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Harmonix tackled for employee Rock Band 4 Amazon reviews

Music-game franchise Rock Band has just returned with Rock Band 4, which has been winning warm reviews from critics. And, as it turns out, rave reviews from some staff at developer Harmonix. It’s emerged that several...
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Games firm Harmonix working on music VR

We wrote recently about the return of console franchise Rock Band courtesy of its developer Harmonix. But it turns out Harmonix is working on something else too: virtual reality for music. One of its investors, Foundry Group’s...
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Rock Band returning for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

2015 is the year when plastic-instrument console music games come back, seemingly. We’ve heard about the imminent return of Guitar Hero, and now it’ll be joined by Rock Band. The game’s original developer, Harmonix,...
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Rock Band getting new song downloads after long hiatus

Music games developer Harmonix released the last song downloads for its Rock Band games in April 2013, before halting development in a move that seemed to consign the games to console history. Now Harmonix is cranking up...
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You can now buy 3D-printed figurines of Linkin Park

Action Man? Pfft. Rock band Linkin Park have turned themselves into 3D-printed figurines, working with a company in Germany called Staramba. The mini-models are being released alongside the band’s current Carnivores tour,...
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Guitar Hero founders crowdfund new (old) music game

Well, it’s not a “new” music game – rather Amplitude is an early game from Harmonix (the people behind Guitar Hero and Rock Band) that had a weak debut and was mothballed in 2003. They set a Kickstarter target of...
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Games firm Harmonix returns with a musical first-person shooter

Harmonix made its name in the heyday of music console games, initially with Guitar Hero, then Rock Band and Dance Central
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Harmonix returns to music-games fray with Disney’s Fantasia

Music games never died, as such, but their prominence has certainly waned since the heyday of Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
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Harmonix pulls the plug on Rock Band DLC

It's had a long run, but Harmonix's Rock Band game won't be getting any more new downloadable content (DLC) after 2 April this year.
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Game of clones: social gaming multiplies

The new breed of music games are happening on social media sites and are mostly offered for free. Can they plug the console-shaped hole financially?
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Viacom faces $300m Harmonix bill

Viacom has been hit with a further $300m bill on its 2006 acquisition of Rock Band producer Harmonix.
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EA rows back on Rock Band for iPhone shutdown

Games publisher Electronic Arts has been fielding outraged tweets by the dozen after an in-app message informed players of its Rock Band for iPhone game that it was shutting down.