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Review: Rock Band Rivals

Ever since the announcement of Rock Band 4, Harmonix has held steady in its assertion that we shouldn't expect Rock Band 5 in a few years' time. Rock Band 4 is a platform now, not a sequel that's meant to lead to yet another seque...   read


Rock Band 4 is getting some more songs that hardly qualify as rock

I can honestly say that is has been a long time since I've bought anything Rock Band related. The game was practically my life during college and I didn't start to wane in interest until around 2011. Rock Band 3 really did have everything I...   read


Rock Band VR has completely changed, now it's style over skill

The last time we saw Rock Band VR, the best summary of the experience was a simple "Well, it's Rock Band, but in VR." Six months later, that's no longer the case. Not even close, actually. Harmonix has completely reworked the game, to the p...   read

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Rock Band 4

Harmonix: Rock Band 4 bundles were too expensive

Rock Band developer Harmonix has two very obvious goals in mind for the release of the Rivals expansion in October. On one hand, it wants to give existing customers something new, a reason to keep playing the game. On the other hand -- and ...   read

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Rock Band 4
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Rock Band Rivals' best feature is a VH1 Behind the Music-style mockumentary

Around the reveal of Rock Band 4 in the spring of 2015, developer Harmonix assured us that Rock Band 4 wouldn't just be the game before Rock Band 5 and Rock Band 6. Instead, Harmonix was taking a more dedicated approach to th...   read

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Rock Band 4

How the new Ghostbusters movie almost possibly delayed Rock Band 4

Most every video game goes through some degree of turmoil en route to becoming a finished product. Creative changes, financial woes, conflict with the publisher -- these are all examples of common issues that might cause strain on the devel...   read

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Ugly new foldable Rock Band 4 guitar for $69, new DLC bundles

[Update: The pricing is $30 for the expansion, $70 for the Guitar, $90 for the guitar and game, or $200 for the guitar, game, and drums] Details about Rock Band 4's multiplayer are still vague, but the company offered a softball update with...   read

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Harmonix deal
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Rock Band wraps up Fender for another decade

Fender is going to be the signature look of Rock Band for a long time to come. If Harmonix is still pumping out Rock Band games 10 years from now, it'll be a Fender-styled plastic instrument hanging around your neck. In a press r...   read

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Mad Catz

Rock Band 4 basically capsized Mad Catz

Mad Catz is in dire straits. Citing "Rock Band 4-related challenges," the company has suffered a $11.6 million loss in their fiscal year, which is down from a $4.7 million profit from their last fiscal year. Staggeringly, Mad Catz will have...   read

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Rock Band 4
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Rock Band 4's getting online multiplayer this year

[Update: In a blog post on the official Harmonix website, it has been confirmed that online multiplayer is a feature that will be included in the expansion pack, and not as a separate update. In other words, if you want to play online, you...   read


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This is our last chance to get The Beatles: Rock Band's DLC songs

Harmonix has passed along word that come Thursday, May 5, the DLC tracks for The Beatles: Rock Band will no longer be available for purchase from the store. I sure hope you see this in time! "All You Need Is Love" "Because" "Her Majesty" "...   read

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RB4 campaign failed

Rock Band 4 crowdfunding campaign fails

In what may or may not be a surprise depending on your perspective, the PC version of Rock Band 4 isn't going to happen. The crowdfunding campaign, held on the investment-based Fig platform, failed to meet its goal. In total, the campaign o...   read

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Rock Band

Harmonix offers every available song in Rock Band on PC for $2,500

This news story is only for those who are among the most dedicated to their career as world's greatest fake cover band. If having access to every song in the Rock Band catalog and having access to 25 fewer Benjamins appeals to you...   read

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Rock Band VR
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Rock Band in VR is the best way to play alone

Faux-rocking in the living room has been a wildly popular pastime over the years, as Harmonix married the rhythm and party genres with Rock Band. So many people have fond memories of the franchise partly because they enjoy playing musician,...   read

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Rock Band

Harmonix drops Mad Catz as Rock Band 4's co-publisher

Last spring, little more than one year ago today, it was announced that Rock Band 4 was happening and that Mad Catz would co-publish the game alongside Harmonix. Mad Catz would be responsible for manufacturing the hardware, Harmonix wo...   read

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Rock Band 4 crowdfunding
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Harmonix kicks off crowdfunding campaign for...Rock Band 4?

We all knew Harmonix didn't strike gold with Rock Band 4 sales-wise, but this is something else. The publisher has announced a FIG crowdfunding campaign for Rock Band 4, which will apparently benefit the core game as a platform and fund a P...   read

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Oh really?
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Uh, those logos look awfully familiar, UCLA School of Law

Listen, I'm no attorney. I don't have a J.D. and I haven't passed the bar. But, I have played entirely too much Rock Band in my life -- enough to recognize four distinct logos. That's why, not-attorney as I may be, it doesn't seem righ...   read

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Mad Catz

Mad Catz to lay off over a third of staff

Over a third of Mad Catz staff will be let go by the end of April 2017. Following missed financial targets, the hardware company is expected to save $5 million by cutting 37% of staff. Despite having its second-highest quarter to date (a 11...   read

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Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4 adds 'Get Lucky,' tons of fixes with February update

Harmonix has just dropped a rather large update on Rock Band 4, which fixes a number of issues that were plaguing the game. It's that one -- the one that wipes the leaderboards clean due to exploits -- so be prepared to start over! There's ...   read

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I would gladly trade a Rock Band 4 set for a puppy

The prospect of puppies has an undeniable power. Earlier this week, professional hockey player Bobby Ryan scored a goal in a game, earning these two kids a new pup. Not to be outdone, the next day another hockey player netted three goals, w...   read

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Xbox One

Xbox One owners can now download Rock Band 1 tracks in Rock Band 4

Earlier this month Harmonix flipped the switch that allowed PS4 players to import the original Rock Band into the newly released Rock Band 4 -- but it left Xbox One owners hanging until an undisclosed date. But the publisher announced ...   read

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Rock Band 4

You can now import the original Rock Band into Rock Band 4

Harmonix is making good on its promise to get you more legacy tracks in Rock Band 4, and that includes the original game. Although the Xbox One import has been delayed a bit, PS4 owners can log on now and go to the Export tab to get their s...   read

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Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4 to wipe leaderboards due to 'gnarly bug'

I enjoyed Rock Band 4 for the most part, but that game shipped with a few issues that weren't discovered or sorted out until after launch. Mostly relating to physical instrument troubles, but there was another bug that folks found that...   read

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Rock Band 3

Here's how to bring Rock Band 3's tracks into 4

Harmonix has finally added in the ability to bring over every track from Rock Band 3 into the newest iteration. Yep, that's every track, and despite the import licensing issues in the past, all 83 songs are good to go. Provided that yo...   read

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Rock Band 4

Harmonix: 'We're not yet sure where online multiplayer fits in our roadmap' for Rock Band 4

Harmonix has confirmed that while online multiplayer is "very much on the table" for Rock Band 4, it's not yet clear on "where it fits in our roadmap." "Online multiplayer is a part of a much bigger conversation. We know it’s at the t...   read

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