The BBC has announced that Sony’s PlayStation 3 console is now the second most popular device used to access its iPlayer catch-up TV service with 10% of usage, behind PCs.
Kurt Cobain does Bon Jovi in Guitar Hero 5… and Courtney Love isn’t happy
Before reading on, watch the video above. It’s from Guitar Hero 5, and shows the inclusion of Kurt Cobain’s likeness – a very good one too – as an avatar in the game. But what’s causing a right royal rumpus today is the fact that the character doesn’t just appear when gamers are playing Nirvana songs – he can be unlocked for use on other tracks too.
A bit more information on how Rock Band Network works
At this weekend’s PAX conference in the US, Harmonix showed off how its new Rock Band Network will allow labels and artists to turn their tracks into downloads for the Rock Band console game.
Rockstar bringing Beaterator to iPhone (oh, and another game you might know)
Games firm Rockstar has announced plans for its first games for iPhone, due to go on sale this Autumn.
Timbaland set to launch PSP music creation tool
Rockstar Games and music producer Timbaland have been collaborating for a couple of years on something called Beaterator.
More details emerge on Rock Band Network
We’ve covered Rock Band Network before: due to launch in November, it will let any artist or label create downloadable tracks for MTV’s Rock Band games – as long as they can find a developer trained to use the system.
Rolling Stones sign up for Guitar Hero 5
Activision has announced plans to release a five-song downloadable Rolling Stones bundle for its Guitar Hero 5 game in September, including (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction and Under My Thumb.
Tap Tap Revenge 3 set for in-app purchases
US iPhone developer Tapulous is putting the finishing touches to its Tap Tap Revenge 3 game, which will be the first to allow players to buy songs from within the game.
More details emerge on The Beatles: Rock Band
Harmonix has been showing off its upcoming Beatles music game to journalists, including details of the game’s bonus content and extra modes.
Rockband: more deatles on the Beatles
The Beatles have reunited! Okay, so it’s only on the videogame Rockband, which we’ve been touting for some time.
Third Eye Blind re-recording tracks for Rock Band
US band Third Eye Blind have revealed that six of their tracks will be made available for the Rock Band console games.
Rock Band 2 gets Spinal Tap and Pearl Jam
MTV is ramping up the downloadable content for its Rock Band games, having signed up eleven tracks from the original This Is Spinal Tap soundtrack.