Activision offering refunds on Guitar Hero Live, so long as you purchased in Dec. 2017 or after

Did you happen to buy Guitar Hero Live in Dec. of 2017, or after? If so, you are entitled to a refund on your purchase.

As you might remember, Activision announced quite awhile ago that they would be ending the Guitar Hero TV service for Guitar Hero Live. GHTV gave users an online TV channel of sorts that offered countless songs to play. Songs would change daily/weekly/monthly, really upping the overall value of the package.

With GHTV now dead, Activision feels it's only fair to refund people the cost of purchase if they got the game in Dec. 2017 or after. If you somehow got the game and had no idea that the service was ending, you'd quickly find out that you're missing out on a large chunk of what made the experience enjoyable. If you happen to fall into that very slim category, you can file a claim for a refund here.

Guitar Hero Live releases after school special GHTV premium show

After the school bell rings, one more test awaits Guitar Hero Live players in the newly added ‘After School Special’ GHTV Premium Show. Ace the songs from the next three bands kicking off the school year:

After School Special:

· Sum 41 – “Underclass Hero”

· Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

· Britny Fox – “Girlschool”

The Premium Shows below are also available for another week on the line-up. Each show will be added to the GHTV library where players can choose to play these songs and hundreds of other songs on-demand.
Indie Rock Spotlight: Young the Giant

· “Something To Believe In”

· “Silvertongue”

· “It’s About Time”

Summer Rock Fest

· Wolfmother – “Dimension”

· Jake Bugg – “Taste It”

· Andrew W.K. – “Your Rules”

Guitar Hero Live goes on festival tour for the Summer

Guitar Hero Live is going on tour in GHTV to bring you epic bands playing in major festivals around the world. The first show on the tour is available now with upcoming shows below. Lineups will be announced each Wednesday.

Indie Fest Special – Available now

· The Strokes - Taken For A Fool

· Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin'

· Passion Pit - Carried Away

Classic Rock Fest – July 20
Summer Rock Fest– August 17

Additionally, there will be themed shows outside of ‘Guitar Hero On Tour’ for players to look forward to. Each show will be added to the GHTV library where players can choose to play these songs and hundreds of other songs on-demand.
Guitar Hero Live is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U console as well as Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. For more information, please visit http://www.guitarhero.com, www.facebook.com/GuitarHero, www.youtube.com/guitarhero, or follow @guitarhero on Twitter and Instagram.

Guitar Hero Live - new content for May 9th, 2016

Premium Sets

Festival Headliners:

Kurt Vile — Never Run Away
Title Fight — Rose of Sharon
Benjamin Booker — Violent Shivers

On Demand additions:

BØRNS – Electric Love
Of Monsters and Men – Empire
Rancid – Ruby Soho

Take Centre Stage in Guitar Hero Live's Premium Shows

Guitar Hero Live challenges players this week to take centre stage and play along with music from big name acts in the GHTV Premium Shows below:

Festival Headliners

· Bon Jovi – Because We Can

· Kings of Leon – Radioactive

· Judas Priest – You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

This week’s lineup also offers players a metal experience from the circle pit in ‘Face Melting Metal 2’. Only one week remains to master ‘Desert Rising’.

Face Melting Metal 2

· August Burns Red – Identity

· Bullet For My Valentine – Raising Hell

· Arch Enemy – War Eternal

Desert Rising

· BØRNS – Electric Love

· Of Monsters and Men – Empire

· Rancid – Ruby Soho

Guitar Hero Live - new songs for April 7th, 2016

Pop Punk 2002:

Sum 41 — “Still Waiting”
Good Charlotte — “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”
America Hi-Fi — “Flavor of the Week”

Back in the 90’s

The Struts — “Could Have Been Me”
The Struts — “Put Your Money on Me”
The Struts — “Kiss This”

Guitar Hero on demand

Anti-Flag ft. Tim Armstrong – “Brandenburg Gate”
Black Stone Cherry – “Me and Mary Jane”
Black Tide – “Walking Dead Man”
Black Veil Brides – “Goodbye Agony”
Four Year Strong – “Go Down in History”
The Gaslight Anthem – “The ’59 Sound”

Freestyle Games suffers round of layoffs, but studio remains open

We're sad to report that roughly 50 people have lost their jobs at FreeStyle Games, the developer behind Guitar Hero Live. Activision has said that there were about 100 employees at the studio, so it will remain open, but operate with half the staff it had.

Activision and FreeStyle Games leadership have been considering a range of future options for the studio, and have been consulting with staff to explore all alternatives. The collective team have now reached the end of a consultation exercise and the decision has been made to restructure FreeStyleGames to better align the studio resources with future business needs. We are working with the studio teams to explore options to rebalance staff within Activision Blizzard and its related organisations.
The UK remains a key market for Activision Blizzard and FreeStyleGames continues to be a great partner. We thank all of the team for their continued passion, creativity and commitment.

Guitar Hero Live - new songs, rivals mode and more updates

Punk Rock Connection

The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
Anti-Flag – Brandenburg Gate (ft. Tim Armstrong)
Four Year Strong – Go Down In History

Rock vs Hip Hop

Kevin Rudolf – Let It Rock (ft. Lil Wayne)
Liam Bailey – Villain (ft. A$AP Ferg)
Kid Cudi – Erase Me (ft. Kanye West)

March’s Update:

At Level 15, the Arena doors open for business*
Two new Rival Challenge channels will launch
Monthly seasons will pit players against others as they rise up the Divisions to glory from Division 20 to Division 1
Win battles to move up Divisions and earn tokens
Bonus tokens will be awarded to those with winning streaks and to those playing consecutive matches
Rage quitting is punishable by death…. Or loss of tokens. Ragers will also get play against other ragers leading to a weird rage off thanks to new matchmaking tech
New seasons will use previous season data and status to determine starting Divisions and give returning players a head start
Season exclusive rewards can be won if players reach Division 15 and higher
This includes: exclusive player cards at Division 15, exclusive highways at Division 10 and a legendary-looking version of the player card for those reaching Division 1

Additional Updates:

Matchmaking – It’s been overhauled to support Rivals Arena and Rival Challenges plus also improves standard matchmaking in GHTV… see that totem fill up
Song Categories Screen – No more constant strumming down those lists until your fingers bleed… we now have categories to improve your searching… blisters instead of blood is a significant improvement
Song Goals UI improvements – Exactly what it says on the tin
Manual Calibration – You asked, we gave
Audio Tech upgrade – Those audio guys have twizzled knobs and improved what’s important… the music and sound FX quality
Daily Rewards improvements – Check in and see
‘Bling of the Road’ achievement is now blingin’ and achieving as it should be
Other achievement fixes to ensure they unlock correctly…. Looking at you “Ohhhh, Pretty”
Player 2 glyphs now displaying on correct side
Xbox 360 matchmaking fixed
Griefing fix…. Yes you could, now you can’t, no exact detail but it’s now fixed
Premium Show qualification funkiness fixed
Premium Show prizes displaying incorrectly is now fixed
Premium Show difficulty resetting when leaving a show and resuming now no longer resets
Rival Challenge fixes to incorrect scores, difficulty setting changes, and other UI and menu weirdness
Rival Challenges should correctly matchmake and re-matchmake you to avoid playing against the same different skilled players on repeat
Technical behind the scenes fixes that sound like good fixes yet make no sense in actual English
Post GHTV Tutorial deadlocks have been fixed for those having network problems
A number of stability fixes, optimisations, UI and menu fixes across the board
Calibration wasn’t resetting properly when players engaged video lag calibration as well. Now fixed… enjoy the cowbell
Calibration at basic difficulty wasn’t working as it should, this has been fixed

Guitar Hero Live - This week's new premium shows

Guitar Hero Live - Wolfmother

The Wolfmother: Road to Victory Premium Show

Love Train
New Moon Rising

And the Nominees Are…

Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party
Highly Suspect – Lydia
Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s

Love on the Rocks

Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name
Motörhead – Heartbreaker
The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Skylanders, Guitar Hero Live fall short of expectations

Activision usually puts out fiscal quarter press releases stating that they beat expectations and had another great quarter. That was not the case this time. While the company did well overall, things weren't as rosy as usually. It seems the culprits were Skylanders and Guitar Hero Live.

Activision says that Guitar Hero Live and Skylanders Superchargers both fell short of expectations, with Skylanders' weak performance attributed to increased competition in the market. No reasoning for Guitar Hero Live missing target was given.


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