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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 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 ..."

- 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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

- dirtypunk see all 13 comments