Guitar Hero Is Back, And I Really Like What I've Seen

Confession: if I had spent anything like as much time playing actual guitar as I did playing pretend guitar as a teenager, I might have had a very different career path. In the late days of the 2006-9 rhythm-action boom, some hardcore pretend musicians split out into Guitar Hero fans and Rock Band fans, but I always loved both. And DJ Hero, and jubeat, and Pop’n Music, and Amplitude, and any other rhythm-matching game I could get my dextrous hands on. I was both surprised and rather impressed to learn that the Guitar Hero reboot, which is going to be with us by the end of the year, isn’t a straight resurrection of the old game, but instead a brand new one from UK developer Freestyle Games. It’s called Guitar Hero Live.

Destiny's House Of Wolves Comes Out May 19

House of Wolves, the second expansion for Destiny, will be out in just over a month, publisher Activision announced today. We’ll be grinding again on May 19.

The Grand Finals Of The 2015 Call Of Duty Championships Are Happening Today.

The grand finals of the 2015 Call of Duty Championships are happening today. Which of the 32 competing teams is going to walk away with $US400,000? Head over to the Major League Gaming event site to watch live and see which 29 teams are definitely not winning.

Call Of Duty's Star-Studded Co-Op DLC Is Off To A Fine Start

Call of Duty‘s first downloadable content has hit the Xbox One today, bringing with it some maps the competitive folks should enjoy and a chance to soak in the sound bytes of four prominent actors while shooting mechanically-pulled zombies. That’s my jam.

How To Join Call Of Duty Online

Don’t you hate it when a game that you’re dying for is in private Beta? It sucks being locked out of the fun, even if it is in the name of testing. Well if you’re one the many people who commented that they wanted to try out Call of Duty Online, Kotaku‘s got the guide for you.

Call Of Duty Online Is A Big Surprise

Forget everything you saw and experienced in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, forget Jack Mitchell and harken back to the days of Soap, Ghost and Price. Remember those good ol’ days with them boys? Well, you can relive that whole experience again and then some in the China-only Call of Duty: Online.

Advanced Warfare Cracks Down On Players Killing Themselves On Purpose

In a fireside chat over the weekend, Sledgehammer Games’ studio head Michael Condrey discussed ongoing matchmaking optimisation for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and cracking down on players who spend entire matches sitting in a corner killing themselves.

Call Of Duty Gets The Most 420 No Scope Mode Ever

Just in time for the day after Christmas, Advanced Warfare has added a new team-based multiplayer mode that’s all sniper rifle action, all the time. You can start playing right now — provided you can get online, of course.

Skylanders: Trap Team Introduces Two New Elements: Light And Dark

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The dark side… and the light… of Skylanders. Having teased players since the game’s October release, Activision finally reveals the two new elements being added to the Skylanders universe starting December 21.

Paul McCartney's Destiny Music Video Is... Bad

Destiny is fun and all, but you know what it really needs? Paul McCartney’s hologram flailing his arms while a group of guardians sits in a semi-circle, peacefully contemplating what it means to be human.