anybody play this?
posted on bravewords.com
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 at 18:21:32 EST
According to MSNBC.com, Publisher Activision confirms that Guitar Hero is no more, writing, "due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing's Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011."
The Guitar Hero series was a series of music video games first published in 2005 by RedOctane and Harmonix Music Systems, and distributed by Activision, in which players use a guitar-shaped game controller to simulate playing lead, bass guitar, and rhythm guitar across numerous rock music songs.
The Guitar Hero franchise released band-centric Games from AEROSMITH, METALLICA and VAN HALEN.
According to Wikipedia, the Guitar Hero series has sold more than 25 million units worldwide, earning $2 billion US at retail. The series is claimed by Activision to be the third largest game franchise after the Mario and Madden NFL franchises.