Tag Archives: Rob Kay
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 | 15:50 BST
Harmonix isn’t out to screw Europe, the company told Eurogamer today after the release date and price for the European version of Rock Band was announced.
“We’re not trying to rip anybody off,” said the developer’s Rob Kay. “Rock Band isn’t normal in videogames. This is an entirely new thing. What other game comes with three peripherals that are all different? It just makes sense for the experience we’re trying to deliver.”
Which is great, Rob, but doesn’t exactly explain why the game’s going to be £180 in Europe and £85 in America. Does it? Is it down to tax and VAT?
“These are definitely not excuses so much as contributing reasons,” Kay said. “I can’t talk to the explicit pricing – how it gets split down between retailers and distributors and the whole chain – because I don’t actually know that much about it.”
Expect this to run and run.
Fri, Mar 28, 2008 | 12:07 GMT
According to this, Traveller’s Tales boss Jonathan Smith will be headlining Nordic Game 2008 with a talk called “Putting the Pieces in Play”. We’re sure it’ll include all the Lego you can handle.
Rob Kay and Ryan Lesser from Harmonix are also going to be speaking, and will be bringing some “special guests”, apparently, presumably from the music world.
This year’s event takes place in Malmo, Sweden, as usual, from May 14-15