guitar Hero · Xbox 360

2008: The Year of Sequels? Too Much Risk?

July 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

While compiling a list of games to respond to a user question on the TD Gaming Podcast, I’ve noticed something about this years gaming lineup: their mainly all sequels! Are there any new franchises taking a risk in the market or just more of the same? Some are not really “sequels” but spin-offs of the […]

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Tags: Editorial · PC Gaming · playstation 3 · Sequels · Wii · Xbox 360

Konami Owns Musical Rhythm-Matching Game Patents?

July 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Apparently Konami just realized Harmonix, MTV Networks and Viacom have made some game called Rock Band and want to take legal action. Konami has created some Japanese games involving karaoke called Karaoke Revolution. Why take legal action now? Probably because Konami is working towards Rock Revolution, a title which puts together drums, vocals and guitar. […]

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Tags: Industry News · Konami · rock band

Led Zeppelin Refuses Master Tracks for Rhythm Games

July 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Rhythm Games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero will go without original masters of Led Zeppelin because the remaining band members don’t want to see their most valuable possessions in the wrong hands. For Activision and MTV, original master tracks are the most valuable asset they can get their hands on. Cover bands work […]

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Tags: DLC · Guitar Hero · rock band

End of 100 Million Dollar Games?

June 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Gigaom had a great writeup about how Grand Theft Auto IV marks the end of “next generation” as we know it, stating, in more words or less, the game is a failure. GTA: San Andreas sold 21.5 million copies during its time on the shelf while GTA IV has sold roughly 9 million copies as […]

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Tags: DLC · Editorial · Industry News