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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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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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Dance Central tracklist revealed

Harmonix has announced the full tracklist for its hotly anticipated Kinect launch title Dance Central. The songs available on the upcoming motion-controlled dancing game cover a range of genres, including pop, funk, hip-hop, R&B and latin. Artists include a mixture of classic and contemporary, from Beastie Boys and Kool & …

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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 using MIDI instruments to play. Rock Band 3 was previously confirmed in March and will be available on Xbox 360, …

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Green Day: Rock Band dated

Green Day: Rock Band will launch worldwide on June 8th, MTV has announced. The game will feature 47 tracks, including classic songs such as Hitchin’ a Ride and Brain Stew – and will launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii. Other goodies locked in the game includes interviews, unreleased videos …

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