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First let me heartily LoL at Forbes. LoL!  Poor guy having his rep muddied by Forbes.

Now for the article:



Forbes profiles Kotick, calls Rock Band 'shameless knockoff of Guitar Hero'

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is the cover story for the latest issue ofForbes magazine, and the article's got one helluva quote -- and it's not even from the man himself. While you might balk at the businessman's lack of gaming credentials (read: he doesn't play games), this is the line, written by Forbes itself, that'll cause more than a few raised eyebrows: "EA also teamed with MTV to sell Rock Band, a shameless knockoff of Guitar Hero that added drums, bass and a microphone to the world of make-believe rock stars."

The decidedly negative tone without attribution is uncharacteristic for the magazine, and also feels a bit ... off? We know the Harmonix-RedOctane schism can be a bit confusing, but when the creators of the hit franchise are the ones making Rock Band -- and doing the multi-instrument thing first -- is that really the best choice of words? 



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Yea thats been known RB is a rip off of GH,But most ppl like RB more which is funny lmao.

Erm, Garnett... I would say that RB is an evolution of GH1/2, and that the modern GH games copied RB, actually.


Which brings me to my next piece of advice kids; Don't smoke crack.

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Guitar Hero IS a ripoff of Guitar Freaks though... The only difference is Guitar Freaks uses Jpop music

MikeB predicts that the PS3 will sell about 140 million units by the end of 2016 and triple the amount of 360s in the long run.

Garnett said:
Yea thats been known RB is a rip off of GH,But most ppl like RB more which is funny lmao.

But it isn't. How does a developer copy off of itself?

What a joke. Guitar Hero re-ripped-off Rock Band and now they come out and say this? That's pathetic.

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