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2009 hasn't been the best year for the games industry. Month after month, we hear reports of reduced sales figures, company closures, and layoffs. Things may be turning around, though, as EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich believes software sales during September 2009 have actually gone up from 2008, the...

October 9th 2009 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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This is one of the many reasons why I really enjoy this job: one day, you're talking turkey with a psychologist who's dealing with serious addiction issues, and the next, you're writing about Night Elves in Guitar Hero 5. Personally, I prefer Harmonix's new Beatles game, but there's no denying that...

September 10th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The OpenChord V1 is one of those ideas that seems like it's just missing one key component keeping it from greatness. What the company's developed is a real guitar that you can plug into a Wiimote and use to play Guitar Hero. Cool idea, right? Except there's just one tiny problem: Playing the guita...

August 6th 2009 at 3:00am 0 Comments

We're always lamenting how few things our precious Xbox Live Avatars are good for, but this seems like a darn fine implementation of them: Activision announced today that you'll be able to import your e-doppelganger into your Guitar Hero 5 band to rock alongside the other characters that you've cre...

July 31st 2009 at 9:12am 0 Comments
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Music games have been blowing up lately (surprise!) but Harmonix can envision a time when they may not even need the boxes that brought them to the big show. Company boss Josh Randall told Videogamer.com, "I think you could foresee a future where maybe you don't even have a console. Your instrument...

July 8th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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New MTV Games general manager Scott Guthrie told IGN that his company plans to show restraint in terms of peripherals in the future, suggesting that other publishers may go overboard with single-purpose peripherals -- like skateboards, turntables, and different turntables. "It's all about the softwa...

July 8th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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We know that many of you will roll your eyes and scroll right along when we tell you that EA/MTV/Harmonix has just announced the stand-alone Rock Band Country Track Pack coming to 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii on July 21. That's fine, we understand. Even if you have a passing interest, you'll be able to ch...

May 12th 2009 at 10:40am 0 Comments
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Dear retailers, we're so sorry that you're running low on space on your shelves for music games. Sadly (for you, at least) it simply doesn't matter. See, we just surpassed sports in the battle for most popular genre. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed say they play music games, compared to a pal...

October 22nd 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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click to enlarge biggie-size In the latest round of the great "our drum kit is better – or at least bigger – than your drum kit" conflict of ought eight, Konami definitely comes out the clear winner with Rock Revolution. However, we don't necessarily know if that's a good thing, based...

May 16th 2008 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Wondering if your favorite artist has ever appeared in a rhythm game? Looking for an easy way to compare track listings? MTV has just unveiled a new service that looks like it could be an answer for all your rock 'n' roll prayers: The Rhythm Game Track Finder.The idea is simple: Enter in a song tit...

January 8th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments