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Monday: July 25, 2011

Guitar Hero franchise not quite dead yet, gets upgraded to mostly dead.Guitar Hero franchise not quite dead yet, gets upgraded to mostly dead.

It turns out there is still money to be made from selling plastic guitars and other assorted musical peripherals for console gaming. Activision Blizzard has stated that the franchise will indeed be making a return and that the experience will be reinvented, rebooted, retooled, whatever you want to call it. Hey Activision, please make sure that whatever you release at least works with my existing dusty plastic peripherals. Thanks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:07 PM | Tags (6) | activision | blizzard | consumerist | gaming | guitarhero | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own rubber band bass.A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own rubber band bass.

Yes, it's true - a rubber band bass guitar will make yet another lovely addition to any office desk or cubicle. Also, making rubber band music with your co-workers is a great way to pass the time (play at your own risk).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:44 AM | Tags (7) | bands | bass | guitar | music | rubber | tutorial | wikihow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?

'I think what the untethered Guitar Hero does is it maybe equals the playing field a little bit more and gives you leverage with first parties on downloadable content and the business model,' says Kotick in the IGN piece.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:12 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | activision | usatoday | consoles | guitarhero | untethered |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.

This probably stems from Cobain singing songs by other licensed artists in the Guitar Hero 5 game, something that in no way seems like something he would want to be a part of, if alive today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:20 PM | Tags (8) | activision | courtneylove | gaming | guitarhero | kurtcobain | lawsuit | nirvana | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.

It still seems a little inappropriate that Kurt Cobain is included as a playable character. And even more so after watching this YouTube clip. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | ars | cobain | gaming | guitarhero | review | silly | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Les Paul, guitar legend, passes away at 94.Les Paul, guitar legend, passes away at 94.

...the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died on Thursday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 1:37 PM | Tags (5) | electric | guitar | inventor | lespaul | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 7, 2009

A list of the top ten craziest guitars of all time.A list of the top ten craziest guitars of all time.

Six-neck guitar and The Matterhorn suspiciously not included on this list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 11:45 AM | Tags (6) | crazy | guitars | matterhorn | music | strange | trey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 surfaces online. Meh.Full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 surfaces online. Meh.

For some reason I find none of these songs seem to be compelling enough to make me want to buy another Guitar Hero game. Although it is nice to see a Gov't Mule tune making the list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:24 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | guitarhero | meh | mule | phish | setlist | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Carlos Santana joins the cast of Guitar Hero 5.Carlos Santana joins the cast of Guitar Hero 5.

You'll be able to play his 1971 hit, 'No One to Depend On' from his second self-titled album, 1971's Santana.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (5) | guitarhero | santana | roster | characters | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Record for largest air guitar ensemble broken in New York City.Record for largest air guitar ensemble broken in New York City.

A representative from Guinness World Records counted 810 air guitarists after Wednesday's matinee performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. That beats the previous world record of 440 people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:59 AM | Tags (5) | air | guinness | guitar | guitarists | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Jack White and Jimmy Page not the biggest fans of Guitar Hero.Jack White and Jimmy Page not the biggest fans of Guitar Hero.

The pair stated that they don't believe it's an ideal way to learn how to play instruments or music in general. For other artists,  it still serves as a nice way to make some extra money from their older catalogue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 12:35 PM | Tags (6) | gaming | guitarhero | instruments | jackwhite | jimmypage | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Conan O'Brien and Slash go shopping for a guitar on Craigslist.Conan O'Brien and Slash go shopping for a guitar on Craigslist.

'I'm curious, where are the bodies?'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 10:46 AM | Tags (4) | conan | craigslist | guitars | slash |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 90 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Air guitar record officially broken and in the records books thanks to Brutal Legend.Air guitar record officially broken and in the records books thanks to Brutal Legend.

Official count of people playing air guitar at the same time to break the record: 440.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:36 AM | Tags (4) | airguitar | brutallegend | guinness | timschafer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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