Struck the wrong chord as the series collapsed
In the last generation of systems there was a frenzied period when Guitar Hero and Rock Band went head to head and dominated the gaming industry. With pricey yet desirable accessories and gameplay that struck a nerve with the public, the concept of plastic instruments and music games was a huge...
Skylanders faced "greater competition" in the Toys to Life genre
Things are on the up for what is arguably the world's biggest publisher of video games. Activision has reported its full-year earnings for 2015, and results show a slight increase in sales, operating income and net income. Revenues hit $4.6 billion, which is up from the $4.4 billion...
Rock star fantasies become reality
Guitar Hero Live is now in stores, and this week we were lucky enough to be invited by the Activision team to a behind the scenes launch party in London packed with celebs, YouTube stars and as many plastic guitars as you can imagine. Things started off with a bang - quite literally - as former MTV host Laura...
Gameplay and controller revealed
Guitar Hero Live is coming to Wii U later this year, and will use live action video segments to put you in the action. GameSpot has published a video which not only shows how this will work, but also gives a little glimpse of the new controller peripheral that will be launching alongside the game. While the use of...
A mix of old and new
Activision has released the next set of songs for its forthcoming music title, Guitar Hero Live. This week's helping includes shock rock outfit Marilyn Manson, newcomers Royal Blood and veteran outfit the Deftones. Here's this week's list: Royal Blood "Little Monster" Marilyn Manson "Disposable Teens" Killswitch Engage "In...
"Got any Priest, mate?"
Activision is releasing the full track list for its forthcoming Guitar Hero Live in batches, and it has just announced the second helping of songs. While some fans expressed disappointment at the first drop, this week's offering should get classic rock fans more excited as it includes Pantera, Rage Against the Machine and...
FreeStyleGames opens its doors
Activision is relaunching its famous Guitar Hero brand as Guitar Hero Live, a game which not only offers a new-look controller but also focuses on using live-action footage to deliver a more immersive experience. It's coming to the Wii U - as well as other formats - this year. FreeStyleGames is the studio in charge,...
"It's not 2010 any more"
Yesterday saw the official unveiling of Guitar Hero Live, the next entry in the long-running music game series. The new game uses live action footage to place you in the shoes of a leading rock guitarist, and will boast an entirely new peripheral to strum on. Guitar Hero isn't the only music franchise that is getting...
Get the band back together this Autumn in Guitar Hero Live
Activision has revealed the next game in the best-selling Guitar Hero series, and it's coming to the Wii U. Guitar Hero Live is something of a comeback for the franchise, which became massively popular during the PlayStation 2 era but faltered during the last console war. Coded by UK-based...
One last encore of a sale until then
There was once a time when the rhythm game genre brought about by Guitar Hero felt like it would last forever, clacky plastic instruments with rainbow buttons becoming a living room or game room mainstay. Unfortunately, it just wasn't meant to be, with many of those instruments lying silent in closets and on...
Popular series Guitar Hero is making it's way to the DS, complete with it's own over-the-top peripheral. Well it wouldn't be Guitar Hero without it.
We'd heard rumours of a DS Guitar Hero here at NintendoLife but we never quite understood how it would work. Would you have to plug-in some kind of miniature guitar controller or would it play similar to Jam Sessions? The answer is no. We're going to..
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