Hey, I Just Hacked You, and That Sounds Crazy, but RockBand.com is…

Hackers appear to have struck RockBand.com and DanceCentral.com right as the games' maker, Harmonix ended a 281-week run of offering new songs to both rhythm games. While that may seem late to the party to some, to others, closing down a service might be a great time to harvest user names and passwords and try using… » 4/06/13 3:00pm 4/06/13 3:00pm

Watch as This Cool Heart Monitor Hack Makes “Call Me Maybe” Sound Even …

Look, at this point, the only thing that Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous pop hit is good for is experimentation. And, whether you love or hate "Call Me Maybe," you've got to admire what programmer Ryan Challinor—who works at Dance Central and Rock Band developer Harmonix—does to the song. » 11/16/12 11:00am 11/16/12 11:00am

On Playing Dance Central 2 While Male

Recently my friend, who for this article we'll call "Dan," was over at my apartment for beers and video games. We'd gone through most of the big fall releases—I showed him some craziness from Saints Row: The Third, got across the gist of Catherine, and played some (shockingly fun) split-screen Modern Warfare 3 spec-ops.… » 1/13/12 8:00pm 1/13/12 8:00pm

Dancing Games Hit Their Stride, Show Huge Growth in Sales

The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at the October NPD numbers, which show that dancing games like Just Dance 3 and Dance Central 2 have grown in sales 326% over last year. That far outpaces the next nearest fastest-growing genre, fighting games, which grew just 33% over the same period of time. » 11/29/11 9:00pm 11/29/11 9:00pm

Harmonix Isn't Doing Too Bad (For Not Making Shooters)

A couple of weeks ago, Dance Central and Rock Band studio Harmonix was being advised—by someone from the company that sold it off—to make "the world's first immersive shoot-'em-up," using Kinect. Today, the firm reported it is doing juuuuust fine by sticking to the rhythm genre. » 11/03/11 9:00pm 11/03/11 9:00pm