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Rock Band 2 coming to Wii

Harmonix and EA will publish Rock Band 2 on Wii this October. The game is priced at 29.99 and joins Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band on the platform. Rock Band 2 was first released on Xbox 360 last year, with a PS3 and PS2 version arriving in March …

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SingStar Beatles confirmed

A SingStar-branded PS3 SKU of EA’s The Beatles game, as exclusively revealed by MCV last month, has officially been confirmed for retail. MTV itself moved to rubbish the claims just 24 hours after MCV broke the shock news, but now Kotaku has got the first pics of the upcoming PS3 …

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Viacom: Beatles sales terrific

Despite charting at number four in the UK Charts this week behind fierce rival Guitar Hero 5, EA’s The Beatles: Rock Band has so far exceeded the sales expectations of developer Harmonix’s parent company Viacom. It’s been terrific,” Viacom CEO Philleppe Dauman told investors in a conference call, according to …

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MTV talks Rock Band 3

Harmonix is working on Rock Band 3, MTV Games boss Scott Guthrie has told MCV. The developer is also looking into creating more artist-specific Rock Bands after the release of Rock Band: The Beatles on September 9th, as well as possible tie-ins with Microsoft’s Project Natal. The Harmonix development team …

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Ex-MTV boss targets games TV

The former president of MTV Europe is looking to turn his company into a games equivalent of the music channel – as it launches a games-focused new show. Game Face kicked off on Bravo last weekend. The show was created by Ginx TV, which was founded by former MTV boss …

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Rock Band slump troubles Viacom

MTV parent company Viacom has revealed declines across the board for Q2 2009, with the losses in its media department pinned squarely on lower-than-expected sales of music series Rock Band. Revenues at Viacom’s Media Networks division decreased by eight per cent to $1.97bn – a figure principally due” to a …

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Sell your songs on Rock Band

MTV and Harmonix are set to revolutionise the Rock Band games with a groundbreaking initiative that will allow all bands and musicians submit their own music for download. But the move won’t just dramatically shift Rock Band’s relationship with the music industry, it will also mark a turning point for …

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Warner to publish LEGO Rock Band

Warner Bros has confirmed that it will release LEGO Rock Band on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and DS this year. The game will come in two versions, with the home console iteration developed by TT Games and Harmonix. The DS SKU was created by the duo in tandem with Backbone …

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Beatles game to feed off album re-release hype

With the entirety of The Beatles’ global fanbase already opening up before MTV’s eyes ahead of the release of the official video game in September, news of the joint release of the Fab Four’s remastered album collection on the same day is even better news for the publisher. Due for …

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Rock Band sales exceed $1bn in US

Sales of the Rock Band series have exceeded the $1 billion mark in North America, after only 15 months of being on sale. The figures come from MTV Games, citing figures from NPD Group. In addition, over 40 million tracks have been downloaded and purchased for the title. Viacom, which …

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