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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...

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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 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

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 Responds to Latest Rock Band Lawsuit, Labels It 'Opportunistic and Baseless'

By Chris Faylor, Nov 24, 2008 1:32pm PST

Rock Band developer Harmonix and owner MTV Games have responded to a $5 million-plus lawsuit regarding defective Rock Band kick pedals, labeling...

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"and since most people that play these games are NOT musicians.... tada! broken pedal."

- vertdang see all 20 comments

Harmonix Gets Rock Band 2 Class Action Lawsuit

By Blake Ellison, Nov 21, 2008 10:27am PST

Everybody involved in the making of music-rhythm phenomenon Rock Band--developer Harmonix, publisher MTV, MTV owner Viacom, and distributor...

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"not a conspiracy, just u cant make a good solid pedal for the cost of what they wanted to make ..."

- chilln see all 15 comments

Harmonix Founders Get $300 Million Bonus

By Blake Ellison, Nov 10, 2008 5:14pm PST

Viacom may be part of the same media empire as the money-hemorrhaging Midway, but that hasn't stopped the MTV Games parent from giving $300 million...

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"If HMX offers bonuses based on company performance, then they'll probably get a decent amount. ..."

- nuvm see all 24 comments

Rock Band Wii Arrives June 22, Will Not Offer Downloadable Songs or Online Play

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Mar 24, 2008 12:01pm PDT

Despite pending litigation, MTV-owned developer Harmonix has announced that its music-based multi-instrument title Rock Band will hit the Wii on...

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"yea well i think the biggest bumber is no world tour... all we do when i go over to my friends ..."

- cptbobsaget see all 103 comments

Gibson Sues EA, MTV, Harmonix over Rock Band; Update: Harmonix Responds, Denies Allegations

By Chris Faylor, Mar 21, 2008 3:20pm PDT

Update: Rock Band developer Harmonix has issued a response to the lawsuit, labeling guitar maker Gibson's claims of patent infringement "completely...

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"i thought gibson *already licensed the shape to gh*. they're just greedy pigs"

- kiddygrinder see all 61 comments

Rock Band Earns Harmonix Possible $208M Bonus

By Aaron Linde, Mar 03, 2008 11:50am PST

The strong performance of Harmonix's multiplayer rhythm game Rock Band (PS2, PS3, X360) may have earned its former shareholders upwards of $208...

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"You earn $190 million on something... you pay 208.7 million in bonuses.... crazy."

- dirtypunk see all 13 comments