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Rock Band’s last downloadable song will be Don McLean’s “American Pie”

Rock Band’s last downloadable song will be Don McLean’s “American Pie”

Developer Harmonix announced last month that continued DLC content for Rock Band would be ending in April, and that time is slowly approaching, sadly. The developer has announced the last song to come off the Rock Band DLC assembly line, which will be Don McLean's 1971 classic "American Pie". The song will be available for download on April 2.

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Rock Band weekly DLC ending in April

Rock Band weekly DLC ending in April

It's a sad day for Rock Band junkies as developer Harmonix has announced that weekly DLC -- consisting of a few new songs that get released every week -- will end towards the beginning of April, with April 2 being the last week for Rock Band weekly DLC. The developer announced the news this morning and said that they're wanting to focus on other projects for the future.

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Harmonix hiring for next-gen, real-time combat game

Harmonix hiring for next-gen, real-time combat game

Well here's something we definitely weren't expecting to see today: Harmonix, the genius studio behind Rock Band and Guitar Hero, is apparently developing a real-time combat game for next generation consoles. A job ad on Gamasutra reveals as much, with Harmonix looking for a "Combat Designer to create real-time, single-player combat experiences for a brand new IP on next generation hardware." In other words, it would appear that Harmonix is ready to branch out from the rhythm genre.

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Dance Central 3 gets October release date

Dance Central 3 gets October release date

Today Microsoft and Harmonix announced the release date for Dance Central 3, saying that it will arrive in North America on October 16 and will be heading to Europe later that week on October 19. The game comes with over 40 on-disc tracks that you'll be able to dance along with, as well as a very odd story mode that sees players going back in time to learn famous dance moves from decades past. The crazy-sounding story mode has already garnered a few raised eyebrows from the Dance Central fanbase, but we imagine that most don't care and are just looking for another excuse to jump in front of TV and dance their butts off.

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Rock Band Blitz hits XBLA and PSN in August

Rock Band Blitz hits XBLA and PSN in August

Harmonix has announced that its downloadable Rock Band spin-off Rock Band Blitz will release on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network next month. PS3 owners will get it first, with the game releasing for PSN on August 28. Those playing on Xbox 360 will have to wait a day longer, as the XBLA version doesn't launch until the following day, August 29. Rock Band Blitz will cost $14.99 on PSN and 1200 MSP on Xbox Live Arcade.

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Harmonix Rock Band Blitz teased

Harmonix Rock Band Blitz teased

Yes, Rock Band is still alive and well! Well, it's alive at least. Harmonix is out to prove that it's still toiling away in its studios, creating the next evolution in music gaming goodness. However, the next chapter in the storied Rock Band saga won't be as expansive and massive as its predecessors. It will in fact be quite modest by comparison. It is a slight admission that Rock Band is not what it used to be.

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Harmonix game in the works for Xbox Live, PSN, and Facebook?

The guys at Harmonix are fairly occupied working on continuous downloadable content for Dance Central, but apparently there is something else in the works for the music game moguls. Brian Chan, who was the senior designer for Rock Band 3, has mentioned on his own public resume that he has begun working on a new Harmonix project, but nothing matching his description has yet been announced by the video game company.

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Harmonix Confirms They’ll Keep IP Rights to Rock Band and Dance Central

Harmonix Confirms They’ll Keep IP Rights to Rock Band and Dance Central

With the official announcement from Viacom and developer Harmonix that the two companies would be splitting up, and the latter would be considered an independent studio again, there was some confusion as to what the future of downloadable content (DLC) would look like for both games. We previously reported that Harmonix said that DLC for Rock Band would continue right on schedule, but there was some confusion as to whether that had anything to do with Viacom, or if it could change at any given moment. The developer has confirmed to Joystiq that they do indeed still own the IP rights for both games, and that everything is still up to them.

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Harmonix Officially Splits From Viacom, is Independent Once Again

Harmonix Officially Splits From Viacom, is Independent Once Again

It's been over a month since we first heard about the split between Harmonix and Viacom. With the help of investment company Columbus Nova, Harmonix is "returning to our roots as an independent and privately owned studio." For anyone who purchased a Rock Band title, as well as the recently released Dance Central, Harmonix has every intention of continuing to support those titles with future downloadable content (DLC).

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Rock Band coming to a bar near you

Rock Band coming to a bar near you

In my area, there is a Mexican restaurant on every corner and almost all of them have karaoke. You can’t go inside to eat on a weekend without someone singing very loudly and off tune to one song or another. I would never sing in front of a bunch of people, but I would play some Rock Band.

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Rock Band Country Track Pack announced

Rock Band Country Track Pack announced

Harmonix announced today that they will be releasing a new song update for their famous Rock Band game. The new addition is called the Rock Band Country Track Pack and it features 21 brand new songs to rock out to.

The new "Track Pack" will be available for all the major systems including PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Wii. It features the hits from numerous country artists including Shania Twain and more.

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Rock Band Unplugged for PSP leaks; Could cause PSP glitches

Rock Band Unplugged for PSP leaks; Could cause PSP glitches

Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP has leaked, three weeks ahead of the game's official release.  Already to be found on popular torrent sites, the Harmonix title has already been downloaded almost fourteen thousand time according to just one metric.  However, some users are reporting serious issues when playing the illegally-obtained game.

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