DJ Hero is dropping in price so quickly that I might have to invent some spurious justification for actually buying it one of these days. Activision's latest addition their music stable isn't a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, but it doesn't quite seem to capture the spirit of the genre in the way that rocking out with your mates as part of a band does.
Still, if you do fancy getting involved, you might like to know that ShopTo are currently selling the Renegade version of the game, which comes with an extra CD fronted by Eminem and Jay-Z, a limited edition version of the controller and a case that can transform into a stand for the deck, for £49.98 - a good £10 less than the nearest competitor.
NB. Remember to use our exclusive ShopTo promo code 'DEALSPWN' to add £2 credit to your account if you haven't already.
I want to like DJ Hero, and it's important to note that every time I've played it I've found it to be an engaging experience that has clearly had a lot of love poured into it by the development team. Far from being a simple knock off to appeal to a new crowd, this is a title that's been crafted by people really invested in the music. The exclusive mixes, and there are some 100 tracks to choose from here, are fantastic, and Activision isn't afraid to name drop with DJ AM, DJ Shadow, Daft Punk and Grandmaster Flash all turning up to lend a helping hand.
The peripheral itself is nice and sturdy too and it's easy to see why Activision chose Red Octane in the divorce on the strength of this, but there's something missing for me I think. I find it to be a pleasant enough novelty to play when I'm over someone else's house, but I can never quite bring myself to buy it. Regardless of my own indecision, for a package that cost over £100 at launch, this price for the Renegade Edition is pretty damn sweet and might just tempt a few punters over the edge.
Thanks to InfernoZeus at HUKD