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DJ Hero

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Activision
Developer: FreeStyleGames
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2009

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'DJ Hero' (ALL) Demo Day At GameStop Gets You Swanky Prizes

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2009 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT

DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. An all-new turntable controller transforms players into DJs by creating original mixes of popular songs and music from the world's most exciting artists and DJs.

DJ Hero will drop the needle with a completely fresh experience and legendary artists including Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Justice, Marvin Gaye, Beck, Beastie Boys and N.E.R.D. DJ Hero features more than 100 individual songs that have been transformed into more than 80 exclusive, original mixes by superstar DJs including DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and DJ AM. With an innovative, new turntable controller and the hottest music collection of original music, DJ Hero is a unique new social music gaming experience that will excite the millions of dance club music fans who can now play along to hit songs from a range of genres including hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock and electronica allowing them to rule the party with original mixes.

The makers of Guitar Hero introduce a new way to experience your favorite music. With DJ Hero you will be the life of the party as you scratch and mix more than 100 songs into over 90 unique mixes.

Learn basic and advanced DJ Hero techniques, then spin your way through different set lists in beginner, easy, medium, hard, and expert modes. Grab your friends and start your own DJ Hero party.

Activision and GameStop have teamed up to offer fans an exclusive opportunity to be among the first to play the highly anticipated, critically acclaimed videogame DJ Hero on national DJ Hero Demo Day at GameStop stores in the United States on Sunday, October 11th, 2009 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  Gamers, DJs and music fans that visit GameStop stores to take the game for a spin on Xbox 360 consoles can enter to win more than 1,000 prizes (no purchase necessary) including a VIP trip to meet EMINEM and see him perform, as well as a host of other exclusive items.

All United States GameStop locations – For more information on an event near you, log on to GameStop and search using the “Store Locator,” or visit the official DJ Hero website for more information

Be the first to play DJ Hero and win one of over 1,000 prizes:

Grand Prize (1 Winner)

  • VIP trip for you and a friend to EMINEM’s concert at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans on October 30, 2009
  • Exclusive invitation to EMINEM’s sound check
  • VIP meet and greet with EMINEM
  • 2 Xbox 360 DJ Hero Renegade Editions signed by EMINEM
  • 2 Xbox 360 consoles
  • 2 Xbox LIVE Messenger Gold Packs
  • 2 DJ Hero exclusive prize packs

1st Runner Up (10 Winners)

  • Xbox 360 DJ Hero Renegade Edition signed by EMINEM
  • Xbox 360 console
  • Xbox LIVE Messenger Gold Pack

2nd Runner Up (1,000 Winners)

  • DJ Hero exclusive prize pack including: DJ Hero hat, keychain, pen and sticker

In DJ Hero, faces in the crowd are transformed into the life of the party as the game’s turntable controller – created exclusively for DJ Hero and featuring familiar DJ tools including a fully-rotating turntable, sample buttons, effects dial and cross fader – immerses fans into the authenticity of DJ culture and a sea of music. By utilizing and mastering various DJ techniques including scratching, blending, cross fading and sampling, while leaving room for creative expression with a variety of effects and player chosen samples and scratches, gamers will rule the party performing music as only a DJ can. Social expression is heightened with euphoric multiplayer gameplay where two DJs can battle competitively or have a player join in to emcee over any track in the game with a mic. Additionally, gamers can rock together as DJ Hero features DJ-guitar exclusive mixes played with a turntable controller and Guitar Hero guitar controller.

Expanding upon the revolutionary easy to pick up/challenging to master gameplay mechanics developed and refined in Guitar Hero®, DJ Hero delivers an all-new interactive music experience that allows players to start the party and not only experience, but to hear music in an all-new way. With over 100 individual songs, highlighted in 93 unique never-before-released mixes that blend genres of music, including hip-hop, pop, rock and dance, DJ Hero delivers the most diverse and international collection of music ever assembled in a music game by incorporating anthems from legendary artists. Created exclusively for DJ Hero, the turntable controller immerses fans into the DJ culture and a sea of music as they utilize and master various DJ techniques including scratching, crossfading and sampling, while leaving room for creative expression with a variety of effects and player chosen samples and scratches, transforming a face in the crowd into the life of the party.

The DJ Hero Renegade Edition featuring JAY-Z and Eminem includes a copy of the game, a premium Renegade turntable controller, hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to a performance-ready DJ stand, and an exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring "best of" and new, unreleased material.


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