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Activision has been hit with layoffs, I'm told. FreeStyle Games, creators of Guitar Hero Live, have been significantly impacted. They're now making DLC. "We are refocusing to better align with Activision's long-term priorities because, as always, our strategy evolves to keep us ahead of a rapidly-changing industry," a company spokesperson said.

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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.