Tag Archives: harmonix
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 15:03 BST
Bioshock 2 lead designer Zak McClendon has jumped ship for Harmonix as Design Director, according to his online CV. The Rock Band studio appears to be gearing up towards something massive, if recent rumours are to be believed.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 02:22 BST
Harmonix has reinstated its RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com and HarmonixMusic.com servers following last weekend’s hack. You should now be able to log in and change your passwords. In related news, the company has begin selling merchandise via an online store; this stuff was previously only available at special events and trade shows.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 00:40 BST
Harmonix has warned that some downloadable tracks may disappear from the Rock Band store as long-standing license agreements expire, with some Metallica tracks already pulled.
Sat, Apr 06, 2013 | 16:36 BST
Harmonix has said its Rock Band and Dance Central website servers have suffered an “apparent attack,” and registered users will need to change their passwords just to be safe.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 23:05 BST
Don McLean’s American Pie has arrived in the Rock Band store, marking the end of an era – specifically, the era in which Harmonix released new content for its ground-breaking series of co-op music games.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 11:08 GMT
Harmonix is currently working on three projects that each deal with ‘different [human-computer interaction] paradigms’, according to venture capitalist and MD of the Foundry Group Brad Feld. The games have received the backing of Feld, who has now joined the Harmonix board after seeing the games again recently. He’s very excited about the projects.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 13:18 GMT
Harmonix named Don McLean’s American Pie will be the last track added to the Rock Band library, on April 2. Harmonix announced the swansong at its PAX East party today, as reported by Polygon. The developer announced its intention to cease releasing new DLC last month, and after 275 weeks and more than 4,000 tracks, it’s hard to complain.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 | 15:46 GMT
Rock Band 3 tracks for next week have been announced, and those in the mood for some “Jungle Boogie,” can download the popular disco hit from Kool & the Gang along with Shinedown’s “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom),” and Tears for Fears’ preeminent 80s hit, “Shout.” Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade will be available for the Kool & the Gang Track. Each song will run you the usual and will be made available Xbox 360, Wii, and PS3 March 19. PSn users in Europe will get the tracks March 20.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 19:33 GMT
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 14:50 GMT
Rock Band 3 DLC next week will consists of two tracks: Oingo Boingo’s “Weird Science”, and Toto’s “Rosanna”. The tracks will run you the usual, and will be available on PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 March 12. European PS3 users will get the tracks the following day, March. Information on these tracks along with Pro Guitar and Keyboard options can be found on the Rock Band Blog.
Mon, Mar 04, 2013 | 16:58 GMT
Dance Central 3 is getting a new batch of DLC this month, featuring tracks from unstoppable musical juggernaut Rhianna.
Sat, Mar 02, 2013 | 17:30 GMT
Rock Band 3 is getting tracks from All-American Rejects, Blink-182, and Red Hot Chili Peppers next week.Previously available through Rock Band Blitz, the tracks are: Kids in the Street, Always, and Give It Away, respectively. Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade will be available for the RHCP track. The tracks will run you the usual, and will release March 5 on PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, and on PS3 in Europe March 6.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 23:30 GMT
Rock Band DLC updates will end this April, heralding the franchise’s relegation to history as Harmonix moves on to new projects.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 | 20:49 GMT
Rock Band 3 tracks for next week will be brought to you courtesy of Barenaked Ladies, Collective Soul, and Fallout Boy. The tracks consist of”One Week”, “Shine, and “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More ‘Touch Me”, respectively. Each song will run you the usual, and will release on PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 February 19. European PSN users can pick up the tracks on February 20.
Sat, Feb 09, 2013 | 17:10 GMT
Rock Band 3 players will get new tracks next week just in time for Valentines Day. Imagine the dreamy look in your lover’s eyes as you croon Extreme’s “More Than Words” or REO Speedwagon’s “Keep on Loving You”. Or, in the event you are going through a bit of a rough patch, you can always wail Nazareth’s “Love Hurts” or be a bit bitchy with club staple “Tainted Love” from Soft Cell. Then, there’s always Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love”. But I can’t imagine any situation which would call for someone singing a track from the The Karate Kid 2 soundtrack. Different strokes, I guess. Anyway, the tunes will be available for the usual price on PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 February 12 and through PSN in Europe on February 13.
Sat, Feb 02, 2013 | 17:41 GMT
Rock Band 3 will be getting tracks from Iron Maiden, Great White, Queen, and Avenged Sevenfold next week. Originally released through Rock Band Blitz the tracks include: Avenged Sevenfold’s “So Far Away,” Great White’s “Once Bitten Twice Shy,” Iron Maiden’s “The Wicker Man,” and Queen’s “Death on Two Legs.” A Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade will be made available for the Iron Maiden track. The DLC will land on February 5 on PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, with PSN users in Europe getting the content the following day. Each track will run you the usual.
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 | 20:18 GMT
Can you scream like Steven Tyler? If you are a Rock Band 3 player, you’re about to find, because six Aerosmith tracks land next week on the Rock Band Store. The tracks will run you the usual and consist of: Walk this Way, Sweet Emotion, Back in the Saddle, Dream On (Live), Legendary Child, and Lover Alot. The songs will be made available on PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 January 29, and in Europe through PSN on Jamuary 30. Hit up the Rock Band Blog for more information.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 | 19:33 GMT
Four tracks originally released for Rock Band Blitz will land on the Rock Band Music Store next week. Tracks are: Soundgarden’s “Spoonman,” Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” Quiet Riot’s “Bang Your Head (Metal Health),” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”. The tracks will run you the usual, and Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades will be available for the Soundgarden and Living Colour tracks.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 | 10:01 GMT
Dreadline: ex-Harmonix dev Kimura explains why he escaped industry ‘dominated by giant corporations’
Dreadline is the incoming PC title by Eerie Canal, a new studio made up of ex-Harmonix artist Steve Kimura, and Irrational Games’ Bryn Bennett. Kimura has discussed with VG247 the reason why he and Bennett decided to leave their respective jobs in the triple-a market and go solo, embarking on the Kickstarter route like many other studios.
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 | 05:44 GMT
Dance Central 3 has a huge pile of DLC this month. On January 15, you’ll be able to grab Pitbull’s International Love and Hey Baby (Drop It to The Floor). On January 22, The Wanted’s Glad You Came will launch. On January 29, it’s Flo Rida’s Let It Roll. But first off the bat, on January 8, is Nicki Minaj’s Whip It. A preview of this last one is available through the break.