Activision

  • E3 2008: Singularity teaser trailer from Activision, Raven

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=36788 No clue what this game is about, but it looks interesting. Read More

  • E3 2008: Everything you ever wanted to know about Guitar Hero: World Tour

    Here’s the quick rundown on this 20+ minute video. Rock Band guitars and drums will be compatible with GH:WT. Brand new guitar with a dedicated Star Power button. Longer strum bar. Slider bar on the neck that’s touch sensitive: tap strum and a wah-wah effect. Non-Guitar Hero guitars can be played up on the frets without actually strumming. Drums are precise and allows real drummers… Read More

  • E3 2008: Call of Duty: World at War detailed by Activision

    Activision chose not to participate in E3, but they still made their presence felt in LA by holding their own press conference off site. They covered a handful of titles that included Guitar Hero: World Tour (details on this coming later today), Quantum of Solace, Spider Man: Web of Shadows, Wolfenstein and Marvel Ultimate Alliance II: Fusion. Regard the latter, Activision gave a tiny… Read More

  • Video: Wolfenstein teaser trailer

    iD Software is everywhere these days. At least it seems like they are. Anyway, Activision and iD showed off a new Wolfenstein trailer at E3 for all the major platforms. Read More

  • Some ‘Rock Band 2’ details for your perusal

    Hey, look at that fancy guitar there, wouldja? That’s what you’ll get if you buy Rock Band 2 when it comes out in the fall. If you already own the first Rock Band and you purchased any songs for it, they’ll all transfer over to Rock Band 2. Glory be! Kotaku tells us that you’ll also get new drums with “a metal reinforced pedal, quieter pads, velocity… Read More

  • Judge evokes WoW in ruling


    In a decision last week a Delaware court rejected a request by the Wayne County Employees’ Retirement System for a preliminary injunction against the proposed Vivendi-Activision merger. Though the decision is a score for the continuation of the companies’ plans, game fans will be impressed by the judge’s reasoning. Known for his pop culture savvy, William Chandler III… Read More

  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith launched today in NYC


    Image via Reuters Yeah, I was supposed to go to the launch earlier today in Times Square for GH:Aerosmith, but that clearly didn’t happen since I’m not using my own photos. Anyway, the game will be available on the 29th. Read More

  • Video: Call of Duty: World at War

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F1022982%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf We’ll have to wait approximately 10 months a few months before the next installment of COD is released… Read More

  • Video: Real rock drummers playing Guitar Hero World Tour

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F947079%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Watch as Travis Barker of Blink 182 fame (now with +44), Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and… Read More

  • Guitar Hero World Tour officially announced

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=34271 We posted the video yesterday, which I’ve reposted, and today Activision made it official. A few key things from the press release for Guitar Hero World Tour include downloadable content for the Wii, wireless instruments and a redesigned guitar. Full release after the break. Read More

  • Video: Guitar Hero World Tour

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=34271 We’ve all been wondering what GH4 aka Guitar Hero World Tour would be like with drums, vocals, etc. and now we have video of it in action. This is huge. I’m not a fan of the axe in Rock Band and simply love GH for that reason alone, but the social aspect was obviously lacking and that will soon cease to exist. Activision is… Read More

  • Guitar Hero IV drum kit pictures

    Doug told you about the drum kit with cymbals coming to Guitar Hero IV yesterday and now we have pictures. I can’t decipher much of the text from the GI article, but it appears that you won’t be able to use the Rock Band drum kit on GHIV, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. Read More

  • CrunchArcade Preview: Guitar Hero Aerosmith

    I’ve just returned from playing a little bit of Guitar Hero Aerosmith. It was cool, but it’s basically like playing Guitar Hero 3 or so I thought. It’s all in the details that you most likely won’t notice if you’re playing, though. The motion capture for Steven Tyler is pretty cool. Apparently he had to work with a camera man during the mo-cap to ensure his groove… Read More

  • Guitar Hero: On Tour compatible with all DS systems

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=191059 Some of you have asked which version of the DS Guitar Hero: On Tour would be compatible with and I just received word that it will work from the fatty to the skinny DS. Don’t forget to pre-order. Read More

  • Activision, RedOctane feel bad about Wii disc disgrace

    Not that they really had to or anything, but Activision and RedOctane felt terribly bad about the Wii disc fiasco that they appear to be sending out care packages. It’s just a faceplate for your Wii Axe but who else would do such a thing? Anyone have to endure the pain of waiting for a remastered Guitar Hero 3 disc for their Wii? Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Guitar Hero: On Tour priced and dated

    Activision/RedOctane’s hottest new addition to the Guitar Hero franchise will ship June 22 for a mere $50. That’s right, Guitar Hero: On Tour for Nintendo’s DS is now up for pre-order from Amazon so get it now! Read More

  • Gibson adds five more companies to its 'to sue' list

    Not long after serving Activision with papers alleging patent infringement for the Guitar Hero series of video games, Gibson Guitar Corp. has now decided to go after retailers that sell that game as well. In light of this news, Activision said the following; “Our ‘Guitar Hero’ retailing partners have done nothing wrong. We will confront this and any other efforts by Gibson… Read More

  • Rumor: Beatles edition of Guitar Hero

    The other week when I interviewed the Huang brothers, creators of Guitar Hero, I did my best to glean any possible information on other band-specific versions of the popular game to no avail. I’m sorry, but I’m just not that big a fan of Aerosmith. I listened to them a lot back in the day (10+ years ago) and they’re just not that great. I’m positive that the only track… Read More

  • Gibson claims Guitar Hero idea, sues Activision

    So I’m thinking of suing Activision. I figured that since everyone else is doing it, the company might not notice and just send me a check to avoid the hassle. I’ll just go for something small like $250 and claim that since I played air guitar to Appetite for Destruction back in ’87 — thus simulating a rock concert — I came up with the idea for Guitar Hero. Read More

  • Video: CrunchGear interviews the creators of Guitar Hero

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F739013&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Earlier today I had the chance to sit down with Kai and Charles Huang, co-founders of RedOctane. I sent them a barrage of questions along with a… Read More