In terms of sales, gained popularity and growth, the music genre has absolutely exploded in this new generation. Therefore, it only makes sense to have publishers take the next logical step in the process.

According to GameSpot, Activision Blizzard president and CEO Bobby Kotick spilled the beans on a currently unannounced music title during an interview with CNBC. The game is called DJ Hero , and as the name suggests, it will test your turntable abilities to the maximum. The Kotick quote in question is as follows:

"We have this product called DJ Hero coming out later this year, which is a turntable that you actually can play competitively and spin discs and mix songs. So there's definitely some physical interface that is starting to have an impact on the consumer."

This unofficial revealing comes hot on the heels of leaked information concerning a new music title that will "integrate both a turntable-style controller and Guitar Hero guitars." This fancy new controller may boast a scratch platter, three sampling buttons, a cross fader and a sound-effects dial. And although we can't say for sure, it seems that B-Boy developer FreeStyleGames (now under Activision Blizzard's umbrella) is in the driver's seat for this one. So while it certainly seems inevitable, we'll be awaiting the official announcement for DJ Hero .

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LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

I'm sorry, but this is a little too far…

I'm gonna have to say no. I mean, everyone wants to be a Rockstar, but a DJ?

I predict a Flop. I'd almost rather have an 8 key keyboard to jam out the opening stuff in Foreplay/Long Time than have a turntable.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Owwwww…… I used to DJ at Blake's in Berkley and I am actually kinda interested in this game because I had to sell my tables and coffin a long time ago and never have really had a chance to buy them back. I think it could be fun if you are into that scene at all but a lot of gamers are just a bit too young to have been apart of the whole rave scene and a lot of the rest of gamers that weren't too young don't want to relive those days I guess, but I for one am going to at least try out a demo set up in Best Buy you know there are going to be a ton of them.


Last edited by coverton341 on 2/3/2009 12:26:00 AM

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

I'm with you, Coverton. I would check it out if the game was put together well. If it actually seemed like real DJing, real mixing and scratching, I'd pick it up. But, I'm into DJing. And, I think this could be closer to the real thing that pressing buttons on a plastic guitar. I'll hold off on judging the thing until it's actually released.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Agreed…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

When will the casual madness stop?


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/2/2009 10:30:23 PM

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

Never or at least no time soon…Nintendo has opened Pandora's Box on the hardcore video gaming community

Phoelix
Phoelix
11 years ago

Some titles Activision should consider:

Porn Hero
Vacuum Hero
Accounting Hero
Cow-Milking Hero

Honestly, this doesn't sound too bad, but it's quite clear that Activision is milking the "___ Hero" formula until its udders hurt.


Last edited by Phoelix on 2/3/2009 12:02:45 AM

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

Ummmm…sign me up for Porn Hero, please.

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

This casual shit is going a bit too far. DJ Hero sounds alright, but I would say hardly anyone would buy it.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Hell yeah. You guys ever play beatmania? These games are fun ass hell. It is the only reason I keep my Japanese PS2 around.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Yep. They're ripping off Konami AGAIN. First Guitar Hero, now Beatmania. Poor Konami.

Konami should've brought Beatmania and Guitar Freaks over here years ago.

Anyway, I wouldn't actually call Guitar Hero or Rockband casual games.

im4vivisection
im4vivisection
11 years ago

It just never ends….

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Up next: Rap Hero with has-been Eminem!

DarKn35s
DarKn35s
11 years ago

sorry to inform you but Eminem will slaughter 85% of the music industry as a whole every type of music there is.

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

Yeah, I'm not racist, But EM is the sickest white boy rapper ever. Better yet, hes one of the top lyrical rap geniouses.

I'd def buy Rap Hero.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'm not saying he wasn't good, I liked him back in the day too. I'm saying he's a has-been. He's got nothing new.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/3/2009 11:09:03 AM

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Damn Wizard why does it always have to be about him being white with you?

ūüėČ

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

lol coverton

Jizmack
Jizmack
11 years ago

lol next thing you know their gonna make a playstation 3 Hero with the playstation controller and you have to play video games. Not a bad concept if you ask me.

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
11 years ago

This will suck

Common Cence
Common Cence
11 years ago

Beatmania was the one of the games that made the music gaming genre. So will it suck? I doubt it. Will it set a sales records? Doubt it.

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

I probably wont get this, but the concept is reaching out to people outside the rock genre. But soon we're gunna have fiddle hero and harp hero and hell, even (you know it was coming) BAGPIPE HERO XD

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Keyboard Hero? with 16 keys with Dragonforce SOLOS!! DJing sucks

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

Wow, what's next? I blame Napster for causing the music industry to think of a new way to sell tunes. The illegal download issue started all of this..either that or Pa-Rappa the Rapper…This play fake music industry is going to get milked for all it's worth, I'm waiting for the Dualing Banjo, blowing on a moonshine jug music simulator to come out…that will rock…

Willcome2Urf
Willcome2Urf
11 years ago

cow bell hero..
harmonica hero…
triangle hero…
spoons hero…


Last edited by Willcome2Urf on 2/3/2009 9:40:59 AM

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

I would buy triangle hero.

Randomhero1
Randomhero1
11 years ago

I seriously Cannot see "DJ Hero" being as Big as Guitar Hero… If It does I will Be amazed!

bamf
bamf
11 years ago

There was a DJ game released on PS2. It made it easy to mix music but I didn't like House music.

I like the sound of a DJ Hero if it is well put together, but what syle of music will it use?
It would make sense to upload tracks from your PS3 HDD.
You can get DJ mixing tables software for PC and mix all your MP3's.