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DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero’s signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. Introducing an all-new innovative turntable controller, DJ Hero transforms players into DJs who rule the club scene by creating original mixes of popular songs and music from the world’s most exciting artists and DJs.

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The makers of Guitar Hero introduce an entirely fresh and innovative way to experience music. DJ Hero features an amazing variety of music across genres – tracks that you love and reflect who you are. Using an authentic turntable controller, you will spin and scratch more than 100 songs into unique mixes and become the life of the party. Get ready for a whole new phenomena in music.

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  • Access Unprecedented Music Variety: Mix and scratch over 100 individual songs, highlighted in over 80 exclusive new mixes that blend genres of music, including hip-hop, electronica, R&B, Motown, pop, and rock. DJ Hero brings the hottest artists including: Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Justice, Marvin Gaye, Beastie Boys, N.E.R.D, and many more.
  • Experience Music in a Revolutionary Way: The DJ Hero turntable controller immerses you into authentic DJ culture allowing you to scratch, cross-fade, and beat match. Customize your mix with a variety of effects and samples transforming a face in the crowd into the life of the party.
  • Rule the Hottest Parties: Where Guitar Hero brought gamers into the world of rock ‘n’ roll, DJ Hero brings you into the hottest scenes around. Party in venues reminiscent of real world locales from around the globe including an ultra plush and sexy Hollywood Hills style mansion to an open air beach club in Ibiza.
  • Party with Your Friends: Features online and offline multiplayer competitive and cooperative modes.
  • Even party without even touching the turntable. With it's Party play Feature you can just watch or listen to the music. Without having to do anything. The only bad part to it is that you don't get any points for it.

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Surprise pop and dance packs debut for Guitar Hero 5 and DJ Hero

Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Rihanna, and more

Jun 29, 2010, by Dany Argueta | 0 comments
DJ Hero 2 spins out more mashups Fall 2010

Tons of artists, new battle modes, and microphone support

Jun 08, 2010, by Dany Argueta | 0 comments
DJ Hero's "Domination Pack" brings on the challenge

Don't break your wrists over these mixes

Apr 24, 2010, by Dany Argueta | 4 comments
New DJ Hero DLC spin out Jay-Z and Eminem mixes this month

Three new mash-ups to party with

Mar 10, 2010, by Dany Argueta | 2 comments
Activision spins DJ Hero as top new IP for 2009, despite music game slump

DJ Hero bundle pricing per unit sold certainly helps boost title's revenue, though music game sales in general were way down year-on-year

Jan 19, 2010, by Leo Chan | 1 comment
Activision has more "Hero" games planned for 2010

Less SKUs, but successful franchises will continue

Nov 13, 2009, by Lydia Sung | 3 comments

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Finally a break from guitar hero. Personally I like DJ...

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Oct 13, 09 1:04am

Today is Columbus Day in the United States and Thanksgiving in Canada, so the front page has been slow. I'm the only one writing today, along with our volunteer, Dany aka Reenee. But there's actually some neat vids released as well.

I posted them in our video section, and you can find them on the front page with a li'l background for each. The first is the opening cinematic for DJ Hero, that upcoming music game we've been hearing so much about -- with the turntable controller, Daft Punk, and some ongoing meet-Eminem-contest. It's pretty stylish, needless to say, and a bit on the obscure side; don't try to understand it, just sit back and enjoy.

LINK: DJ Hero opening cinematic released

More details at the link, including another link to another article about pre-order details. Retailers are really gunning for your money and offering some exclusive pre-order bonuses you might wanna think about. I'd say Best Buy has the juiciest, given it features Daft Punk. Moving on...

Next up, Dante's Inferno, a game everyone claimed was a God of War rip-off, because you know that's the only action game on the planet. Anyway, as we close in on 2010, the game looks like it might defy all expectations. There's lots of dark eye candy, and not just for Satan-worshipers. Visceral Games and EA released a new dev diary today focusing on "Anger," a well-known circle of Hell -- also referred to as "Rage." In it, they talk a little about Dante's weapons, mainly Death's giant scythe and a holy crucifix.

LINK: Dante's Inferno devs talk about Anger issues

Finally, we posted a review this evening by Gabe, aka VeGiTAX2, for Half-Minute Hero on PSP. It's on the front page, but for you lazy bastards I'll get you the link. Happy watchin' / reading, and see you Tuesday.

LINK: Neoseeker reviews Half-Minute Hero

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Release Dates
  • North America: Oct 27, 2009
  • Europe:
    • Nov 20, 2009 (PS2)
    • Oct 30, 2009 (PS3)
  • Australia: Oct 28, 2009
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