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The days when a new Def Leppard video would be an instant MTV exclusive are long gone.
Nowadays, the band are looking to other distribution channels to make a splash with their new promos. Yesterday, for example, the veteran rock band released their latest video through the Guitar Hero Live game, within its GHTV channel.
In fact, Def Leppard have their own show on the TV-style channel, which presents tracks for gamers to play along with in linear fashion. The show is called ‘Def Leppard: On Through the Ages’, and includes a mix of old and new tracks – including the premiere of ‘Dangerous’.
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ionGames publisher Activision has announced a significant buyback of shares from its (now-former) parent company Vivendi.
Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II reached $220m and $500m of sales respectively, within the first 24 hours of their releases.
Ubisoft has slapped the Black Eyed Peas with a $1m lawsuit, claiming that an iOS game based on the band, which cost $150k to develop, remains unreleased.
Ska-pop band No Doubt won’t be going to court with games publisher Activision, after settling their lawsuit weeks before a trial was due to start.
Axl Rose’s lawsuit against Guitar Hero publisher Activision will now proceed to court.
No Doubt’s argument that gaming company Activision misled them over how their avatars would look in the Band Hero will go to jury trial.
Last week, Bloomberg suggested that Vivendi was considering breaking itself in two, with one company containing Universal Music Group and Activision Blizzard, and the other its telecoms and content distribution divisions.