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  • Disney Interactive and Harmonix unveil Fantasia: Music Evolved for Kinect on Xbox One, 360
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    Disney Interactive and Harmonix unveil Fantasia: Music Evolved for Kinect on Xbox One, 360

    By 4 June 2013

    The brains behind Rock Band have collaborated with Disney to develop a new motion-controlled game for Kinect on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Harmonix Music Systems, which also developed hit titles like Dance Central, unveiled the game on Tuesday with Disney...

  • E3 Quick Play: Dance Central 2
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    E3 Quick Play: Dance Central 2

    By 6 July 2011

    Dance Central rocked Kinect players, showing that video games don’t have to be lazy affairs on the sofa. Now as Dance Central 2 gets ready to be released in November 2011, we tracked down the energetic game at E3 in Los Angeles to find out whether you...

  • Dance Central - quick play preview
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    Dance Central - quick play preview

    By 22 June 2010

    How good a dancer do you think you are? No really? Enough to strut your stuff and have your entire body tracked and then rated and scored. Well if that sounds like your thing, then Dance Central is likely to be the game for you. We grabbed a hands-on...

  • Green Day Rock Band gets release date
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    Green Day Rock Band gets release date

    By 12 March 2010

    Harmonix may have just announced Rock Band 3, but before that arrives there's the small matter of Green Day Rock Band for the company to contend with. The title, which we first heard word of back in December, will be arriving on shelves on 8 June. That...

  • Rock Band 3 confirmed, due Christmas 2010
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    Rock Band 3 confirmed, due Christmas 2010

    By 10 March 2010

    Harmonix looks set to keep on expanding its Rock Band franchise, officially announcing Rock Band 3, which will be coming out in time for Christmas 2010. It'll be created by Harmonix, published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts. The company...

  • Harmonix denies Hendrix Rock Band rumours
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    Harmonix denies Hendrix Rock Band rumours

    By 19 February 2010

    Despite what you might have heard, Harmonix is not working on a Jimi Hendrix Rock Band title. Rumours have been creeping around for a few days, with a wide range of websites citing an interview in the LA Times with Hendrix's sister Janie. Janie was discussing...

  • Rock Band Network to enter public beta testing
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    Rock Band Network to enter public beta testing

    By 19 January 2010

    Harmonix has confirmed that the Rock Band Network will be opening up for beta access imminently. As previously reported on Pocket-lint, the service offers anyone the chance to upload music that they've created and make it purchasable in the Xbox 360 edition...

  • Green Day: Rock Band coming in 2010
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    Green Day: Rock Band coming in 2010

    By 14 December 2009

    MTV has confirmed that the followup to Beatles: Rock Band will be Green Day: Rock Band. The move follows hints that they'd get a full Rock Band game from singer Billie Joe Armstrong earlier in the year. A teaser trailer has been released by MTV, but appears...

  • The Beatles: Rock Band hits million milestone
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    The Beatles: Rock Band hits million milestone

    By 11 December 2009

    The Beatles: Rock Band has hit the milestone of 1 million sales across the globe. The music game, that follows the career of the Fab Four and lets players make-believe play Beatles tunes, was launched across the world on 09/09/09. "MTV Games and Harmonix...

  • Sgt. Pepper coming to The Beatles Rock Band
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    Sgt. Pepper coming to The Beatles Rock Band

    By 13 November 2009

    It was 2 months ago today, that Rock Band let us play, a truck load of Beatles songs, so that we could all sing along. Now may I introduce to you, the pack we've all wanted for years - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band! Yes, Harmonix and Apple Corps....

  • The Beatles Rock Band - Xbox 360   review
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    The Beatles Rock Band - Xbox 360 review

    By 6 November 2009

    Of all the bands that have a difficult relationship with digital music, The Beatles stand above AC/DC, Metallica and Pink Floyd as the most troublesome. Apple Corps has a long-standing dispute with EMI that prevents the Fab Four's music from being available...

  • The Who: Rock Band on the way
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    The Who: Rock Band on the way

    By 28 October 2009

    Roger Daltrey, the lead singer in The Who, has revealed that his band will be the stars of the next edition of the plastic-controller music series Rock Band. The singer confirmed the move to the Republican in an interview. Daltrey, when asked about Beatles:...

  • Rock Band gets ten-song Queen pack
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    Rock Band gets ten-song Queen pack

    By 5 October 2009

    Harmonix has announced a ten-song pack of downloadable content for Rock Band. The songs are all from one band - British rock legends Queen. The pack comprises of: Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, One Vision, Fat Bottomed Girls,...

  • The Beatles: Rock Band art work
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    The Beatles: Rock Band art work

    By 9 September 2009

    Today, as 09/09/09, sees the long-awaited launch of the The Beatles: Rock Band music-themed video game. To whet your appetite for the new title, here's a brief gallery of character art work and screen shots for the game. The Limited Edition Premium Bundle...

  • Ion Drum Rocker - First Look  review
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    Ion Drum Rocker - First Look review

    By 8 September 2009

    You've broken your foot pedal again, after stomping through "Ace of Spades" one too many times. Sellotape is holding up your green snare drum, and you're pining for your crash cymbal hits to actually feel like you're battering a sheet of metal. The Rock...

  • Rock Band to replace Karaoke, coming to a bar near you
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    Rock Band to replace Karaoke, coming to a bar near you

    By 31 August 2009

    Americans are about to get an alternative to singing "Your so Vain" and "American Pie" this September as Harmonix and MTV Games are hitting the road with Rock Band to promote the game. Encouraging bars to sign up across the USA, "Rock Band Bar Nights,"...

  • Harmonix says no to Beatles SingStar
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    Harmonix says no to Beatles SingStar

    By 20 August 2009

    Harmonix, the company behind The Beatles: Rock Band has issued a denial that the company is working on a SingStar version of the game. "MTV Games and Harmonix have the exclusive rights to create music games based on The Beatles per our exclusive partnership...

  • VIDEO: Man plays all four Rock Band instruments at once
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    VIDEO: Man plays all four Rock Band instruments at once

    By 28 July 2009

    You're going to want to see this. A chap called Alex has worked out how to get through the Ramones' Blitzkrieg Bop on Medium difficulty playing all four instruments himself. He doesn't honestly "rock" the song - the vocals are a little on the timid side...

  • Harmonix launches Rock Band Network
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    Harmonix launches Rock Band Network

    By 21 July 2009

    Harmonix has announced that it's launched "Rock Band Network", an attempt to get more content into the Rock Band franchise, to see off competition from Neversoft's Guitar Hero. The new service will let unsigned acts upload their songs to the Xbox Live...

  • Beatles Rock Band
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    Beatles Rock Band

    By 2 June 2009

    A whole new set of screenshots have been released for Beatles Rock Band, showing the group in various stages of their career. As Pocket-lint has previous reported, the game will be out on 09/09/09, and special edition bundles will be available that feature...

  • Paul McCartney's Rock Band bass revealed
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    Paul McCartney's Rock Band bass revealed

    By 12 May 2009

    As you know, The Beatles: Rock Band is on the horizon, and dated for the 9 September - less than 4 months away. As a result, we're starting to see more details coming out about the game, including all of the special edition controllers, which we've brought...

  • LEGO Rock Band announced
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    LEGO Rock Band announced

    By 21 April 2009

    A gaming mashup of mega proportions, it's been announced that the development of LEGO Rock Band is underway. Warner Bros and TT Games are joining forces with LEGO, Harmonix and MTV Games to merge the two popular video game franchises. Described as a "unique...

  • The Beatles: Rock Band special bundle revealed
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    The Beatles: Rock Band special bundle revealed

    By 17 April 2009

    A few more details and pricing for The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle have been revealed by Harmonix, MTV and EA. The bundle will include The Beatles: Rock Band game, a Hofner Bass controller, described as a large scale replica of the...

  • Instruments start to appear on Beatles Rock Band site
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    Instruments start to appear on Beatles Rock Band site

    By 25 March 2009

    We know that "The Beatles: Rock Band" will go on sale on 9 September 2009, but what's not known yet is full details of the game's content, including instruments to be included. Harmonix promised "a limited number of new hardware offerings modelled after...

  • Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock announced
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    Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock announced

    By 24 March 2009

    Harmonix has announced the Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock, a bundle of 20 more tracks to help you expand your Rock Band music library. Developed in the US for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii, the Track Pack will be compatible with both Rock Band and...