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MTV: Dance Central is the first true dancing game

Forget Dance Dance Revolution and Just Dance, because Dance Central is the industry’s first ‘true’ game of its genre. That’s according to MTV Games, the publisher behind the Kinect launch title. The Harmonix-developed music game has garnered plenty of press attention since its E3 reveal, which has delighted MTV’s senior …

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Bon Jovi signs up for Rock Band 3

Bon Jovi has signed a deal to promote MTV’s Rock Band 3 post-release. The band’s entire Greatest Hits collection, which hits shelves on November 9th, will be available as DLC for Rock Band. And the publisher has partnered with the group for promotional activity. Bon Jovi is undergoing all manner …

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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 digital portal. Each download on Xbox Live costs between 80 Microsoft Points (around 69p) and 240 MSP (2.06), with a …

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Zattikka nabs MTVs Breton

Social and casual gaming firm Zattikka has announced the appointment of Joel Breton as its new executive vice president of North American operations. Breton is the former director of content at the MTV-owned AddictingGames.com. During his time there it grew to become one of the leading casual games portals in …

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David Walker joins MTV

MTV Games has confirmed that appointment of David Walker as its new international sales director of the international sales team. Walker, who was most recently at CDV before the company was forced to close, is an industry veteran of 15 years whose former employers include 505 Games and Atari. He …

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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. Net earning jumped 51 per cent to $418m. For the six months ending June 30th operating income climbed 29 per …

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MTV expected more from Rock Band in Europe

In an exclusive interview with MCV, MTV’s general manager and executive VP Scott Guthrie has admitted that the publisher is not satisfied with the performance of the Rock Band franchise in Europe. The honest answer is no,” Guthrie admitted when asked if he was happy with the performance of The …

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Green Day more suited to RB than Beatles

MTV Games boss Scott Guthrie believes that Green Day: Rock Band is a better fit for the franchise’s audience than last year’s Beatles tie-in. Guthrie says sales of the Beatles game weren’t as high as hoped. We were pleased with the performance of Beatles: Rock Band but we were expecting …

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OPINION: Fresh blood for big media

MTV Games has until now been a confusing games firm.It’s not quite a fully-fledged publisher. EA looks after its distribution and sales. But it’s not ‘just’ a developer. While its biggest games gesture has been to pay almost $200m for US studio Harmonix, MTV Games’ tendrils dig deep into entertainment …

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MTV ready to Rock Europe

MTV Games is establishing a new base in Europe – and the entertainment giant has told MCV its local team will dethrone Activision as the territory’s No.1 publisher in the lucrative music games genre. The firm has hired former THQ exec Roy Campbell to head up its international business and …

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