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  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Rock Band 4

    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 GI Live streaming show. Join us on Tuesday, October 6 at 5 p.m. Eastern / 2 p.m. Pacific as we play two straight hours of Rock Band 4. In addition to watching... 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
  • 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: 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: Rocksmith 2014 Getting Remastered For PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

    Ubisoft's last-gen realistic guitar simulator is getting the update treatment for the current generation of consoles. Some of the enhancements for this new version of the game include updated visuals, the ability to record and share performances, and Vita compatibility with the PlayStation 4 version... 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: 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: 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: [Update] Harmonix Server Back Online After Hack

    Update: After a hack last week, Harmonix servers for RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com, and HarmonixMusic.com have been restored. Players should now login and reset their passwords. Harmonix also released the following apology: Thanks so much for being loyal Harmonix fans over the years. For those of you... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Explains Expiring Rock Band Licenses

    Song licensing is what drove the music game craze a few years ago, but it also comes with its problems as well. Harmonix is notifying Rock Band owners what happens when a license expires. On a Facebook posting , the company explains that some of the licenses for a "very limited number of songs"... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] "American Pie" Closes Out Rock Band's DLC

    [Update] With the release of Don Mclean's "American Pie" today, Harmonix's streak of updating Rock Band with new DLC will come to an end at 281 weeks. Over 130 million songs have been sold through the Rock Band store since its launch in 2007. Here's to a job well done by Harmonix... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Do You Think About Harmonix's DLC Stoppage?

    Harmonix has confirmed that DLC for both Rock Band and Dance Central will be stopping in coming months. How do you feel about the company's decision to stop delivering new downloadable songs for its biggest games? Rock Band has released over 4,000 songs for the game as DLC, and the Dance Central... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Ceasing New Rock Band DLC Releases In April

    Music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero have waned in popularity over the last couple of years, and now April marks the final month of new DLC releases for the Rock Band series. Developer Harmonix shared the news today in a blog post that April 2 will feature the last weekly DLC release for Rock Band... More
  • Blog Post: Massive Rock Band Sale This Week

    Harmonix announced a week-long sale on over 1,100 songs available through the Rock Band Music Store for all platforms. Both singles and packs are now 50% off. The sale kicks off tomorrow, September 18. For the complete list of tracks that are part of the sale and the dates they're available, check... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Gives Rock Band Blitz A Stimulus Package

    Harmonix took some heat over Rock Band Blitz 's in-game economy, and the company has responded with a few tweaks. It's now easier to earn coins, which is great news for people looking to claw their way up the leaderboards. Powerups cost in-game money, which is added to your bank with each star... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band Blitz Set List Revealed

    Rock Band Blitz is the first game in the series to completely abandon the plastic instruments that made the games so famous. You’ll be able to play most of your preexisting Rock Band 3 songs in Rock Band Blitz, but the game also comes with 25 songs that are new to the series. The new artists include... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band Being Removed From App Store

    EA confirmed it's removing Rock Band iOS and Rock Band Reloaded from the Apple App store on July 31. The publisher says the games are being removed due to a licensing agreement ending with developer Harmonix. If you've already purchased the games you can still play them after the date, but you... More
  • Blog Post: Something's Up With Rock Band iOS

    Update : EA has apparently changed its tune regarding the iOS version of Rock Band. Players were greeted with a message stating that the game was going to be rendered unplayable starting May 31, which created a bit of a stir online. Now the publisher says the notice was sent in error. "Rock Band... More
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