Entries in 'harmonix' (69)

EA CEO: Buying Harmonix is 'catching a falling knife'

EA CEO: Buying Harmonix is 'catching a falling knife'

The boss of Electronic Arts has popped inflated rumours that the firm wants to buy for-sale developer Harmonix.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Nov 30th 2010 at 10:38AM in News
Viacom: 'Console game business requires skills we don't have'

Viacom: 'Console game business requires skills we don't have'

MTV Games parent Viacom says it doesn’t the expertise needed to create big-budget, successful console games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 11th 2010 at 5:50PM in News
Harmonix unaffected by Viacom sell-off

Harmonix unaffected by Viacom sell-off

Rock Band developer Harmonix is still hard at work on Rock Band 3 and Dance Central despite uncertainty over its future.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 11th 2010 at 5:19PM in News
Unhappy Viacom to sell off Harmonix

Unhappy Viacom to sell off Harmonix

Just four years after it bought the studio for an amazing $175m, Viacom has said it wants to sell off music game studio Harmonix.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 11th 2010 at 1:54PM in News

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Rock Band DLC abandons older titles

Rock Band DLC abandons older titles

Owners of either Rock Band or Rock Band 2 will not be able to download any future releases on the title’s in-game app store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2010 at 3:40PM in News
Harmonix on DLC codes and pre-owned

Harmonix on DLC codes and pre-owned

Music game studio Harmonix has joined the second-hand nay-sayers, dubbing the sector ‘a serious problem for all publishers’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2010 at 2:06PM in News
Euro focus for Rock Band

Euro focus for Rock Band

Music game developer Harmonix wants to take a larger slice of the European market after selling 16.1m units of Rock Band worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2010 at 8:00AM in News
Dance Central 2 in the works

Dance Central 2 in the works

Harmonix has laid out the long-term plan for its Kinect launch title Dance Central, with pre-production already underway on a sequel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 1st 2010 at 4:05PM in News

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Dance Central not possible on Move/Wii

Dance Central not possible on Move/Wii

With its ability to track the movement of 20 limbs, Kinect is well-suited to Dance Central and its hundreds of dance moves.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 1st 2010 at 2:54PM in News
Dance Central tracklist revealed

Dance Central tracklist revealed

Harmonix has announced the full tracklist for its hotly anticipated Kinect launch title Dance Central.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 14th 2010 at 11:35AM in News
Rock Band downloads hit 75m

Rock Band downloads hit 75m

Looking at Rock band’s boxed retail sales really is only half the story – Harmonix owner MTV has confirmed that over 75m purchases have been made through the game’s in-game ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2010 at 2:30PM in News
Konami and Harmonix settle Rock Band lawsuit

Konami and Harmonix settle Rock Band lawsuit

Konami and Harmonix have agreed to settle out of court after a two-year patent dispute over Rock Band.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 20th 2010 at 11:59AM in News

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Dance Central heading for PS3?

Dance Central heading for PS3?

Harmonix’s motion-sensitive music title Dance Central could be heading to the PS3.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 24th 2010 at 12:35PM in News
XBOX: Dance Central announced

XBOX: Dance Central announced

Microsoft and Harmonix have joined forces to create Dance Central, a new dance game that uses Kinect to track players movements.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 14th 2010 at 8:42PM in News
E3 2010: Rock Band 3 line-up revealed

E3 2010: Rock Band 3 line-up revealed

EA and MTV Games’ music sequel Rock Band 3 will get a range of new Mad Catz peripherals to accompany the game’s release this Q4 – with the option of ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 11th 2010 at 4:01PM in News
EA settles Gibson’s Rock Band lawsuit

EA settles Gibson’s Rock Band lawsuit

Electronic Arts is no longer being sued by music firm Gibson Guitar Corporation over its Rock Band controllers.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 10th 2010 at 12:14PM in News

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Mad Catz signs Rock Band deal

Mad Catz signs Rock Band deal

Mad Catz has signed a five-year deal to provide peripherals for the Rock Band franchise.

by Colin Campbell
on Apr 23rd 2010 at 9:33PM in News
Green Day: Rock Band dated

Green Day: Rock Band dated

Green Day: Rock Band will launch worldwide on June 8th, MTV has announced.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 11th 2010 at 2:34PM in News
Rock Band 3 announced

Rock Band 3 announced

Rock Band 3 has been officially revealed by developer Harmonix, with a worldwide release scheduled for Q4.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 10th 2010 at 10:24AM in News
Viacom seeking Rock Band refund

Viacom seeking Rock Band refund

With falling sales of Rock Band blamed for a three per cent year-on-year decline in sales for Harmonix owner Viacom, the company has said that it wants a partial refund ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2010 at 10:04AM in News
MTV Games reveals HMV Beatles: Rock Band promo

MTV Games reveals HMV Beatles: Rock Band promo

MTV Games has partnered with HMV and ticket exchange firm Seatwave on a Beatles: Rock Band promotion.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 12th 2010 at 9:26AM in News
Has EA given up on Rock Band?

Has EA given up on Rock Band?

Conspicuous by its absence in EA’s forward planning for the financial year ahead was any mention of the once golden franchise that is Rock Band, leading to speculation that the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 12:03PM in News
Harmonix kicks off Rock Band Network beta

Harmonix kicks off Rock Band Network beta

Rock Band Network for Xbox 360 has now entered open beta.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 20th 2010 at 10:28AM in News
Green Day: Rock Band confirmed

Green Day: Rock Band confirmed

A Green Day Rock Band game is coming, it was confirmed during the Spike TV VGAs.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 13th 2009 at 2:58AM in News
LEGO Rock Band dated

LEGO Rock Band dated

Warner Bros has revealed LEGO Rock Band will be released in the UK on November 27th.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 14th 2009 at 10:39AM in News