All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Guitar Hero’

Guitar Hero DLC Gets Axed Later This Month

Were you one of the millions of people who bought into the Guitar Hero craze all those years ago? You probably even have a few of the plastic instruments lying around. Well, you might want to dust them off as Activision is shutting off its DLC servers. Activision announced today that all of the DLC for Guitar Hero, Band Hero …

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Guitar Hero Creator’s Next Project Lies In Mobile Hardware

The plastic instrument music genre is all but dead. Harmonix still puts out new tracks every week for Rock Band 3, but the developer’s focus on Dance Central speaks volumes about the state of the music game today. That’s why the creator of Guitar Hero, Charles Huang, has moved to the far more lucrative mobile industry. Huang and his partners …

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Different Guitar Hero Strokes for Different Folks

Your first reaction to the idea some North Carolina parents agreed to let their 16 year-old drop out of school to pursue a career in Guitar Hero is likely similar to mine: um, what? I can imagine asking my parents a similar question in 1992. “Mom, Dad, school’s a drag and I think my time could be better spent playing …

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Guitar Hero III Mobile Sets Milestone

Hands-On Mobile says that Guitar Hero III Mobile has hit 1 million downloads including monthly subscriptions becoming one of the fastest selling games in mobile gaming history.

More than 250,000 songs are played daily by mobile subscribers across the U.S. Interestingly the most played  are re-cords of "Slow Ride", "Mississippi Queen", and "Black Magic Woman". (more)

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Activision Sues Gibson Over Patent Claim

Activision Inc. is suing Gibson Guitar Corp., claiming that its popular video game "Guitar Hero" does not infringe on a Gibson patent.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angles, wants the court to strike down Gibson’s claim that Activision is infringing on a 1999 patent for technology to simulate a musical performance.

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Guitar Hero Reaches $1 Billion In Sales

Activision said today that its Guitar Hero franchise has sold $1 billion in North American sales in 26 months, according to the NPD Group.

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