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Someone played competitive ‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ with a ‘Rock Band’ piano

Forgoing a fight stick, one Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament competitor rigged a PS3 Rock Band piano controller to demonstrate his ridiculous skills. Somehow, he managed to finish as the top seed in his pool.
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Gaming accessory maker Mad Catz files for bankruptcy, seeks to liquidate assets

Mad Catz, a company that has produced video game peripherals for decades, has filed for bankruptcy and will liquidate all of its assets. The company recently partnered with Harmonix on Rock Band 4.
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Overcome stage fright: ‘Rock Band VR’ will let you join a virtual band in March

Harmonix announced that Rock Band VR, the game that will let Oculus Rift owners join the cartoon band of their dreams, is out soon. Players with a Rift headset and Oculus Touch controllers can pre-order it now.
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Rock Band VR will let fans play to virtual crowds on Oculus Rift in 2016

Harmonix and Oculus announce they've teamed up to create, Rock Band VR a virtual reality adaptation of the Rock Band music game series.
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Rock Band 4 nabs Van Halen, PS4-exclusive pre-order tracks

Harmonix announced that rock group Van Halen will headline its upcoming band simulation game Rock Band 4 with a playable version of its hit song Panama. Rock Band 4 will launch October 6, featuring playable guitar, percussion, and vocal…
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Rock Band 4’s setlist expands with St. Vincent, Dream Theater

The rhythm game maestros at developer Harmonix have announced a new batch of artists appearing in Rock Band 4, revealing that songs from Aerosmith, Paramore, Dream Theater, and St. Vincent will be playable at launch.
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Dust off your drumset: Harmonix readies Rock Band 4 after a half-decade hiatus

Harmonix confirms that Rock Band 4 is indeed in development, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The studio is targeting a 2015 release for the game, which won't be a yearly proposition any longer.
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Rock Band creator Harmonix responds to reports of a series revival

There's no official announcement of a Rock Band revival, but series creator Harmonix steps up to address the latest crop of rumors that suggest a new one is coming to PS4 and XB1.
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Breaking up the Rock Band: Harmonix sets the stage for reinvention

With Chroma, Harmonix is on the cusp of reinventing itself as a smaller, more agile studio committed to taking creative risks on projects built with less up-front investment and more involvement from players at an early stage.
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Harmonix shows more signs that it’s getting into adventure games

Harmonix spent eight years making video games about playing music on fake plastic instruments. Now it's doing something different, hiring new staff to make story-based adventures. It's newest team member is Zak McClendon, formerly of 2K…
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Harmonix heads into its post-Rock Band career with funding for three new games

Harmonix will begin its third life on the next generation of consoles. Just days before the studio is scheduled to release its last round of DLC for Rock Band, venture capital firm the Foundry Group announced it will back the company's…
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Rock Band goes on farewell tour before it stops releasing new songs in April 2013

There comes a time when a rocker has to hang up their plastic guitar and move on. Rock Band creator Harmonix announced that, come April 2nd, it will stop releasing new downloadable content for its music games, ending an astounding 275 week…
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Former Freedom Force, Rock Band creators unveil Dreadline, the first game at new studio Eerie Canal

Irrational and Harmonix's former lead programmer and lead artist get to work on Dreadline with their new studio Eerie Canal.
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Rock Band studio Harmonix hiring for motion-controlled action game on Xbox 720, PlayStation 4

Creators of the modern rhythm game start hiring for their first next-gen project, a motion-based combat game.
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Game over Guitar Hero: Rocksmith is the real guitar video game

Child-sized guitars and button mashing not quite doing it? Upgrade to Ubisoft's Rocksmith and learn how to actually play an instrument.
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Activision finally kills Guitar Hero

With customers no longer clamoring to get their hands on a plastic axe, Activision has decided to put the Guitar Hero franchise to rest.
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Study: Video games have positive effects on young girls

Digital dads will be happy to note that logging gaming time with their daughters isn’t just fun, it’s healthy, according to a new study.
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Viacom sells Rock Band maker Harmonix

Viacom has sold game maker Harmonix to investment company Columbus Nova...and the Rock Band and Dance Central franchises go with it.