Guitar Hero was killed today. Good article here on the reasons why
Never played it myself but have always been fascinated with the phenomenon of pretending to play. I remember 4 years ago bars started to cancel bands to have Guitar Hero nights. I thought it was continuing in popularity.
Interesting that techies outside of music are alluding to a reason for the franchise dimise as musicians asking for too much share. I’m sure few musicians will see it this way : more like one of the few chances for fair compensation in the era of the download.