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1:00 PM on 03.29.2013

American Pie concludes regular updates to Rock Band 3

As I have been lamenting, the regular DLC updates for Rock Band 3 are coming to an end next week, but it's going out with a bang. Don Mclean's classic 1971 ballad chronicling the disappointments of counter-culture m...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:30 PM on 03.22.2013

Triple hit of Chevelle en route to Rock Band 3

Next week's update to the Rock Band Music Store will deliver three hit songs from Chevelle, "Send the Pain Below," "The Red" and "Face to Floor."  This is a band which I never connected with their music. Prior to today,...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:45 AM on 03.15.2013

Next week's Rock Band DLC features 'Jungle Boogie'

Three more songs are being added to the Rock Band Music Store next week and they're all special in their own way. "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang is the most important contribution to music of the bunch, but "Shout" b...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:15 PM on 03.08.2013

Dance Central's DLC is coming to an end as well

In a shocking turn of events, after 275 straight week of DLC, Harmonix announced that Rock Band would cease offering new content. Now, it seems as if its other major franchise, Dance Central, will be following suit "for ...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 03.04.2013

Dance Central 3 DLC adds Drake, Rihanna, and Fergie

This month, downloadable songs from Drake, Rihanna, and Fergie will be joining the Dance Central 3 library. It all starts tomorrow with Drake's "Take Care"; March 12 will see the release Rihanna's "Umbrella" and "SOS"; and on...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 02.18.2013

After 275 weeks, weekly Rock Band DLC ceases in April

After more than 4,000 songs released over the course of 275 consecutive weeks, weekly Rock Band downloadable content will cease on April 2, Harmonix announced today. Harmonix said the studio currently has "several" new titles...

Keith Swiader





9:00 PM on 01.26.2013

Aerosmith Greatest Dimension Pack hits Rock Band Tuesday

Boston's hometown heroes Aerosmith have a six-pack of tracks hitting Rock Band this coming Tuesday, January 29th. This is the first time the hard-rocking, blues-influenced band has graced the RB platform, and the first time t...

Ian Bonds

4:00 PM on 01.10.2013

Dance Central 3 goes 16-bit for its end credits

[In this guest blog written by Dance Central superfan David Nguyen, we're given a look at how he was able to go from cosplaying and creating some mash-up art for the fun of it to working with developer Harmonix on the pixel-...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 12.03.2012

Dance Central 3 gets Carly Rae Jepsenís 'Call Me Maybe'

I'm going to be straight with you on this blog post. I like Dance Central 3 and all (I got a copy for my niece for Christmas), and Carly Rae Jespen is great, but I really just posted this story to have another excuse to shar...

Dale North

6:30 PM on 11.21.2012

Carly Rae Jepsen, Marcy Playground en route to Rock Band

The only things next week's additions to the Rock Band Music Store have in common are the number of syllables in their titles and that there has been a time when both songs seemed utterly inescapable. Carly Rae Jepsen's...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 11.19.2012

Dance Central 3 gets 'Gangnam Style' and Usher tunes

Urrrrsherrrrr? Say his name correctly, you idiot! In the coming weeks you'll see a couple of fun track additions to Dance Central 3. The biggest of the bunch is PSY's "Gangnam Style," though you'll have to wait until November...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 11.16.2012

Rock Band DLC: NIN, DragonForce, Modern English

Harmonix has announced the next wave of songs being added to the Rock Band Music Store and there are some delightful tunes in there. As you may have surmised by the above video, Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" is on the way. ...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:00 PM on 10.26.2012

Yes, Dance Central 3 is getting 'Gangnam Style' as DLC

You had to have known that Psy's "Gangnam Style" was in the works for Dance Central 3. I'll be curious to see what society thinks of the song a decade from now, but for now, Harmonix is getting in on the sensation while the g...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 10.16.2012

Here's the full Dance Central 3 track list, crazy trailer

[Update: Check the ridiculous launch trailer!] Dance Central 3 is out today (and on Oct. 19 for our friends in Europe and Asia) for those that like to shake their ass in front of their televisions. Its songlist has been slow...

Dale North

7:45 PM on 10.15.2012

The DTOID Show: NYCC, Sleeping Dogs DLC, & CoD Elite

Today on The Destructoid Show, we do what we always do on The Destructoid Show: talk about video game news,  For starters, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be making CoD: Elite a free service, but will be offering a seaso...

Max Scoville



A look at Dance Central 3's SmartGlass companion app photo
A look at Dance Central 3's SmartGlass companion app
by Steven Hansen

I was having a hard time remembering whether or not Smart Glass is cool, because I feel like I haven’t been primed on the application since Microsoft’s E3 conference -- I’ve already forgotten most of the neat uses it was promised to have. Given how invested in the concept Microsoft seemed at the conference, I figured it’d be more prominently touted and already a part of the Xbox experience. After all, the company is getting better and better at pushing things that are not games on its platform.

During a Harmonix event last week, I was able to see how Smart Glass functionality works in concert with Dance Central 3 and was surprised to find it’s actually a useful augmentation to the embarrassingly fun Kinect savior.

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