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Mad Catz signs Rock Band deal

Mad Catz has signed a five-year deal to provide peripherals for the Rock Band franchise. The agreement grants Mad Catz international rights to create and sell Rock Band controllers for future iterations of MTV and Harmonix’ music game. The deal includes Rock Band 3, due for release at the end …

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Rock Band 3 announced

Rock Band 3 has been officially revealed by developer Harmonix, with a worldwide release scheduled for Q4. An update on the game’s Facebook page said: Rock Band 3 will be published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts, and will innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again, just …

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MTV making Natal title

Though the noise about Natal continues to increase, concrete details concerning the range of titles expected for launch remain under wraps – but the first hints of what we might be able to expect emerged from a London-based press event last night. SiliconRepublic reports that a Microsoft rep confirmed a …

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Viacom seeking Rock Band refund

With falling sales of Rock Band blamed for a three per cent year-on-year decline in sales for Harmonix owner Viacom, the company has said that it wants a partial refund of bonuses paid to the developer in 2008. Viacom enjoyed strong profits of $694m for the quarter ending December 31st, …

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Has EA given up on Rock Band?

Conspicuous by its absence in EA’s forward planning for the financial year ahead was any mention of the once golden franchise that is Rock Band, leading to speculation that the publisher could be looking to drop its distribution agreement for the game. Furthermore, with the end of its current deal …

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US: Beatles pips Guitar Hero

Numbers from US mag Advertising Age claim that The Beatles: Rock Band outsold rival Guitar Hero 5 in North America in 2009, thanks in part, the publication claims, to Viacom’s skilled use of one of music’s key IPs. MTV’s Rock Band tie-in sold 1.18m units in the territory throughout the …

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Harmonix kicks off Rock Band Network beta

Rock Band Network for Xbox 360 has now entered open beta. The service invites musicians to upload and sell video game versions of their tunes. Songs are priced between 99 cents and $2.99, with the artist set to receive a 30 per cent cut. Harmonix hopes the service will attract …

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Beatles: Rock Band sales hit 1.7m

Global sales of MTV’s The Beatles: Rock Band now stand at 1.7m, four months after it was first released on September 9th 2009. That’s according to the LA Times, which reports that Viacom’s executive VP of games Scott Guthrie is pleased with the holiday sales, though he noted that some …

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Beatles: Rock Band sales hit 1.7m

Global sales of MTV’s The Beatles: Rock Band now stand at 1.7m, four months after it was first released on September 9th 2009. That’s according to the LA Times, which reports that Viacom’s executive VP of games Scott Guthrie is pleased with the holiday sales, though he noted that some …

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Economics of Rock Band are improving

The owner of MTV and developer Harmonix has stated that the financial outlook for its Rock Band series is rosier than it once was – though Viacom does admit that progress has been slower than it might have hoped. The economics of our Rock Band franchise are improving, though not …

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