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New Rock Band 3 bundles from Mad Catz include 5 free DLC songs

Rock Band 3 is still alive and kicking, despite everything happening behind-the-scenes, and in an effort to rekindle the world's love for rhythm games and plastic instruments, Mad Catz Interactive has released 5 new instrument bundles for the Xbox 360. Each bundle includes the game, a DLC code...

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How Dance Central saved Harmonix

In 2010, the music-game bubble had burst and Harmonix was on the verge of shutting down; its parent company Viacom was trying desperately to sell, but no company was buying. And then Harmonix dropped Dance Central. Today, Dance Central is the second-best-selling game on Kinect, having sold more...

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Harmonix: Rock Band in for a 'fundamental creative reinterpretation'

Harmonix is trying to find a steady beat after a stressful year with surprising highs and lows. In an interview with Giant Bomb, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos mentions the company is considering a "fairly fundamental creative reinterpretation" of the Rock Band business. "We still have a loyal...

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Viacom suing former Harmonix stockholders for over $131 million

Viacom is suing a group of former Harmonix stockholders, seeking a refund of over $131 million that it paid out, which it calls a "contractual overpayment." According to court documents, Viacom paid stockholders a total of $149,770,149 in 2007, based on an estimate of earnings; it then said that...

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Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos explains what happened to Rock Band Japan

After announcing intentions to bring its Rock Band franchise to the Japanese market way back in the summer of 2008, Harmonix and co-developer Q Entertainment quietly walked away from the project. "Never say never," Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos said of the project in a group interview session this...

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You Don't Know Jack on Xbox Games on Demand, Driver multiplayer demo next week

Did you know that You Don't Know Jack is available today on Xbox 360 Games on Demand? If not, then you didn't know jack about You Don't Know Jack. And now that you know, you know you can go learn more about You Don't Know Jack, play it, and then find out whether or not you know jack about a...

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Rock Band hits 3,000 tracks, Harmonix giving away 3,000 songs

With the release of some Yes! tracks this week, the Rock Band song catalog has reached a milestone of 3,000 songs. To celebrate this accomplishment, Harmonix is hooking up 30 Americans (sorry, international rockers) with 100 songs of their choosing each on either Xbox 360 or PS3. The...

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Pac-Man Fever infects Rock Band Network today

As was promised so many, many moons ago, it's time to take your pre-emptive dose of Dayquil and prepare for full-on Pac-Man Fever. Four of the album's eight tracks are available on the Rock Band Network today, allowing all to achieve a level of public embarrassment previously unseen on this Earth...

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Rock Band's country DLC on sale through June 21

Having Skeeter and the fellers over this weekend and sick of doing the same old, same old? Well, Harmonix is slashing prices on all of its country-themed Rock Band DLC through June 21 -- tracks including artists such as Kenny Chesney, Johnny Cash, Brooks & Dunn and even Kenny Rogers' "The...

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Harmonix on the state of post-MTV Rock Band DLC

In a new interview with Game Informer, Chris Rigopulos, VP of strategy and business development at Harmonix, addresses the state of downloadable content for Rock Band now that the studio is no longer under MTV. Rigopulos said that Harmonix has "effectively severed all ties with MTV, and all...

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