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Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
Game Description:Rock out with your jock out in this 1980s edition of the blockbuster music franchise. After playing to mass audiences at sold out shows around the world in Guitar Hero II, fans will once again be able to whip out their Gibson-shaped SG guitar controllers and shred to their favorite rock tracks. 30 awesome new songs let you experience the ultimate rock star fantasy, with tunes by Twisted Sister, Flock of Seagulls, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Bow Wow Wow, Asia and Dio.
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Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s News

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  • Guitar Hero Lacked "Nurturing And Care" According To Activision

    Activision CFO Thomas Tippl noted the reason the Guitar Hero franchise went from a billion dollar game series to a discontinued one was because of a lack of "nurturing and care." "Guitar Hero probably didn't receive the amount of nurturing and care that it needed to maintain that position," he said. "And I think there...

    Posted September 9, 2011

    Guitar Hero Lacked "Nurturing And Care" According To Activision
  • Guitar Hero: Did Activision "Abuse" The Franchise?

    There are many opinions on the internet about the death of the Guitar Hero franchise, but one important person calls it a blatant case of abuse! Kelly Summer, former CEO of developer RedOctane, says,"They abused it. There’s no reason why Guitar Hero cannot continue. It’s a great product. My gut tells me there is still a...

    Posted February 18, 2011

    Guitar Hero: Did Activision "Abuse" The Franchise?
  • Activision Drops Next Guitar Hero Game

    (Updated 4:20 PM) Activision/Blizzard announced it is dropping the in-development Guitar Hero game planned for 2011. The company is also disbanding its Guitar Hero division, best described by the company itself in the following statement: “Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s...

    Posted February 9, 2011

    Activision Drops Next Guitar Hero Game
  • Amazon Names And Dates Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

    Up to this point, it’s been assumed that Activision’s next Guitar Hero game would simply be titled Guitar Hero 6. Well, get ready to send back all of those customized coasters, pens and refrigerator magnets, because there’s a good chance the game will actually be called Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. Read More?

    Posted May 25, 2010

    Amazon Names And Dates Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
  • RIP: Metal God Ronnie James Dio

    Rock and roll and heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio died this weekend of stomach cancer. The one-time lead singer of Black Sabbath and Dio was 67 years old. Read More?

    Posted May 17, 2010

    RIP: Metal God Ronnie James Dio
  • Guitar Hero 6, "Next DJ Hero" Both Planned For Fall 2010

    Activision is being much more conservative with its music game releases in 2010. On its first quarter 2010 conference call this afternoon, the company confirmed Guitar Hero 6 and "the next DJ Hero" (Activision didn't call it DJ Hero 2) are on track for a release sometime this fall. Read More?

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Guitar Hero 6, "Next DJ Hero" Both Planned For Fall 2010
  • Activision Releasing Far Fewer Guitar Hero Games In 2010

    The music genre isn't the star child it used to be. It continues to be a solid performer for both Guitar Hero and Rock Band, but interest has waned. A common critique has been Activision's deluge of Guitar Hero releases, potentially diluting consumer interest. Whether Activision will ever admit that or not, the company is radically scaling back...

    Posted February 10, 2010

    Activision Releasing Far Fewer Guitar Hero Games In 2010
  • Pictures Of Old People Playing Guitar Hero As Funny As It Sounds

    Hey, I don't have anything against old people. Decades from now, when every game is motion controlled, youngsters will be laughing at me, too. But for the time being, it's the other way around. The Faster Times recently ran a series of photos collected from Flickr chronicling a series of older men and women trying their hand at ye ol' Guitar...

    Posted November 5, 2009

    Pictures Of Old People Playing Guitar Hero As Funny As It Sounds
  • Music Game News And Cataloging Site Plastic Axe Launches

    If you eat, breathe, and inappropriately dream about music games, then let your web browser’s bookmarking function know you’ll be stopping by in a few seconds. See, veteran video games writer, musician and G4tv.com contributor Joe Rybicki recently launched Plastic Axe, a passion project of his, designed specifically for the millions...

    Posted August 25, 2009

    Music Game News And Cataloging Site Plastic Axe Launches
  • Microsoft Passed On Harmonix's Frequency, Indirectly Inspired Guitar Hero

    Yesterday, I spoke with former Microsoft vice president Ed Fries shortly before his session at The Ayzenberg Group's [A] List Summit. I already posted his assessment on how the "big three" console companies are faring, but I wanted to share this excellent story about how Fries was indirectly responsible for Guitar Hero. Apparently...

    Posted August 14, 2009

    Microsoft Passed On Harmonix's Frequency, Indirectly Inspired Guitar Hero
  • Jimmy Page And Jack White Don't Like Guitar Hero

    It's interesting to find out how rockers feel about music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Yeah, they're just games, and we just have fun with them, but it must be surreal to have your art, job and craft appear in a video game. If you've poured your life-blood and passion into a musical composition, it must be really, really weird to have...

    Posted June 23, 2009

    Jimmy Page And Jack White Don't Like Guitar Hero
  • Prince Has A Problem With 'Guitar Hero'

    During a recent PBS interview with Tavis Smiley, purple-clad rock and roll enigma Prince said he turned down the opportunity to have his music appear in Guitar Hero. Say it ain't so, Prince. When asked about the game, Prince said: "Well, I ain't mad at them. I hear it made, like, $2 billion and they came to us and offered us a very small...

    Posted May 1, 2009| 29 Comments

    Prince Has A Problem With 'Guitar Hero'
  • 'PaRappa' Creator Masaya Matsuura Concerned About Environmental Impact Of Music Games

    Masaya Matsuura, the creator of PaRappa the Rapper, wants music games to use traditional controllers. While he acknowledges that guitar and drum controllers -- like those found in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games -- are unique, he believes that great software is enough to immerse players. One of the reasons he's concerned about the...

    Posted March 6, 2009| 18 Comments

    'PaRappa' Creator Masaya Matsuura Concerned About Environmental Impact Of Music Games
  • 311 Is No Good At Guitar Hero

    311, the band, are good at many things, but, apparently, Guitar Hero isn't one of them. In this video preview for their new album, "Uplifter,' directed by horror impresario Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), the guys struggle with producer Bob Rock, as he tries to get them on the same page to be able to play their own song. It's pretty funny. You...

    Posted February 25, 2009| 15 Comments

    311 Is No Good At Guitar Hero
  • Ottoman Stores Your 'Rock Band' Instruments

    We all know the downside of having a sweet Rock Band set up is finding an easily-accessable place to store all the instruments. I have a corner in my living room where I keep the drum kit and two guitars, but every time I want to rock out i have to move the coffee table, carry the drums over, and put them together. Well if you've got a spare 200...

    Posted January 12, 2009| 10 Comments

    Ottoman Stores Your 'Rock Band' Instruments
  • DICE 2010: "Design Outside the Box" Presentation

    Posted: February 18, 2010

    769,876 Views | 28:19

  • Guitar Hero Greatest Hits Teaser

    Posted: March 5, 2009

    3,018 Views | 00:35 | 1 Comment

  • X-Play's Top Ten of '08: #4 Music Movers

    Posted: December 16, 2008

    2,338 Views | 02:54

  • Face Time: The Legendary Todd McFarlane

    Posted: December 11, 2008

    9,894 Views | 08:47 | 7 Comments

  • X-Play Gaming Update 01.22.08

    Posted: January 22, 2008

    3,174 Views | 02:08

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