Harmonix News


Dance Central song importing costs $5

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 21, 2011 1:15pm PDT

Dance Central 2 will let you import songs from the original game... at a cost.


"Figured might as well make a few bucks from people who will rent DC1 to import, unless there's a ..."

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Viacom files $131M suit against former Harmonix shareholders

By Steve Watts, Sep 21, 2011 8:45am PDT

Viacom has filed suit against the former shareholders of Harmonix, claiming it miscalculated a payout in 2007 and is now owed the difference. This mounts on top of a suit Harmonix shareholders filed against Viacom last year.


"The more accurate statement is: Viacom sold HMX to their shareholders, reportedly for $50.00 ..."

- Masem see all 8 comments

Harmonix's VidRhythm is music video mixing app for iOS

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 26, 2011 7:00pm PDT

Harmonix's next project isn't quite a game. The famed developer of Rock Band is making its first original foray into iOS with an original title called VidRhythm.


Dance Central 2 releases on October 25

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 9:30am PDT

Microsoft has announced global release dates for the Kinect-exclusive Dance Central 2: Oct. 21 in Europe and Asia, Oct. 25 in North America, and Oct. 27 in Japan.


"Can you import songs from DC and DLC from DC into DC2? Hot topic. Ala RB2 stylee. If you ..."

- f4lln see all 5 comments

Dance Central had 'own hardware solution' before Kinect

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 15, 2011 5:45pm PDT

Dance Central was, and remains, one of the best implementations of Kinect technology on Xbox 360. Dean Tate, lead designer of Dance Central, explained that the company was, in fact, developing its own hardware before the introduction of Kinect.


Rock Band 3 DLC: Tommy Tutone, Ohio Players, and Relient K

By Steve Watts, Apr 15, 2011 10:30am PDT

Rock Band 3 rolls along with more DLC, including new content from Anberlin, Mastodon, Ohio Players, Relient K, and Tommy Tutone.


"Summary: Rock Band 3 rolls along with more DLC, including new content from Anberlin, Mastodon, ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 2 comments

Rock Band 3 drops to $20

By Xav de Matos, Apr 06, 2011 9:45am PDT

Rockers on a budget will be happy to learn that the price of Rock Band 3 has been reduced to $20...


"haha, yeah right! they still have them posting summaries manually"

- dantastic see all 63 comments

Harmonix Confirms Layoffs Due to 'Current Product Development Plans'

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2011 2:15pm PST

An undisclosed number of full-time Harmonix employees were laid off today, Joystiq reports. The downsizing was to bring the company "into alignment...


"what are the odds of them fixing the dropped player message that conveniently covers your entire ..."

- panbient see all 7 comments

Rock Band Dev Harmonix Sold, Goes Solo

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 23, 2010 2:00pm PST

Rock Band and Dance Central developer Harmonix has successfully been sold, former owner Viacom announced today, to itself--going privately-owned...


"I have about 200 DLC songs. Plus all the imports. I'm probably around 400 to 500 tracks in ..."

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Viacom Sued Over Rock Band Payouts by Former Harmonix Shareholders, Founders

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 21, 2010 6:20am PST

A group of ex-shareholders in Rock Band developer Harmonix, including several studio founders, are suing its parent company Viacom, Gamasutra...


"This sounds a lot like the, "They'll NEVER sue us because they KNOW if they do, we'll sell their ..."

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Viacom Reveals Plans to Sell Rock Band Developer Harmonix

By Xav de Matos, Nov 11, 2010 8:20am PST

Within its third-quarter financial report, media conglomerate Viacom revealed plans to sell Harmonix, the developer behind Dance Central and the...


"i havent played it in 4 months. had no interest in the latest game. im done with it."

- rtrson see all 19 comments

Harmonix and Konami Settle Lawsuits Over Music Game Patents

By Brian Leahy, Sep 20, 2010 2:20pm PDT

Bloomberg reports that Harmonix and Konami have dropped lawsuits aimed at one another over patents relating to music video games. The original suit...


"Seriously... it seemed odd for Konami to challenge Rock Band with something so clearly inferior."

- quadeh see all 2 comments

Rock Band 3 Leaked Setlist... Confirmed?

By Brian Leahy, Aug 20, 2010 12:30pm PDT

Following the reported leak of 31 additional tracks from Rock Band 3 as the songlist was being scrolled in the back of a video interview, Harmonix...


"Just FYI readers, when it comes to forthcoming product launches from these companies, nothing is ..."

- boneyd79 see all 30 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

Gibson, Viacom Settle Rock Band Suit

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 09, 2010 2:40pm PDT

According to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek, the patent-infringement suit Gibson Guitar Corp. filed back in 2008 against Viacom--owner of Rock...


"Gibson should focus their efforts on getting their QA department to stop sucking monster butt ..."

- panbient see all 2 comments