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LEGO Rock Band | £5.86 | ShopTo | PS3

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Tom Silkstone
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Games deals, Harmonix, MTV Games, Music games, PS3 games, Traveller's Tales, Warner Bros

LEGO Rock Band | £5.86 | ShopTo | PS3

If you like to tap along to well known songs like Breakout, We Will Rock You, and You Give Love A Bad Name, on your plastic guitar peripherals but you've always wanted to throw in a bit of the charm that comes along with the LEGO games, then you might want to check out LEGO Rock Band. You can get hold of a PS3 copy of the game from ShopTo for £5.86, which should make you a saving of almost £6.50 on the next best offer coming in from Gameseek. Thanks to barky @ HUKD.

Dance Central | £9.97 | Currys | Xbox 360

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Tom Silkstone
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Deals
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Dance Games, Harmonix, Kinect, MTV Games, Xbox 360 games
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Dance Central | Xbox 360

Dance Central | £9.97 | Currys | Xbox 360

Dance Central may well be one of the best dancing games out there but you'll still have to flail around in front of your Kinect sensor whilst playing it, which should be fairly amusing for anybody who's watching you. There are plenty of tracks to chose from, so this one should last you a fair while. Currys are currently parting with copies of the game for £9.97, which should make you a saving of almost £5 on the next best offer coming in from Simply Games. Thanks to ettienem1001 @ HUKD.

Rock Band Unplugged | £2.98 | HMV | PSP

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Tom Silkstone
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Deals
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Backbone Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Harmonix, MTV Games
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Rock Band Unplugged | PSP

Taking a music game on the move with you's likely to make a road trip go a little bit quicker, however if you're taking it on a train just make sure you don't get so enthralled with it that you miss your stop! The premise of the game should be familiar, you have to hit the coloured notes that descend down the screen. However, once you complete a sequence, you'll need to switch to another instrument because you're in control of the entire band. HMV are parting with copies of the game for £2.98, which'll save you over £6.50 on the next best offer coming in from Base.

RIP Guitar Hero...For Now

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Activision, EA, Games articles, Guitar Hero, Harmonix, MTV Games, Neversoft, Red Octane, Rock Band

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Anyone who's even absently been keeping an eye on the state of things will probably have found the news that Activision have shelved their Guitar Hero franchise for the time being as nothing particularly surprising. Of course, it's not just Guitar Hero, DJ Hero - the latest instalment of which we scored pretty highly - is canned for the moment too, in fact Activision are shutting down their whole music division, with around 500 job cuts expected across divisions as a bit of reshuffling gets done.

Developer Manveer Heir tweeted on Wednesday night, 'Ugh sorry to hear about the Vicarious Visions layoffs today after Guitar Hero canceled [...] Sounds like Freestyle (DJ Hero) got hit too.'

It would seem that one of the most popular, and lucrative (though not so much these days), video game franchises just burnt out.

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It's important, before everybody gets all misty-eyed, to note that that this was always on the cards. Guitar Hero had been in something of an unhappy state for some time now, struggling to push boundaries where had previously been a leading light, overtaken perhaps by its own flesh and blood in Harmonix and Rock Band. It was on the rocks, it had already sold out and released a 'Best Of' album. Whereas before it had led the way, World Tour seemed reactionary, the playlist functions and library imports concession to a crowd that had found a new virtual music simulator to love. With the last release, as Rock Band sought to scour new heights with new technology, Guitar Hero stubbornly attempted to go back in time and rediscover its roots.

But it had gone too far, and an overdose was never far away.

Click here to read the rest of Matt's eulogy...