Gamers Unite, Duel and Dance
Filed Under: Lifestyle, Music & Film | Posted: 05/12/2009 at 12:15PM
Comments | Region: United States
For years you’ve practiced shredding riffs and jumping off the living room couch, and for good reason. Gamers and music fans everywhere will be happy to know entertainment publisher Activision Blizzard has multiple releases slated for this year, including DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and…wait for it…Guitar Hero: Van Halen.
For those interested in getting the virtual band back together, there are now more options than ever. No details on Guitar Hero 5 have been released yet, but the promise of getting crazy to “Hot For Teacher” or “Runnin’ With the Devil” should hold you over. For the family, there’s Band Hero, a poppy, more commercial sound. And hip-hop heads and electronic fans will finally get their comeuppance with DJ Hero. Its controller is not a guitar, but a mock-turntable with three buttons.
But it’s not all fun and games. True to hip-hop form, there’s beef over DJ Hero and a rival game, Scratch. Publisher of the game, Genius Products, along with turntable producer Numark, are suing the developer it hired to create Scratch, 7 Studios. Why? Activision, producer of DJ Hero, tried to buy 7 Studios to squash the competition. The bid failed, but now Genius and Numark contend there was some bedroom talk between 7 Studios and the people behind DJ Hero. Juicy!
But no matter which game suits you best and no matter your level of difficulty, can you play and moonwalk at the same time?