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  • 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
  • Blog Post: U2 Songs Make Music-Game Debut In Rock Band 4

    U2 – you may have heard of them – are set to make their music-game debut with a pair of songs in Rock Band 4. "I Will Follow" (from Boy ) and "Cedarwood Road" ( Songs of Innocence ) will appear in the game, and that's just the beginning. Rock Band 4 developer Harmonix... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band 4 Gives Xbox One A Dozen Exclusive Pre-Order Songs

    Pre-order Harmonix's Rock Band 4 on Xbox One through the console's online store and you'll get a dozen exclusive launch songs on the system. The PlayStation 4 has its own exclusive pre-order songs as do retailers such as GameStop [ Full Disclosure: Game Informer is owned by GameStop ]. Rock... More
  • Blog Post: Apple TV Increases Game Support With Touch And Motion-Based Remote

    Earlier in the week, we shared a report that Apple was finally giving gaming in the living room a solid push . While the new Apple TV is certainly a step toward that, the result is more Wii than Xbox or PlayStation. The Apple TV will support a variety of apps and voice control with Siri. It also comes... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Secures $15 Million Investment From Unidentified Sources Ahead Of Rock Band 4

    Filings with the SEC have revealed that Harmonix has recently received a $15 million investment. Those responsible for the influx of equity funding have chosen not to disclose their identities, though. The filing lists that a group of 14 investors has made possible the funding, which comes just a month... More
  • 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: 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
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