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2014-08-19 08:27:11

Fans To Receive Three New Playable Songs Including "Let It Go" from Two-Time Academy Award® Winning Animated Feature Film, "Frozen" BURBANK, Calif., August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney Interactive and Harmonix today announced a pre-order bonus for the award-winning musical motion video game, "Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/137009 Now through October 20, 2014, fans who pre-order the game from participating retailers will receive a song bundle...

2014-06-06 08:24:08

Experience All-New City Realm and the Game's Narrative Plus Playable Songs from Drake, The Who, and others in Disney Interactive & Microsoft Booths at E3 BURBANK, Calif., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney Interactive and Harmonix today announce the official release date for the award-winning music and motion video game, "Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved," along with new content to be revealed at this year's E3. The breakthrough musical motion video game inspired by Disney's classic animated...

2013-03-26 23:00:37

Special savings for pest management professionals effective through June 30. Research Triangle Park, N.C. (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has announced the registration and special savings of $6 per case or $1 per eight ounce bottle on its new, botanical insecticide, Harmonix Insect Spray, now through June 30, 2013. As Bayer´s first botanical solution in the naturals category, Harmonix Insect Spray provides high-impact results with...

2011-12-14 11:00:00

Alex Rigopulos, CEO of Harmonix Music Systems, the company that develops the Rock Band video game, backs Rock Vibe on Kickstarter. If Rock Vibe reaches its funding goal of $32,000 by January 20, 2012, the game will be fully developed and donated to organizations that work with blind children. Mountain View, California (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 Rock Vibe, an accessible rhythm game for blind and sighted gamers, launched its campaign on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter on November 21,...

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2010-12-24 07:10:00

Harmonix Music Systems, the developer behind the Rock Band franchise, has been sold by owner Viacom Inc, to the investment firm Columbus Nova and earned an estimated $200 million in the deal, ending a failed venture in the lucrative video game business. Analysts have questioned the value of Rock Band for some time, especially for a company better known for cable networks MTV and Nickelodeon and film company Paramount Pictures. Viacom said in November it would be selling the video game...

2010-12-23 10:49:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) announced today that it has sold Harmonix Music Systems to Harmonix-SBE Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Columbus Nova, LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Viacom announced its intention to sell Harmonix, the leading maker of music-based games including the Rock Band music video game franchise, in November. About Columbus Nova Founded in 2000, Columbus Nova ("CN") is a...

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2010-11-11 14:45:00

Viacom is planning on selling its Harmonix video game development company, which is the creator of the Rock Band franchise. Analysts have questioned the value of the Rock Band franchise for a company known for its cable networks MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. "The decision to sell Rock Band is welcome news," Christopher Marangi, an analyst at Gabelli & Co told Reuters on Thursday. "The franchise has been a disappointment and a drag on earnings." Viacom Chief Executive Philippe...

2010-11-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmonix, the world's premier music video game developer, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Microsoft, today announced that Dance Central(TM), the first controller-free, body-tracking, fully immersive dance video game, is available today in North America, exclusively for Kinect(TM) for Xbox 360®. Joining MTV Games and Microsoft at a Dance Central launch celebration...

2010-10-26 09:17:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmonix, the world's premier music video game developer, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced that Rock Band(TM)3, the next generation in the ultimate social and interactive music gaming platform, is available today in North America and will be available Oct. 29 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from...

2010-10-25 13:28:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Raising the bar once again for interactive music games with the addition of groundbreaking new features that include keyboards, vocal harmonies and Rock Band Pro Mode, Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., the world's premier music video game developer, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today proudly announced that Imagine, the timeless album from John Lennon, will be among the first albums released as Rock Band(TM) 3...


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