We interview Ubisoft North America President Laurent Detoc on the newest Rocksmith game.
The founders of Guitar Hero are off to their next big thing in making us more healthy.
Five years later, Rock Band has come to an end. But how did it stay relevant for so long?
A wireless controller, an Android tablet, and the Green Throttle Arena app might just be the new face of console gaming — and they might leave traditional consoles in the dust.
After a year of planning, Green Throttle Games is releasing its Arena gaming system on the Amazon Kindle Fire, and that’s cause enough for Microsoft and Sony to start worrying.
Don’t cringe when video games are offered in public libraries. In fact, a well-maintained collection just might bring more kids, youth, and young adults into the hallowed halls of a local library than books ever will.
The likes of Guitar Hero can’t match the real musical power of a cello twin-stick shooter.
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.
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.
Halo, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Final Fantasy XIII, and more are given the retro treatment in this gallery.
THQ layoffs, Sega cancellations, and Sony studio closures caused last week to be one of the worst in memory for the gaming industry. Compare that to mobile darling OMGPOP which was sold for $210 million based on the strength of one game. It seems like one side of the market is on its way down, while the other side has nothing but growth ahead of it, but that isn’t necessarily the case.
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.