Billion-Dollar Expectations Caused Activision to 'Abuse' Guitar Hero,…

The ex-CEO of Guitar Hero's original publisher, RedOctane, has weighed in on Activision's decision to close down the franchise, completing the cycle of reaction. Kelly Sumner says the publisher "abused" the franchise and had unrealistic expectations for it. » 2/20/11 1:00pm 2/20/11 1:00pm

Activision Shutters Guitar Hero Creators, GH: Van Halen Developers…

In addition to sackings at Neversoft and Luxoflux, Kotaku has learned today that publisher Activision has also laid off employees at RedOctane and internal studio Underground Development. » 2/12/10 12:00am 2/12/10 12:00am

GH World Tour Drum Tuner Is PC App

Activision and RedOctane has been working furiously to deal with issues Guitar Hero World Tour players have been having with their over and under-sensitive drum kits, and to that end they've released a Guitar Hero World Tour Drum Tuning Kit, as promised back on Tuesday » 10/31/08 10:20am 10/31/08 10:20am. The kit takes the form of a 10MB PC application, …

Guitar Hero: World Tour Bags Deluxe $240 Version

Guitar Hero » 10/07/08 9:20am 10/07/08 9:20am co-publisher RedOctane is looking to squeeze a few more Ulysses S. Grants out of gamers, providing fans of the rhythm genre with a more expensive, but of questionable value, edition of . For $239.99, exactly $50 more than the standard retail price, you get... a t-shirt, two recharge kits, a gig bag and a…

Guitar Hero III Gets Eyeliner Pack Thursday

Guitar Hero III » 8/05/08 9:30pm 8/05/08 9:30pm owners — PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 only, natch — will get three new downloadables this Thursday with the "Interscope Track Pack." The bundle features tunes from Flyleaf, AFI and Marilyn Manson, with the last of three three coming to as a remix by Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner. Truly a potpourri…

Guitar Hero News From MS Presser - Van Halen, The Eagles, Metallica

Red Octane founder Kai Huang took the stage today at Microsoft's E3 2008 presser to toss out a few pertinent Guitar Hero related tidbits. First up, REM DLC is coming, and Xbox 360 owners will get first shot at it when it drops. Then Huang revealed that Van Halen and The Eagles will be completely exclusive to Guitar… » 7/14/08 2:50pm 7/14/08 2:50pm