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Details leak out about new console music games

Activision has released more details on upcoming games Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero 2. Both will be out later this year, with the former including a new customisable guitar. Meanwhile, DJ Hero 2 will have a microphone...
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Rumour – Harmonix working on dance-based game

MTV subsidiary Harmonix is broadening out its musical repertoire beyond guitar, bass'n'drums. Having already hinted that Rock Band 3 will include keyboards...
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Metaio gives augmented reality a music angle

For all the buzz around mobile augmented reality applications, they're still mainly playthings for geeks. However, AR firm Metaio has launched a new feature that's relevant to the music industry...
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Google’s Pac-Man game wasted 4.8 million hours of worktime

Last Friday, the world seemingly downed tools in order to play Pac-Man, after Google turned its search engine logo into a playable version of the game to celebrate its 30th birthday.
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Def Jam Rapstar licensing local hip-hop tracks for Europe

Def Jam has announced that it'll be signing local hip-hop tunes for inclusion in its upcoming Def Jam Rapstar music game. The UK version will get tracks from Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal, France will get NTM and Sefyu,...
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Rock Band Network doing well, says Harmonix

Music game developer Harmonix says its recently-launched Rock Band Network is doing well, with more than 9,000 users for its free version, with 700 who've upgraded to the paid 'premium creators membership'.
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iPhone gets another music game – Likwid

And still the iPhone music games keep coming: the App Store is turning into something of a licensing bonanza for the music industry, although whether that's turning into big revenues is another question entirely. The latest...
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Kings Of Leon get a Tap Tap Revenge game

Kings Of Leon are the latest band to team up with Tapulous for a branded iPhone music game. Kings Of Leon Revenge just launched, and features ten of the band's tracks, as well as a news feed, tourdates info and chat rooms....
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Rock Band 3 will be out for Christmas

Viacom boss Philippe Dauman has officially announced Rock Band 3, which will be available this side of Christmas - again published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts. He claimed that the game will "innovate and...
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Power Gig music game will come with a real guitar

Well, it was the logical next step on from Guitar Hero, we suppose. This Autumn, Xbox 360 and PS3 owners will get to play Power Gig: Rise of the Sixstring - a music game that comes with a proper working guitar, rather than...
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Rock Band Network opens up for downloads

MTV has announced that its Rock Band Network store is up and running, allowing gamers to buy more than 100 songs for the Rock Band games that have been created by the artists themselves...
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Cross-platform Traffic

MTV Games and Harmonix has plans to bring legendary guitar icon Jimi Hendrix to their famous Rock Band videogame. "While we have not made any official announcements regarding Jimi Hendrix and Rock Band", MTV told Billboard...