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TechnologyBuy Guitar Hero Live? You might get a refund.

18:06  11 february  2019
18:06  11 february  2019 Source:   polygon.com

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You might get a refund . New, 11 comments. Guitar Hero Live released Oct. 20, 2015, on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It, as well as Rock Band 4 momentarily resuscitated a music gaming genre that had gone into hibernation following 2010’s Guitar Hero

Originally launching back in 2015, Guitar Hero Live featured two main games modes: an offline mode which had you playing in Activision is offering a voluntary refund program for customers who bought the Guitar Hero Live gaming system on or after December 1 Customers may qualify for a refund if

Buy Guitar Hero Live? You might get a refund.© FreeStyleGames/Activision

Activision is offering “potential refunds” to some buyers of Guitar Hero Live, whose catalog of streaming songs to play was cut to about 10 percent of its size at the end of 2018 (so, nine times worse than decimated).

The company isn’t giving any reasons why in a tersely worded claims form page, but it’s rather obvious that Activision’s decision to obliterate a library that counted almost 500 songs at its peak, and a resulting lawsuit — dismissed less than two weeks ago — is the culprit. The refunds are only good for those who:

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The all new Guitar Hero . One game. Two ways to play. GH Live , where you can rock real crowds Activision is offering a voluntary refund program for customers who bought the Guitar Hero Live Customers with a credit card statement: Customers without a receipt may submit a Claim Form with a

Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Activision/ Guitar Hero Live . Activision appears to be learning a hard lesson about The publisher has launched a "voluntary refund program" for Americans who can prove they bought Guitar Hero Live between December 1st You can make a claim until May 1st, 2019.

  • Bought Guitar Hero Live in the United States.
  • Bought it between Dec. 1, 2017 and Jan. 1, 2019.
  • File a claim by May 1, 2019.

And whose purchase of the game, subject to the above conditions, “can be confirmed by Activision.” That means providing either a receipt or a credit card statement showing the relevant charge. Those who have neither can still file a claim, and Activision will try to verify whether the purchase is legit. The claim form requires a claimant to provide both an email address and the Gamertag or online ID of the platform where they bought and played Guitar Hero Live.

In June 2018, Activision announced that Guitar Hero TV, the streaming music service for Guitar Hero Live, would close in December, leaving the game with just the 42 songs provided on the disc. Guitar Hero TV had a song catalog of 484 at the time of the announcement.

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If you got Guitar Hero Live recently, you might be entitled to a refund . So for everyone who bought the game in December this past year before Guitar Hero TV closed down on January 1 is entitled to a refund for the game.

If you purchased Guitar Hero Live within the last year, you are entitled to a refund . Activision is offering full refunds to US customers who purchased To receive a refund you will need to submit a Claim Form through the website by May 1. A receipt or a credit card statement can be provided as

When it launched in October 2015, Guitar Hero TV took a Spotify/Apple Music approach to catalog management, forsaking the premium DLC model of Rock Band and past Guitar Hero games in favor of a much larger rotation (for a single game) available to players for free. The catch was that the songs would only be available for as long as Activision supported it, and the bell tolled for that in December.

Shortly after this announcement, a Los Angeles man filed a lawsuit against Activision in U.S. District Court, alleging false advertising and seeking class action status. Robert Fishel argued that he bought the game two years after its launch for the discounted price of $22.43 “reasonably expect[ing] that Activision would not subsequently eliminate his ability to use the vast majority” of the songs.

In a motion dated Jan. 22, Fishel voluntarily dismissed his case without prejudice (which means he could choose sue again on the same allegations).

Guitar Hero Live released Oct. 20, 2015, on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It, as well as Rock Band 4 momentarily resuscitated a music gaming genre that had gone into hibernation following 2010’s Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

But a year after Guitar Hero Live’s release, Activision Blizzard fired several workers at UK-based FreeStyleGames, which developed the game, following advice to investors that Guitar Hero Live had sold “lower than expected.”

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