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Next Guitar Hero Is Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock?

By Spencer . May 25, 2010 . 2:17am

Probably because Activision just trademarked that name.

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Fitness Company Takes A Bite Out Of The “Hero” Frenzy

By Spencer . June 30, 2009 . 8:42pm

Love or hate it, Guitar Hero is a huge brand. Activision has made it a point to trademark (insert music instrument here) Hero to capitalize on the success of the series. New trademarks popped up for Fitness Hero and Workout Hero, but…

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Guitar Hero DS bundle officially goes on tour in June

By Spencer . June 12, 2008 . 6:23am

This news shouldn’t be a surprise since the box art was revealed a few days earlier. The difference is Toys ‘R Us marked June 29 as the release date, but the Guitar Hero: On Tour Nintendo DS bundle is actually scheduled to ship on the same day as the DS game, June 22. Inside the […]

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Activision imitates American Idol for Guitar Hero contest

By Spencer . March 24, 2008 . 4:01pm

With all the news about Rock Band coming to the Wii it’s easy to overlook Guitar Hero. Activision bent on not letting their franchise stray from the spotlight opened up a campaign Rock Icon contest where Guitar Hero fans are invited to add themselves as a character in the next Guitar Hero. Well, not themselves […]

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Korea televises Guitar Hero battles

By Spencer . January 23, 2008 . 10:21am

I have two video game channels on my TV in Seoul. Most of time they play Starcraft matches, but when I was flipping through them last night one of them had a live Guitar Hero battle! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because Guitar Hero is pretty popular in South Korea. Stores are stocked with […]

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Was Konami planning a Guitar Revolution?

By Spencer . December 14, 2007 . 4:29pm

Konami missed the boat with Guitar Freaks and Drummania. However, one year after Guitar Hero debuted, the thought may have crossed Konami’s mind. They registered trademarks for Drum Revolution and Guitar Revolution, which sound like the US names for Drummania and Guitar Freaks respectively. Both trademarks are still active, so it’s possible for Konami to […]

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Guitar Hero spotted in the Simpsons

By Spencer . November 21, 2007 . 11:05am

In this past Sunday’s episode, Bart wanders off into a new comic book store where the owner is seen playing Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution simultaneously. This isn’t the first time the Simpsons touched on video games. Last season the show poked fun at Grand Theft Auto and a much older episode had a […]

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Guitar Hero III demo arriving on Xbox Live tomorrow

By Spencer . October 22, 2007 . 8:29am

If you didn’t procure the Guitar Hero III demo disc by purchasing Tony Hawk: Proving Ground or gray level means you can snag it on Tuesday on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The demo contains the same five songs on the disc, which are:   – Even Flow (by Pearl Jam) – Lay Down (by Priestess) […]

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Guitar Hero, educational knockoff edition

By Spencer . August 20, 2007 . 3:50pm

Success always comes with imitators and Mattel is trying to cash in on the Guitar Hero fan base with I Can Play Guitar, a plug and play TV game with a plastic guitar. With the system you can rock out to Hot Wheels, Barbie and Spongebob. No really, those are the optional song cartridges. Obviously, […]

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Guitar Hero III to rock four consoles this fall

By Spencer . May 23, 2007 . 11:26am

Activision announced they are going to release Guitar Hero III on the Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Playstation 3 and Wii. The bundle comes out in the fall with a customizable wireless guitar controller. Specifically, for the Playstation 2 Activision is bundling an exclusive Guitar Hero controller, the classic Kramer guitar from Gibson, while other bundles […]

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Guitar picks for your DS

By Spencer . April 18, 2007 . 4:10am

Ubisoft just officially announced that they are localizing Hiite Utaeru DS Guitar M-06 under the name Jam Sessions and there is already a related accessory for the game. Naki who made a bunch of Superman controllers is selling a three pack of “JAMMIN” DS guitar picks for $8.00. Right now the only game that has […]

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MTV and Electronic Arts team up to make a Guitar Hero competitor

By Spencer . April 2, 2007 . 8:05am

Veteran Guitar Hero developer, Harmonix, (now owned by MTV) and Electronic Arts are working on a new title called Rock Band for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Rock Band has a similar premise as Guitar Hero except Rock Band has more instruments. Players can use a drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone to sing with their […]

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Dress like a Guitar Hero

By Spencer . March 27, 2007 . 12:12pm

  Hot Topic who is never slow to cash in on a trend has Guitar Hero shirts to compliment their line of video game clothing. Not entirely impressive, but if you want to show off your Guitar Hero pride by wearing the logo here is your chance. Speaking of Hot Topic they also have a […]

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DrumMania arcade machine featured in Killers video

By Spencer . February 9, 2007 . 7:58am

  There is a Beamani cameo in the Killer latest music video, “Read my Mind”. A few scenes show the band members are hanging around an arcade playing on Konami’s DrumMania V3 and GuitarFreaks V3 machines. GuitarFreaks appeared in some arcades, but the game never caught on. Konami missed the boat with their guitar bemani […]

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Manage guitar heroes in Shady O’Grady’s Rising Star

By Spencer . January 25, 2007 . 3:22pm

There are so many simulators for playing instruments, you’ve got Guitar Hero, DrumMania and Beatmania… well the IIDX keyboard isn’t an instrument yet but you get the point. While you get the feeling of rocking out you miss out all of the “real life” drama of playing at dive bars and writing songs. Shady O’Gray’s […]

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