Update: This contest has come to a close. Keep an eye on your email to see if you won!If you haven't upgraded to a Nintendo DSi yet, or did, but managed to hold on to that DS Lite or Phat, then we've got a Joyswag for you. Up for grabs is one copy of Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits, complete with t...

June 30th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The ESRB spilled the beans on yet another version of Guitar Hero: On Tour for DS, this time including "modern hits" like "Paralyzer." We could debate the worth of the annual updates of the main Guitar Hero series, but we thought we would focus on the DS version for this topic. There are a few diffe...

December 27th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Amazon is running another Gold Box promotion, as it is want to do, and featured right now is Guitar Hero: On Tour. The entire bundle is being sold for the low price of $29.99, which is around $20 less than the MSRP. If you've been waiting to test out the portable Guitar Hero waters, this just might...

September 23rd 2008 at 11:24am 0 Comments
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If you thought that 2008's triple-billing of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: On Tour and the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour was, well, a lot of Guitar Hero ... you ain't seen nuthin' yet. Activision-Blizzard revealed at an event for industry analysts that it intends to double the number of G...

September 17th 2008 at 12:29am 0 Comments
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Rhythm games have certainly been keeping the tempo up for financial growth in the industry. GameDaily notes UBS analyst Ben Schachter's report, showing "music-themed games" have made up 15% of software sales year-to-date and 32% year-over-year growth so far.The Guitar Hero franchise is already up 8...

August 18th 2008 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Here's our theory for the overall drop in US sales in July versus June: just reading E3 coverage in the middle of the month was enough gaming excitement for a significant portion of the audience. Too crazy? Here's another one: people decided to reduce their spending now in anticipation of stuff comi...

August 15th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Click to embiggen During E3 we spoke with third-party peripheral manufacturer Nyko about its line of FrontMan guitars and which games the different versions were compatible with. We did a quick and dirty post on what we were told during the E3 madness, but Nyko just sent over the chart above, which...

July 22nd 2008 at 9:57pm 0 Comments
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Remember the cringeworthy trailer that was used to introduce Guitar Hero: On Tour to a breathless world? Well, now some people -- innocent members of the public, we might add -- have relived that nightmare for real.To promote its already wildly successful music game in the UK, Activision rented a b...

July 18th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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With several major press conferences yesterday and a deluge of media assets, it's easy to miss all the smaller news items that popped up. We've rounded up three of them for you so that they won't be completely forgotten!1. Retro Game Challenge logo! Yep, there it is, right above our post. It doesn'...

July 16th 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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Remember that video that showed you how to skin your Guitar Hero: On Tour peripheral? Well, you might want to put that knowledge to work, as the official site for Guitar Hero: On Tour has updated with some badass skins you can print out and use to customize to your little rocker heart's content....

July 8th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Looks like Activision struck gold yet again with its Guitar Hero franchise, as word hits that the DS title Guitar Hero: On Tour has sold more than 300,000 units in its first week in North America. It set all kind of company precedents, telling us that it probably won't be the only Guitar Hero game t...

July 3rd 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments