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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. RBN allowed users to create their own tracks for use in the game. Harmonix had until now been manually converting tracks uploaded by Xbox 360 …

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‘No fee’ for Harmonix buyout

Media giant Viacom sold Rock Band developer Harmonix for a nominal fee, an unconfirmed report has claimed. An article published on All Things Digital said investment group Columbus Nova paid the nominal fee in a so-called fire sale. I’m told that investment group Columbus Nova paid $49.99 — the list …

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Harmonix goes independent

Harmonix has established itself as an independent company after being sold off by previous owners Viacom. Harmonix-SBE Holdings is an affiliate of Columbus Nova, a private investment firm, positioning the Rock Band creators as an independent developer. The new direction for the company was revealed as Viacom announced it has …

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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. It is alleged the MTV-owning company, which put Harmonix up for sale last month, is "manipulating costs" in an attempt to try and avoid bonus payments. Gamasutra …

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Activision silent over Harmonix buyout

Activision has spoken of its love for Rock Band developer Harmonix but refused to speak about a possible acquisition. Last month Viacom announced plans to sell off Harmonix, the studio which created the Guitar Hero franchise, following a third-quarter dip in earnings. When asked by Industry Gamers whether Activision would …

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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. John Riccitiello said buying Viacom’s Rock Band developer would be like catching a falling knife”. There is going to be a time when perception catches up with the facts,” he said. I’m …

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