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    Rock Band To End Song Updates In April

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    February 18, 2013 - After 275 weeks of continuous downloadable song updates for the Rock Band series, Harmonix has announced that this will be ending on April 2nd. Until then DLC releases have been scheduled to include the rest of the tracks from RB ...

    Harmonix Wins $383m In Case Against Viacom

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    January 4, 2012 - Rock Band developer Harmonix has won a huge court case against its former owner Viacom, which entitles them to a $383 million payout in withheld bonus payments. According to Viacom's initial purchase of Harmonix in 2006, Harmonix...

    Harmonix: No Rock Band 4 This Year

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    May 4, 2011 - Harmonix has confirmed that we won't be seeing a new iteration of the Rock Band franchise this year, despite millions of people playing the games every month. Speaking to Game Informer, Chris Rigopulos of Harmonix said: "Rock Ban...

    Top Ten Franchises of This Generation

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    January 23, 2011 - The current generation of consoles has become synonymous with overwhelming production costs that require most publishers to bet on a sure thing, a proven brand. Surprisingly, a great deal of new franchises have achieved considera...

    Harmonix Founders File Lawsuit Against Parent Company Viacom

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    December 21, 2010 - The former shareholders of Harmonix have filed a lawsuit against its parent company Viacom, accusing them of attempting to dodge payouts owed to the Rock Band developer. The group includes the founders of Harmonix, Alex Rigopul...

    EA Won't Be Buying Rock Band Dev, Harmonix

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    November 30, 2010 - It was announced a few weeks ago that Viacom would be putting up Harmonix, the development studio behind Rock Band and Dance Central, up for sale. Naturally, one would look to EA as a potential buyer. After all, EA do publish H...

    Viacom Looking To Sell Rock Band Developer Harmonix

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    November 12, 2010 - Viacom has announced that they're planning to sell Harmonix, the developer behind the Rock Band franchise. This comes as a result of Rock Band 3's poor performance since launch. Viacom purchased the studio four years ago for $1...

    Pay To Go Pro In Rock Band 3

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    September 30, 2010 - For those willing to fork over the extra cash, Rock Band 3 will offer "pro-mode" guitar tracks as DLC. MTV's Paul DeGooyer told IGN, "The only thing that’s more difficult for us in terms of authoring time is the guitar stuff...

    Top Ten Development Studios Right Now

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    August 19, 2010 - Games have always been behind other creative mediums - such as film, music, and literature - when it comes to making consumption choices based on the team behind a product, as opposed to its franchise tag or brand. That being sai...

    The Case For A Backwards Compatible Rock Band Keyboard

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    August 5, 2010 - There's been a great deal of buzz surrounding Rock Band 3 as of late, and for good reason - the project is incredibly ambitious, hoping to attract musicians and those eager to learn music skills through the use of real instruments...

    Top Ten Anticipated Games of Fall 2010

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    August 3, 2010 - 2010 has already been a fantastic year for gamers, with an abundance of quality releases throughout the first half of this year. However, the fall holiday season is typically the time of year when the biggest franchises hit store...

    Harmonix Announces More Artists For Rock Band 3

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    July 24, 2010 - Harmonix has announced more artists for upcoming Rock Band 3 and boy do they include some old school rock bands indeed. The developer teased fans who were following their Twitter feed with hints as to who they were. The bands a...

    Rock Band 3 Release Date Announced

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    July 19, 2010 - Harmonix and MTV Games have recently announced Rock Band 3's North American release date, which is October 26. This information is mildly surprising, since it's been a while that a game's release date hasn't been leaked by Wal-Ma...

    Harmonix Lead Developer Working On New Twisted Pixel Game

    July 5, 2010 - Harmonix Lead Developer, Dan Teasdale, has officially announced that he is leaving his position at Harmonix to move to Texas for work on a new title with development studio Twisted Pixel. With Rock Band 3 to the point that Teasdal...

    Pitch Correcting Software To Be Implemented In Rock Band 3

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    June 29, 2010 - Little tone deaf? Not to worry when singing Rock Band 3. According to Harmonix, a pitch-detection software called iZotope will be implemented into the game to correct the pitch of those who want to brave the microphone without the...

    Harmonix Brings Nickelback to Rock Band DLC

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    June 25, 2010 - For those who don’t play a lot of Rock Band, Harmonix releases a new DLC pack each week, usually a few songs from a specific artist. Some past releases include Boston’s self-titled album, The Dead Weather, and Black Rebel Moto...

    Dance Central Could Be For PlayStation 3 As Well

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    June 23, 2010 - According to an interview from Kotaku with Harmonix Co-Founder, Alex Rigopulous, Their newest Kinect based dance game, Dance Central, may not be an Xbox 360 exclusive. Rigopulous said that the team is looking into bringing Dance C...

    E3 2010: Rock Band 3 Hands-On Impressions

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    June 16, 2010 - At the MTV Games E3 booth it became immediately clear how far Rock Band has evolved since its inception in 2007. The giant wall displaying each song created over Rock Band Network, the enclosed case featuring realistic instruments...

    Rock Band 3 Preview: A Game For Everyone

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    June 16, 2010 - After a meeting with Harmonix showcasing Rock Band 3, new features that have been announced in the past week have been fleshed out to give more detail on the keyboard, multiple play modes, and the new pro mode which allows players...

    E3 2010: Harmonix Introduce Dance Central

    June 14, 2010 - Harmonix, the team behind the original Guitar Hero and Rock Band, have announced a new game for Microsoft's Kinect motion control device. Dance Central will make use of Kinect's body tracking features to try and create an immersi...