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Kylie takes Kinect on tour

Microsoft should be so lucky – it’s just signed a deal with a global popstar to ensure gamers can’t get Kinect out of their heads. Kylie Minogue will take Kinect and Dance Central on her 35-stop European tour following a deal between Xbox EMEA and EMI Music. In fact, Dance …

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Music just the start for Harmonix

As the creator of Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central, there’s no studio in the world with the same music game heritage as Harmonix. But its ambitions don’t end with the music genre. "For the first time, I see Harmonix potentially evolving past exclusively focusing on music games," CEO …

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Harmonix pleased with Kinect ‘gamble’

Freshly independent games developer Harmonix has applauded its decision to back the once new Xbox 360 peripheral Kinect with its brand new IP Dance Central. Confirming that the game has to date outperformed fellow Harmonix title and established brand Rock Band 3 at retail, CEO Alex Rigopulos has admitted that …

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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. "We were sad to hear yesterday that Activision was discontinuing development on Guitar Hero. Our thoughts are with those who are losing …

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Up to 35 jobs lost at Harmonix

As many as 35 staff at newly independent developer Harmonix have been made redundant, reports have claimed. News site Joystiq understands that around 12 – 15 percent of the studio’s approximately 240-person staff has been affected” by a restructuring operation. A Harmonix spokesperson wouldn’t confirm the number of people affected, …

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MTV Games closed

MTV Games has closed its doors following the sale of Harmonix, MCV can reveal. The International office, which was headed up by UK industry veteran Roy Campbell, was closed on Wednesday. Only a handful of financial staff remain in the New York office to collect or reconcile any outstanding receivables. …

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