Rock Band 3

XB360, PS3, WII, DS / Other / Release: Oct 25, 2010 / ESRB: T

Report - One Confirmed Layoff at Harmonix: Designer of RB3's "Meta-Game" [Updated]

By Brian Leahy, Aug 06, 2010 11:00am PDT

[Update - 5:15pm] A Harmonix spokesperson has released the following statement to Shacknews: As we do at the end of every project, we are...


"Seriously, one guy loses his job and it makes the front page?"

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Harmonix Confirms Six More Songs for Rock Band 3, Three for Dance Central

By Brian Leahy, Jul 26, 2010 1:40pm PDT

At Comic-Con 2010, Harmonix and MTV Games revealed six more songs for Rock Band 3 as well as three songs for Kinect-based dancing game, Dance...


"Cool songs so far for Dance Central although I REALLY wish they showed your avatar on screen to ..."

- h o s t i l e see all 8 comments

Rock Band 3 Frets to Retail October 26, Pre-order Bonuses Revealed

By Xav de Matos, Jul 19, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Time to take those leather pants out of retirement because Harmonix and MTV have announced Rock Band 3 will hit North American stores on October...


"i wonder if they mentioned anything about the price of the fender squire stratocaster ..."

- vitzpatel see all 8 comments

Rock Band 3 Lead Designer Departs Harmonix

By Brian Leahy, Jul 02, 2010 11:20am PDT

Dan Teasdale, senior designer at Harmonix and lead designer on the company's upcoming Rock Band 3, has left the studio and has taken a position at...


"Cool! I'm sure they have raised up some good talent to keep rock band going. Plus - after 3 - ..."

- lukej1337 see all 14 comments

Rock Band 3 Uses Licensed Pitch-Tuning for Better Accuracy, Performances

By Brian Leahy, Jun 29, 2010 4:20pm PDT

Just as Harmonix is making the instrument play in Rock Band 3 more realistic with Pro mode, the vocals are going to be more realistic as well. How?...


"good for Izotope. such amazing software (their VSTs), they deserve the exposure"

- dignan see all 6 comments

Rock Band 3 Pro-Guitar E3 2010 Preview

By Brian Leahy, Jun 25, 2010 10:40am PDT

Harmonix is trying something with Rock Band 3. Along with adding 80-plus on-disc tunes, improving the user interface, and changing up the...


"For the keyboard, I really hope they add actual musical notation as well as the vertical ..."

- hawke see all 23 comments

Weekend Confirmed Episode 12

By Garnett Lee, Jun 11, 2010 12:00pm PDT

It's not just the weekend; we're confirming E3 2010 this week. G4's Adam Sessler joins Garnett, Brian, and Jeff for predictions on whether Move or...


"Just wanted to say that I started listening to the podcast. I was a constant listener of 1up ..."

- Msoebond see all 159 comments

Rock Band 3 Instruments and Bundles Priced

By Brian Leahy, Jun 11, 2010 11:44am PDT

Rock Band 3 will support a brand-new keyboard peripheral and a slew of new peripherals and adapters for the brand-new PRO mode, offering a more...


"How are they gonna be able to have 5 instruments on a system that only allows for 4?"

- GomJabber11 see all 44 comments

Rock Band 3 First Look and Hands-On

By Brian Leahy, Jun 11, 2010 5:40am PDT

The final appointment for many during the annual pre-E3 Judge's Week was a first


Rock Band 3 First Tracks, Real Guitar Controller, MIDI Keyboard, Pro Mode Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 10, 2010 6:20am PDT

Rock Band 3 will offer keyboard and guitar controllers which double as as functional instruments plus a 'Pro' mode to teach music-playing...


"I guess I should be angry about more plastic shit in my house but this is the first time I've ..."

- Sivart13 see all 34 comments

Tickling the Ivories in Rock Band 3

By Jeff Mattas, May 31, 2010 11:00am PDT

The third iteration of Rock Band is due out sometime "this holiday season," with more details sure to be spilled at E3 next month. However, due...


"Muse - Feeling Good. Starts with a piano solo. Would be awesome IMO :) "

- countzero2k8 see all 20 comments

Rumor: Rock Band 3 Adds Keytar, Not Keyboard

By Chris Faylor, May 27, 2010 10:20am PDT

Having accurately predicated all sorts of hardware price drops and bundles well before they were officially revealed, Ars Technica's trusty "Mole"...


"Can we finally get Mannfred Mann's Earth Band's cover of Blinded by the Light?"

- mckimmons see all 32 comments

Green Day: Rock Band Demo Arrives on XBLM, Teases Keyboards in Rock Band 3

By Alice O'Connor, May 25, 2010 6:30am PDT

A 307MB downloadable demo for Green Day: Rock Band has arrived on the Xbox Live Marketplace, bearing a teasing image suggesting Rock Band 3...


"How come the Green Day models don't have lame emo make-up on?"

- rick see all 18 comments

Mad Catz is Your Official Rock Band Peripheral Maker

By Brian Leahy, Apr 27, 2010 8:00pm PDT

Mad Catz has announced that it has partnered with Harmonix to "produce and distribute Rock Band music videogame controllers for future iterations...


"Well they can't be much worse than my experience with the regular RB instruments. Just bought ..."

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Rock Band 3 Coming This Holiday

By Chris Faylor, Mar 09, 2010 11:49am PST

The third numbered entry in Harmonix's Rock Band line of peripheral-based music games is due out this holiday season, the developer has just...


"I don't care who does it, rock band or guitar hero, BUT GIVE ME A FULL MICHAEL JACKSON GUITAR ..."

- ISmellBlood see all 32 comments