News tagged with guitar

The physics of lead guitar playing

String bends, tapping, vibrato and whammy bars are all techniques that add to the distinctiveness of a lead guitarist's sound, whether it's Clapton, Hendrix, or BB King.

Jul 23, 2014
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'Gamify your PhD': Gaming and research collide

After a two-day games hack in which scientists and games developers came together to create video games from doctoral research, a bacterial shoot-em-up game, 'Dysbiosis', has emerged as the winner of the ...

Sep 14, 2012
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Viacom 1Q earnings shredded by 'Rock Band'

(AP) -- Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, on Thursday posted a 65 percent drop in net income for the latest quarter, as it took a charge related to the "Rock Band" series ...

Feb 02, 2012
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New video games expand vast 'Pokemon' empire

(AP) -- "Pokemon" has been around almost as long as Justin Bieber has been alive. Among a certain demographic, the fierce little "pocket monsters" generate the type of obsessive fandom reserved for the biggest ...

Mar 06, 2011
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Party over for 'Guitar Hero,' but not music games

(AP) -- "Guitar Hero" made ordinary people feel like rock stars, and its plastic guitars have redefined how people consume music and entertain themselves at house parties for the past half-decade. Yet its ...

Feb 10, 2011
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Iconic 'Guitar Hero' video game gets the ax

(AP) -- These days, guns are more popular than guitars, at least when it comes to video games. The company behind "Guitar Hero" said Wednesday that it is pulling the plug on one of the most influential video game titles ...

Feb 09, 2011
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