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    RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by PelhamTone on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:58 pm

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    Los Angeles (CNN) -- The video game "Guitar Hero," once believed to be helping revive rock a few years ago in the hip-hop era, will jam no longer.

    Activision Blizzard Inc. announced Wednesday it will cease publishing the game this year.

    "Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing's 'Guitar Hero' business unit and discontinue development on its 'Guitar Hero' game for 2011," the company said in a statement.

    The decision was "based on the desire to focus on the greatest opportunities that the company currently has to create the world's best interactive entertainment experiences," the firm said.

    The cancellation came as the Santa Monica, California-based company announced a record operating cash flow of $1.4 billion in 2010. Its revenues last year from digital channels grew more than 20 percent to $1.5 billion.

    The once-popular video game was even featured in the Vince Vaughn film "Couples Retreat" in 2009.

    As rock struggled against rap music, video games like "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" were credited with creating a new appreciation for rock 'n' roll among the millennial generation born in the '90s who didn't know much about Aerosmith, Pat Benatar and other musicians of the '70s and '80s.

    At the time, Geoff Mayfield, senior analyst and director of charts for Billboard magazine, said he saw a direct cause and effect for some of the artists who licensed their songs to "Guitar Hero."

    "A few weeks ago, when the game featuring Aerosmith ('Guitar Hero: Aerosmith') came out, there was more than a 40 percent increase in their catalog sales," Mayfield said in 2008.

    The video games even increased interest in guitars, according to the nationwide Guitar Center chain. Bars held "Guitar Hero" nights. And schools like Roosevelt High in Los Angeles, where most teens have grown up on a steady diet of hip-hop and R&B, sponsored three-day "Guitar Hero Face-Off" in its auditorium, blaring heavy metal.

    For now, the art of playing air guitar -- and "Guitar Hero" -- seems a quaint bygone.
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/09/guitar.hero.gone/index.html


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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by iRaz on Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:35 pm

    copy and paste is ok when you put the source of it. if you can find the URL where you got this info from, could be better.




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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by PelhamTone on Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:06 pm

    ask and ye shall receive
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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by Titan on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:20 pm

    It's unfortunate, but Rock Band has a lot better equipment and setlists anyways, IMO.
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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by iRaz on Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:33 pm

    i heard that isnt just GUitar Hero, they will stop making DJ Hero and True Crime games too.




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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by reaper1182 on Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:25 am

    I read this article as well and had one major problem with it. CNN seemed to be implying that the death of Guitar Hero was the death of rock and music simulation games. I think most gamers would kinda agree that Rock Band had taken the throne from Guitar Hero a while back. In my opinion the franchise took a steady downturn after Guitar Hero: World Tour mainly due to Harmonix's decision to split off and forge their own path. Not to mention the oversaturation of GH games (did we really need Guitar Hero: Smash Hits?) GH was a franchise that was largely forgotten by most people by the end.
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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by Vicky on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:28 pm

    yay finally this should have dead before it started play real fucking guitar have good day Smile
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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by -=illuminati=- on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:12 am

    Well, I own Guitar Hero III and all I have to say is: I never play it anyways since I am PC gamer. I have that game for 360.
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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by iRaz on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:24 am

    -=illuminati=- wrote:Well, I own Guitar Hero III and all I have to say is: I never play it anyways since I am PC gamer. I have that game for 360.
    you mean you have an Xbox 360? whats your LIVE ID?




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    Post by -=illuminati=- on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:28 am

    Yea 360 means Xbox 360. And I honestly don't remember what it is since I don't play it.
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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by iRaz on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:32 am

    -=illuminati=- wrote:Yea 360 means Xbox 360. And I honestly don't remember what it is since I don't play it.
    but, do you still own it?




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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by -=illuminati=- on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:41 am

    Well yea I do, why you want my account?
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    Re: RIP Guitar Hero

    Post by iRaz on Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:08 am

    -=illuminati=- wrote:Well yea I do, why you want my account?
    to add you as a friend, to increase our social experience.




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