Activision archive

  • Tony Hawk: RIDE skateboard controller
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    Tony Hawk: RIDE skateboard controller

    By 8 October 2009

    The days of mashing buttons are over when it comes to skateboarding games, as the new controller for the latest Tony Hawk game – Tony Hawk: RIDE – gives you a motion control deck. Formed to look and feel like a skateboard, the controller features...

  • DJ Hero gets full tracklisting
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    DJ Hero gets full tracklisting

    By 6 October 2009

    Activision has finally ponied up the full tracklisting for DJ Hero, and it comprises 93 exclusive mashups that span rock, rap, techno, house, pop, indie, psychadelia and classical tracks. Here's the full list, but before you start scrolling, you might...

  • Band Hero introduces new controllers
    Gaming

    Band Hero introduces new controllers

    By 30 September 2009

    Activision has unveiled the controllers that'll be bundled with Band Hero - due for release within the next couple of months - the company is still just saying "Autumn". The new drums have a "floating" design, which Activision tells us is "visually compelling",...

  • MySims Camera DS app launched
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    MySims Camera DS app launched

    By 22 September 2009

    EA has announced an application for the Nintendo DSi that takes advantage of the console's camera functionality to put your MySims characters into the real world. The app - MySims Camera - allows you to take photos and then overlay 3D characters on top,...

  • Guitar Hero 5 - Nintendo Wii  review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Guitar Hero 5 - Nintendo Wii review

    By 18 September 2009

    It may come as some surprise to hear that the Guitar Hero series has averaged about four core-platform games per year since the birth of the franchise in 2005, far more if you include portable versions and spin-offs, and in this time the only major change...

  • Activision boss promises plug-and-play Guitar Hero
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    Activision boss promises plug-and-play Guitar Hero

    By 15 September 2009

    At the Deutsche Bank Securities Technology Conference in San Francisco, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has hinted at the direction that the company's Guitar Hero franchise might take in the future. He wants to lessen the dependence of the series on console...

  • Guitar Hero 5 launches with marathon record attempt
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    Guitar Hero 5 launches with marathon record attempt

    By 11 September 2009

    Activision is attempting a world record for the launch of Guitar Hero 5 across Europe today. A 24-hour continuous party play marathon is taking place as we speak in France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Holland and at HMV Oxford Street in the UK with the challenge...

  • Courtney Love sues Guitar Hero publishers over Cobain likeness
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    Courtney Love sues Guitar Hero publishers over Cobain likeness

    By 10 September 2009

    Courtney Love has tweeted that she's planning to take legal action over her late husband's likeness in Guitar Hero 5, saying that she never signed away the rights to have Kurt lip-sync to Bon Jovi. It started when music journalist Everett True, posted...

  • Guitar Hero 5 - First Look review
    Gaming 0 out of 5

    Guitar Hero 5 - First Look review

    By 10 August 2009

    Having skipped "4" in favour of "World Tour", Guitar Hero's back to its numerical counting system with the forthcoming release of Guitar Hero 5, due on 18 September. However, given that the franchise has five titles due out in 2009, is there such a thing...

  • Guitar Hero 5 allows track imports from older versions
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    Guitar Hero 5 allows track imports from older versions

    By 10 August 2009

    Guitar Hero developer Activision has announced that you'll be able to import older songs from previous games in the latest version; Guitar Hero 5. The news, which is likely to be welcomed by fans of the music game series, means that songs from both World...

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare coming to Nintendo Wii
    Gaming

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare coming to Nintendo Wii

    By 5 August 2009

    Grown-up Wii gamers will be pleased to hear that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has been announced for the Nintendo console. Just a news flash at this stage, Activision has said it will release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Wii on 10 November, in conjunction...

  • 67% of Pocket-lint readers say £55 "too much" for games
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    67% of Pocket-lint readers say £55 "too much" for games

    By 31 July 2009

    Pocket-lint readers have slammed Activision for the pricing on its forthcoming military shooter Modern Warfare 2. The company has said that it'll be on sale for £55, but 67% of users we polled thought that this was "too much". Activision attempts to...

  • Xbox Avatars for Guitar Hero 5
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    Xbox Avatars for Guitar Hero 5

    By 31 July 2009

    Activision has confirmed that Xbox avatars will be playable in its forthcoming Guitar Hero 5 - the latest in the long series of music games. It means that you'll be able to rock out alongside Lars Ümlaüt and Judy Nails. You'll also be able to customise...

  • Full Guitar Hero 5 setlist finally unveiled
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    Full Guitar Hero 5 setlist finally unveiled

    By 30 July 2009

    After drip-feeding little bits of the final setlist over a series of months, Activision has finally got round to revealing the whole thing in all its glory. It runs the gamut of guitar-based music, from Jeff Beck to the Children of Bodom, and also spans...

  • DJ Hero gets "Renegade Edition"
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    DJ Hero gets "Renegade Edition"

    By 29 July 2009

    DJ Hero has been granted its very own premium version in the form of the "Renegade Edition", which adds a load of bells and whistles to the regular DJ Hero package. Not actual bells and whistles, you understand, though that'd probably work in some of...

  • VIDEO: DJ Jazzy Jeff named as DJ Hero character
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    VIDEO: DJ Jazzy Jeff named as DJ Hero character

    By 28 July 2009

    DJ Jazzy Jeff has been announced for the turntable version of Guitar Hero - DJ Hero. Joining DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip, Grandmaster Flash, DJ AM and others, DJ Jazzy Jeff will become a playable character in the game. The DJ will also provide exclusive mixes...

  • Activison slaps high price on latest Call of Duty game
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    Activison slaps high price on latest Call of Duty game

    By 17 July 2009

    Getting the latest video game could be about to get a lot more expensive following the news that Activision is slapping a premium on its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 and PS3 titles. Fans of the hit First Person Shooter (FPS) will be expected...

  • Guitar Hero Greatest Hits - Nintendo Wii review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Guitar Hero Greatest Hits - Nintendo Wii review

    By 15 July 2009

    Ah, Guitar Hero. Where would the world of rhythm-rocking be without thee? Well, 14 iterations of the game later we’re sitting on the precipice of Guitar Hero 5, wondering exactly what else the genre can bring to the world of plastic music peripherals...

  • Wolfenstein - Xbox 360 - First Look review
    Gaming 0 out of 5

    Wolfenstein - Xbox 360 - First Look review

    By 9 July 2009

    For a lot of gamers, Wolfenstein 3D marked a turning point in history. Launched in 1992, it brought that heady mix of 3D graphics and mindless violence where all you really had to was keep walking and keep killing. Many have followed in its wake and the...

  • VIDEO: The Beatles: Rock Band trailer
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    VIDEO: The Beatles: Rock Band trailer

    By 16 June 2009

    As the The Beatles: Rock Band edges closer to its 9 September launch date, new footage from the game has been spied on the Internet. This is apparently a new trailer for the game, and will give fans an idea of the kind of graphics they can look forward...

  • Prototype - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Prototype - Xbox 360 review

    By 12 June 2009

    As far as blockbuster opening sections go, the first 10 minutes of Prototype are right up there with the best of the best. Finding yourself in control of one Alex Mercer, the game hand-holds you through a ridiculously over-the-top opening section with...

  • Guitar Hero 5 - full list of bands announced
    Gaming

    Guitar Hero 5 - full list of bands announced

    By 1 June 2009

    Activision has announced the full setlist of bands whose songs will be available in Guitar Hero 5. It's pretty diverse, with everything from Gorillaz to Children of Bodom present. Pity there are no song titles yet, though we've asked Activision for more...

  • Activision whips up Lego Indiana Jones for second installment
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    Activision whips up Lego Indiana Jones for second installment

    By 31 May 2009

    Everyone's favourite archaeologist Indiana Jones is to make a comeback on the Wii, DS, PS3, PSP and Xbox 360 console later this year Activision has announced. Traveller’s Tales, the developer that created the first instalment, LEGO Indiana Jones: The...

  • First DJ Hero trailer released
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    First DJ Hero trailer released

    By 29 May 2009

    Since announcing DJ Hero at the start of May, Activision's been rather quiet. Now however, a little more detail is starting to emerge about the company's plans for the wheels of steel. The trailer features a mashup of Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" and...

  • Guitar Hero 5: New features and partial tracklist revealed
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    Guitar Hero 5: New features and partial tracklist revealed

    By 18 May 2009

    Activision has announced a few of the features that'll be appearing this Autumn in Guitar Hero 5, along with a small selection of the artists that your living room will be rocking to this Christmas. Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes,...