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Review: DJ Hero

DJ Hero could end up being the most divisive video game ever created. It flies proudly in the face of certain qualities I've come to expect of the casual-aimed rhythm genre -- qualities such as accessibility, recognizability and general ease of play. Activision's latest possesses none of these...

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Football Hero mod probably the biggest 'Hero' yet

The next time your friends complain about soccer being boring, you can do something slightly more productive than silently mocking their boorish lack of sophistication. You can show them this video of "Football Hero" (after the break), which consists of soccer players kicking balls into a gigantic,...

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EEDAR: Game sales slowdown turned around in September

2009 hasn't been the best year for the games industry. Month after month, we hear reports of reduced sales figures, company closures, and layoffs. Things may be turning around, though, as EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich believes software sales during September 2009 have actually gone up from 2008, the...

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OpenChord: The guitar that plays Guitar Hero

The OpenChord V1 is one of those ideas that seems like it's just missing one key component keeping it from greatness. What the company's developed is a real guitar that you can plug into a Wiimote and use to play Guitar Hero. Cool idea, right? Except there's just one tiny problem: Playing the...

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Xbox Avatars to appear in Guitar Hero 5

We're always lamenting how few things our precious Xbox Live Avatars are good for, but this seems like a darn fine implementation of them: Activision announced today that you'll be able to import your e-doppelganger into your Guitar Hero 5 band to rock alongside the other characters that you've...

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Harmonix: Music games may not rely on consoles in the future

Music games have been blowing up lately (surprise!) but Harmonix can envision a time when they may not even need the boxes that brought them to the big show. Company boss Josh Randall told Videogamer.com, "I think you could foresee a future where maybe you don't even have a console. Your...

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MTV Games cautious about introducing (even) more peripherals

New MTV Games general manager Scott Guthrie told IGN that his company plans to show restraint in terms of peripherals in the future, suggesting that other publishers may go overboard with single-purpose peripherals -- like skateboards, turntables, and different turntables. "It's all about the...

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Rock Band Country Track Pack coming July 21

We know that many of you will roll your eyes and scroll right along when we tell you that EA/MTV/Harmonix has just announced the stand-alone Rock Band Country Track Pack coming to 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii on July 21. That's fine, we understand. Even if you have a passing interest, you'll be able to...

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Music game makers to retailers: Tough noogies

Dear retailers, we're so sorry that you're running low on space on your shelves for music games. Sadly (for you, at least) it simply doesn't matter. See, we just surpassed sports in the battle for most popular genre. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed say they play music games, compared to a...

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Joystiq hands-on: Rock Revolution

click to enlarge biggie-size In the latest round of the great "our drum kit is better – or at least bigger – than your drum kit" conflict of ought eight, Konami definitely comes out the clear winner with Rock Revolution. However, we don't necessarily know if that's a good thing,...

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