DJ Hero Renegade Edition unveiled

It's been a big week for Activision's upcoming turntable rhythm game, DJ Hero. Following on from yesterday's news that Jazzy Jeff would be making an appearance in DJ Hero, the publisher has now announced a special Renegade Edition of the game.Renegade Edition isn't quite as over-the-top as...

It's been a big week for Activision's upcoming turntable rhythm game, DJ Hero. Following on from yesterday's news that Jazzy Jeff would be making an appearance in DJ Hero, the publisher has now announced a special Renegade Edition of the game.

Renegade Edition isn't quite as over-the-top as Activision's Modern Warfare 2 prestige edition with night-vision goggles, but there's still plenty for budding DJs to get stuck into. The pack will contain a "premium" renegade turntable controller and a hard-shell turntable carrying case that converts to a stand, so gamers can easily take their kit on the road to battle the DJ masses. CDs from hip-hop superstars Jay-Z and Eminem, who were previously announced as frontmen for the game, will also be included featuring unreleased tracks.

Pricing for the pack has not yet been announced, but the standard edition of the game is set to retail for $120. Activision has also released a video of Jay-Z and Eminem conveniently performing the track "Renegade," which can be checked out below.

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qwaszxer
qwaszxer

Activison officially lost it's mind! $120 for this!? $80 for MW2!? No thanks, yall can keep that... Besides, buyin' actual tables or in GH's case a guitar is more fun in the long run anyway.

jackscarey
jackscarey

is anyone actully guna buy this. i guess it looks cool but cmon surely they aint that much of a target audience for this

Units420
Units420

Why is this a joke? And why does anyone who decides to play this are lame?

NuKkU
NuKkU

looks cool i guess

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

They should have done DJ Hero: Packing Heat Edition. I mean MW2 is getting Night Vision Googles, why not try to outdo that!

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

This isn't news. This is a joke. Might do well though because people are lame.

gameweasl
gameweasl

you know what, I'm getting this!!!

Ebaumisnoob
Ebaumisnoob

Hai Guise! Lets cash in on a mediocre franchise! Wait, we can make even more money by making it about rap! Now all the simple-minded 13 year olds will want it, what a great idea!

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

First Grandmaster Flash, then Jazz, and now more people get to hear "Renegade". They know how to get people to look at their games, I'll give them that.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

And you can get this if you preorder it at gamestop by living the papers of your house.

Jaygoogle
Jaygoogle

I love how(in some people's mind) if you buy this you're a sucker, but not if you're buying the special edition for the 50th version of Madden or Call of Duty.

iucidium
iucidium

The only way CRAPTIVISION will be stopped killing the music game genre would be to boycott C.O.D and WOW forever, period. But that will never happen.

alexthemagnum
alexthemagnum

@viewtiful_jay oh youll see.... people ARE stupid enough to fall for this

Icehearted
Icehearted

Way! more overpriced cheaply built, noisy plastic peripherals for kids to beg mom and dad for, hopefully in time for the holiday season! No offense, but this really seems like a sucker's market.

FidelSarcastro
FidelSarcastro

I have said it before and I will say it again... years from now landfills will be filled with the limitless peripherals from the Song Game Craze. As far as you can see, piles of plastic guitars, mics, drum sets and yes plastic turn tables. At this rate by the end of 2012 there will be a Polka Hero and that my friends is the end of the world scenario that the Mayans foresaw. :P

JS_1506
JS_1506

Yawn Yawn... you know enough is enough. Five guitar heros??? plus some extra ones... dj hero? dj hero ""renegade"" edition? i think i'll stay with modern warfare 2, assasin's creed and bad company 2. i've owned guitar hero 3 and 4 and i don't even play with them any more.

worthyofnote
worthyofnote

Interesting. But why not buy an actual set of turntables instead? 120 for a cheap controller eh? You could purchase a decent beginner's deck for that price. Alot of places sell actual DJ Battle Packs, which include two tables and a mixer as well as several various smaller accessories for a couple hundred dollars. These Rhythm genre games can be alot of fun, especially in large groups of friends all playing along. But playing actual instruments is much more rewarding.

Jaygoogle
Jaygoogle

Dang...and I really want that stand up stand though. I mean that's enough reason to buy it right there, but watch it's going to be overpriced. Also, I understand activison milking the hero thing...but really, this is entirely different from Guitar Hero. The only thing they have in common is the genre. At the same time, you people should tell other companies to stop making FPS games. They are way overdone.

fikkel
fikkel

Seriously, activision has lost the plot. i'm never ever buying their games ever again,... evar! And i think i'll survive without MW2

Xequtra
Xequtra

Just when there would be the thought of something that would make the whole collectable thing that would be top notch value.... almost like the Modern Warfare 2 Night vissy goggs... a small bonus for small extras... Might seem worth it, but the whole just isn't worth it... Like a burger with a small extra to it... not everyone will notice it...

enix165
enix165

Hoo boy, all the fun a wangster could want. A shame I can't see anything musical about it, and that even if I did the game still looks like it's just more milk from these rhythm game cash cows. =/

DemannameD
DemannameD

Seeing as how I'm not going to pay $120 for the "cheap" controller, I really not going to pay more for a slightly less cheap yet completely worthless controller... You can buy an ipod mixer for $200 and actually create something... but I guess you can buy a guitar at a pawn shop for less the price of rockband... I really hope I see the end of all the music game craze in my lifetime... Its just getting to outlandish and with to many entries. there is no way with DLC that they should be spitting these games out at such a rate.

Drynads
Drynads

Keebthesquee thats the problem with all music just not rap. Too many catchy tunes and too little with any substance.

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Well that was just a horrible trailer and has anyone actually seen the thing in use? All we see is bad trailers like the one above or plain gameplay. I'd like to know if people look as much as a fool with the guitar or will this break new grounds? I hope they pad the buttons so you don't hear click-clack the whole time.

keebthesquee
keebthesquee

Though rappers like dr. dre. Em and jay-z are another story. They are good. But there's just so many others that are horrible. >__> It's sad

keebthesquee
keebthesquee

i disagree cosmo. most of the main stream rap is ridiculous. Though there's many rappers out there with real talent who deserve to be heard. But their lyrics aren't stupid enough to be influential on today's stupid society. That's why rap sells, because society is full of tards. It may be music, but it's bad music. There's alot of bad music. Such as bad scream-o. There's good and bad music. But really, hip hop is just so successful when it doesn't deserve to be. In my opinion.

keebthesquee
keebthesquee

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theonlyone3
theonlyone3

Racists like earlthecannibal are pathetic.... Fried Chicken? 9mm rounds? baseball hats? What are you, a member of the KKK? Go Listen to N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Eminem, and then you can come back and apologize for being an ignorant, racist fool.

true_hurdler
true_hurdler

@earlthecannibal I feel sorry for racist people like you...fried chicken and 9mm rounds? Way to be plain ignorant. And you have to right to bash a genre of music that, by the sound of your comment, you clearly haven't invested any time in really listening to. There's much more to rap than whatever you must have passively heard while flipping through the radio one day.

cosmo16
cosmo16

earlthecannibal. the fried chicken and 9mm crap has to be the most racist bs. if rap isnt music how come its the most listened to genre and it makes the most money. oh and i guess 4 minutes of screaming is music to you huh?

D_West
D_West

This game looks fun, but worth a $120 investment. I would understand if it was $90, but not 120

earlthecannibal
earlthecannibal

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Fuzzy__Slipperz
Fuzzy__Slipperz

Yeah then next year Activision will be asking the government for a bail-out.

viewtiful_jay
viewtiful_jay

At what point is this going to end? When will someone at Activision finally stand up and say "No, that's ridiculous and no one's going to buy it" and be done with it. What shocks me is that the $120 standard edition SKU is overpriced enough of as it is. Does anyone REALLY think people are going to fall over themselves to buy an even more expensive "special edition"? Mark my words - 6 months after release, these things will be littering the floors of GameStops and Game Crazies all over the country, selling for under $100.

wiiplay1
wiiplay1

If it isn't OVERPRICED, then I might get it. but if it's any higher than $200, no deal.

XeonForce
XeonForce

I'm sure there is a Fisher Price logo on there somewhere... lolz

Big_Tali_style
Big_Tali_style

when will it all be over? Will Accordian Hero finally be the last nail in the coffin? Just... an overload of these music games...

Fallen119
Fallen119

@ YoungDab. You think dj hero will sell more than guitar hero? Yeah right

conkerrulez2334
conkerrulez2334

i can't wait for this to come out. it looks so fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

starfoxmcleoud
starfoxmcleoud

Beatmania sucked and was boring. The music was great, but the gameplay is wtf! Hit the buttons as they scroll down that weren't quite to the beat of the music and twist the faux disc just a bit when the disc prompt gets down. At least this one has you going to the beat to the music, you can change tracks and "scratch" the disc which gives you much more to do than wildly press five (or seven if playing Beatmania IDX) buttons as they go flying down. DJ Hero is by far the coolest thing to come to music games behind Rock Band (drums), Guitar Hero (2005 original version), Drum Mania (Arcade, JP version), and Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade)

Jhoalot
Jhoalot

activision is suckin our money in accesorys

hipgangsta
hipgangsta

@CBUB316 I totally agree, I mean it's either some crap that you don't need, or crap that you can unlock in the game so you also don't need it. Totally useless my friend

tremor33
tremor33

While i don't think DJ Hero is any more musical than Guitar Hero, you still can't deny the artistic merit of sampling and composing. @knoetgen Do you really think that? or are you, as you put it, biased? You definitely don't need to be a DJ to sample someone else's songs, because artists steal chord progressions all the time. listen to Led Zeppelin, Chicago, and then Green Day, and tell me that they didn't use the same notes on the same instruments in the same order. Music is based on what you've heard in the past and spinning it to reflect your own interpretation. DJing is just a literal interpretation of that. Oh, and the video admittedly is a bit lame, but the original song is pretty sick. Just look up the CDQ song and marvel at Eminem's lyrical dexterity. Even if you dislike rap for whatever reason, a turntable can be used as a musical instrument. For further reference, check out any good electronica artist/ group like The Prodigy, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Tiesto or Armen VanBuren

renger6002
renger6002

CDUB I know exactly what you're saying. I was just thinking how stupid it is, but i'm gonna buy it.

CDUB316
CDUB316

what the hell is up with all these special editions? they're making me mad!! they're such useless crap that's so expensive and not needed but the worst part is...I ALWAYS END UP GETTING THEM!!! damn my wanting the best of everything

Spikedjester
Spikedjester

Looks like a great idea... Wait thats cause Ive been playing it for about the last 10 years in the form of Beatmania, and this is just a rip off. A rip off that costs 120 dollars for standard edition...

knoetgen
knoetgen

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