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Fantasia: Music Evolved ties back to legacy with 'Night on Bald Mountain'

Harmonix's Fantasia: Music Evolved will include "Night on Bald Mountain," one of the most iconic segments from Disney's 1940 classic Fantasia. "It's one of the first songs we're announcing from the heritage of the Disney Fantasia film, bringing some of that music into the track list that runs...

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Harmonix and Disney delve into 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' for Kinect

Harmonix is teaming up with Disney to develop Fantasia: Music Evolved, a new motion-driven audio game for Kinect on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. It's not an overt adaptation of the 1940s feature film, but a contemporary, interactive take on Fantasia's evocative melding of music and visual...

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Dance Central 3 routines 50% off until June 3

If you're searching for beauty and a beat, the entire Dance Central 3 downloadable content catalog is on sale through June 3. The routines are 50 percent off at 160 Microsoft Points ($2) apiece, with over 80 tracks featuring original choreography available - don't worry, Gangnam Style still...

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Harmonix lets go 'a small number' of employees

Harmonix laid off a handful of employees today, a spokesperson told Polygon. "We can confirm that a small number of Harmonix employees were let go today," the spokesperson said. "This decision was made due to shifting staffing priorities for Harmonix's multiple future projects." In March, Harmonix...

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Harmonix sites back online following last week's attack

Harmonix websites are back, following an attack last week that brought down the official Rock Band and Dance Central websites. Harmonix disabled passwords for all accounts as a precautionary measure and now suggests it's safe for users to head back and reset their passwords. There's no word on who...

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Rock Band's first Metallica DLC pack pulled from store, license expired

The Metallica Pack 01 DLC for Rock Band – featuring "Ride The Lightning," "And Justice For All" and "Blackened" – is no longer available for new purchase on the Rock Band store and will soon be removed from first-party marketplaces, because the license has expired. This won't affect...

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Harmonix sites attacked, go down for the weekend

Harmonix notified registered users of RockBand.com and DanceCentral.com that its servers will be down for the weekend due to an apparent attack from an outside source. The developer disabled passwords for all Harmonix site accounts as a precautionary measure, and will require users to reset their...

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Rock Band Weekly and the day the music died

A long, long time ago, I can still remember how that Rock Band Weekly used to make us smile. After 281 consecutive weeks, beginning in November of 2007, the impressively regular Rock Band updates conclude this week with Don McLean's "American Pie." In the final tally, the Rock Band music catalog...

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Harmonix receives more financial backing; three new games in pipeline

Harmonix, the developer of the Rock Band and Dance Central franchises (and creator of Guitar Hero), has received investment from venture capital firm The Foundry Group. The VC previously backed Zynga and Sifteo. "Last fall, Alex Rigopulos and his partner Eran Egozy showed me the three new games...

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Bye Bye, Miss Rock Band: Last ever weekly DLC song is 'American Pie'

The very last weekly downloadable Rock Band song is to be, very fittingly, Don McLean's "American Pie." As Polygon reports, Harmonix revealed the news at its PAX East party last night. The song will be included in the final Rock Band update on April 2. Not only is American Pie one of those...

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