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

Harmonix Should Make a Shooter, Says Expert

Fast Company, the business magazine read by movers and/or shakers, uncorked some outside-the-box advice for companies stuck in a rut. Harmonix Music Systems is on the list, it seems, because of stagnation in the music gaming genre, not necessarily because it's spinning its wheels, but whatever. They are being advised… » 10/20/11 7:40pm 10/20/11 7:40pm

Microsoft Takes a Shot at the Wii in Their Newest Dance Central 2 Ad

I've never totally gotten the appeal of Wii dancing games, though clearly there are a whole ton of Just Dance fans out there who disagree. This new ad for Harmonix's just-released Dance Central 2 takes a humorous dig at Wii games, and their obsolescence in the face of full motion-tracking. » 10/18/11 9:00pm 10/18/11 9:00pm

Should You Buy Dance Central 2? Yes

Last year, the people who made Guitar Hero and Rock Band made the best game for the Xbox 360's Kinect sensor, the hands-free dancing game Dance Central. We danced in front of it, one at a time, as it tracked and scored our moves. We loved it. A year later, we have a sequel that primarily adds simultaneous multiplayer.… » 10/14/11 1:40pm 10/14/11 1:40pm