It’s maybe time for the games industry to mothball those bullish “We’re recession-proof” boasts. Both Sony and Nintendo have reported weak console sales for Q2 this year.
Web game JamLegend letting players upload MP3s
JamLegend is a bit like Guitar Hero, except it’s played on the web, using keys on your keyboard rather than a plug-in guitar peripheral.
Artists in games: the latest deals
Console publisher Electronic Arts has published the tracklistings from its Autumn round of sports games.
Sub Pop to support Rock Band Network
Indie label Sub Pop says it’s already investing in the necessary training and technology to turn its entire back catalogue into playable tracks for Rock Band, under the new Rock Band Network announced last week.
…And Carlos Santana signs up for Guitar Hero 5
Activision is looking to outgun The Beatles (a hard task) with its upcoming Guitar Hero 5, and has announced that Carlos Santana will make a starring appearance in the game.
New details and footage of The Beatles: Rock Band
Developer Harmonix has published new gameplay footage of its upcoming The Beatles: Rock Band game, along with details of eight new tracks due to feature in the game. Ringophiles will […]
TapStar iPhone game launches with Sony artists
Tap Tap Revenge has competition in the iPhone music games genre, with the launch of a game called TapStar from publisher EpicTilt.
MTV bulking up games publishing division
MTV has hired games industry veterans Scott Guthrie and David Cox (from THQ and Sony respectively) to run its gaming division, with plans to diversify beyond its hit Rock Band franchise.
Activision: ”We might have to stop supporting Sony”
Games publisher Activision may abandon Sony’s PlayStation 3 console and PSP handheld if the company doesn’t drop its prices, according to CEO Bobby Kotick.
Tapulous reveals plans for Tap Tap Revenge 3
We wrote about the upcoming iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge 3 earlier this week – it’ll offer paid song downloads from UMG, among other labels.
Nokia’s Dance Fabulous game goes live
We’ve written about Dance Fabulous before – it’s a music game for Nokia’s N-Gage mobile gaming service that was developed with the help of Dave Stewart, of Eurythmics fame.
Sony unveils PSP Go handheld
It’s been one of the worst-kept secrets of this week’s E3 show, but Sony has finally unveiled PSP Go, a new version of its PSP handheld games console.