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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Latest News

Activision's "nurturing and care" for Guitar Hero wasn't enough

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Thomas Tippl, Activision CFO, has said the music franchise Guitar Hero "probably didn't receive" the right amount of "nurturing and care" to keep going.

There were other elements that "didn't make it conducive" to the rise of digital. Consumers "still have a lot of love" for Guitar Hero - lessons must be applied.

Guitar Hero III is highest grossing US title, tops $830 million

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NPD figures reveal that Neversoft's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is truly a legend in US videogame retail history as it holds the highest gross.

Second to the music game is Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops at $787.4 million. Modern Warfare 2 is 4th with $713.6 million. Rock Band is 5th.

Axl Rose is suing Activision

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Guns N' Roses' Axel Rose is putting the legal thumb screws to Activision over the appearance of former guitarist Slash in Guitar Hero III.

Activision began "spinning a web of lies" to conceal the fact Slash and Velvet Revolver was to be a major feature in the game, alleges Axel Rose lawyers.