Rock Band Blitz Gives an Encore Performance Starting on Aug 28

Before Harmonix brought plastic guitars to your living room, it made a few different music games entirely. Some PlayStation 2 owners fondly remember FreQuency and Amplitude as two of the more unique music experiences available in gaming. While no sequels look likely for those games anytime soon, Harmonix has a few tricks up its sleeve… Continue reading

Harmonix and Rock Band are 100 Million Downloads Strong

When we last left Harmonix they had been sold off by Viacom (MTV) and become and independent studio once again. The rhythm game genre has also seen the temporary death of Guitar Hero, so naturally the future of Rock Band has been in question. Especially considering that Rock Band 3 is currently budget priced even… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Sony Promotes Hacking

The music games genre continued to take a beating this week with lots of layoffs and the death of the lesser franchise, and Sony finally (and unremarkably) reveals their “PlayStation Phone.” Cole reminds us that while the children are important, not every games is necessarily intended for them. Every day we are on the look out for… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Steam is an Enabler

Every day we are on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry. Some make it on the site as headlines, and the articles that just miss the cut end up in the Shiny Objects feed which can be viewed here (or on the sidebar of the site) and subscribed to here. Every Monday… Continue reading

Harmonix Goes Indie All Over Again

Harmonix, makers of small indie games like Dance Central and Rock Band 3,  is no longer owned my Viacom. Columbus Nova, an investment firm with over $2.0 billion in assets, has decided to purchase the developer. The one man dance party known as John Drake, went to the Rock Band forums to announce the deal:… Continue reading

Dance Central Review: Cranking That Poker Face

I HATE working out.  I don’t have a problem with actively participating in NOT working out.  Why?  Because the term “working out” bores me out of my mind.  The thought of running with no purpose or going to a gym and touching gym equipment that HUNDREDS of sweaty, smelly people before me have touched, only… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Save the Music (Games)

Every day we are on the look out for the most interesting news items in the gaming industry. Some make it on the site as headlines, and the articles that just miss the cut end up in the Shiny Objects feed which can be viewed here (or on the sidebar of the site) and subscribed to here. Every Monday… Continue reading

Just Add Music Games: Rock Band 3, Def Jam Rapstar, and DJ Hero 2

There are two sides to my love of music gaming experiences. It’s no secret that on my own I’m just a huge fan of them in general. The rest of my enjoyment comes from introducing these games to others and gauging their reactions. Ever since I ran Rock Band nights at a local bar (RIP… Continue reading