Posts Tagged ‘harmonix

16
Mar
11

Ubisoft attempts to resuscitate music gaming genre with Rocksmith

Just when you thought music gaming was dead in the water, Ubisoft announces a brand new title coming out this Fall for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that the developer thinks will revolutionize the genre. So what makes “Rocksmith” different? For starters, it’s a game that doesn’t come with a controller.

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06
Jan
11

Harmonix sold for the price of one of its games: $50

Harmonix Sold - playwisegaming.comLast month we reported that Harmonix was looking for a new home after parent company Viacom announced it would drop the game developer this year. Harmonix has now been sold to a private investment company for $49.99, the list price of its newest title, “Rock Band 3.”

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02
Dec
10

Homeless Harmonix: Where Are Music Games Headed?

Things just seem to keep getting worse for Harmonix. In November, parent company Viacom announced that it would be selling the game developer — most famous for its creation of the Rock Band franchise — as part of a larger plan to exit the video game industry.

This week, Electronic Arts, the distributor of Rock Band and a rumored potential buyer for Harmonix, disclosed that the developer is not on its list of potential acquisitions. Bloomberg reports that, according to EA chief executive officer John Riccitiello, “buying the Rock Band music video game franchise could make ‘theoretical’ sense, [but] it’s not the strategic direction his company is moving in.”

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