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Archive for the ‘Harmonix’ Category

Rock Band Releases Jonathan Coulton’s “Still Alive” For Free

March 31, 2008

  That’s right…JoCo’s Still Alive is now playable in Rock Band.  Not only that, but it’s being offered for free. As if Rock Band’s rep needed a boost from it’s already lofty state.  For those of you who don’t know, “Still Alive” is the theme song/ending song of last year’s surprise hit, Portal.  Jonathan Coulton […]

Mario Kart Wii details, and Darth Vader is Playable in Force Unleashed

February 6, 2008

  Against my better judgment, I bought the B-52’s “Roam” for Rock Band yesterday, primarily on the principle that fthe emale vocalist is severely underrepresented in the game, and a kitchy, poppy 80’s tune will come in handy someday.  The song would seem to belong more to a track list in a Sing Star game, but for […]

Rock Band Coming to Wii–March DLC Announced as well

February 1, 2008

No release date yet, but an official confirmation for you Wii owners that you will be able to get Rock Band come holiday 2009.  From the articleat IGN: Riccitiello mentioned the game at the end of the call’s question-and-answer session. There was no release date given, but Riccitiello referred to the “coming launch” of a […]

Rock Band DLC Content Leaked–Includes Oasis

January 17, 2008

  Someone at Harmonix let slip the rest of January’s DLC content (to our benefit), and it includes an Oasis three song pack.  Pretty sweet!  There’s also some more Coheed and Cambria and a second Smashing Pumpkins Track, all in the next two weeks.  Looks like I’m going to be pretty busy. Week of January […]

Rock Band Drumming Tips

January 11, 2008

  For those of you who own Rock Band, you know that by far the most challenging instrument to learn is the drums.  It requires most of the basic suite of skills that a real drummer would need, including good hand/foot technique and limb independence.  In my virtual band, the Danielle Monday (Dave and Danielle are […]

Rock Band Questions Answered

December 18, 2007

  Apparently I’m not the only one with nitpicking questions for Harmonix.  The guys over at Multiplayer sat down (via email) with Harmonix Senior Designer Dan Teasdale–who I got a chance to meet at PAX–to talk through not the huge issues that have made new recently (my third guitar is still working *crosses fingers*) but those little […]