Guitar Hero reality TV show, concert in works?

We don't know exactly what a Hero reality TV show would look like, but if it sticks to the standard reality TV format, it will probably be full of backstabbing, cat fights, and makeout sessions! And maybe a few smashed guitars.

If friends and family don't make up a big enough audience for your at-home rock concerts, rumor has it you may get to parade your Guitar Hero skills before all of America one day. Asked about the future of the wildly popular Hero franchise, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick told the Hollywood Reporter "it might make for a good TV show or a good concert tour."

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We don't know exactly what a Guitar Hero reality TV show would look like, but if it sticks to the standard reality format, it will probably be full of backstabbing, cat fights, and makeout sessions! And maybe a few smashed guitars.

But not to worry, players. You'll have plenty to keep you practicing while you wait for "Guitar Hero: Exile Island" to start filming.

Among the newly announced titles from Activision Blizzard are DJ Hero , which taps into your spinning skills with a controller shaped like a turntable; Band Hero, which features top-40 hits and caters to younger players; and Guitar Hero: Van Halen, which will, well, let you run with the devil.

Meanwhile, Activision Blizzard is doing well for itself amid the economic slump. The company this week announced better-than-expected first-quarter results boosted by strong sales of Hero, Call of Duty, and World of Warcraft. Given those titles' success, it's no surprise that Activision's reportedly looking beyond Hero when it comes to cross-platform promotions. According to the Hollywood Reporter, discussions are under way to turn World of Warcraft and Call of Duty into movies.

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