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PaRappa on PS4
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I'm glad I got PaRappa the Rapper 2 on PS4

PaRappa the Rapper 2 holds up so well! As you might have seen, the PlayStation 2 rhythm game became available this week on PS4. It's a classic tale about a rapping dog with a lifetime supply of noodles who really just wants a good burger, d...   read

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The Bit.Trip review
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Review: The Bit.Trip

The Bit.Trip series holds a special place in my heart. With a wonderful blend of rhythm-based mechanics and arcade-style gameplay spanning various genres, the games are easy to pick up, quick to fall in love with, and yet incredibly difficu...   read

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Rock Band 4
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Brutal Mode is the best thing to happen to Rock Band in years

Harmonix rolled out an update for Rock Band 4 earlier this week that included a whole bunch of unexpected additions. It's impressive in its scope. A lot of the changes were meant to make Rock Band 4 feel more like a complete game ...   read

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PS2 games on PS4

PaRappa the Rapper 2 hits PS4 next week

Sony has begun selling PlayStation 2 games on PlayStation 4 with Trophies and 1080p support. After that initial batch of titles, PaRappa the Rapper 2 is up next. It'll be available on Tuesday. It's unknown exactly how much this will cost --...   read

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Rez Infinite
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Rez Infinite coming to PlayStation VR

See that nuts, Daft Punk style light up suit in the grainy stream footage screenshots? That's Rez's Tetsuya Mizuguchi playing Rez Infinite, which just announced for PS4 and PlayStation VR. I will be sick everywhere and it will be great. (I...   read

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Rock Band 4's newest mode gets harder as you get better

As a part of the December 8 update to Rock Band 4, the game's most adept and hardcore players will get a new challenge that requires their finely honed skill set. Harmonix is introducing Brutal Mode to the game, a variation on standard Roc...   read

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Rock Band VR
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Harmonix is doing Rock Band VR for Oculus Rift

As announced this evening during Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards, Harmonix and Oculus are partnering for Rock Band VR. A rough clip with first-person footage of a player holding a guitar was shown, as well as a bit between Oculus founder P...   read

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Amplitude set to release on January 5 for PS4

It has been a bit of a wait for Amplitude, Harmonix's 2014 Kickstarter success. It was originally slated for release in March of 2015, but was pushed back a few times to January of 2016. Still, a year is nothing if you consider the last gam...   read

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Activision reveals crowd-sourced music video results for Guitar Hero Live

I'm generally not a fan of lip-sync videos, but it looks like Activision managed to round up quite a few people into their newest scheme for Guitar Hero Live. The gist is that people are tasked with creating a video for Ed Sheeran's "Sing,"...   read

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Review: Superbeat: Xonic

I've been playing rhythm games since they exploded onto the scene with PaRappa the Rapper in 1997, and having nearly played at least one title of every rhythm game series released I can easily say Superbeat: Xonic is top tier. But be forewa...   read

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Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X will arrive in March in Japan

The Hatsune Miku machine isn't stopping anytime soon. Sega has just announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X will arrive on March 24, 2016 in Japan, exclusively for the Vita. An Aime card (arcade transfer accessory) is included...   read

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Fallout Band 4
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Look like a wasteland warrior when Fallout 4 invades Rock Band 4

If you fancy yourself a living room faux-musician, this is probably the closest you'll ever get to looking like a Fall Out Boy. Harmonix has collaborated with Bethesda to add free Fallout 4 Vault-111 jumpsuits to the Rock Band 4 ...   read

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Guitar Hero TV

Guitar Hero TV is getting 34 new songs this week

At this point, Guitar Hero Live's GHTV function will have 300 songs to choose from this weekend, with 34 new tracks dropping tomorrow. The full list is below, but the obvious highlights include Judas Priest, Tenacious D, Huey Lewis and the ...   read

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Rock Band 4

There's a ton of stuff coming to Rock Band 4 in December, including Rock Band 3

Rock Band 4 launched in a state that felt kind of bare bones. Several features were cut from past games in favor of just getting you to simulate playing music in your living room again. A lot of that's getting added after the fact in a...   read

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Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero Live adds another live rock concert this week

One of the coolest things about Guitar Hero Live's GHTV element is that Activision, in the near future at least, is keen on supporting it with constant new content. That includes 70 new songs by the end of the year, and updated live concert...   read

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Guitar Hero TV adds Iggy Pop and White Stripes this week

I'm surprised at how much I'm still playing Guitar Hero Live. It's really easy for me to boot up the TV function and just play random songs, which cycle in new tracks on a constant basis. I have over a hundred "free plays" and I rarely use ...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live is adding 70 new songs to GHTV by the end of the year

Guitar Hero Live was a pleasant surprise. After Activision milked that cow for so long, I didn't think it could introduce one of the freshest rhythm games in years, but it did. But this is just the start for Guitar Hero TV (GHTV), the ...   read

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PlayStation 4 exclusive
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PlayStation 4 enabling DJs with Avicii music rhythm game Vector

In 2015, 1 out of 3 humans are DJs. This has led to global gridlock as necessary goods and services plummet under insistence that, "you should come see my set." The population rate is in decline, too, as more men become DJs; while a small ...   read

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Rock Band 4

Rock Band 3 tracks should be playable in Rock Band 4 by end of year

People who played Rock Band 3 can expect their Rock Band 4 library to grow significantly in the coming months. Since Rock Band 4's October 6 launch, Harmonix has been at work trying to bring old content onto the new platforms. The...   read

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Guitar Hero Live
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Review: Guitar Hero Live

As I've said many times in the past, I was a Guitar Hero man all the way up until I first laid eyes on that beautiful keyboard for Rock Band 3. The Hero series was stale, iterating annually (sometimes multiple times in a year), an...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

You will know (and love) most of Guitar Hero Live's newest songs

You know what they say about saving the best for last. Well, I guess they just say to do it. It's a good idea. Then everyone's like "Wow, we doubted you, but some real nice stuff happened at the end." That's Guitar Hero Live's legacy for th...   read

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Rock Band 4

Here's how to turn off Rock Band 4's Freestyle guitar solos

Rock Band 4, largely the Rock Band that you already know and maybe love, has one big change from previous games. That is the Freestyle guitar solo. Its intent is to break away from the traditional and sometimes very tough scripted solo...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live developers muse on the toughest songs in the game

With Guitar Hero Live only a few weeks away, developer Freestyle Games is sharing its opinions on the most difficult songs in the game, to give players a heads-up of sorts. Said list includes "Hangar 18" (Megadeth), "Cry of Achilles" (...   read

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Guitar Hero Live
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James Franco and Lenny Kravitz touch butts in Guitar Hero Live trailer

Activision is pretty good at getting celebrities to do comical commercials, and their latest bit involves James Franco and Lenny Kravitz promoting Guitar Hero Live. It showcases the live crowd aspect, which can boo you if you're doing terri...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live is approaching DLC in a fairly controversial way

FreeStyleGames, the developer of Guitar Hero Live, has posted its plans for the Guitar Hero TV (GHTV) portion of the game, and it's intriguing to say the least. Basically, instead of buying songs piecemeal for $2 or so, you're going to be s...   read

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