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Activision Files For "Sing Hero" Patent

Activision's Guitar Hero franchise is already an enormous success, so of course, they're looking to take full advantage. You already know about the specific band spin-offs like Guitar Hero: Metallica, and other titles like DJ Hero and the recently rumored Band Hero. Well, how's about another one to chew on?

According to GameSpot, Activision has registered a new filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office: Sing Hero. The filing provides us with the following explanation:

"...computer game software and related instruction manual sold together as a unit; interactive video game programs; computer game cartridges; computer game discs; downloadable computer game software; video game controllers; interactive video game comprised of a cartridge or DVD sold as a unit with a video game controller."

We have no other details at this time, but it's probably safe to assume that Sing Hero would follow the path blazed by other franchises, like SingStar and Karaoke Revolution. Although it's not on the same level as Guitar Hero in this country, SingStar is a huge release over in Europe, and the craze could hit this country as well...anything with "Hero" in the game title will be quickly recognized, right?

However, as the afore-linked article indicates, this filing doesn't mean a game called Sing Hero is inevitable. Activision has filed names like "Drum Hero," "Keyboard Hero," and "Guitar Villain" in the past, and none of those saw the light of day. So while we can't confirm "Sing Hero," we would like to say it's probably a damn good idea.

3/12/2009 Ben Dutka

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 12:50:40 PM
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I do karaoke 2 nights a week around town, I will own this and I will love this.

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bxshotboi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 12:52:28 PM
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omg prepare for our ears to bleed its already bad enough people who cant sing try to sing in rock band the noice is agonizing and sumtimes makes me want to stop playin from the discomfort or sumtimes its just tooo funny lol

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bxshotboi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 12:54:29 PM
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@ limitedvertigo... sounds like u have fun i unfortunatly dont get the joy BOOOHHOOOOO :( im stictly drums even though i havent played my rockband in sum time and probably not as good as before

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 12:58:04 PM

I'm the exact opposite, I suck at guitar games (rockband ect.) but I enjoy singing so this style of game will be fun I think.

I agree with you on your statement about people who can't sing being annoying, hopefully I'm not that person!

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:06:57 PM

Its kind of funny, I've been playing drums in real life for 9 years and I won 2nd place last year in the Virginia drumming competition last year, but when I play the drums on guitar hero, I suck terribly...still can't get better than medium difficulty.

But I'm up to hard on lead guitar. I used to hate Rock but this game made me a little more open to it. :)

Last edited by PS3_Wizard on 3/12/2009 1:07:18 PM

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somethingrandom
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 10:05:11 PM

LoL I can pick up my Rock Band Guitar after more than a month of not playing and beat songs I was struggling with before. I'm a wicked Bass player on Expert difficulty but I have to stick to Hard (medium on difficult songs) on guitar.

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bxshotboi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:03:50 PM
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lol well its watever makes u have fun thats wat a game is for and alot of people tend to forget that

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bxshotboi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:17:54 PM
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@ps3 wizarrd....... u are so rite rock band and guitar hero really did open me up to alot of awesome metal songs which i think is really cool a game like that is wat the world needs in order to see the great in everything cuz few years back i though anything rock was a bunch of jibba jabba but now thats wat u will mostly find on my iphone

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:45:35 PM

Haha thats kool man, but I don't think I like rock THAT much. But i did download a song or two to my ipod. I just downloaded the Travis Barker "Low" remix yesterday.

They really should add some Rap songs to it though. Or atleast more Rap + Rock collaborations

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CH1N00K
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:21:33 PM
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Isn't there already a Sing Star? Isn't that enough? Lol...

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:28:23 PM

NO ::clinches fists::

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slayerkillemall
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:34:17 PM
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lol...bring it on!

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bxshotboi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:37:44 PM
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next thing u know we will be overun with music games to the point we wont want to hear of anymore

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:47:19 PM
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Everyone will call me a hero when I destroy the franchise once an for all!

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CH1N00K
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:56:27 PM

except Vertigo....he would be upset and raise his clenched fists at you..

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 1:16:43 AM

done

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bxshotboi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 1:58:14 PM
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lol let there be a few more games then i think it will be time for us to petition all their crap of extra music games and force them to stop makin new games and just make the songs downloadable the way it is for rock band

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 2:06:44 PM
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Maybe they should implement this into a segment of that old busted pile known as "American Idol" to bring it up to date.

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Zemus101
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 2:13:19 PM
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GH has opened me up to all kinds of music as well. Like Endless Sporatic and could you believe I didn't know who Zakk Wylde was ? well .... I do now! Ozzy ftw

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 2:16:38 PM
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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was far enough! Cmon man seriously, Aerosmith??? If you know metal you know who BLS is.

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ZubraZap
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 2:37:29 PM
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Completely off topic but the ads I'm getting of Rise Against are hilarious. That band sucks so bad!

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baseballdude_ [Administrator]
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 5:02:09 PM

Ouch, going to have to disagree with you there.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 8:39:41 PM

haven't seen that commercial and heard of the band but don't know what they sing. Are they one of the screamer type bands where they sing like a wuss and then scream?

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 1:17:10 AM

I think what you meant is that Genre SUCKS ASS

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eLLeJuss
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 2:48:42 PM
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ah. this isn't gonna be as successful as guitar hero though.

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KevinCairo
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 3:10:31 PM
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So weak.

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Break_The_Mould
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 4:06:27 PM
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Off topic, but ps3_wizard now has the same DP as me :0
for a sec I was like, I haven't commented on this yet, have I? I thought I may have logged on here while drunk and wrote some S*** but luckily not ;)

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PS3_Wizard
Sunday, March 15, 2009 @ 7:16:13 PM

I don't even know how I got the Dp...I tried to change it to a new pic of me and my girlfriend, but this pic kept coming up. Must be some error or sumthing

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bxshotboi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 5:01:01 PM
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lol wow wat a coincidence

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eba101
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 7:14:37 PM
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hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 8:24:08 PM

My advice, Never buy a used Xbox unless it has a warranty on it. Seriously, I'm on my 4th one and the only reason for that is because of the 2 year warranty best buy sold me. without a warranty I would not have gotten another.

And only post a question once.

Last edited by BTNwarrior on 3/12/2009 8:24:44 PM

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eba101
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 7:14:39 PM
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hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 1:18:43 AM

hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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eba101
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 7:14:40 PM
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hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 1:18:37 AM

hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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eba101
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 7:14:40 PM
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hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 1:18:32 AM

hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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eba101
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 7:14:41 PM
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hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 1:18:28 AM

hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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eba101
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 7:14:43 PM
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hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 1:18:21 AM

hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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eba101
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 7:14:43 PM
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hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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bxshotboi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 10:04:49 PM

well there are sum good games for the 360 but i wouldnt be able to tell u ...it all depends on how much u trust ur friend, how much he sellin it to u , and for wat model...hope i helped a bit

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 1:18:15 AM

hey ben and any one who read this my friend is selling xbox to me should i buy it dont know any good game coming out this year 4 it...or should i just stick to only owning the ps3 and plz no fan boy talk people keep it civil

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somethingrandom
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 10:09:12 PM
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Ben, this is my analysis: Activision will release separate games for each type of instrument in GHWT (maybe more instruments). Band Hero will probably be a package of all of these instruments. This allows people to either get the whole package, or stick to the instrument of their choice.

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bxshotboi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 10:23:13 PM

that is a pretty logical analysis thumbs up

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Orvisman
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 10:07:11 AM

So, in other words, they are rebranding and reshipping GHWT as Band Hero?

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 1:19:23 AM
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eba101 are you doing the equivalent of shouting on a forum?

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ceedot
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 3:25:40 AM

are you doing the equivilant of spamming by responding to every one?

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ceedot
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 3:24:36 AM
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Uh, dj hero and now sing hero. They should give up really. Stick with guitar hero, it's the only good one.

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Orvisman
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 10:08:48 AM
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Flogging the dead horse are we Activision?

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