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Activision CEO Spills Beans On Currently Unannounced DJ Hero

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.

2/2/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (28 posts)

LightShow
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:05:12 PM
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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.

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:25:44 AM

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.

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 8:14:18 AM

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.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:09:01 PM
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Agreed...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:30:10 PM
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When will the casual madness stop?

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

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NightHawk17
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:23:23 PM

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

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Phoelix
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:01:03 AM
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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

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 8:10:50 AM

Ummmm...sign me up for Porn Hero, please.

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ceedot
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:08:28 AM
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This casual shit is going a bit too far. DJ Hero sounds alright, but I would say hardly anyone would buy it.

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fundando
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:10:10 AM
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Hell yeah. You guys ever play beatmania? These games are fun ass hell. It is the only reason I keep my Japanese PS2 around.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:08:04 AM

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.

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im4vivisection
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:03:05 AM
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It just never ends....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:08:16 AM
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Up next: Rap Hero with has-been Eminem!

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DarKn35s
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 3:59:42 AM

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

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:53:39 AM

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.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:08:19 AM

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

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:53:31 AM

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

;)

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 8:48:51 AM

lol coverton

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Jizmack
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:55:03 AM
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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.

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SarahPalinMILF
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 5:25:58 AM
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This will suck

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Common Cence
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 6:31:47 AM
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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.

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Riku994
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 6:53:00 AM
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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

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Naga
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 7:51:01 AM
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Keyboard Hero? with 16 keys with Dragonforce SOLOS!! DJing sucks

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:32:08 AM
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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...

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LunaticFringe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:40:36 AM
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cow bell hero..
harmonica hero...
triangle hero...
spoons hero...


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

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:40:56 PM

I would buy triangle hero.

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Randomhero1
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:45:58 PM
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I seriously Cannot see "DJ Hero" being as Big as Guitar Hero... If It does I will Be amazed!

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bamf
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 5:00:40 PM
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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.

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