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Activision Building 'DJ Hero?'

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Posted September 17, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

Rumor of the day: Activision is currently developing DJ Hero, a rhythm game showcasing the world of DJing.

The sources are unnamed, but both Kotaku and MTV say they have spoken to someone close to the matter who confirmed the game, and Activision did copyright the name "DJ Hero" a few months ago, so it seems like a pretty solid rumor--plus, it just makes sense.

According to Kotaku, the game will feature head-to-head "mash-up" battles with Guitar Hero guitars and a unique peripheral described thusly:

In the latest form, the device looks a lot like a simplified DJ Deck. There is a platter for scratching which will act like the strum toggle on a Guitar Hero guitar. Above the platter are three buttons for sampling. The controller also includes a cross fader and a sound effects dial which will act like the whammy bar in Guitar Hero.

The game's music apparently features tons of mash-ups, and has been a nightmare when it comes to licensing issues, as you'd imagine. No official comment from Activision about any of this story, yet.

So what do you think? Are you ready to trade in your fake axe for a fake turntable?

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