​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 12:35pm 2/17/14 12:35pm

PS3 Guitar Hero Drums Aren't Working in Rock Band

Since Guitar Hero: World Tour features a full set of instruments that are nearly identical to Rock Band's, Activision decided that it was time to take the high road » 10/28/08 1:59pm 10/28/08 1:59pm and make their PS3 hardware completely compatible with their competition. Great, right? Well it is, except for one minor catch: PS3 Guitar Hero drums are…

Exporting Songs From Rock Band 1 to Rock Band 2 Will Require Code, Five…

One of Rock Band 2's more thoughtful features is that you'll be able to export most of the tracks » 8/21/08 2:20pm 8/21/08 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…

After bickering » 8/18/08 3:00pm 8/18/08 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…

Band Geek Hero Shirts Proclaim You King of the Keytar

Guitarists may get all the chicks, but some of us loudly and proudly played less popular instruments and heck, we ought to get a chance to be a hero too! While I plead with Harmonix to include the noble Euphonium in their next music game, you other band geeks can show solidarity with your instrument of choice by… » 7/19/08 12:30pm 7/19/08 12:30pm

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 6:30pm 5/04/08 6:30pm

Rock Band Standalone Instruments Get Ship Dates, Price

The days of only being able to buy Rock Band instruments in a gigantic pack are about to come to an end as the creators just announced dates and pricing on their instruments. The drums will be $79 on February 12 and the guitar will be $59 on April 1. The PlayStation 3 version of the guitar will work on both PS3 and… » 1/24/08 6:00pm 1/24/08 6:00pm

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

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 3:10pm 12/14/07 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 8:40pm 12/12/07 8:40pm

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

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 11:44am 11/24/07 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 1:00pm 11/06/07 1:00pm

Rock Band Fender Stratocaster Rocks into View

Anyone who has played, or has been forced to play, Guitar Hero will be familiar with the idea of a guitar-shaped controller. If you enjoy said controller, chances are you've known for a while now that Harmonix's new game, Rock Band, is looking to up the ante by putting the player in control of a suite of instruments:… » 6/19/07 11:15am 6/19/07 11:15am