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  • Portal's "Still Alive" heading to Rock Band

    Portal nuts should be familiar with the end credit song, "Still Alive," sung by the defeated AI GLaDOS. Get ready to experience the song again, but not in Portal. At a party hosted by Portal developer Valve, it was revealed that "Still Alive" will be available as downloadable...

  • Harmonix ships stand-alone drum set to NA today

    Harmonix has passed on word that their stand-alone drum set will be shipping to retailers in North America today.  If you're north of America, however, you'll have to wait a couple extra weeks for them to arrive in Canadian retail stores, sorry, eh! This is good news for those of you who were ...

  • iTunes trying to cash in on Rock Band

    It seemed like it was only a matter of time before the music download king, iTunes, opened their library up to the cash cow that is Rock Band. With downloadable content bringing in millions of dollars from songs added to the Rock Band title alone, it was, frankly, inevitable that this decision was p...

  • Rock Band DLC news comes early

    As Monday is a holiday in the United States (President's Day for your information), the announcement of next Thursday's Rock Band downloadable content has come a little earlier than usual. Three songs will be available, priced at $1.99 a pop. El Scorcho fans, prepare to rejoice. The songs are as fol...

  • PaRappa dev: Music genre needs user-created content

    Masaya Matsuura, President of developer NanaOn-Sha (of PaRappa the Rapper fame) has suggested that the next logical step in evolving the videogame music genre is to introduce user-created content. Although the likes of the critically acclaimed Rock Band and Guitar Hero have relied on the strength...

  • Rock Band songs announced for Feb. 7

    What's better than downloadable content for quite possibly the best music based game of all time? It's actually quite simple - getting new content each week of course. With that in mind, the new songs for February 7 have been announced as the following: "Roam" by the B-52's ...

  • Rock Band standalone instruments almost on the way

    Between the Guitar Hero compatibility feud and the lack of standalone instruments, PS3 owners have had their share of uphill battles with Rock Band. Harmonix and EA hope that PS3 owners will be a bit more alleviated with the announcement of the release of Rock Band's standalone instruments as we...

  • Rock Band downloadable songs go multiplatinum

    One of the biggest achievements for a band is to have an album go "platinum", meaning that it has sold over 1 million copies since it's release. The team at Harmonix is celebrating this achievement after sales numbers reveal that its Rock Band title has reached multiplatinum status. In...

  • 3rd party Rock Band drums

    We’re sure it’s safe to say that a lot of people were dissatisfied with Rock Bands in-box drum-kit.  This is more than likely why Ion Audio has decided to create a 3rd party drum set that will not only rival the real thing, but add onto it with color-coded symbols as well. The demo...

  • Nyko introduces Rock Band/Guitar Hero peripheral

    First Harmonix claimed their music simulation title, Rock Band, was built on an open platform and could work well with any guitar peripheral on the market. Soon after, Activision quickly hit back stating that Harmonix was to blame for the incompatibility of the Rock Band & Guitar Hero guitars in...

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