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Rocksmith also available in $200 Epiphone guitar bundle

Rocksmith allows you to use any guitar as a music game controller, and for interactive music lessons. That's so awesome if you have an electric guitar! But what if you don't have a guitar? What then? What do you do? How does that work? It'll be okay. In addition to the normal $80 bundle (which...

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Gibson and Viacom settle guitar patent lawsuit

The patent suit filed by the Gibson guitar company against Harmonix, Viacom and EA over the Rock Band guitar has come to an end. Rather than the clear victory Harmonix seemed to expect, the parties have agreed to settle. According to Business Week, Gibson and Viacom asked a federal court to dismiss...

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Harmonix calls for an encore in Gibson patent case

The patent suit brought by Gibson against Harmonix and other parties related to Guitar Hero and Rock Band was stayed due to the US Patent and Trademark Office deciding to reexamine the patent. According to Patent Arcade, Harmonix and a group of retailers have asked a Tennessee court to continue...

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Activision and Gibson settle Guitar Hero patent lawsuit

Earlier this month, Activision and Gibson Guitar Corporation (the guitar manufacturer) settled the year-old litigation over a patent dispute, according to court documents obtained by Gamastura. With all the lawsuits we've been writing about recently, you'd think we'd see more posts like this every...

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Gibson loses Guitar Hero patent suit, outlook on other claims in doubt

It appears Gibson's master plan to play patent troll against many companies within the game industry will fail. Engadget reports that Activision's defensive lawsuit against Gibson has succeeded. The guitar maker was trying to squeeze some extra cash out of its former partner by tying Guitar Hero...

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Guitar Hero gets branded up

Activision has announced a whole slew of brands will be supporting the upcoming Guitar Hero: World Tour, from amps right on down to guitar strings. It's nothing new to us, considering the company did the same thing for previous Guitar Hero games, but the list for World Tour is kind of massive. It...

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Guitar Hero World Tour features lots of brands (except Gibson!)

An Activision press release that just landed in our inbox breathlessly details every single promotional tie-in that Guitar Hero World Tour's packing. Really, it's a huge list! Here it is, straight from the release: "Ampeg, Audio-Technica, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Evans Drumheads, Guitar Center,...

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Gibson lays lawsuit on GameStop, other major retailers

Gibson seems to be poking its straw into any hole it can find these days, trying to desperately suck up some of that gooey Guitar Hero money before it's all gone. On Monday, the guitar maker filed a federal lawsuit against major retailers that sell Guitar Hero games, including GameStop, Wal-Mart,...

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Gibson sues Harmonix, Viacom, EA over Guitar Hero

Following Activision's filing of a pre-emptive lawsuit last week – asking a judge to dismiss guitar-maker Gibson's Guitar Hero patent claim and later saying it had "no merit" – and then Gibson's lawsuit against major retailers selling the game, Gibson has now filed a patent...

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Activision believes Gibson's patent has 'no merit'

Activision has made a formal statement about its lawsuit against Gibson Guitar Corporation's patent claim on Guitar Hero. Activision calls Gibson's squeeze-play a "transparent end run ... on patent assertions that Gibson knows have no merit." According to Activision, Gibson waited three years...

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