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Op-Ed: The sad tale of Marino de Silva

A year ago this month, "self-styled award-winning guitar hero" Marino de Silva was given a sentence of up to 8 years in gaol for fraud.

Activision ends Guitar Hero video game

Activision’s very high profile Guitar Hero and DJ Hero video games are no more. Citing declining revenues, the cost of licensing music and economic conditions, Activision is diverting resources to other games.

Guns 'N' Roses frontman Axl Rose sues Guitar Hero maker

Axl Rose, the figurehead, lead vocalist and sole remaining original member of 80s' rock band Guns 'N' Roses, is filing a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, the company behind the phenomenally popular Guitar Hero franchise.

Op-Ed: The fun of scratching your way to musical fame on DJ Hero Special

I've always wanted to try to DJ. Now I can scratch and cross-fade like a beat junkie with the latest karaoke-style video game, DJ Hero. It's so addictive your fingers might actually cramp mid-tune.

Beatles, Mario, Guitar Hero: Gaming industry hopes to rebound big

With a star-studded lineup of video game releases, manufacturers such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft hope to resurrect their sales and save the worsening conditions of the gaming industry.

Volsung Performs for 'Guitar Hero' Metallica Premier

Who is Volsung? The band, Volsung, was scheduled to perform in a 10:000 P.M. Secret Show for South by Southwest, in Austin Texas. The celebration was for the "Guitar Hero: Metallica" launch party.

Guitar Hero Ace shreds his way into the record books again

To celebrate the launch of the second annual Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition, the nation's best Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock player visited New York City for a mesmerizing, record-breaking shred session.

Nintendo Releases Wii Music, More than 60 Instruments Available

Nintendo announced it is now shipping Wii Music, their debut karaoke music game. Unlike competitors such as Guitar Hero, Wii Music lets you play up to 60 instruments with its controllers and classic songs like La Bamba can be rearranged in unique ways.

'Guitar Grip' Peripheral Released for Guitar Hero on Nintendo DS

Guitar Hero: On Tour is coming to the handheld Nintendo DS platform this summer. Mobile gamers can rock out using an innovative peripheral to push the frets, along with a guitar pick-stylus for the touch-screen.

Aerosmith Don't Want to Miss a Thing, Inking Deal With Guitar Hero Franchise

When a music video game franchise is so successful it rakes in $1 billion in revenue, it's no surprise big bands like Aerosmith take notice. The band announced it's coming to Guitar Hero in June, and the revenue is there to show why.

Guitar Hero Franchise Breaks Industry Record With More Than $1 Billion in Sales

Who would have thought a simple guitar could break video game records? Activision Inc., makers of the popular video game Guitar Hero announced it has set an industry first, surpassing $1 billion in retail sales.

Dad catches son smoking pot and sells his nintendo game on ebay for over $9,000

A school teacher who caught his son in the back yard smoking pot with friends, decided to punish the youth by selling a video game he had recently bought as a Christmas gift. He sold the $90.00 game for more than $9000.00 on ebay!

Guitar Hero III Shows Music Labels How Video Games Can Help Sell Tunes

Guitar Hero III is a music label's best friend, according to an inside music industry source who claims songs included on the popular game boost real-life sales. Slipknot, The Strokes...send your thank-you cards to game publisher Activison.

Guitar Hero 3 Rocks Out This Week, Adding Online Play and Battle Mode

Very soon, legions of guitar fans will “Suck My Kiss” or “Talk Dirty to Me.” The gaming sensation Guitar Hero 3 is now available, allowing rock lovers to replicate classic solos from Guns n’ Roses, Poison and Metallica.

Guitar Hero rocks it's way into the xbox

For those about to rock, the next generation of Guitar Hero II salutes you.

EA signs Guitar Hero developer

Electronic Arts has signed a deal to publish Guitar Hero developer Harmonix's next game, the company revealed at its GDC press reception.

Guitar Hero II to include "Halo Mjolnir" theme song

A rumor coming straight out of the Official Xbox Magazine suggests that gamers will be able to download and rock out to the "Halo Theme Mjolnir Mix," which greets you when you fire up Halo 2.

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