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Fantasia: Music Evolved review: The rhythm is gonna get you

If you've seen the movie Fantasia, you know the bit where Mickey, the Sorcerer's Apprentice, puts on his robe and wizard hat and tries to make magic happen, arms sweeping grandly through the air. Things eventually get out of hand, of course, but for a brief while, Mickey feels the euphoric glee...

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Totes download the Disney Fantasia demo on Xbox today

Fantasia: Music Evolved, the music experience game from the studio behind Rock Band and Dance Central, has a demo out today on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms. You'll be able to conduct the full game on October 21. Unlike the film series' focus on classical pieces, Fantasia: Music Evolved...

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Fantasia's full set list includes Gaga, Jimi Hendrix, Flaming Lips

You won't know exactly what Fantasia: Music Evolved's set list will sound like once you put your own twist on it, but at least now you know what you'll be working with: Harmonix shared the remainder of Fantasia's tracks at PAX Prime today, with the final portion including Jimi Hendrix's "Fire,"...

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Phil Spencer: Consumers love Kinect, they'll still buy it

Microsoft's recent, unexpected decision to offer an Xbox One without a mandatory Kinect camera peripheral will not drive developers away from the device, according to Xbox head Phil Spencer. "A Kinect game relies on the successful Xbox One installed base," Spencer told GamesIndustry. "I need to,...

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Joystiq Weekly: GOG's Galaxy, Murdered: Soul Suspect review, Homefront's combat and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. E3 doesn't technically start until June 10, but with all...

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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved debuts on Xbox this October

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved will bring its imaginative sound sorcery to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 21. Developed by Rock Band creator Harmonix, Disney Fantasia explores the vivid imagery and music of Disney's symphonic film, but with a modern spin and a conductor-like wave of the arm...

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Harmonix lays off 37 staff

Harmonix announced that it is undergoing an organizational restructure, resulting in the loss of 37 full-time positions. The news comes just one week after the developer successfully raised $844,127 on Kickstarter to create a successor to its 2002 cult favorite PS2 music game, Amplitude. ...

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The first Fantasia trailer in a long, long time (about a month)

Harmonix's Fantasia: Music Evolved is a motion-controlled song-conducting game with tunes from a range of classic and modern artists. The latest trailer gives us a taste of Elton John's "Rocket Man." If anything, watch it just to hear a lovely melody. [Image: Disney]...

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Harmonix reacts to Kinect-less Xbox One in tweets, statement

Harmonix is the studio behind Xbox One Kinect game Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, plus Xbox 360's Dance Central franchise, which also relies on Kinect – so Microsoft's announcement of a Kinect-less Xbox One hitting the market for $100 cheaper in June could have a direct impact on how...

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Fantasia: Music Evolved adds Rocket Man and Ffffff-orget you

Harmonix's Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved wants you to rock out with your Amadeus out. The Kinect rhythm game has revealed that Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes," Gorillaz'zs "Feel Good Inc," Cee Lo Green's (sanitized) "Forget You," Elton John's "Rocket Man," and the original rock star Wolfgang...

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