We interview Ubisoft North America President Laurent Detoc on the newest Rocksmith game.
What if we could replay some of the greatest gaming experiences of our lives again, but for the first time? Which would they be, and why?
Five years later, Rock Band has come to an end. But how did it stay relevant for so long?
Foundry Group managing director Brad Feld joins Harmonix’s board.
The once-popular rhythm-game series will no longer get any new songs or updates.
We’re showcasing some of the most hilarious virtual rewards in games this week. First up: Let’s take a good look at your mistakes.
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Whether you’d rather head bang to some Iron Maiden or gently sway along to Elton John, the tracklist for Rock Band Blitz has got you covered.
Both Rock Band and Rock Band Reloaded will be taken down from the App Store on July 31.
If you like dancing in front of your television while a creepy camera records your every movie, then mark October 16 on your calendar. That’s when developer Harmonix releases Dance Central 3.
Our interview with CCP Games chief marketing officer David Reid details the free-to-play business model of its upcoming console shooter Dust 514, its tie-ins with the massively multiplayer PC title Eve Online, and the challenges faced in balancing and marketing another shooter for a console audience.
Rock Band Blitz, releasing this summer for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network, doesn’t need plastic instruments for hours of musical and arcade entertainment.
Guest Post Music video games such as Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero and Electronic Arts/MTV/Harmonix’s Rock Band were among gaming’s fastest-growing sectors a few years ago, soaring to become a $1.7 billion business by 2008. But after a 46-percent sales crash in 2009, they become a cautionary tale and fodder for endless jokes describing “the day the music died.”
Not every game teaches you something. But after you play Ubisoft‘s Rocksmith, you’ll be on your way to learning how to play the electric guitar. That’s a promise that games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band never fulfilled.
Music games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band once lit up the charts of video game sales. But then they plunged into an abyss as gamers got tired of the stale content. Fortunately for Ubisoft, gamers only tired of the games that were duds, not all music games.
When Viacom decided to sell music game developer Harmonix, it was a pretty good indication that it didn’t think Harmonix was doing a good job spurring innovation in the genre. But now it’s clear Viacom has no confidence in the music game genre as a whole, as Harmonix will retain the rights to its Rock Band and Dance Central intellectual property after being sold off.
Music game developer Harmonix might have started the fire for the music game industry. But it’s stopped burning, leading Viacom to sell the critically acclaimed developer, the company announced today.