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Harmonix reveals new Rock Band game, abandons instruments

The Rock Band brand is returning – though it has ditched its famous instrument peripherals. Developer Harmonix has unveiled a new downloadable title called Rock Band Blitz, according to G4. However, much like the studios’ earlier titles such as PS2 pair Frequency (2001) and Amplitude (2003) it will use only …

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Now Viacom sues former Harmonix shareholders

Viacom is taking ex-shareholders of Rock Band developer Harmonix to court, following a lawsuit filed against the firm itself last year. The former parent company of Harmonix and owner of MTV claims that previous Harmonix shareholders owe it over $131m, reports Gamasutra. Viacom claims this is a refund” of the …

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Harmonix releases VidRhythm for iOS

The makers of Rock Band and Dance Central have released a new music game on Apple’s App Store. Entitled VidRhythm, the Harmonix title allows players to put together music videos based on short clips they take with their iPhone or iPad camera. These can then be remixed so that sounds …

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Rock Band has ‘a lot of life left’

Guitar Hero may be on hiatus, but its rival Rock Band is healthier than ever. That’s according to Harmonix’s VP of product development Greg LoPiccolo, who told Industry Gamers that the studio is still very much committed” to the franchsie and that we can expect to see more from Rock …

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Harmonix ‘saddened’ by GH demise

The developer of rhythm action game Rock Band – and creator of the Guitar Hero series – has expressed its sadness about Activision’s decision to scrap the series. "We were sad to hear yesterday that Activision was discontinuing development on Guitar Hero. Our thoughts are with those who are losing …

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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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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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