Put Your Hands Up Here Comes My DJ!
In an industry that has been said to be over saturated with peripherals for rhythm games do we really need a plastic turntable? People that don’t enjoy the gentle musings of Children of Bodom and Metallica would have to say: Yes!
Activision and FreeStyleGame’s DJ Hero is a game that still has you making coloured circles disappear much like previous Guitar Hero games but adds in the new functionality of scratching and cross-fader manipulation. Does DJ Hero have the replay value and fun factor to have it stand beside Guitar Hero though? In the words of Flava Flav, “CHECK THIS OUT!”
SONY HOLIDAY PRESS EVENT 09: A casual analysis.
So then, let’s talk about the Sony holiday press event
You really don’t care about my well being do you? >. < anyways, What did you think?
Where do I begin, I loved the fact that the entire event was held in such an inconspicuous place and just felt like a modern art gallery.
I know! It looked like an empty building and right on the upper floor was the event. Like some secret organization having a meeting or something!!! Read more…
Activision has revealed the track lists for both Jay-Z and Eminem’s albums that come with DJ Hero: Renegade Edition next week.
Jay-Z with possibly his first “best of” compilation he’s ever had features a hit song from each of his 11 studio albums and additionally his contribution to the Notorious soundtrack, the film chronicling the life of Notorious BIG. Read more…
Move aside, guitar, there’s a new Hero taking over the video game world: the turntable.
Video game creator Activision has released the much-anticipated massive set list for the DJ Hero video game, which comes out on Oct. 27, according to CHARTattack.
The game features 93 exclusive mixes by some of the industry’s top DJs, including Cut Chemist, DJ Shadow, and the late DJ AM. On the game these DJs slice up songs by artists such as Daft Punk, The Killers, Jay-Z, Public Enemies, and the Beastie Boys.
DJ Hero aims to expand on the technology used in video games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band. The game will use a turntable controller to help immerse players into DJ culture. It will give aspiring DJs the chance to learn DJ techniques including sampling, crossfading, and scratching.
If you’re a fan of plastic instruments but can’t get into wearing spiked bracelets and headbanging to Children of Bodom perhaps the forthcoming DJ Hero will be more akin to your tastes. DJ Hero which is released in October 2009 for PlayStation 3, PS2, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii will finally tap into the giant market of people that don’t enjoy Guitar Driven music such as hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock and electronica.
DJ Hero delivers them all with over 100 individual songs, highlighted in over 80 unique never-before-released mixes.
Now chances are if you are interested in DJ Hero you are most likely a fan of two of the biggest names in hip-hop, Eminem and Dr. Dre, well boy does DJ Hero have something for you!
Presenting the DJ Hero Renegade Edition!
DJ Hero Renegade Edition includes:
* DJ Hero game
* Renegade turntable controller featuring premium metal controls
* Hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to
performance-ready DJ stand
* Exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks
and collectible case designed by artist Shepard Fairey
Unfortunately no “Chronic” is included though- maybe DJ Hero 2 featuring Snoop Dogg- hizzle.
DJ Jazzy Jeff joins the in game character list (DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip, DJ AM and the Grandmaster Flash) for fake plastic DJs to use this fall in DJ Hero.
With the addition of DJ Jazzy Jeff comes new track list additions such as: Tears for Fears “Shout” vs. Eric B. & Rakim “Eric B. Is President” and LL Cool J “Rock the Bells” vs. The Aranbee Pop Symphony Orchestra “Bittersweet Symphony.” Read more…
Big news for fans of Grandmaster Flash! Turns out his likeliness and music will be part of the upcoming game!
He not only will be the tutorial teacher but Freestyle Games have taken two of his tracks and remixed them.
And for all of us who dont know about Grandmaster Flash. Check out his track The Message… pretty good stuff.
Activision Blizzard is now in the midst of making dreams come true once again, well virtually that is.
If you wanted to always be a rock star, shredding the guitar, they gave you “Guitar Hero”.
If you wanted to always have the epic band, with the added vocals, bass and drums, they gave you “Rock Band”.
Now, if you wanted to always be a DJ, mixing the beats and the controlling the flow of the party, and Activision Blizzard will soon be giving you “DJ Hero”.
Gaming blog Kotaku, reported the original details on Friday concerning the new Activision Blizzard music title.
The newest project from Activision Blizzard, involves a music rhythm game, that will let gamers scratch to the beat of popular mash-ups with a laptop turntable peripheral.
According to MTV News, the game’s mash-up mechanics are a great feature for the game, but result in a huge dilemma for licensing when dealing with all the music labels.
“DJ Hero”, which has been in development for about two years, is expected to hit store shelves next summer, and will also likely include the ability to use Guitar Hero guitars for versus mode face-offs.