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  • Blog Post: Mad Catz Losses Jump, 37 Percent Of Staff To Be Laid Off On Weak Rock Band Hardware Sales

    Mad Catz had been turning around its financial profile, improving on years of net losses. Reporting on the first nine months of the current fiscal year though, shortfall jumped by 439 percent. This news follows sudden, drastic staffing changes yesterday and newly reported layoffs totaling 37 percent... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Rock Band 1 Export Now Available For Rock Band 4

    Update: According to the official Rock Band Twitter account , the Rock Band 1 export is now available for download through individual tracks. A bundle option will be made available at some point in the future. Original Story: One of the big promises Harmonix made leading up to the release of Rock Band... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Finally Admits It Laid Off Two Employees

    Earlier this week, we were tracking a story about layoffs at Harmonix . It turns out that layoffs were not widespread and two people were let go from the studio, but the company’s vice president of marketing, Darren Williams, denied that any layoffs had happened whatsoever. Now, Harmonix has admitted... More
  • Blog Post: Update: More Details Regarding Ex-Harmonix Devs

    Update #2 : Harmonix has elaborated on their earlier statement, further explaining the situation. After reaching out again to Darren Williams, VP of marketing at Harmonix, Williams sent along more details regarding the unfortunate circumstances. As the studio evolves so do the skills required of our... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Is Wiping Rock Band 4 Leaderboards To Combat ‘Gnarly Bug’

    Harmonix has announced some fixes to Rock Band 4 coming in January. Unfortunately, the game shipped with a couple of “gnarly bugs,” one of which has upset the integrity of the high score listings. There is an exploit that allows drummers to double trigger overdrive. This is going to be patched... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band 4 Getting More Music Exports, Practice Mode, And Playlists In 2016

    Harmonix held an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today addressing questions/concerns about the present and future of Rock Band 4. Main highlights from the discussion include the news that track exports for Rock Band, Rock Band 2, and Lego Rock Band are heading to Rock Band 4 in January. Additionally... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band 4 Gets Difficulty Mode That’s Harder Than Expert

    If you’ve played Rock Band until your fingers are blue and now find yourself churning through Expert guitar solos in your sleep, then Rock Band 4’s newest difficulty setting might give you a run for your money. IGN has the scoop on Rock Band 4’s new difficulty mode. Apparently, Brutal... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix And Oculus Announce Rock Band VR

    Virtual reality is only beginning to spread its wings, as developers explore ways to bring traditional genres to the new medium. The latest transitional game comes from Harmonix and Oculus. Rock Band is coming to VR. The game was announced at this year's Game Awards ceremony tonight in Los Angeles... More
  • Blog Post: Amplitude Coming In January To PS4

    After a series of delays and renewed crowdfunding, developer Harmonix has declared that the PS4 version of Amplitude is finally ready for release. The game is now set to come out for the system via PSN in January. The game hits on January 5th for $19.99 with more than 30 songs, a single-player campaign... More
  • Blog Post: Fallout Shelter Gets Thanksgiving Update And Rock Band Characters Become Vault Dwellers In December

    Today brings a double-dose of Fallout news for Wasteland wanderers. No, there aren’t any surprises for Fallout 4. These goodies come in other forms. Harmonix has teamed up with the fine folks at Bethesda to dress up your Rock Band 4 band members in Vault gear. You can check out the new swag in... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band Recalibrating With A Host Of New Features

    Rock Band is no stranger to updates, but next month the game's not just expanding its track list. The download adds several long-requested additions, including auto-kick drums, full-combo recognition, and improved calibration. The developer says that it will continue to provide monthly updates of... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band 4 Interim Title Update Coming Early November

    Harmonix has said that it will continue to update the Rock Band 4 experience in ways other than downloadable content, and today the developer delivered an update on an interim patch for the game that will arrive before the scheduled major title update in December. The interim update primarily focuses... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Owns Up To Employee-Posted Amazon Rock Band 4 Reviews

    Yesterday, a Reddit post surfaced a rumor that Harmonix employees were papering Amazon product listing for Rock Band 4 with positive reviews. Today, the developer has owned up, admitting that its employees are behind the ratings. Redditors linked reviewers to real names, which appear to include one employee... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Provides Update On Rock Band 3 Soundtrack Export For Rock Band 4

    Perhaps the biggest selling point of Rock Band 4 is that it allows you to carry forward the vast majority of your music library from previous entries through backward compatible DLC. Sadly, none of the on-disc soundtracks from previous games were exportable to Rock Band 4 at launch. Harmonix has continually... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix 'Working Hard' To Resolve Reported Issues With Rock Band 4

    Following the launch of Rock Band 4, there have been several players reporting issues with getting their downloadable content over to the new systems, as well as some who have voiced concerns over issues with instrument compatibility. We reached out to Harmonix to ask the developer to comment on the... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play Two Hours Of Rock Band 4

    Update: Our live stream has concluded. Thanks to everyone who joined us! If you missed the stream, you can now check out our archived footage. Original story: The Rock Band series has always been a great addition to parties, and with Rock Band 4 releasing this week, we wanted to take the party to our... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's The First Song You Played (Or Are Going To Play) In Rock Band 4?

    Rock Band 4 is out today beginning the possible return of the plastic instrument music game. What song are you excited to play first? You can find the full list of included tracks here . Of course, you may opt to play none of those songs and play a DLC song instead, of which there are plenty available... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Series Do You Most Want To Make A Comeback?

    Rock Band 4 launches tomorrow, signaling the return of Harmonix's popular music game franchise. With the Rock Band and Guitar Hero series both ending their hiatuses this month, it got us thinking about what other series we'd love to see come out of retirement. For many (including myself) Shenmue... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Details $15 Million Equity Investment Revealed In September

    With Rock Band 4 just days away from launch, Harmonix is already looking toward the future. The company detailed the $15 million in equity funding revealed in September today and another new project. The funding comes in the form of equity investment, which means that those putting up the capital have... More
  • Blog Post: Here Is The Full Rock Band 4 Track List

    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
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