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DJ Hero Video Game Coming Soon From Activision

September 13, 2008

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Hip-Hop fans that just somehow couldn’t fully get into Guitar Hero will now have something they can almost relate to with Activistion’s summer 2009 release of DJ Hero.  Now that DJ’ing and turntablism are officially coming of age in video games, bedroom Dj’ing will be taken to even new heights.  Soon couch potatoes everywhere will run around claiming that they know how to flare. 

No flicks of the the controller have surfaced yet, but the device has been described as looking "a lot like a simplified DJ Deck. There is a platter for scratching which will act like the strum toggle on a Guitar Hero guitar. Above the platter are three buttons for sampling. The controller also includes a cross fader and a sound effects dial which will act like the whammy bar in Guitar Hero."

*Note: The picture above is not the actual game controller, but a Pioneer CDJ-200.

[via Kotaku]

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

on behalf of the DJ community September 13, 2008 at 9:25 pm

@ Activision. This is bullshit.
There are so many djs out there already. the aftermath of this is going to suck for all professional DJs out there.
Go and make a real game and leave DJing to the experts.

Fuck off with this toy shit.

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In Response September 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm

I would co-sign the previous poster’s comment, but there are lots of “DJ‘s” out there who already don’t do shit. Push a button, can’t blend, can’t scratch, don’t know music for shit. Can’t even put together a playlist that isn’t predetermined by the Top 40. On behalf of REAL DJ’s, I co-sign your statement. Fuck those other herbs.

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S.2 September 14, 2008 at 11:35 pm

LOL, cmon man its just a videogame. Real DJing WILL still be for the experts. Are you gonna tell EA to stop making games like NBA Live because you should leave basketball to the experts? lol cmon man.

On a side note, I’m an IT student and I’m doing a Games Programming subject this last semester. I have to make a game for my final assignment and I decided to make a Hip-Hop producer game similar to Guitar Hero. The graphics will probably suck but we’l see…

I’ll be sure to let u’s know how it turns out haha, and maybe even upload it somewhere.

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Robin Charles May 7, 2009 at 11:51 am

If you are a D J and a video game has you shaken. Holla at Perdue or Step your game up.

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DJ Z-28 June 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm

REALLY! PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THIS HURTING THE DJ MARKET, C’MON DID ROCKBAND RUIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? I THOUGHT IT SUCKED PERSONALLY, HAVING A DRUMMING BACKGROUND YOU COULDN’T ROCK OUT, IT’S A GAME. DJ HERO CAN’T DO ANY MORE DAMAGE THAN SCRATCH LIVE AND MP3/IPOD DJ’S HAVE ALREADY DONE!

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