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Guitar Hero: Van Halen Latest News - PS2

  • Publisher: Activision
  • Genre:Music
  • Developer: Neversoft Entertainment
  • Release Date:Dec 22, 2009
  • # of Players:1 player
  • ESRB:T - Teen (Titles rated "Teen (T)" may be suitable for ages 13 and older, and may contain violent content, mild, or strong language, and/or suggestive themes.)
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Game Description: Van Halen is the next mega-band up for the Guitar Hero treatment, following Aerosmith and Metallica in releasing a full retail release featuring the band's greatest hits and songs picked by members of Van Halen.
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Guitar Hero: Van Halen 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
  • 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
  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen Review

    Van Halen will rock your damn face off, sissy... but can the hottest band of the 1980s stand up to the video game treatment? In G4's review, Andrew Pfister (known in Southwest Indiana as a rock and roll legend) puts the game through its paces and asks the age old question: Why can't this be love? Answer: Band in-fighting. Sammy Hagar does not...

    Posted December 22, 2009

    Guitar Hero: Van Halen Review
  • 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
  • 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
  • Buy Guitar Hero 5, Get Guitar Hero: Van Halen...Free?

    This is a bizarre one. Activision has just announced a limited time offer to gamers who purchase Guitar Hero 5. If you buy Guitar Hero 5, Activision will send you a free copy of Guitar Hero: Van Halen. No strings attached. You just need register online with a code in the Guitar Hero 5 manual or send some paperwork in the mail. Either way,...

    Posted August 11, 2009

    Buy Guitar Hero 5, Get Guitar Hero: Van Halen...Free?
  • 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
  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen Leaves Out Three Members Of The Band

    Upcoming rock and/or roll simulator Guitar Hero: Van Halen features all the members of seminal metal band Van Halen... if you don't count original bassist Michael Anthony and later singers Gary Cherone and Sammy Hagar. Perhaps due to inter-band squabbling and a reluctance to share that lucrative Guitar Hero royalty money, the trio have been left...

    Posted June 11, 2009

    Guitar Hero: Van Halen Leaves Out Three Members Of The Band
  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen Finally Confirmed, World Sighs With Relief

    The latest band-centric Guitar Hero from Activision Blizzard has been one of the worst kept secrets in gaming. Guitar Hero: Van Halen has been one of the hot music game rumors, but it's hard to keep thinking it's a rumor when the game's achievements manage to leak before Activision Blizzard can announce it. But now it's official. At a pre-E3...

    Posted May 7, 2009| 21 Comments

    Guitar Hero: Van Halen Finally Confirmed, World Sighs With Relief
  • 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'
  • Rumor That's Too Fast For Love: 'Guitar Hero: Motley Crue'?

    MTV has reported that Motley Crue might be working on a Crue-branded version of Guitar Hero. I heard some very loose rumors along the same lines last month, but couldn't find anything to back it up. The article noted: "Aside from gearing up for the tour, the band is also working on side projects, a new album and a possible Mötley...

    Posted March 20, 2009| 22 Comments

    Rumor That's Too Fast For Love: 'Guitar Hero: Motley Crue'?
  • DICE 2010: "Design Outside the Box" Presentation

    Posted: February 18, 2010

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  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen Debut Trailer

    Posted: August 7, 2009

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