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    September 11, 2012

    Muse Sued By Songwriter Who Claims 'The Resistance' Was His Idea

    See Also:*No Doubt is Taking Their Beef With Activision in Front of a Jury*Octomom Releases New Topless Album Cover for 'Sexy Party'*Courtney Love is Sued Again...Are You Surprised?There have been some ridiculous lawsuits involving musicians-- Ozzy Osbourne being sued for allegedly influencing a tee ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    No Doubt Unleashes New Video for "Settle Down"...With Trucks Galore!

    See Also:*No Doubt Tapped for iHeart Radio Festival, Releases Sneak Peek at New Video for "Settle Down" *No Doubt Announces New Album Title, Release Date and Single Info *No Doubt Is Taking Their Beef With Activision's Band Hero In Front Of a JuryLast week, we mentioned that in addition to the ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    No Doubt Is Taking Their Beef With Activision's 'Band Hero' In Front Of a Jury

    No Doubt's attorneys are getting their day in court to argue that the band's virtual likenesses in the 2009 video game Band Hero are nothing to play with. OC's seminal break-out band claim they were misled by Santa Monica-based video game giant Activision about how their avatars would be u ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Terrible Video Game? We Do

    ​​In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    The Best and Worst Video Games of 2011

    ​It's that time of year again. After drudging through the torrent of great and not-so-great video games that consumed just about every minute of my free time, I've narrowed down what I believe is considered to be the best and worst games of 2011. Which games are considered gems? Which aren't even ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    In Memory: 5 Notable Game Studio Closures of 2011

    Dead Space 2​2011 has been a rough year for so many businesses. With the way the economy is heading these days, we should expect to see more and more companies go under, and video game development studios are not immune to such sad news. Despite many of them having popular and critically acclaimed ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    5 Ways Facebook Has Changed Console Gaming

    ​Facebook games are on a completely different wavelength than modern gaming on consoles. They're simple, often mindless, and accessible to just about everybody. People who aren't typically gamers have now been introduced to games with a community larger than XBOX Live, or PSN. It did a better job ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Guns, Video Games, Rap Music, and Sumo Wrestling: Coverage of the Call of Duty XP 2011 in LA

    ​The Call of Duty XP event took place over the Labor Day weekend, with publisher Activision making some huge announcements regarding their next money maker game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The event, of course, was filled with gaming tournaments, major announcements regarding Modern Warfare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The Best and Worst Video Games of 2010

    ​The year has come to an end, and that can mean only one thing: awards for the best and worst video games of 2010! It has been an exceptional year for gaming, more than most gamers have time to even experience. However, there are only a few games out there that stood out above the rest. What were ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Axl Rose Sues 'Guitar Hero'

    ​[via] Axl Rose is suing Activision Blizzard Inc, the owner of the hit video game Guitar Hero. The company, which is based both in Santa Monica and Irvine, is being sued for over $20 million dollars for fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment, among others claims.

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    May 26, 2010

    Five Most Embarrassing E3 Moments

    With the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo approaching in a few weeks, gamers and electronics fans across the globe have a lot to look forward to. During this event, industry giants such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will have the opportunity to show off all of the great products that they have t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    No Doubt to Release Tragic Kingdom on Rock Band

    Ah, 1995.​No Doubt hasn't had much luck with the video game world. Last time we checked in, they were suing Activision for an undisclosed sum for using their likenesses in Band Hero--while they had given permission to the company to appear in the video game, No Doubt claims they had no idea that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Best and Worst Video Games of 2009

    2009 has come and gone, and with it we are left with the memories of all of the wonderful video games we have played throughout the year. Which game deserves Game of the Year? What games don't?Here we take a look at what went right in 2009, and what went wrong. Although there were numerous quality c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Today in Music News: No Doubt, Sonic Youth, Jay Reatard, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert

    OC's most awesome music export, No Doubt, continues battling with Activision over the group's (mis)use in the game Band Hero.Sonic Youth, which performs at the Fox Theatre in Pomona Jan. 8, plan to record new album in 2010.Garage-punk badass Jay Reatard attacked by fans in Austin--fights back with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    No Doubt Sues Activision Over Band Hero Avatars

    ​No band likes to be turned into a "virtual karaoke circus act." But that's exactly what No Doubt's manager Jim Guerinot is saying about the band's disapproval about having their likenesses placed in Band Hero, the latest abomination of button-pushing musicianship created by Activision. Yesterday, ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    November 22, 2007

    Game On

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! The New Face of Evil: Call of Duty 4 hits maybe a little too close to home

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    November 15, 2007

    Shred Cred

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Shred Cred: You wanted the best—you got the best: Guitar Hero III

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    September 25, 2007
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    May 24, 2007


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