Don't be distracted by the scenes above of Eminem and a fake Sarah Palin preparing to have sex, nor the appearance of Dr. Dre on "Star Trek"'s U.S.S. Enterprise. No, if you're a gamer, then what you'll probably remember most about the new Eminem video that premiered on MTV today for the song "We Made You" is that the rapper does his rapping in front of a scrolling note highway inspired by "Guitar Hero" or "Rock Band." Why? Who knows.

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Creator Tim Schafer explained why the metal-themed game won't make use of the guitar-controller peripheral at this time. Read More...

Lead designer Alan Flores told us about all the extra things headbangers should try in order to put the (double bass) pedal to the metal. Read More...

Champion turntablist Mix Master Mike told us how he's bringing authenticity to "Scratch: The Ultimate DJ." Read More...

The biggest gameplay differentiator for "Scratch: The Ultimate DJ" is an emphasis on users manipulating music to make it their own, and while the concept freaked out record labels, sheer persistence -- and "Guitar Hero" -- made it possible. Read More...

We've published several stories about "Scratch: The Ultimate DJ" without having seen the game running or touching the turntable controller, but that changed yesterday during a mostly hands-off demo in a San Francisco hotel. Read More...

Rolling Stone noticed that name of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd was incorrectly spelled as "Lynyrd Skynrd" on the cover of "Guitar Hero: Metallica." We asked Activision if they had plans change the error, and today they confirmed that the spelling is fixed on the final box art. Read More...

Motörhead will be included in next month's "Guitar Hero: Metallica," with singer/bassist Lemmy as a playable character, and new "Rock Band" DLC this week features White Zombie and Turbonegro. Read More...

NPD Group numbers are in for January 2009, and while the overall narrative remains the same -- Nintendo leading the charge, with "Wii Fit" selling 777,000 copies -- there were signs of growth for everyone, as the industry saw 1.33 billion in sales, up from 1.18 billion in 2008. Read More...

Activision Blizzard publishing CEO Mike Griffith promised more than twice as many Activision-branded music games in 2009 in today's earnings call, while also revealing their next "James Bond" title has been moved into next year, and Blizzard declared an intention to release a game this year. Read More...

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