The weather outside isn’t frightful (yet). And there shouldn’t be any delightful fires in your chimney. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about the holidays, when anticipated video games end up on wish lists and – hopefully – in stockings or under trees. Since you are so busy deciding who was naughty or nice this year, Activision made your shopping list easy by teasing seven titles sure to please any hardcore gamer. A few are out. Others are on the horizon. But all seven deserve a peek, and maybe a purchase.
I’m not going to front and act like I know anything about the DJ culture or who the heck Daft Punk is or why this is stupendous news, but it does seem like Activision is really pulling out all the stops for their new Music game DJ Hero and I’m getting curiouser and curiouser about it. I mean how is this thing going to work? Do I want even more plastic gaming instruments in my house? Anyway Daft Punk is adding a bunch of new mixes to the game. Ton of images and full press release after the break.
Daft Punk “Around the World” vs. Young MC “Bust A Move”
Daft Punk “Da Funk” vs. NASA “Strange Enough ft. Karen O, ODB and Fatlip”
Daft Punk “Da Funk” vs. Queen “Another One Bites the Dust”
Daft Punk “Robot Rock” vs. Hashim “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” – Produced and mixed by The Scratch Perverts
Daft Punk “Robot Rock” vs. Queen “We Will Rock You”
Daft Punk “Short Circuit” vs. Boogie Down Productions “Jack Of Spades”
Daft Punk “Technologic” vs. Gary Numan “Cars”
Daft Punk “Television Rules The Nation” vs. No Doubt “Hella Good”
Jay-Z and Eminem – two of the music industry’s most influential and successful artists – will join DJ Hero™, the highly-anticipated new game that is bringing DJ culture and new music genres including hip-hop, electronic, R&B and soul music to the successful Guitar Hero® platform, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today.
With E3 upon us in a mere five days the Pre-E3 game line up announcements are starting to pour in Today, I got announcements from Crave, UbiSoft, Sega and Activision. I’m launching our Dedicated E3 site Site in a few days so that the main EM site isn’t taken over by Game News. In the meantime our friends at Activision has quite an interesting line up of titles including Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero, Blur, Prototype, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, just to name a few, check out the full press release after the jump.
It had to happen sometime, Activision has officially announced DJ Heroes and Band Heroes at their annual Gamers Day event in LA which, strangely enough the Weasels never invite me to. But then calling them weasels probably means I won’t be getting any invitations anytime soon. I hate to say it but I’m intensely curious to see how this works. Here’s the official press release and some pictures.