Guitar Hero archive

  • Guitar Hero axed by Activision Blizzard
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    Guitar Hero axed by Activision Blizzard

    By 10 February 2011

    It's a cold day at Activision Blizzard, at least for Guitar Hero fans, as the US publisher has decided to close down all production and cease development of the franchise, citing "declines in the music genre" as a primary reason. In addition, the company...

  • Guitar Hero 6: Warriors of Rock   review
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    Guitar Hero 6: Warriors of Rock review

    By 30 September 2010

    Pity poor Guitar Hero. Ever since EA’s rival, Rock Band, first appeared critics have been prophesying its demise, and Activision’s obsession with exploring a wider range of musical genres and expanding the game’s appeal hasn’t exactly helped the...

  • Guitar Hero: Warrior's of Rock axe guitar controller for the rock god in you
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    Guitar Hero: Warrior's of Rock axe guitar controller for the rock god in you

    By 8 June 2010

    Furious finger-fretting frontmen and their friends have another reason to be excited this September with the debut of the all-new, redesigned and customisable guitar controller for Activison's Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. According to Activision, the...

  • You Rock Guitar - jam like Jimi with this digital axe
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    You Rock Guitar - jam like Jimi with this digital axe

    By 14 May 2010

    If you're a fan of guitar gaming, but you want to turn it up to 11, then the You Rock Guitar could be just the thing. It's a digital guitar, complete with 22 fret full scale neck, optimised fret spacing and six steel strings. The You Rock Guitar has the...

  • Guitar Hero voted best game to play with mates
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    Guitar Hero voted best game to play with mates

    By 29 April 2010

    UK Takeaway food portal Just-Eat.co.uk has discovered that strum-em-up Guitar Hero was the most popular game to play with friends. Out of 1,737 Brits polled, 56 per cent of them said they enjoy a spot of placky-rock posing with their chums. SingStar came...

  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen arrives in Europe
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    Guitar Hero: Van Halen arrives in Europe

    By 19 February 2010

    Activision's latest Guitar Hero title - Guitar Hero: Van Halen - was released in the United States before Christmas, but - for reasons entirely unclear to us - its European release was delayed until 19 February. It's finally here now, though, so you can...

  • Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for Xbox 360  review
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    Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for Xbox 360 review

    By 15 February 2010

    You're hardcore, aren't you? You cracked guitar and bass within months of picking up Guitar Hero. You saved up for the full band kit, and now you're blasting through "Won't Get Fooled Again" on drums on Expert. But something doesn't feel right. Your pedal...

  • Gambridge guitar game controllers hands-on
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    Gambridge guitar game controllers hands-on

    By 9 January 2010

    Gambridge is a US company trying to turn the legions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band fans around the world into real guitarists. The company has created a guitar controller that you can use to play Rock Band with, but which actually has real strings. Once...

  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen appears on US shelves
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    Guitar Hero: Van Halen appears on US shelves

    By 23 December 2009

    You hear that? That's the sound of a lot of very happy dads. They're happy because Guitar Hero: Van Halen, the third band-specific expansion for the Guitar Hero series, has gone on sale in the USA. The game has 25 Van Halen tracks, along with 19 other...

  • 10 perfect Christmas presents for... Guitar Hero & Rock Band players
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    10 perfect Christmas presents for... Guitar Hero & Rock Band players

    By 1 December 2009

    We've already put together a perfect Christmas gift guide for console gamers but, while that was in the planning, we realised that we could have made an entire list of its own of awesome accessories for rhythm game rockers. So here it is. Oh, and don't...

  • 10 perfect Christmas presents for... music geeks
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    10 perfect Christmas presents for... music geeks

    By 27 November 2009

    Welcome to the audio side of our Pocket-lint perfect Christmas gift guide instalments. If there is a music geek in the family or a loved one itching to be just that, then you're in the right place. You've already done the shopping for the Apple fanboy/girl...

  • Five game-changing console controllers
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    Five game-changing console controllers

    By 5 November 2009

    Ever since games consoles came into our front rooms, both the hardware and software developers have looked for new ways to make their titles stand out from the crowd. One sure fire method is to reinvent the interface or design one with just your game...

  • Guitar Hero rocks 1 million Facebook fans
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    Guitar Hero rocks 1 million Facebook fans

    By 27 October 2009

    Guitar Hero is the first console game franchise to surpass 1 million Facebook fans, says developer Activision. As the number one best-selling third party video game franchise in America and Europe this year to date, since its release, more than 38 million...

  • Altec Lansing launches Stage-Gig speaker
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    Altec Lansing launches Stage-Gig speaker

    By 23 October 2009

    Let's be honest here - TV speakers are a bit weedy. Unless you've got a meaty pair of speakers hooked up to your television, odds are that you're not getting the best sound experience out of your games console, particularly when it comes to music games...

  • 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...

  • Logitech brings premium Guitar Hero controllers to the Wii
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    Logitech brings premium Guitar Hero controllers to the Wii

    By 10 September 2009

    Logitech has announced that its premium guitar and drum controllers will soon be available on the Wii and Xbox 360. Already available for the PS3, the controllers offer a little more than the plastic accessories that come with the game by default. The...

  • Krator Orpheus WG-07 guitar controller
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    Krator Orpheus WG-07 guitar controller

    By 7 September 2009

    Wandering the halls of Berlin's IFA trade show, we came across a company called Krator, whose website claims it just sells speakers. It was exhibiting a lot more, though, including this awesome guitar controller for PC and PS3. It's called the Krator...

  • Guitar Hero 5 - First Look review
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    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...

  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen trailer released
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    Guitar Hero: Van Halen trailer released

    By 7 August 2009

    Next up in the series of Guitar Hero games is Guitar Hero 5, but shortly after that, Guitar Hero: Van Halen will be showing up. Aiming for release in early 2010, it'll have 25 Van Halen tracks, as well as a few others from bands like Queen, Weezer, blink-182,...

  • 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...

  • Logitech prices new PS3 Guitar Hero controllers
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    Logitech prices new PS3 Guitar Hero controllers

    By 15 July 2009

    Logitech has announced that it's going to be launching a premium guitar and drum kit for the PS3, to match its offerings on the Xbox 360. The Wireless Drum Controller has "quiet, responsive" drum heads with recessed rims that deliver a "lively feel",...

  • Music charts to include videogame downloads?
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    Music charts to include videogame downloads?

    By 10 July 2009

    The Official Charts Company has announced that it's considering the possibility of including sales of tracks in Guitar Hero, Rock Band and other music-based video games in the singles charts. That would mean that anytime someone buys a track in one of...