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  • Blog Post: Dance Central Spotlight Gets Moving On Xbox One This Fall

    Harmonix has assigned a release date to its downloadable Kinect title for the Xbox One, Dance Central Spotlight. The game is available on September 2 for $9.99 and comes with 10 songs. Over 50 will be ready to purchase on the day (no pricing given for individual songs or packs), with Harmonix promising... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Survey Asks If Players Would Like A Current-Gen Rock Band

    Harmonix has issued a survey in order to gauge interest for the future of the Rock Band franchise. You can check out and respond to the five-question survey here , which asks with what frequency players still play Rock Band, whether they would like to see a new Rock Band on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and... More
  • Blog Post: Dance Central Goes Downloadable With Spotlight

    Harmonix is readying a new Dance Central title utilizing the Kinect peripheral, but it stops just short of being the next full-fledged entry in the series. Dance Central: Spotlight is a download-only title that starts out with 10 new songs, each with eight different dance routines: four encompassing... More
  • Blog Post: Fantasia Gets Release Date, New Songs & Area

    Harmonix has announced six new songs for Fantasia: Music Evolved (coming out this fall), as well as a new area in the game: The Neighborhood. The Neighborhood is an urban area that contains some of the six newly announced songs for the title, which comes out on October 21: The Who – "The Real... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Lays Off 37 As CEO Alex Rigopulos Steps Aside

    After successfully reaching its Kickstarter goal for Amplitude , Harmonix has laid off 37 employees and replaced its CEO. Head of publishing and business operations Steve Janiak will be taking over leadership of the studio. We reached out to the company for comment and were provided a statement. “Harmonix... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Pulls Off Kickstarter Comeback As Amplitude Reaches Goal

    When Harmonix launched its Kickstarter for Amplitude on an abbreviated timeline, the Rock Band and Dance Central developer was stacking the deck against themselves. For most of the campaign, it looked like Amplitude would be going back on the shelf to gather dust. With just 20 hours to go, Harmonix is... More
  • Blog Post: Amplitude Kickstarter Adds Anamanaguchi, Danny Baranowski And More

    The Amplitude Kickstarter is its final five days, and in an effort to make a strong final push, Harmonix has announced a number of additions to the soundtrack. If you’ve played Super Meat Boy, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, or the original Amplitude, you know some of the newly announced... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Endless Runner Record Run Now Available On iOS

    A new mobile game from Rock Band and Dance Central creators Harmonix is now available on Apple platforms. In keeping with Harmonix's body of work, Record Run creates endless runner levels based on the music stored on the user's iPhone or iPad. It works with most format, excluding older Apple... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Launches Kickstarter For Amplitude Reboot

    Before Harmonix put a plastic drum set in your house or got you up and dancing in one of the only great Kinect series, it made controller-based music games. The PlayStation 2 was home to Frequency and its sequel, Amplitude. The latter of these is getting a new lease on life, provided the community chips... More
  • Blog Post: Hit Songs Both Modern And Classic Added To Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved

    New tracks for Harmonix’s upcoming Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Kinect game have been announced. Harmonix is using music from composers both modern and classic. The tracks include: “In Your Eyes” – Peter Gabriel “Feel Good Inc.” – Gorillaz “Forget You”... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Announces Auto-Runner Record Run Mobile Game

    At PAX East, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos said that the company isn't done with the Rock Band and Dance Central franchises , but that's not the only news coming out of the show from the company. The developer also announced a new auto-run game for mobile systems called Record Run. Earlier today... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Would You Buy New Instruments For A Next-Gen Rock Band?

    Today, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopolus said that the company intends to bring back the Rock Band franchise. Would you spring for new instruments to play one? Of course, it's possible that Harmonix could make a Rock Band that didn't require plastic instruments (though what fun would that be?) or make... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Has Plans To Revive Rock Band And Dance Central Franchises

    At PAX East, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos said that the company has not given up on its two most successful past franchises. During his keynote address at PAX East, Alex Rigopulos said the company has "grand plans" to revive the dormant series. He did not talk specifics, but did say that he... More
  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero DLC Catalog To Be Shut Down Soon

    The final nail in Guitar Hero's coffins: Activision will be taking down all its downloadable song offerings for the series soon. According to Activision, after March 31 you will not be able to purchase downloadable tracks for any Guitar Hero titles, or tracks for sister games Band Hero or DJ Hero... More
  • Blog Post: Chroma Alpha Invites Are In The Wild

    If you signed up to participate in the alpha for Harmonix's upcoming rhythm shooter Chroma, you may want to check your inbox. You are advised to check your spam filters and junk mail receptacles, as I have just distributed a large chunk of Alpha keys to you. — Chroma (@ChromaOfficial) March... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Layoffs Hit Rock Band Creator Harmonix

    News is coming in that Rock Band and Dance Central studio Harmonix has suffered a round of layoffs. The studio is currently working on Fantasia: Music Evolved for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Joystiq is reporting confirmation that a “small number” of employees have been let go because of “shifting... More
  • Blog Post: Raptr To Host Developer Q&A In Preparation Of Upcoming Day Of The Devs Festival

    Double Fine is hosting the Day of the Devs Festival, which will give the public their first hands-on with Broken Age, as well as games from a number of other independent developers. Ahead of the festival, which takes place November 2, the video game tracking service Raptr will be hosting a Q&A session... More
  • Blog Post: Disney, Harmonix Reveal PAX Panel & Swag For Fantasia Game

    Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved isn't the easiest game concept to grasp. It's a Kinect game that lets player interact with prerecorded music from a variety of genres and eras. And while it's thematically inspired from the classic animated film, it's nowhere near a scene-for-scene adaptation... More
  • Blog Post: Viacom Ordered To Pay Harmonix Millions In Overdue Performance Bonuses

    If this headline seems familiar, that's because it is . Viacom purchased Harmonix in 2006, and it sold the developer in 2010. Following the sale, Harmonix sued Viacom claiming that the media company was owed unpaid performance bonuses. The dispute made it to the Delaware Supreme Courts, and it ruled... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] EA Partners, Other Divisions Facing Closure

    [Update #2] Kotaku has received a memo sent by interim CEO and Executive Chairman Larry Probst to the EA staff. The memo details the streamlining taking place, including a consolidation of marketing functions underneath chief operating officer Peter Moore. This also sees the collapse of all label marketing... More
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