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“We thought, there is no way this game is going to be successful.”
Prophetic words from Alex Rigopulos, CEO of Harmonix, recalling the early days of Guitar Hero. And when you look back far enough – past the millions of copies sold, past the weekend parties, before the game became a pop-culture milestone – his skepticism is actually very understandable.
At that point in history – 2005 — Harmonix had created several high-quality games, but none that were megahits. Frequency and Amplitude brought innovative music gameplay on PlayStation 2, following the trail blazed by Parappa the Rapper, Um Jammer Lammy, and Konami’s Japan-only Guitar Freaks. Harmonix had also worked with Konami on Karaoke Revolution with success, but even Rigopulos says “they weren’t blockbuster hits, they were base hits.”
Hello Guitar Hero Smash Hits Fans! Tomorrow, Friday July 24th, Beenox developers will be online to challenge you for the 1st time on Guitar Hero Smash Hits. We’ll have drums, guitars, vocals, and bass so they’re will be plenty of ways to challenge us. Don’t forget to bring your headset as you’ll be invited to […]
The time has come for all of you virtual rock stars to get your butts into PlayStation Home and show off your sickest riffs and slickest licks. That’s right – on Thursday, March 26th, Activision is launching their first PlayStation Home space to support their hit franchise – Guitar Hero. And you’re invited to the […]
Hey everyone, this is Alan Flores and I am the lead designer of Guitar Hero Metallica. I just wanted to share some thoughts about why Guitar Hero Metallica is so important to me and why I think we owed it to all the metal heads out there to make the best game we could possibly […]
Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted and I want to pass along some news about another great opportunity for all you Guitar Hero World Tour players. This coming Tuesday, January 27 (yes, you read that correctly, Tuesday), we’re all VERY proud to welcome Bruce Springsteen to the Guitar Hero World Tour […]
Hi everybody, Michael Shorrock, here. I’m the Director of Publisher Relations here at SCEA. I work closely with all of the publishers and developers who create games for all PlayStation platforms. While SCEA had a ton of great announcements at E3, I’m excited to say, we have one more for today, one that I know […]
Hey Guitar Hero Shredders! Coming Thursday, June 5, you’ll be able to download “The End Begins (to Rock)”, a rockin’ take on the theme song from God of War II, exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3 version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Most importantly, this Add-On will be FREE! The audio track will also […]
Just a quick heads up – it’s not PLAYSTATION Store Update Thursday, but Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock owners will find something new to play coming to the store this weekend. Add-on content: Aerosmith’s “Dream On” (16.1 MB) The song will show up at midnight tonight (Pacific Time), and stay up until 11:59pm (Pacific […]
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