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Old 02-09-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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Activision Kills Guitar Hero: Commences Layoffs

Activision confirmed that its Guitar Hero division is closing, DJ Hero is being killed, and that True Crime Hong Kong is being canceled in its fourth-quarter conference call this afternoon. Our condolences to everyone who lost their jobs.

source: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...n-layoffs.aspx


That's a big franchise that Activision has killed in Guitar Hero. I know some thought it was played out, but it was Rock Band's only real competition. Do you think the loss of those franchises above will hurt Activision in the long run?


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Old 02-09-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
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They'll be fine, they'll just publish Call of Duty: Subtitle Here and make more millions.


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Old 02-09-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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sadly that is far too close to the truth


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Old 02-09-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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I actually approve this (not the layoffs, of course). Gameplay wise, GH2 was the only one to add something new. Don't get me wrong, GH is amazingly fun. But turning it into another endless franchise, recycled every year with a new package and same content. They did the right thing.


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Old 02-09-2011, 10:22 PM   #5
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They'll be fine, they'll just publish Call of Duty: Subtitle Here and make more millions.
Haven't they reached the billions mark yet?


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Old 02-09-2011, 11:30 PM   #6
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I actually approve this (not the layoffs, of course). Gameplay wise, GH2 was the only one to add something new. Don't get me wrong, GH is amazingly fun. But turning it into another endless franchise, recycled every year with a new package and same content. They did the right thing.
My thoughts exactly. I can't fathom the logic behind buying the same game every year, and I'm glad that at least one such title is being axed (for now).
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Activision ( World of Warcraft + Starcraft + Call of Duty) = They aren't hurting by letting the geetarz go.


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Haven't they reached the billions mark yet?
Probably.
Definitely if converted to ¥.


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There's a rumour that Activision are planning on buying Take-Two/2K, which would mean acquiring Rockstar and the GTA franchise, hence why they canned True Crime (which would compete apparently). Annual GTA anyone?
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^ Put Bioshock somewhere in this title and it'll sell like democracy on the desert.


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Harmonix just split off Rock Band and is its own company again--I suspect EA/Activision/etc. aren't seeing $$$ in music games anymore, although I have to say Billy Joel on RB3 is major win.


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I would guess you're probably right Jae. I would imagine that they were probably getting beaten solidly by Rock Band and just decided to throw in the towel.


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I dont really care, I havent played GH since it made me pick up the real guitar


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Old 02-15-2011, 09:45 AM   #16
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Never nice to hear about layoffs...

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