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Viacom: ‘Console game business requires skills we don’t have’

MTV Games parent Viacom says it doesn’ttheexpertise needed tocreate big-budget, successful console games. The company, which bought Harmonix for $175m and is now looking to sell them, says the ‘console game business requires an expertise and scale that we do not have.’ Viacom has revealed it will be focusing on …

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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. Owner Viacom announced this afternoon that it is looking to sell the acclaimed Boston-based studio. Harmonix is now referred to as a ‘discontinued operation,’ but its owner has offered …

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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. The corporate parent that owns the likes of MTV and Paramount, said today in an earnings statement that it had seen a third-quarter dip in earnings. …

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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. Effective as of October 26th 2010, all DLC releases will work exclusively with Rock Band 3 only. Owners of the new game will be able to …

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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’. It has also become one of the few major voices to openly state it believes that Project $10, or the practise of including DLC codes with new games, is intrinsically linked to …

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