Not only is it Zelda’s 25th anniversary, but did you know it’s also Metroid’s 25th as well? Why no E3 announcement about that little milestone, Nintendo? Usually on anniversaries I write a tribute article chronicling the history of a series, but I already did one for Metroid two years ago.
Ever since Activision announced the official end to Guitar Hero, we were resigned to the reality that all good songs have been done and we were to delve into an ungodly era of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber dance games.
Amid news of Guitar Hero’s cancellation, Activision also axed the DJ Hero franchise. The reason being, according to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg:” “Despite a remarkable 92 rating on DJ Hero 2, a well-regarded Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, as well as a 90-plus release from our most direct competitor, demand for peripheral-based music games declined at a dramatic pace.”
$650 million in five days is an impressive number for damn well anything. The cool Black Ops ad with Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Kimmel certainly helped it along, but it also helped the Rolling Stones rake in extra dough, due to the song “Gimme Shelter” that plays throughout the spot, according to Kotaku.
Edge reports that Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman confirmed Harmonix is currently working on Rock Band 3. It is set for worldwide release this “holiday season”. He announced it during the Credit Suisse Group Global Media and Communications Conference or as we like to call it “Party Central.”
Now here’s a karaoke game taken straight from my iPod (along with Guitar Hero: Metallica). Judging by track list, Microsoft’s Lips: I Love the 80′s you get a group of your thirty-something friends and mix thoroughly with copious amounts of booze, and you have the makings of quite possibly the best evening ever.
Press Release -
Montreal, Canada –
Platform: PS3, XB360, Wii, PS2
Developer: Freestyle Games
Release Date: October 27, 2009
What Is It?
DJ Hero is a music game that simulates a DJ’s skills at turntabling. Utilizing the wireless turtable controller complete with crossfader, effects dial, and a Euphoria Button (counterpart to Guitar Hero’s Star Power) the player can mix beats, scratch, and improvise on the game’s licensed tracks.