Thursday, February 10, 2011

Guitar Hero franchise cashed in

You'd have hoped that Activision would have been a bit more creative with the way it killed off the Guitar Hero game - rather than just mumbling out an announcement at an earnings call, couldn't they have said that the franchise had been found floating in a swimming pool after a heavy party? Isn't that how guitar heroes are supposed to go?

Following on from the news that MTV had decided Rock Band was a declining proposition a few weeks back, it's looking a lot like those music business executives who thought that selling music to be hit small plastic guitars to was a long-term safe bet were about as with-it as Lunar Jet Man.