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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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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?...

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"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...

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

- panbient see all 2 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...

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

- shredomatic see all 14 comments

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...

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"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

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...

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

- panbient see all 16 comments

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...

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

- GigiLeCheshire see all 5 comments

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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"WHAT ABOUT THE JACKSONS/MICHAEL JACKSON? HELL EVEN JANET JACKSON? BEEN OUT SINCE THE 60's!!!!"

- ISmellBlood see all 110 comments

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...

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

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 38 comments

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,...

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

- TheLobotomist see all 24 comments

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...

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"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 ..."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 72 comments

Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock Puts Old DLC in Shiny New Standalone Package

By Chris Faylor, Mar 23, 2009 1:06pm PDT

In its latest effort to bring downloadable content to a wider audience, music game developer Harmonix today announced Rock Band Track Pack: Classic...

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"this chart isn't correct, I can use my Wii version of GH:WT stuff with Rock Band 2 with no ..."

- Old_Fart see all 6 comments

Harmonix Counter-sues Konami Over Rock Revolution

By Nick Breckon, Feb 12, 2009 5:06pm PST

In the legal equivalent of a retaliatory glove-slap, Bloomberg is reporting that Harmonix owner Viacom is counter-suing Konami over Rock...

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"Don't start no stuff, won't be no stuff. Konami went out looking for a meal ticket and now gets ..."

- Memitim see all 13 comments