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Report: Rock Band: Led Zeppelin game considered [update]

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Music game studio Harmonix reportedly worked on a Led Zeppelin game, according to a resume from a studio that worked on a trailer or commercial for the title.

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"seriously, rock band feels archaic now, as far as the guitar game"

- RikiTiki2 see all 4 comments

Harmonix job listings hint at next-gen game

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2012 2:00pm PDT

A series of job listings from Harmonix points to a next-generation music game in the works -- with motion control, a fleshed-out story, and combat encounters.

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"Is Rock Band 3 still fun....yes....that hasn't changed....so no, not bled dry...IMHO of course, ..."

- Peaky1969 see all 16 comments

Harmonix announces Rock Band Blitz

By John Keefer, Apr 03, 2012 4:35pm PDT

Rock Band developer Harmonix has revealed its next new game, Rock Band Blitz.

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"So it's Amplitude and Frequency with the entire Rock Band Music Library? This might ..."

- ColoradoCNC see all 21 comments

Rock Band 3 never gonna give you up in Valentine's Day DLC

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 10, 2012 9:15am PST

This Valentine's Day, Rock Band 3 is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna... look, Rick Astley's seminal hit is coming as DLC on Valentine's Day, along with lovely-dovey songs from Poison, Mr. Big and Heart.

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"That's what happens when you miss the boat by three years. We'll see, though."

- tw3kr see all 5 comments

Harmonix working on game for XBLA, PSN, and Facebook

By Steve Watts, Jan 30, 2012 9:00am PST

Harmonix is working on a game for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Facebook, according to an employee resume.

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"I really hope this is a game following the footsteps of Amplitude. A game that wouldn't require ..."

- Masem see all 2 comments

Dance Central 'Dance Cam' app goes live

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 20, 2012 7:00am PST

Available for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android, the Dance Central "Dance Cam" app lets you preview tracks from Dance Central 2, practice moves, and even record yourself dancing.

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Rush's '2112' coming to Rock Band this week

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 29, 2011 2:00pm PST

Harmonix will be releasing Rush's twenty minute epic "2112" to Rock Band this week.

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"Wasn't there a bet when Through the Fire and Flames came out for Pro Guitar? I want to say ..."

- Deathlove see all 6 comments

Viacom ordered to pay Harmonix $383 million

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 28, 2011 6:45am PST

When Rock Band dev Harmonix and former owner Viacom argued over who exactly owed whom bonus money, resolution accountants were called in. After a rummage in the books, the jointly-appointed arbitrator has decided that Viacom owes Harmonix $383 million.

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"awesome. I love Harmonix and hope the judge tells Viacom to go cry some more. I have a Kinect ..."

- thecray see all 11 comments

Harmonix developing 'multiple new music games'

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 04, 2011 2:15pm PDT

Harmonix has announced that it's working on multiple new music games, outside of their Rock Band and Dance Central franchises.

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"They did a sequel to Frequency/Amplitude. It was Rock Band Unplugged. And it fucking owned."

- Deathlove see all 6 comments

Rock Band DLC to welcome Stevie Wonder and Coldplay

By Xav de Matos, Oct 06, 2011 5:00pm PDT

In the "coming weeks and months," Rock Band will welcome DLC from first-timers Stevie Wonder and Coldplay as well as Rock Band-content alums Breaking Benjamin and Dream Theater.

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"Hopefully it'll be old Breaking Benjamin. Not to sound too much like a snob, but the later ..."

- tw3kr see all 2 comments

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.

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

- Sailor of Fortune see all 6 comments

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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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