Twitch and Harmonix Reveal Twitch Sings at TwitchCon

During TwitchCon today, both Harmonix and Twitch revealed a brand new interactive karaoke service called Twitch Sings The concept itself is pretty simplistic as the streamer will be able to basically do live karaoke on their feed with the lyrics and generic muzak versions of songs playing underneath, while the chat room will be challenging[...]

Harmonix Turns to NCSoft as Publisher of Its Next Multiplatform Title

Over the weekend, Harmonix announced that they would be entering a new strategic partnership for a multiplatform publishing deal with NCSoft The companies made the announcement official as Harmonix posted about it on their website, as it looks like NCSoft will publish their next game across multiple consoles What exactly that next game will be is[...]

Adding A Few More Beats As Dropmix Makes Two More Expansions

There are some different songs here and there, but essentially both packs are using the same library, just different samples of the same tunes.While by definition these are two totally new and different packs of music, there's no escaping the fact that it feels cheapened by the idea that Harmonix and Hasbro haven't made[...]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Which Games Should You Buy The Gamers In Your Life?

Sure, you can also get it for the Wii U, but why would you do that? Target happens to have the best price for the game at the moment at $56.99 USD. [caption id="attachment_750503" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit// Hasbro[/caption]If your gamer is into music and also a little bit quirky, they just might be the right person for Dropmix[...]

Adding Your Favorites To 'Dropmix' As We Review The Expansions

Behold as Harmonix have produced four expansion packs for the game that you can add to the game.Now there are two kinds of expansion packs for Dropmix The first is the Discover Pack which has five different cards of different genres that below to different suits They're very random and you need to buy all[...]

Several Layoffs At Harmonix Following The Release Of 'Dropmix'

A rather disappointing bit of news this weekend as it appears Harmonix has decided to clean house this week According to Gamasutra, 14 people have been laid off from the company following the release of Dropmix in an effort to "reduce our overhead and align our business with our current development slate.” Here's a snippet[...]

Battling Like A Pair Of Rad DJ's! We Review 'Dropmix'

This is a joint project between Harmonix (who you may know best as the minds behind the Rock Band series) and Hasbro as the publisher The game is set to be released on September 24th, but before then, Harmonix was kind enough to send me a review copy to check out and review I headed[...]

Endurance Mode Engaged: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Added To Rock Band 4

But you rarely hear it these days, because radio favors songs that only last 3-4 minutes long — while this track can fill a third of an hour in radio minutes.Harmonix has done an impressive job of keeping Rock Band 4 fans engaged by offering weekly DLC tracks that vary in style and artist while[...]

'Dropmix' Is Basically Making You A Fighting DJ

Hasbro and Harmonix had a little something special to show off at E3 this year in Dropmix, which kind of made me excited to get back into deck building games while still being a music fan The game is a combination of a five-card board along with a deck of cards, each of them containing[...]

Rock Band 4's Latest Wacky Crossovers? Mass Effect: Andromeda And Archer

Mass Effect gear will now be available in Rock Band 4 so you can live out your dream of being an interstellar rockstar marine. What do you mean that's oddly specific? Sure it is, but someone had to have had that dream or we wouldn't be getting the in-game items, now would we? I'm assuming someone […]

Rock Band VR Hits March 23rd

[caption id="attachment_607747" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Courtesy of The Verge[/caption]Harmonix revealed that Rock Band VR will be available on March 23rd for Oculus Rift Pre-orders are already available for the VR bundle on Amazon, probably ready to hit a Gamestop near you later today.The release date trailer features actual footage of the Rock Band VR gameplay, which[...]

The Games Industry Vs Trump

[caption id="attachment_606654" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: ABC News[/caption]Even now, a full week after President Donald Trump's anti-Immigration Executive Order, games companies are still coming out of the woodwork to tell us all about how they disagree with the order, ranging from moral grounds to abject interference with their employees lives.One of the latest companies to join the[...]

Rock Band 4 On PC Failed To Get Crowd Funded

The port of the game had followed the franchise around for a long time, and alas, Rock Band responded by trying to crowd fund the port on PC to the tune of 1.5 Million on crowd funding site Fig.Sadly, the campaign failed to materialize as Harmonix would have liked it seems The campaign has now[...]

Rock Band 4 To Add Psychonauts Costumes

In a Tweet, Harmonix revealed that Raz's flying helmet will be free in the Rock Shop There is also a t-shirt to go along with it.Coming in the #RockBand4 Jan update: this awesome Psychonauts helmet, free in the Rock Shop Thanks to @DoubleFine! pic.twitter.com/W2iXHprVeo — Rock Band (@RockBand) January 15, 2016This is super cute[...]

Rock Band VR Is Coming To The Oculus Rift

Although, I don't think many people would have guessed that the technology developer would be teaming up with Harmonix to make Rock Band VR.It was all announced with this little skit which shows the dev team, including Palmer Luckey training to be rockstars with DragonForce It also showed a tiny bit of footage of what[...]

Ampiltude Trailer Announces January Launch Date

The game, despite coming from Rock Band developer Harmonix, went through crowdfunding just barely making it's goal, but in the end its succes saw the revitalisation of a long lost series.Well, the game's journey is nearly over as this new trailer has hit and it confirms a January 5th release date on PSN This game[...]

Rock Band 4 Is Getting Free Fallout 4 Outfits

Fallout 4 is on everyone's lips right now. Most players are still waist deep in radiation exploring the Commonwealth and all she holds. However, if you are feeling like venturing to rocking out, you can soon take a little bit of Fallout with you. On December 8th, Vault 111 suits are being added to Rock […]

The SML Podcast – Talking With Four Members Of Rock Band's Harmonix!

By Joe Cammisa[audio: http://joecam.net/SML/SML-e139.mp3]Monday night is here and it's time for The SML Podcast - Episode 139: Sawrmonix here on Bleeding Cool!Last week may not have had an interview, but this week is jam packed as we have FOUR members of Harmonix joining the show!This week Kris is on a date and Pappy's got BootySplash, so[...]