Activision archive

  • 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,...

  • Tony Hawk: RIDE to offer skate-balance-board
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    Tony Hawk: RIDE to offer skate-balance-board

    By 15 May 2009

    Although full-on ollies are unlikely, die-hard 'boarders will be excited to see that Tony Hawk's latest game is to offer a much talked-up peripheral for some more life-like skating action. The game, that's due to be revealed in full at this year's E3...

  • Tracklist for Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits revealed
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    Tracklist for Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits revealed

    By 15 May 2009

    The entire 28-song tracklisting has been revealed for Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits on the Nintendo DS. It includes Coldplay, Foo Fighters and the Strokes, among many other acts. Here's the full list: * 12 Stones - “Adrenalin” * AFI - “Miss Murder”...

  • Logitech launches black edition PlayStation Guitar Hero controller
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    Logitech launches black edition PlayStation Guitar Hero controller

    By 13 May 2009

    Logitech has announced the launch of a "black edition" of its wireless guitar controller for PS2s and 3s, licensed by Activision for its Guitar Hero games. With a wood neck and body, a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets, the new controller is said to...

  • Guitar Hero Metallica bundle announced
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    Guitar Hero Metallica bundle announced

    By 11 May 2009

    A European-exclusive Guitar Hero Metallica Solo Guitar Game bundle has been announced ahead of the game's launch in the UK. Activision has now revealed that the bundle will contain an exclusive guitar controller faceplate featuring the "iconic" Metallica...

  • Guitar Hero's Got X Factor Talent coming soon
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    Guitar Hero's Got X Factor Talent coming soon

    By 8 May 2009

    Popular music game Guitar Hero could form the basis for a new reality talent TV show, it's been revealed. Milking the franchise for all it's worth before people get fed up of pretend guitar playing on a plastic instrument, "people familiar with the discussions"...

  • Activision announces DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero
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    Activision announces DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero

    By 7 May 2009

    Activision has announced three new music titles to launch this autumn - Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and DJ Hero. DJ Hero, described as "groundbreaking", is a clever way to get lucre out of those more into their hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance,...

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Xbox 360 review
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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Xbox 360 review

    By 1 May 2009

    This years first major summer blockbuster may only just have made it onto the big screen, but it’s not taken too long for the gaming world to have its own representation of the genesis of Wolverine. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a truly action-packed...

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 dated
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 dated

    By 27 March 2009

    Activision has finally announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be hitting our shelves on 10 November, handily in time for Christmas. The follow-up to 2007's blockbuster Call of Duty 4, cited as the best-selling FPS game of all time, has been...

  • Guitar Hero: Metallica demo launched on Xbox Live
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    Guitar Hero: Metallica demo launched on Xbox Live

    By 20 March 2009

    Rockers waiting to get their hands on Guitar Hero Metallica can get a sneak peek today, as a four song demo has been released on Xbox Live Marketplace. Available for free download from today, the demo includes two Metallica favourites "Sad But True" and...

  • Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 available now
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    Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 available now

    By 19 March 2009

    Activision and Treyarch have announced the Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1, that is now available for download on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The companies say players will fight through the burning streets of Berlin in "Nightfire", take position...

  • BAFTA crowns Super Mario Galaxy Best Game
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    BAFTA crowns Super Mario Galaxy Best Game

    By 10 March 2009

    Super Mario Galaxy has beaten tough competition to become the shock winner of the BAFTA video game awards' Best Game award at a star-studded awards dinner in London. The 3D platform title for the Nintendo Wii beat Call of Duty 4, GTA IV, Fable 2 and Rock...

  • Guitar Hero Mobile coming to Android
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    Guitar Hero Mobile coming to Android

    By 5 March 2009

    Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile is extending its reach to the Android open-source software platform. The game from Hands-On Mobile and Activision Publishing is now available on all major US mobile phone platforms, and has exceeded 500,000 downloads since...

  • Activision announces Bakugan game in development
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    Activision announces Bakugan game in development

    By 25 February 2009

    Activision has announced that it is to develop games based on the hit toy and action animated television series Bakugan. The first Bakugan game will be released for Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and the PS3 in the Autumn of 2009. Bakugan tells...

  • Activision announces first COD5 Map Pack
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    Activision announces first COD5 Map Pack

    By 11 February 2009

    Activision has announced the first downloadable map pack for Call of Duty: World at War. Due to be released in March, Map Pack 1 will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and will take gamers to the streets of a war-ravaged Berlin in "Nightfire",...

  • Activision launches six FUN4ALL family Wii games
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    Activision launches six FUN4ALL family Wii games

    By 6 February 2009

    Activision has announced six titles in the UK as part of its new "FUN4ALL" range designed exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. The developer says the child-friendly collection offers "something the whole family can enjoy" and will be on sale from 13 February....

  • Activision confirms new Indiana Jones game
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    Activision confirms new Indiana Jones game

    By 5 February 2009

    Activision has announced that a new Indiana Jones game is in development for a late spring release this year. Set to be released for both the Wii and DS, as well as the PSP and PS2, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings will see a globe-trotting Indy in...

  • Call of Duty 6 definitely in development
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    Call of Duty 6 definitely in development

    By 30 January 2009

    It seems that we could definitely be seeing Call of Duty 6 before 2009 is out, after actor Ken Lally confirmed his involvement with the project. The studio behind COD6 (or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 if you will) Infinity Ward, had said back in August...

  • Midnight Club DLC accidentally released
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    Midnight Club DLC accidentally released

    By 15 January 2009

    The Xbox Marketplace team made a bit of a mistake on Wednesday and released downloadable content for Midnight Club: Los Angeles before it was ready. However, Xbox has advised any gamer that was quick enough to get their hands on it for the brief time...

  • New Avatar clothes update is bit well-to-do
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    New Avatar clothes update is bit well-to-do

    By 15 January 2009

    Microsoft has so far been pretty good at keeping Xbox Avatars in nice new clothes, and the biggest bonus is that they've all been completely free. Another update today sees a number of difference items being added to Avatar closets for you to try on for...

  • Rumours hint at GTA V for Christmas release
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    Rumours hint at GTA V for Christmas release

    By 15 January 2009

    A magazine in the US has claimed that Rockstar is working on the next instalment in the GTA series to have it ready in time for Christmas. Although we're still waiting on the long-promised GTA IV Xbox-exclusive DLC, the magazine reckons that GTA V is...

  • Dog killed in Wii remote accident
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    Dog killed in Wii remote accident

    By 15 January 2009

    When Nintendo's Wii console was first released, the Internet was awash with pictures of Wii-related injuries and accidents. We've seen black eyes and broken TVs galore, but killing the family dog is a new one on us. A woman in Michigan was playing Wii...

  • Bruce Springsteen makes Guitar Hero debut
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    Bruce Springsteen makes Guitar Hero debut

    By 15 January 2009

    Bruce Springsteen will be making his video game debut at the end of the month, with two downloadable songs for Guitar Hero World Tour. The tracks will be available on 27 January, and will coincide with the release of his new album. The two-song Track...

  • US politicians push for health warnings on video games
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    US politicians push for health warnings on video games

    By 14 January 2009

    American politicians are pushing for health warnings to be placed on video games, similar to those placed on cigarettes and alcohol. Democratic US congressman Joe Baca, co-sponsored by Republican Frank R.Wolf, has proposed the Video Game Health Labeling...

  • Guitar Hero III hits $1bn in sales
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    Guitar Hero III hits $1bn in sales

    By 14 January 2009

    Around a year ago Activision announced that the Guitar Hero franchise had reached over $1 billion in North American revenues in just over two years. Now the company has announced that just one game in the franchise, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, has...