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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,...

2011-04-12 07:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It is slowly getting warmer outside, but living room rock stars will be heating things up quickly this April with the announcement of three new downloadable Track Packs for Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock and the Guitar Hero® music library. Available now and featuring music from artists such as GRAMMY® Award nominees Paramore, alternative...

2011-01-11 07:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Packing a whole lot of rock into one single day, Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock is kicking off 2011 in a big way with ten new downloadable tracks for the Guitar Hero® music library. The January Mega Pack delivers Guitar Hero aficionados a full month of downloadable music in one shot and boasts an impressive collection of shredable hits from bands such Nine...

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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...

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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...

2010-10-26 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...

2010-10-20 16:16:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 confirmed that, as reported in USA Today, Billy Joel will bring his music exclusively to the Rock Band platform, among the first to be released as Rock Band(TM)3 downloadable content. "The addition of the keyboard made me interested in bringing my music to Rock Band," said Billy Joel. "The...

2010-10-13 15:19:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 13 /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 the legendary music of The Doors will be the first available for download in Rock Band 3 when the game launches Oct. 26 in North America and Oct. 29 in the rest of the world for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer...

2010-10-05 09:23:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It's official and ahead of schedule! Harmonix, the world's premier music video game developer, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), announced today that next week's downloadable content release of tracks from The Jimi Hendrix Experience's seminal album, Are You Experienced, will push the Rock Band(TM) platform past the 2,000-song milestone, with the classic song "Are You Experienced?" coming in at No. 2,000. More than 2,000...


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