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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock News

  • Guitar Hero III strums up $1 billion

    Activision touts 2007 game as first multiplatform console game to rack up nine digits in worldwide retail sales; series boasts 21 million song downloads.

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    • Posted Jan 12, 2009 1:00 pm PT
  • UK Games Chart: Mario Kart No. 1, Brain Training breaks records

    Nintendo's Mario Kart holds onto the number-one position, while Dr Kawashima's Brain Training marks a record-breaking 80th week in the top 10.

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    • Posted Aug 27, 2008 5:52 am PT
  • Warner Music says game makers need to pay up

    Record company CEO says licensing fees paid to the music industry by game companies are "far too small."

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    • Posted Aug 7, 2008 4:37 pm PT
  • Report: Activision Blizzard retains top talent

    Variety reports publishing giant has signed "key folks" from Blizzard Entertainment, Infinity Ward, and Neversoft to new long-term deals; announces two-for-one stock split.

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    • Posted Jul 11, 2008 6:08 pm PT
  • NPD: San Andreas caps US best-seller list

    Grand Theft Auto and Madden NFL franchises dominate industry-tracking group's top 10 list of all-time domestic sales leaders through April.

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    • Posted Jun 5, 2008 5:01 pm PT
  • EA acquires ThreeSF

    Megapublisher snaps up Shawn Fanning's online community for gamers.

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    • Posted Jun 4, 2008 7:01 am PT
  • Guitar Hero "leaping forward" in Q4, On Tour DS bundle confirmed

    Activision execs tell analysts it's two weeks away from revealing a "significant innovation" for its billion-dollar rhythm franchise; Nintendo bundling handheld with first portable edition.

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    • Posted May 8, 2008 6:09 pm PT
  • Activision annual sales near $3 billion

    Guitar Hero III, Call of Duty 4 boost publisher's year-long sales 92 percent; $602.5 million in Q4 revenues nearly doubles prior year's.

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    • Posted May 8, 2008 2:58 pm PT
  • Activision/Vivendi leave ESA, skip E3

    Merging publishers cut ties with gaming-industry trade group and confirm absence from annual E3 Media & Business Summit.

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    • Posted May 2, 2008 10:16 am PT
  • Q&A;: Blind Guardian on music in games

    German band Blind Guardian talk to GameSpot about their appearance in the upcoming Sacred 2, and what it's like to be a guitarist playing Guitar Hero.

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    • Posted May 2, 2008 4:59 am PT
  • EU says OK to Acti-Blizzard union

    Antitrust body deems $18.9 billion merger of publishing powerhouses would not create unfair competition.

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    • Posted Apr 16, 2008 10:47 am PT
  • Charlie Daniels damns Guitar Hero III's devilish climax

    Fiddlin' country rocker "disgusted" with use of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" in Activision's rhythm game, says it perverts his song by showing satanic victories.

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    • Posted Apr 7, 2008 3:20 pm PT
  • Gibson encores patent suit to Rock Band

    Instrument maker's quest to have Activision's Guitar Hero pulled from store shelves extended to include EA, MTV, and Harmonix's latest four-piece rhythm game.

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    • Posted Mar 24, 2008 11:28 am PT
  • PressSpotting: Ramblin' with Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw

    GameSpot's on-the-media, by-the-media column sits down with the man behind The Escapist's Zero Punctuation series of manic game-review videos.

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    • Posted Mar 21, 2008 5:07 pm PT
  • Gibson frets retailers with Guitar Hero patent suit

    Instrument maker files suit against vendors to keep Activision's rhythm game off store shelves; publisher says case stems from refusal to renew support.

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    • Posted Mar 20, 2008 5:16 pm PT
  • Beatles sparking Guitar Hero Revolution?

    CEO of Fab Four copyright holder says he'd "like to pursue" having group's prized collection appear in dedicated installment of Activision's rhythm game franchise.

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    • Posted Mar 18, 2008 1:08 pm PT
  • GameStop rakes in $7.1B in '07

    Record-breaking financials marked by dramatic 46 percent profit rise during holiday quarter; megaretailer credits Super Mario Galaxy, Call of Duty 4, Guitar Hero III, Assassin's Creed, and Rock Band.

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    • Posted Mar 18, 2008 11:37 am PT
  • Guitar Hero III world record goes up in flames

    Chris Chike sets Guinness Record for highest score in a single song for Activision's money-minting rhythm game by scoring 840,647 points in "Through the Fire and Flames."

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    • Posted Mar 14, 2008 5:11 pm PT
  • NPD: February sees 34 percent US sales spike

    American game market bucks recession, beats analyst expectations with $1.33 billion haul; PS3 bests 360 for second month running; COD4, DMC4 top games.

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    • Posted Mar 13, 2008 6:19 pm PT
  • Gibson Xploring Guitar Hero patent infringement

    Longtime supporter of Activision's best-selling rhythm franchise claims game violates patent filed in 1999 for "technology for simulating a musical performance."

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    • Posted Mar 12, 2008 2:40 pm PT
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