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Games of a Lifetime: Thomas' picks

After more than ten years devoted to video games and the people who make them, Joystiq is closing its doors. We won't be reporting on the best games of 2015, so join us for one last hurrah as the Joystiq family reveals their Games of a Lifetime. Super Mario World I'm not a marathon video gam...

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Joystiq Weekly: New 3DS XL, The Talos Principle review, no more review scores 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. This was a busy week, but our decision to drop numerical r...

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Rock Band survey hints at modern console sequel

Following the recent release of the series' first new DLC in nearly two years, it appears that Harmonix might be gearing up for a new entry in its Rock Band series, if an online survey is anything to go by. "Hello friends! You should fill out this important Rock Band survey," reads a tweet from ...

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Rock Band DLC silence broken by Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters

It's been nearly two years since hit rhythm game series Rock Band last saw new downloadable music, but now it appears that developer Harmonix is tuning up for an encore. Come January 13, both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Rock Band games will have access to three new songs: "R U Mine?" from the...

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Harmonix announces closure of moribund Rock Band Network

Despite a nearly half-decade-long run, developer Harmonix has made the decision to shutter the Rock Band Network, effective immediately. As a showcase for Rock Band Network authors to share their music with potential fans, the Rock Band Network eventually grew to include 2,121 downloadable songs...

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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 tho...

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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 p...

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PSA: Rock Band iOS apps to be delisted on July 31 [update: EA explains]

If you've considered picking up one of the Rock Band iOS games, now would be the time to do it. Come July 31, all Rock Band iOS apps, including Rock Band, Rock Band Reloaded and Rock Band Reloaded for iPad, will be delisted from the App Store. After this date, the games will be gone and users will ...

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Harmonix has 'three and/or more' new games in the works, and none are Rock Band or Dance Central

There's kind of a lot of stuff going on at Harmonix Music Systems. At least according to Harmonix director of communications and brand management John Drake, who teased a variety of new "Triple A IPs" that the studio has in the works – beyond Dance Central 3 and Rock Band Blitz. "Dance Centra...

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Rock Band Weekly: Florence and the Machine, Cracker, Midnight Oil

This week, Rock Band brings us not only Florence, but also The Machine. Specifically, we get Florence and the Machine's popular jam "Dog Days Are Over." In addition to Florence's mechanical musings, we also get Cracker's "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now) and Midnight Oil's "The Power and the P...

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