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Dreidel Mania

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Melanie Chartoff

Santa is lugging Sony Playstations. Traditions are toppling and mutating to the point where we can scarcely remember their original intent. Oy! Even the dreidel has gone millennial.

2010: The Year We Make Contact

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Can the music business take a page from the movie industry's playbook and figure out how to reconnect people to music in a more personal way?

Geeks Play Guitar Hero Without Guitars (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We've all been air-guitar gods at some point in our lives. But now a band of boffins have proven that you don't need frets, a pick or even a controlle...

AFI's Davey Havok Weighs In on Rock Band, Surviving Catholic School, and Crash Love

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Contrary to the guyliner and oft-black or goth-esque tight outfits, AFI shouldn't be restricted to the Hot Topic shelves and Twilight circuit.

What Makes People Want to Play Rock Band and Guitar Hero?

Gary Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gary Marcus

I suspect monkeys could be trained to play Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and yet the two games together have grossed over three billion dollars

Nirvana Members 'Dismayed And Very Disappointed' By 'Guitar Hero 5'

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Kurt Cobain's appearance in the latest "Guitar Hero" video game is not hitting the right notes with the surviving members of Nirva...

While My Guitar (Hero) Gently Weeps

Jessica Rovello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Rovello

Why on earth would the most successful band in history sell out to a video game?

Les Paul: The Original Guitar Hero

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Paul dedicated his entire life to the guitar and recording technology. A jazz musician who was unhappy with the guitars available to him, Paul developed his own guitar.

Tom Morello: One Man Revolution

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

In retrospect, Morello sees their success as the juxtaposition of real world events like Rodney King and massive feigned rebellion in the music world. Rage's rebellion was for real.

Marketing a Media Renaissance at Media Bistro Circus

Eric Shutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Shutt

The social spaces of yesterday are being replaced by a new blend of digital pixels and material places.

Brand New Nintendo DSi Launches in Los Angeles

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

The DS games are totally addictive. And hey, if you think you look silly playing video games, you can tell your friends you bought it for the Sudoku.

Rock Band, Guitar Hero: Murdering Musical Taste

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's bad enough that so-called classic-rock stations clog the airwaves with the worst of the 70s and 80s, but to have the videogame industry spoon-feeding it to a generation that doesn't know better is too much.

Heidi Klum Strips, Dances For Guitar Hero (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Supermodel Heidi Klum is the latest celebrity to strip down and dance for a Guitar Hero commerical. In a throw back to Tom Cruise's pantless dance in ...

Guitar Hero Commercial Featuring Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, Tony Hawk And Michael Phelps (VIDEO) (POLL)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Guitar Hero has hired some serious star power for their new ad for the video game. The ad features A-Rod, Kobe Bryant, Tony Hawk and Michael Phelps i...

McCain and Palin Do Not Cease, Nor Desist

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart wasted no time in sending a cease and desist notice to the McCain-Palin campaign. Ballsy, right? Mos def.

The Death Of The American Billionaire

Motley Fool | Rich Greifner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's not easy being Bill Gates. First, Yahoo! rejected Microsoft's $44.6 billion buyout offer. Then Gates got absolutely worked in a Guitar Hero comp...

Blizzard Activision Deal Closes, Video Game Publishing Giant Born

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Video game publishers Activision and Vivendi announced this week that their merger -- in the news for months -- is official. The new company, Activisi...

American Idol Finalists: The Davids Do "Risky Business" For Guitar Hero Commercial (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Guitar Hero, the wildly popular play-along video game, debuted two new ads during the "American Idol" finals. David Cook and David Archuleta each star...

The Edge: Activision's CEO On His Merger, The Future Of Video Games, And CEOs In The White House

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In December 2007, entertainment powerhouses Activision and Vivendi announced a merger that would put them atop the heap in the video game business. T...

Father Punishes Pot-Smoking Son By Selling Video Game, Pockets $9K

AFP Via Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After catching his 15-year-old smoking pot, a father sold the hard-to-get "Guitar Hero III" video game he bought his son for 90 dollars for Christmas ...

Guitar Hero Sales Surge As Halo 3 Cools

Wall Street Journal | Dan Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Videogame sales jumped 39% in October but came in below several optimistic expectations as sales of the blockbuster Halo 3 slowed considerably followi...