​The Creators of Rock Band Are Making A Musical First-Person Shooter

Are you in the mood for a very different kind of multiplayer first-person shooter? How about one in which the arena you're in morphs to the music that's playing, where your machine gun makes music, where your grenades only blow up on the downbeats and the missiles you fire will keep stalking your enemy as long as you… »2/17/14 12:35pm2/17/14 12:35pm

Exporting Songs From Rock Band 1 to Rock Band 2 Will Require Code, Five Bucks, HDD Space

One of Rock Band 2's more thoughtful features is that you'll be able to export most of the tracks »8/21/08 2:20pm8/21/08 2:20pm from your Rock Band 1 disc to play in Rock Band 2 on the Xbox 360 (DLC works with it automatically). Harmonix has just dropped some of the details on how you'll make this happen. It's easy, and it'll cost you about $5…

Rock Band and Guitar Hero Instruments Will Finally Play Nice Together on PS3

After bickering »8/18/08 3:00pm8/18/08 3:00pm between Activision and Harmonix meant Guitar Hero's guitars with Rock Band on the PS3 ('cause for Harmonix to release the patch), Sony has grabbed them both firmly by the nuts and said "everybody's instruments must work with everybody's games." This means that Guitar Hero: World Tour's —guitars and…

Rock Band Bot Can Get 100% On Expert Song, But You Still Suck

Robotics maker Mark Single hooked up a Rock Band guitar to Christmas light show software and scored 100% on Green Grass and High Tides on Expert, one of the hardest songs in the game. He's detailed how he did it so you n00bs can try your hand at it too. I've never really understood the point of modding a game to… »5/04/08 6:30pm5/04/08 6:30pm

Activision Calls Harmonix a Punk, Says They Were "Misleading" About Blocked Patch

All the back and forth between Activision and Harmonix, it's starting to look like Poison vs. Motley Crue or Sammy Hagar vs. David Lee Roth or something. Today, Sammy (Activision) said that MTV Games/Viacom shot down a deal to use Guitar Hero's guitars with Rock Band—it wasn't just Activision throwing a bitch fit.… »12/14/07 3:10pm12/14/07 3:10pm

Activision Roadblocks GHIII Guitar Support for PS3 Rock Band

The magical patch from Harmonix that was going to give Rock Band on the PS3 some sweet compatibility with Guitar Hero III's guitar has been cockblocked by Activision. It was ready to go on Dec. 4, but Activision threw its hands (and probably lawyers) up in the air, so the patch is in limbo. Harmonix, on the other… »12/12/07 8:40pm12/12/07 8:40pm

Two Videos of Rock Band Drums Working on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 (Verdict: PS3 Is Cakewalk)

Glory be to USB. Because just days after Rock Band's release, hardware enthusiasts have gotten the Xbox 360 and PS3 drum kits working on PC. But the methodology for each is different. The Xbox 360 version appears to work by making the drum kit become recognized as the already PC-supported Xbox 360 controller. It's not… »11/24/07 11:44am11/24/07 11:44am

Harmonix iPod Guitar Hero Game Lets You Use Your Own Music

Not content to dominate living rooms with their upcoming Rock Band music title, Harmonix has made a Guitar Hero-esque iPod game called Phase that can take your own music and lay down a rhythm game on top. The game costs $5 and needs the iTunes 7.5 update we told you about earlier. Although you may be tempted to smash… »11/06/07 1:00pm11/06/07 1:00pm