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In the world of gaming, you can't go a day without hearing something about Call of Duty. Since it's April, this is the time when a new game in the series is normally revealed, and with Black Ops III being officially revealed on April 26th, we're going to be hearing a lot about it. And as more articles pop up about the massively popular shooting series, you see hundreds of salty reactions from many seasoned gamers in the comments section.

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To market the return of Guitar Hero as Guitar Hero Live, a special event was held in New York where the game was played by Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. The reveal event also featured Activision's CEO, Eric Hirshberg, and the studio head and creative director of FreeStyleGames, Jamie Jackson.

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In a recent interview with Polygon, it was revealed that the campaign mode of Guitar Hero Live will follow a plot line. While the story won't be revealed until E3, some vague details have been provided by Jamie Jackson, creative director and studio head of FreeStyleGames. "It's perhaps not what you might expect," said Jackson. "I personally think the rags-to-riches story, we've done that way too many times. There are other ways of doing it. Think of it as, we want to take you on these lively little journeys through music." Guitar Hero Live releases for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and smart devices in late 2015. It comes in a US$99.99 bundle with the new guitar controller.

With Guitar Hero Live, FreeStyleGames (creators of the DJ Hero spinoff series) is striving to reinvent the original concepts that made the series so captivating in its earliest incarnations. They accomplished this not only with the new controller design, but also with the live-action background footage. Using a first-person perspective, they've taken a step further toward letting players experience the thrill of taking the stage.

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Through an interview with Polygon, we've learned that Activision had been waiting for a new innovation before bringing back the Guitar Hero series from the hiatus it's seen since 2010. That innovation came three years ago with FreeStyleGames (developers of the DJ Hero spinoff series) and an overhaul to the iconic Guitar Hero controller. "We had these colors," recounts creative director and studio head Jamie Jackson, "and one day my head of the UI team came to me and said, ‘I’ve come up with this idea I want to show you. I’ve taken the colors out.’ I was like, ‘Well, you can’t take the colors out of Guitar Hero. That’s Guitar Hero. Everyone knows the colors.’ He says, ‘No, check it out.’"

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In an interview with Polygon, the creators of the recently announced Guitar Hero Live have explained how multiplayer will work in the upcoming title. The feature is called Guitar Hero TV. It's a subscription-free always-online mode that supports online and local drop-in-drop-out multiplayer, in which you will play along to hundreds of songs over their official music videos, in an ever-expanding library.

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The NPD Group has released their data for the month of March, including a victory for PlayStation 4 and improved sales for 3DS and Wii U. A big part of PlayStation 4's success came from strong sales of Bloodborne, which took the number two spot on the software charts despite only having a week on the market. Battlefield: Hardline, which launched a week prior to Bloodborne, took the top spot. Software sales for the month were down 6% ($963.7 million down from $1.02 billion), but the NPD Group only tracks retail sales. You can check out the top ten for the month by clicking below!

Bandai Namco has recently announced that Godzilla: The Game will come out on July 16th for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. This comes very closely after they announced that the game will only feature multiplayer on the PlayStation 4, making the PS3 version 20 dollars cheaper than its PS4 counterpart.

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The weekly software and hardware sales for Japan are in courtesy of Media Create, and it's been a sluggish week in the Land of the Rising Sun. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on PlayStation 4 topped the charts with a modest 20,494 units sold, and it was the only new (relatively speaking) game in this week's top twenty. No other games had a notable performance, and sales of every piece of hardware were down from last week. This is especially true of PlayStation 4, which enjoyed several weeks of 40,000 or more sales but has now declined to just shy of 18,000. Click below for the full breakdown.

One of the most popular game franchises of yesteryear is making its return, as Activision unveiled Guitar Hero Live yesterday. No official release date has been announced yet, but the revamped rhythm game is slated to launch in the Fall. If you're excited and planning to buy it, you can already pre-order at Best Buy, Amazon, and GameStop. Guitar Hero Live will launch with a $99.99 price tag.

Activision officially unveiled a new Guitar Hero game yesterday, and there's been some big changes. Guitar Hero Live is played with a new guitar peripheral that has two rows of three buttons, and the main mode is played in a first-person view that allows you to watch a realistic crowd react in real time to your playing. If you're curious how all of that looks, the team at Kinda Funny Games has released a hands-on video with 10 minutes of gameplay. Click below to check it out!

Even though the PlayStation 3's life cycle is coming to an end, games are still being updated and released on a surprisingly regular basis. Cross-platform titles like Destiny are being supported by expansions, but the free-to-play FPS DUST 514 is an even more interesting case. After last year's announcement of the PC port known as Project Legion, all reasonable predictions of the game's future included PS3 support dying and all development to be focused on future releases of the title. Luckily for those still playing the last-generation console, though, updates have actually ramped up in frequency and the amount of content, and the latest announcement certainly cements this as a major change in the game's development philosophy.

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Music-based games once dominated the video game market and sparked a craze, but the genre has died down quite a bit in recent years. However, a revival looks to be on the way. Harmonix is getting back in the game by launching Rock Band 4 in October, and Activision will be right there with them, releasing Guitar Hero Live this Fall. Which revived series are you looking forward to more? Click below to cast your vote and join the debate!

Star Ocean fans can rejoice; Square Enix's mystery game has been leaked early thanks to some advance copies of Famitsu, and it's a new Star Ocean game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The new chapter in the series is titled Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, and it will feature seamless, real-time battles. The plot sees humanity on the verge of unified order and peace thanks to the creation and spread of the Galactic Federation, but the embers of conflict begin to burn again on a distant, unsettled planet called Faicreed. Click below for scans from Famitsu!

Guitar Hero is back with an all-new look and feel. The newly-announced Guitar Hero Live has a new guitar peripheral with two rows of three buttons and a new perspective that has you facing the crowd and watching them react to your performance, good or bad. There's also a GHTV mode which Activision calls "the world's first playable music video network." Guitar Hero Live is slated to launch this Fall on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U for $99.99. You can check out the announcement trailer and the new guitar by clicking below!