Ok, the Guitar Hero games are getting out of hand.

November 16, 2009


Recently Courtney Love, Dave Grohl, Chris Novoselic and all members of No Doubt have filed lawsuits or have expressed their disgust with Activsion in how they are handling their likenesses or others (Kurt Cobains) likenesses in their games. The main problem is that Activision allows players to use any character (except Jimmy Hendrix) to be used as characters while playing any song. This has lead Courtney Love and No Doubt to file suit against Activision claiming the contracts for their digital likeness only allowed them to be used for their songs. When Guitar Hero 5 launched many people were using Kurt Cobain to play numersous pop songs and the videos looked quite weird seeing him do this, but with the release of Band Hero now you can make him (along with Johnny Cash) perform even more absurd songs. Activision is probably in the clear on these lawsuits, but it’s still odd to watch these videos.

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    2 Responses to “Ok, the Guitar Hero games are getting out of hand.”

    1. ben Says:

      I think it’s funny that the pop musicians that sold their likenesses to be used in a video game called “Guitar Hero” are suddenly concerned about their artistic integrity, or street cred, or whatever. If you sold your own likeness and the right to use your music in such a way, at the very least be cool and have a laugh that you’re a cartoon in some goofy video game.

    2. Mike Says:

      Problem is that they are saying the contracts were for only allowing them to be used on their songs. I’m pretty sure they are fine with the money and everything that comes from it.