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  • Blog Post: Financially Strapped Harmonix Trades In Founder Alex Rigopulos At GameStop

    It's been a topsy turvy year for Harmonix. The Rock Band/Dance Central developer was cut loose from Viacom's now-defunct MTV Games division, and is now an independent studio. Sadly, the company still seems to be struggling to make ends meet without those fat MTV expense accounts, and today announced... More
  • Blog Post: Love Is A Battlefield In Rock Band 3

    Six new Pat Benatar songs are headed to Rock Band 3, though Harmonix will make no promises and no demands regarding the tracks. Pat Benatar's six pack of songs will show up for Rock Band 3 on February 22nd, and will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Wii. The whole pack costs $9.99, or you... More
  • Blog Post: Rest In Peace: MTV Games

    Following the sale of Harmonix to Columbus Nova, many wondered what Viacom's plans for its MTV Games division were. Sadly, there were no plans, as MTV Games has announced that it is shutting its doors. The company's international office closed its doors last week, and the New York office is now... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band 3 Update Is Live

    Harmonix just completed a major patch to their latest music game, including new authoring support for Rock Band Network. That first change is definitely the biggest piece of news to come out of the update, which is out now for Xbox 360, and will be out within a day for PS3. The new support for Rock Band... More
  • Blog Post: Guitarists & Gamers Alike Shred With The Upcoming Squier Strat Rock Band 3 Controller

    The realistic instrument controller for Rock Band 3 doesn't come out until March, but guitarist magazine Premier Guitar already has its hands on the controller (cast as the iconic Squire Stratocaster) and has run it through its paces with users of different skill sets and backgrounds. Premier Guitar... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Viacom Responds To Latest Harmonix Lawsuit

    UPDATE: Viacom has responded to the lawsuit from ex-Harmonix shareholders (including its founders) regarding alleged non-payment of performance-based royalties. Gamasutra has the response from Viacom, which basically blames the lawyer representing the ex-Harmonix shareholders, Walter Winshall, saying... More
  • Blog Post: Janet Jackson Invades Dance Central

    Harmonix has released a trailer for the latest Dance Central DLC, which features new moves for songs from Janet Jackson, Rihanna, and Blur. While the songs from these two female artists fit right in with Dance Central's soundtrack, Blur seems like kind of a strange choice. And is it just me or do... More
  • Blog Post: Billy Joel DLC Coming To Rock Band Next Week

    Hey! Remember the announcement that Billy Joel would be coming to the Rock Band music store? Well, he'll be here next week. Would it kill you to pick up a little? He's the freaking piano man, after all. Here's what you can pick up on December 14: • “Big Shot” X • “Captain... More
  • Blog Post: Activision CEO Loves Harmonix, Guitar Hero Still "Very Relevant"

    Activision's Guitar Hero and Harmonix's Rock Band may be market competitors, but that doesn't mean that one can't recognize what the other does well. Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg recently declared his love for his Harmonix, but is it enough to want to buy the company? In an... More
  • Blog Post: EA Not Interested In Harmonix

    Electronic Arts used to have a distribution deal for the Rock Band series with publisher MTV Games and series' developer Harmonix, but Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello says that the company is not interested in purchasing the studio. Harmonix was recently put up for sale by parent company Viacom... More
  • Blog Post: Black Eyed Peas, Cameo, Tag Team DLC Hitting Dance Central

    You know that Kinect game Dance Central? Well, it's getting some new DLC next week. Here are the tracks, which will be available for 240 Microsoft Points a pop. • The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling" • Cameo – “Word Up!" • Tag Team – “Whoomp... More
  • Blog Post: Bee Gees, B.B. King, Procol Harum Coming To Rock Band

    Perhaps it’s just an amazing coincidence, but one of next week’s Rock Band DLC selections is especially timely. In light of Viacom’s plan to sell off developer Harmonix, the addition of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” is in line with the developer’s insistence... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Viacom Planning to Sell Off Rock Band's Harmonix

    UPDATE: Both Viacom and developer Harmonix have released statements on the pending sale of the developer. Harmonix: “This morning’s announcement does not affect the ongoing work at the studio as we continue to support our existing franchises, Rock Band and Dance Central. As stated earlier... More
  • Blog Post: Future Rock Band DLC Won't Work With Old Games

    Moving forward, new downloadable songs will only work with Rock Band 3. Even as the new Bon Jovi pack releases this week, Harmonix is clarifying its approach to DLC moving forward. All the downloadable songs released after October 26, 2010, will require Rock Band 3 in order to play. The shift in policy... More
  • Blog Post: A Whole Mess Of Bon Jovi DLC Coming To Rock Band 3

    It’s Friday, which means it’s time to learn what’s in store for Rock Band players next week. If you’re looking forward to adding more tunes to your collection in the immediate future, well, let’s hope you like Bon Jovi. A dozen songs from the band are coming next week, alongside... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out Dance Central's First Day DLC

    We know, you've been wringing sweat from your clothes all day. Marathon sessions of Kinect games will do that to you, especially Harmonix's Dance Central. If you're some sort of dancing maniac and are stuck craving more than the included 32 songs, we've got good news - there is day one... More
  • Blog Post: Dancers Get Animated In Dance Central Intro Movie

    Harmonix's recent games have had pretty great intro videos, and Dance Central is no exception. Unlike Rock Band's clips, which have had a Mad Max kind of feel, or the Beatles: Rock Band, which chronicled the band's rise to fame, Dance Central's intro sequence is decidedly grittier. Animated... More
  • Blog Post: A Real Guitar For Rock Band 3 Will Cost You This Much

    Those eager for a real Fender Squier guitar that's compatible with Rock Band 3 still need to wait until March of next year to get their hands on the instrument, but Fender has finally revealed how much money they'll need to save up in that time. According to a post on Fender's website , the... More
  • Blog Post: How To Move Rock Band 2 Tracks To Rock Band 3

    With Rock Band 3 out today, you can transfer most of the tracks from the last installment using this simple guide. To get the process started, dig out your Rock Band 2 game manual and check out the back. You'll need the code you find there. Now, turn on your brand spankin' new copy of Rock Band... More
  • Blog Post: John Lennon's Imagine Album Coming To Rock Band 3

    It looks like the relationship that Harmonix developed with Yoko Ono and the Lennon estate is paying off. Today, MTV Games revealed that the legendary Beatle's classic solo album Imagine will be added to the lineup of Rock Band 3 DLC. It will be up on the Rock Band 3 store shortly after the game... More
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