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Guitar Hero Killed By Activision


#1

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.


#2

I heard the same thing was gonna happen to Rock Band. They got sold for some ridiculously low price. I think there mistake was saturating the goddamned market with games. It should have followed a 18 month turnover cycle to give fans a chance to crave another title.


#3

Well it's about time.


#4

I'm glad, most overpriced rubbish to come to the 360.


#5

I hated that damn game, all that ever came of it were people butchering the same song over and over again...


#6

#7

I love the game because it is largely responsible for me picking up the guitar for the first time. Haven't played it since then though, as I'm much too busy with the real thing.


#8

I enjoy the game, but I pretty much only play it when I have friends over.


#9

I hope DJ Hero dies out next.


#10

I guess people will have to start playing real instruments now. What a shame...