Follow us on:

Posts tagged budcat-creations

Heroic sacrifices: The companies behind Guitar Hero

The Guitar Hero series touched many people, and not just by strapping plastic guitars to them. As the series reached its absurd heights of success, it caused more game developers to enter into the service of note charts and extreme rocker-dude 3D models. And now that Activision has stopped pro...

Continue Reading

Activision shuttering Budcat, downsizing California QA team

Iowa-based Budcat Creations is being closed, Activision confirmed in a statement this afternoon. The company also revealed a "targeted reduction in jobs" at its Quality Assurance outfit in California. Budcat had been owned by Activision since 2008, when the developer was acquired for work on the Gu...

Continue Reading

No Doubt suing Activision for Band Hero 'circus act' appearance

The multi-platinum rock band No Doubt has filed a lawsuit against Activision in a L.A. County Superior Court claiming its likeness was "transformed" into a "virtual karaoke circus act" in over sixty songs in the recently released music title, Band Hero. According to TMZ, No Doubt claims gamers were...

Continue Reading

Activision acquires Budcat for 'new game in the Guitar Hero franchise'

Franchise-loving publisher powerhouse Activision Blizzard announced today that it has acquired Budcat Creations, the studio responsible for all Guitar Hero titles on the PlayStation 2 since GH3. According to the press release, Budcat is "currently in development on a new game in the Guitar Hero fra...

Continue Reading

Rumorong: Activision, Red Octane call shenanigans on World Tour set list

We hope you didn't get your hopes up regarding Guitar Hero World Tour's hypothetical set list, which included songs from such bands as REO Speedwagon, Rob Zombie, and whole lot of Tool. Game Informer reports that both Activision and Red Octane have come forward, denouncing the list as a fraud. W...

Continue Reading

Guitar Hero III getting free 'Top Gun Anthem' DLC

In celebration of this week's Fourth of July holiday, Activision plans to serenade Guitar Hero III players with in-your-face patriotism and ambiguous homo-eroticism -- that's right, the "Top Gun Anthem" will be available as a free download on July 3rd. The film's instrumental theme, obtainable from ...

Continue Reading

Design a very, very, very fine house with Our House

Building or remodeling a home can be extremely frustrating and expensive -- it can ruin you, if you're not careful. That's why we suggest watching other people toil on TLC and HGTV instead of actually doing any work yourself. If you're dead set on constructing your dream home, though, you'll be hap...

Continue Reading

Anniversary aftermath: Next year's awesome games that you forgot about

We spent yesterday going through the big releases that've been announced for next year so far -- Smash Bros. Brawl and/or Wii Fit likely topping your personal "must get" list -- but what about the second-tier games that don't usually receive much press or attention? Though we haven't forgotten...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

WWE 2K15 review: Disqualification match

Posted on Nov 26th 2014 2:00PM

Image

Assassin's Creed Rogue review: Avast ye, clone!

Posted on Nov 25th 2014 9:01AM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW