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The sale of Rock Band developer Harmonix by Viacom has gone a bit dodgy thanks to Harmonix filing a lawsuit against their parent company. They allege that Viacom “diverted opportunities” from Harmonix for its own benefit so it wouldn’t have to pay out millions in performance-related bonuses. Reports suggest that Viacom manipulated costs to avoid a performance-related payout. All this is part of the fallout from Rock Band 3 performing   Read More ...

Harmonix revealed today that a few new Queen song packs will be hitting the marketplace on December 7th for Xbox 360, Wii and Playstation 3.  The packs are broken into the Enhanced RB3 Pack and the Extravaganza RB3 Pack. The songs feature all the current Rock Band Instruments including the Keys and you can unlock Pro Guitar and Bass for an additional $0.99 downloadable upgrade. You can find the prices   Read More ...

Harmonix has released a title update for Rock Band 3 that patches some of the game’s remaining bugs. The update is already live for the PS3 version, with the 360 update going out soon. The patch deals with the Arena 12 freeze, stops save data problems affected by long band names and puts the kibosh on the pause scoring exploit. “It’s our hope that this update will address some of   Read More ...

After just four years after Viacom brought Harmonix for $175m, the company wants to sell the music game studio. Viacom is the parent company that owns MTV and Paramount amongst quite a few others. Harmonix made a loss of around $65 million for the past financial quarter and Viacom believes they will get a $299 million loss from discontinued operations. It’s not currently confirmed if the Rock Band franchise will   Read More ...

Harmonix has decided that enough is enough, stating that they will only produce DLC for Rock Band 3. New tracks won’t be available on older games in the series for the first time in the franchise. Harmonix claims that there are new authoring standards, new instruments and new in-game venues and lighting to program for. The community may still created songs for older Rock Band games with the Rock Band   Read More ...

Harmonix and MTV Games have announced that John Lennon’s 1971 album Imagine will be available to download in Rock Band 3. It will be one of the first albums that you can grab on the Rock Band Music Store. All parties involved have been a bit coy on a date and price for the album, but Lennon will join The Doors and Billy Joel just after the game’s October 26th’s   Read More ...

MTV Games has announced that anyone who buys Rock Band 3 and plays it online this week will be able to download three songs by The Doors for free. The dates for this promotion go from 26th October to 1st November. The songs you will be able to download are: “Light My Fire”, “Riders on the Storm” and “Touch Me”, alongside the Pro Guitar and Pro Bass add-ons for each   Read More ...

Mad Catz has priced the official Rock Band 3 instruments. All of them will be available when the game’s released on 29th October in the UK. Here’s the full list: * Rock Band Wireless Keyboard with Rock Band 3 software included – £109.99 (Xbox 360/PS3) and £99.99 (Wii) * Rock Band 3 Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-GUITAR Controller – £124.99 * Guitar, mic and keyboard stands – £24.99 each

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Harmonix has confirmed that more than 2000 tracks will be available for Rock Band by next week when Jimi Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced?” album is released on 12th October. Rock Band 3 will follow up on 29th October, when it’s released in European stores. Harmonix also announced that more than 75 million tracks have now been downloaded from the Rock Band store. “The success of our song downloads has afforded   Read More ...

Harmonix has confirmed that the PS3 Rock Band Keyboard bundle will not be released in the US. The bundle will also not be available in Canada and Mexico. The $130 bundle is still up for pre-order on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii in the affected territories. Both the keyboard and the game are still being sold separately for the PlayStation 3, just not the bundle. Harmonix commented on their   Read More ...

Harmonix has confirmed that gamers will be able to export their Rock Band 2 tracks to Rock Band 3. The exporting system will work across all three console versions of the game (including the Wii). Harmonix is working on getting the re-licensing rights for every song at the moment, but it looks like they’re confident on getting it done. Furthermore, Harmonix believes the price of downloadable tracks will remain the   Read More ...

Harmonix has lifted the lid on all the tracks you can expect to find in Rock Band 3. The game has 83 songs and has a few new features, like keyboard support and a “Pro” mode. Pro mode allows people to learn to play real instruments. Peripheral manufacturers are creating realistic guitars for this mode that can be played both with the game and normally, with an amp or whatever   Read More ...

This time, Massive J Productions and Homez Industries are granted access to a super top secret hands on viewing of the Nintendo 3DS, and thus feel rather special. Furthermore, the crew take it upon themselves to rage, shortly after offering insightful converse on such topics as Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Harmonix and MTV Games today announced next week’s Rock Band Music Store releases: Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (July 27): * Avenged Sevenfold – “Nightmare” * Avenged Sevenfold – “Scream” * Avenged Sevenfold – “Seize the Day” * Juanes – “A Dios le Pido” * Juanes – “FíjateBien” * Juanes – “Gotas de Agua Dulce” * Juanes – “La Camisa Negra” * Juanes – “Mala Gente”   Read More ...

Harmonix and MTV Games has come together to announce that Rock Band 3 will be launching in North America on October 26th, 2010 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. No word yet on a European launch date, we’ll update you when its announced. The publisher also revealed some pre-order goodies at select retailers around the country including Amazon.com. GameStop Pre-order* Opportunity: GameStop shoppers who reserve   Read More ...

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