Entries in 'rock band' (69)

Harmonix lays off "small number" of staff

Harmonix lays off "small number" of staff

Music game studio Harmonix has let go of a “small number” of employees due to shifting priorities regarding its future projects.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 12th 2013 at 1:08AM in News
Viacom ordered to pay Harmonix $300m for Rock Band bonuses

Viacom ordered to pay Harmonix $300m for Rock Band bonuses

Viacom has been ordered to pay a $299 million to Harmonix shareholders in a court battle that is now in its third year.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jul 18th 2013 at 11:46AM in News
Harmonix hiring for next-gen title

Harmonix hiring for next-gen title

A handful of job listings for Rock Band dev Harmonix reveal the company is working on a motion-controlled title for next-gen consoles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 4th 2012 at 6:25AM in News
EA insists Rock Band iOS is NOT shutting down

EA insists Rock Band iOS is NOT shutting down

The iOS version of music rhythm title Rock Band will not be shutting down at the end of the month, EA has insisted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2012 at 1:23PM in News

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Harmonix reveals new Rock Band game, abandons instruments

Harmonix reveals new Rock Band game, abandons instruments

The Rock Band brand is returning – though it has ditched its famous instrument peripherals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2012 at 10:48AM in News
Now Viacom sues former Harmonix shareholders

Now Viacom sues former Harmonix shareholders

Viacom is taking ex-shareholders of Rock Band developer Harmonix to court, following a lawsuit filed against the firm itself last year.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 21st 2011 at 10:51AM in News
Harmonix releases VidRhythm for iOS

Harmonix releases VidRhythm for iOS

The makers of Rock Band and Dance Central have released a new music game on Apple's App Store.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 8th 2011 at 10:46AM in News
Rock Band has 'a lot of life left'

Rock Band has 'a lot of life left'

Guitar Hero may be on hiatus, but its rival Rock Band is healthier than ever.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 3rd 2011 at 11:42AM in News

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Harmonix 'saddened' by GH demise

Harmonix 'saddened' by GH demise

The developer of rhythm action game Rock Band – and creator of the Guitar Hero series – has expressed its sadness about Activision's decision to scrap the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2011 at 8:10AM in News
Time called on Wii's Rock Band Network

Time called on Wii's Rock Band Network

Develop Harmonix has called time on the Wii arm of the Rock Band Network. From tomorrow, no new content will be released on the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2011 at 12:13PM in News
Harmonix suing owners Viacom

Harmonix suing owners Viacom

Harmonix founders Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozny are leading a lawsuit from a number of the developer's former shareholders against current owners Viacom.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2010 at 9:58AM in News
NPD: Dance games spark music recovery

NPD: Dance games spark music recovery

US sales tracker NPD has finally revealed some good news for the struggling music genre.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 10th 2010 at 10:12AM in News

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Activision silent over Harmonix buyout

Activision silent over Harmonix buyout

Activision has spoken of its love for Rock Band developer Harmonix but refused to speak about a possible acquisition.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 9th 2010 at 10:41AM in News
EntaTech ramps up games offer

EntaTech ramps up games offer

IT distribution firm EntaTech wants to grow its share of the games business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2010 at 2:47PM 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
What Harmonix thinks of Guitar Hero

What Harmonix thinks of Guitar Hero

There’s no doubting that Guitar Hero and Rock Band are the two major players in the music games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2010 at 8:02AM 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
Activision ‘should acquire’ Rock Band

Activision ‘should acquire’ Rock Band

Publisher Activision’s only chance of prospering in the music genre is to attempt to acquire the Rock Band IP from MTV owner Viacom, one US analyst has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 25th 2010 at 4:55PM in News
Guitar Hero faces US struggle

Guitar Hero faces US struggle

One US analyst has labelled the week one sales debut of new release Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock as “dreadful”, pointing to stiff challenges for the music genre in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2010 at 9:34AM 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
Viacom reports strong quarter

Viacom reports strong quarter

MTV owner Viacom’s operating income for the quarter ending June 30th 2010 climbed 35 per cent to $794m Revenues were relatively flat year-on-year, up from $3.299bn last year to $3.301bn. ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2010 at 4:42PM 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