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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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Music game revenues plummet

A bit of digging at the latest NPD results for the North American games market has shown that revenues generated by leading music genre brands Guitar Hero and Rock Band have fallen 49 per cent year-on-year over the last 12 months. Gamasutra reports that June was the second month on …

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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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Guitar Hero outselling Rock Band 10:1 in Europe

Following impressive financial numbers, Activision Blizzard’s Mike Griffith has stated that the franchise now accounts for the majority share of music game genre sales in Europe and North America – in other words, it’s beating Rock Band. The publisher also revealed that 34m DLC tracks have been downloaded by Guitar …

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Beatles Premium Bundle priced for UK

EA has released pricing details for The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle, which will retail for 179 upon its release on September 9th in the UK. The European price will be €199 and the North American price $249.00. For the money gamers will get a copy of the …

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Hardware bundle arriving alongside PSP Rock Band

Hot on the heels of EA’s confirmation that PSP title Rock Band Unplugged will be released in Europe and North American on June 9th, Sony has announced that a new hardware bundle will be released at the same time. The Limited Edition Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack will include a …

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Rock Band Unplugged gets global release date

MTV has confirmed that Rock Band Unplugged, its PSP extension to its popular music series, will be released on the handheld in both Europe and North America on June 9th. It includes 40 master recordings including nine exclusive songs that will debut in Unplugged before arriving as LDC on console …

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Rock Band and Star Trek join forces

Harmonix-owning MTV Games and movie studio paramount Pictures have announced a deal that will see EA’s music game join the Star Trek party ahead of the release of the new movie on May 8th. Players can from today register for a 15-day sweepstake to win 500 free downloads from the …

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PSP: Rock Band also on the way

As if the sudden announcement of LittleBigPlanet, Motorstorm, Assassin’s Creed and a new Buzz for PSP was not enough, it has also been confirmed that EA’s Rock Band is on its way to the machine, too. Dubbed Rock Band Unplugged, it’s the first portable version of the popular musical instrument …

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