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Tony Hawk: RIDE controller getting new Activision game

Tony Hawk: RIDE controller getting new Activision game

The Tony Hawk: RIDE controller may be clever, but it sure is expensive; happily those who couldn't help themselves will soon have more gaming options to use it.  During an interview with Develop, Robomodo CEO David Michicich revealed that "We're doing a game with Activision and we're not allowed to talk about it right now".  Although it's unclear what the game itself might be, the nature of the controller does suggest some sort of snowboarding, skating or similar title.

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Activision and Everyone Tied to Kurt Cobain At Odds Over Guitar Hero 5 Representation

Activision and Everyone Tied to Kurt Cobain At Odds Over Guitar Hero 5 Representation

With the announcement of Guitar Hero 5, nothing was bigger than the fact that Kurt Cobain, the former lead singer of Nirvana, had been licensed as a likeness within the game. We haven't really gone into depth on this at all, even as the story broke repeatedly over the last week or so. It seemed to be just a flare up from Courtney Love, Cobain's widow, as she defended herself against the myriad of complaints she had received from fans of Cobain and the band, most of which had been focused on her Twitter feed.

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DJ Hero controller gets FCC teardown, flaunts manual

DJ Hero controller gets FCC teardown, flaunts manual

Poorly framed, low-quality photo?  Non-descript but brightly colored background?  It can only mean one thing: the FCC's team of crack photographers have been at it again, and in this case it's the DJ Hero controller that has born the brunt of their traditional teardown.

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Guitar Hero 5 for Wii debuts full SD streaming & loading

Guitar Hero 5 for Wii debuts full SD streaming & loading

Guitar Hero 5 is set to be the first Wii game to offer full loading from SD card, with Activision promising SDHC streaming for the upcoming music title.  IGN sat down with the team to discuss the change, which will see over 800 songs together with audio quality, note data, album art, and any mo-cap triggers or song-specific displays fitting on a 32GB SD card.

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Band Hero DS “Drum Grip” for Nintendo DS revealed

Band Hero DS “Drum Grip” for Nintendo DS revealed

Activision have been showing off their latest peripheral, and this time they've set their sights on your pocket.  Set to be included with every purchase of Band Hero DS, the upcoming musical game for Nintendo's clamshell console, the Band Hero DS Drum Grip is a rubberized silicon sleeve that fits over the DS Lite.

Guitar Hero 5 official drum kit revealed

Guitar Hero 5 official drum kit revealed

Hot on the heels of Logitech's Guitar Hero drum kit, unveiled yesterday, come the first images of the official redesigned Guitar Hero 5 set.  No details are accompanying the two images, but Activision have released a new video showing gameplay in the upcoming title.

Guitar Hero 5 gameplay video after the cut

Sony CEO calls Activision threats “a lot of noise”

Sony CEO calls Activision threats “a lot of noise”

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has struck back at Activision chief Bobby Kotick, claiming his calls to cut PS3 prices are "a lot of noise" and that there's no "logic" in discounting the console.  Speaking to Reuters, Stringer suggested that "I (would) lose money on every PlayStation I make - how's that for logic."

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Activision CEO threatens to drop Sony PS3 and PSP

Activision CEO threatens to drop Sony PS3 and PSP

Game developer Activision have set their sights on bringing Sony down a peg or two, threatening to cease development for the PS3 and PSP consoles if the company does not reduce royalty fees.  CEO Bobby Kotick has accused Sony of "losing a bit of momentum" and complained that the company does not "make it easy for me to support the [PlayStation 3] platform".  Kotick is now asking for a PS3 hardware price-cut.

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Tony Hawk Ride skateboard controller gets detailed

Tony Hawk Ride skateboard controller gets detailed

If your interest has been piqued about the upcoming Tony Hawk Ride game from Activision, you'll be pleased to learn that the company has released a few additional details about the game and it's very unique controller.

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DJ Hero limited edition with Jay-Z and Eminem on the way

DJ Hero limited edition with Jay-Z and Eminem on the way

Apparently, just the fact that a game called DJ Hero is on the way is not enough. Instead, Activision is also going to be releasing a limited edition version of the video game that includes Eminem and Jay-Z tracks.

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Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and DJ Hero announced

Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and DJ Hero announced

Fresh gaming news from Activision today, as the company confirms three new titles in the burgeoning Guitar Hero franchise.  Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and DJ Hero will all launch this year; Activision have also released this render of the DJ Hero controller.

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Ozzy to appear in Guitar Hero: World Tour

Ozzy to appear in Guitar Hero: World Tour

I've questioned the logic behind Activision's choice to call Guitar Hero III “Legends of Rock” due to the lack of actual legends. This has become even more apparent with all of the rock legends showing up in the fourth installment of the game. We've found out that yet another huge name will be appearing as a character in GH:WT, none other than the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osborne.