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  • Blog Post: Harmonix Plans On More Crowdfunding, Campaign To Launch Before Amplitude Releases Widely

    Harmonix and Fig have announced plans for a future crowdfuding partnership. The platform’s advisory board already consists of indie darlings Tim Schafer, Feargus Urquhart, and Brian Fargo. Harmonix chief operating officer Alex Rigopulos has signed on, with imminent plans for his company’s... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are All Of The Songs Confirmed To Appear On The Rock Band 4 Disc So Far [UPDATED: 8/24/2015]

    The Rock Band series is coming back this year after a multi-year hiatus, and as is the case with any music game, fans are anxiously awaiting the announcements regarding the songs included with the price of admission. The Rock Band franchise has always led the way in offering the most robust song library... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Is Adding More To Amplitude, But It’s Delayed Until The End Of 2015

    Harmonix has announced that it is delaying its Kickstarted Amplitude revival. The news comes with a silver lining, though. The studio has shared that more content is being added on the road to delivery. Instead of the planned 16 tracks, Amplitude will include 30 (plus and additional song for backers... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About Guitar Hero III's Unused Apocalypse Narrative

    Guitar Hero is positioning itself for a resurrection later this year, making it a good time to look back on the series. The latest video from Did You Know Gaming examines Guitar Hero's history, the way it changed hands, and what Harmonix would have done with Guitar Hero III if it was still working... More
  • Blog Post: You Could Be Listening To The Rock Band 4 Soundtrack On Spotify Right Now

    If you’re counting down the days to the release of Rock Band 4, this playlist might help time move a bit faster. The music fanatics at Harmonix have created a Spotify playlist filled with songs confirmed for the upcoming rhythm game. The playlist can be found here , and will play right from your... More
  • Blog Post: Mad Catz Reports Debt Warning And Secures Additional Credit To Ship Rock Band

    Mad Catz has reported that the opinion letter for its independent audit carries concerns over the company’s ability to pay its debts. An audit opinion letter, a document prepared by the independent auditor as a narrative accompaniment to the financial assessment, includes what is known as a “going... More
  • Blog Post: Mad Catz Co-Publishing Rock Band 4

    Harmonix and peripheral creator Mad Catz have extended their partnership, and Mad Catz will co-publish Rock Band 4, which is out this year for the PS4 and Xbox One. Mad Catz will take care of sales, promotion, and distribution of Rock Band 4 and its bundles. Harmonix will handle the game's content... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Rock Band 4 Or Guitar Hero Live?

    It's way too early to make a decision between the two (which technically you don't have to), but I am going to make you do it anyway. As the past has proven, there is no reason both of these games can't exist simultaneously. Each has their own distinct mechanics and likely exclusive songs... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band 4 Will Support Older Controllers And Equipment

    In an interview with Business Insider , Rock Band 4's project leader Daniel Sussman confirmed that older controllers from past Rock Band and Guitar Hero installments will be supported in the new Rock Band 4. In contrast, Guitar Hero Live, which also releases this year , will not be compatible with... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Wants Your Rock Band 4 Music Suggestions

    Chances are that despite the more than 1,600 Rock Band songs that were in circulation, something you wanted didn’t make that cut. Whether that’s because it wasn’t chosen or because the music is more recent, hope has been rekindled. Harmonix is opening up the floor so fans can recommend... More
  • Blog Post: Game Developer's Conference 2015 News Round-Up

    Check out our round-up to make sure you didn't miss any of the big stories coming out of this year's Game Developer's Conference. Game Developer's Choice Awards The industry's annual developer-chosen awards were held, and there were some surprise winners. GDC Award Winners Revealed... More
  • Blog Post: In-Game Guitar Straps Will Not Be In Rock Band 4

    As someone who's put countless hours into the Rock Band series, I was excited to learn that Rock Band 4 is indeed in development. I spoke with the game's project manager before the news officially hit to ask a burning question: Now that the series is coming to PS4 and Xbox One, does that mark... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band 4 Is Coming – Here’s What You Need To Know

    The Rock Band series went dark in April 2013, when Don McLean’s “American Pie” was released as a farewell track. Fans continued to play the music game at parties and with friends and families, but it looked like we’d seen the last of it. In January 2015, Harmonix released new... More
  • Blog Post: More Tunes From Tenacious D And Weezer Join Rock Band DLC Library

    Harmonix has roused Rock Band from its slumber , with the second batch of DLC for the franchise after a two-year hiatus . This latest offering features two tracks, including a recently released tune. Tenacious D’s “Rise of the Fenix” (from the album of the same name) isn’t the... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Survey Asks What You Want In A New Rock Band Game

    With the recent release of Rock Band DLC for the first time in nearly two years, people are expressing interest in plastic instruments again. In response, Harmonix is circulating a survey inquiring what you’d want in a new Rock Band game. The third and final page of the survey asks about a campaign... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band 3 DLC returns with Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, and Foo Fighters

    Harmonix announced it will be returning from its extended hiatus this week to releasing new Rock Band 3 downloadable songs from Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, and Foo Fighters. Included in this release are "R U Mine?" from the Arctic Monkey's 2013 release AM , "Shepherd Of Fire"... More
  • Blog Post: Fantasia: Music Evolved DLC Tracks Now Available, More Coming Through January 2015

    Disney Interactive and Harmonix have released a few downloadable tracks for their musical game, Fantasia: Music Evolved. Three new tracks are currently available for purchase on Xbox Live Marketplace, and a planned downloadable song list shows the tracks that are coming through January. Fantasia is a... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Teams Up With Tilting Point For Multiple Mobile Titles

    Harmonix is planning to continue its work in mobile development after the release of Record Run this year . The studio is partnering with Tilting Point, an agency that provides expertise and resources for high-end independent developers working in the mobile space. In an announcement this morning, Harmonix... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Is Creating A WinAmp-Like Visualizer For Gear VR

    The concept of seeing your music isn’t anything new. Music players like WinAmp were a mainstay in the 1990s, creating visual depictions of the music they played. Harmonix wants to do that, but in virtual reality. The company announced earlier in the week that it’s working on a project for... More
  • Blog Post: Dance Central Spotlight Out Today On Xbox One

    It was only early this summer that Harmonix announced Dance Central Spotlight, but the day of release has arrived. The Kinect-exclusive downloadable game is available right now on Xbox One. The base version of the game costs $10 and includes 10 songs, including "Royals" by Lorde, "Counting... More
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