Harmonix News


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."

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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."

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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 ..."

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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"

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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Rock Band Getting Jimi Hendrix in 'New Edition'

By Chris Faylor, Feb 17, 2010 7:54am PST

[UPDATE] Speaking to Shacknews, a Harmonix spokesperson referred to reports of a standalone Hendrix-themed Rock Band game as incorrect and...


"YES!!!! Finally an artist worthy of a title like this! It's not that The Beatles were ..."

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Green Day: Rock Band Developers Clarified

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 27, 2010 7:00pm PST

Following a recent discovery from info-sleuthing site superannuation, in which Demiurge Studios' Adam Rosenfield revealed that Rock Band...


"Hey. I didn't like the Beatles, but I can respect that they are a beloved band and made great ..."

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Green Day: Rock Band Officially Announced

By Alice O'Connor and Chris Faylor, Dec 13, 2009 8:57am PST

Following up on The Beatles: Rock Band, series creator Harmonix is preparing a Green Day-focused entry in its rhythm game franchise, which will...



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The Who: Rock Band Coming Next Year?

By Nick Breckon, Oct 27, 2009 2:10pm PDT

The plan for a new band-specific Rock Band game may have been spoiled by The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey, who stated in a new interview that the...


"It worked just fine for the Metallica game that had half the amount of songs."

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Rock Band Metal Track Pack Throws the Goat

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 13, 2009 11:09am PDT

A selection of Rock Band's face-rockingest metal DLC tracks will be released in a Metal Track Pack along with six temporarily-exclusive tracks,...


"Toxic Holocaust is on that game? Wow...I thought I was the only person who'd ever heard of them, ..."

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LEGO Rock Band Officially Announced, Includes Europe's 'The Final Countdown'

By Chris Faylor, Apr 21, 2009 7:31am PDT

Confirming the long-running rumors, publishers Warner Bros. and MTV Games today announced that LEGO Rock Band will hit PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS...


"I usually won't pull out a number if I can't back it up or I'll put a caveat on it. In the lines ..."

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