MTV has always been at least a bit more in touch with the video game scene than most major cable TV stations. I mean heck, our EIC Stephen wrote for their video gaming site for a time!
Back in 2009, MTV (and G4) were very serious about airing a reality TV series called Game Street, about a couple of guys who ran a video game store. That's right. Not pregnant teenagers, not moronic party-goers, not suicidal stuntmen, just two guys, trying to make a living selling video games.
MTV is putting together a new reality TV series based on people who are living virtual lives. And not doing a very good job of it. While it'll feature people who use fake identities on sites like Facebook and eHarmony, the producers also want to feature gamers.
MTV has been active in encouraging younger voters to get to the polls for well over 20 years. In 1992 they brought the "Choose or Lose" campaign to the airwaves, and in the decades since they have frequently partnered with nonprofit Rock the Vote to air initiatives encouraging 18-24 year-old voters to get to the…
Someday, we may get The Daily Show: The Video Game or Spike TV Video Game Awards: The Game, thanks to the formation of 345 Games, the new video game arm of Comedy Central and Spike TV. The first two titles to come from that studio will be Deadliest Warrior: Legends and Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon, both for Xbox…
I haven't played guitar since university, and haven't done science since high school, so the particulars of this are lost on me. What I do know, though, is that rigging up a real electric guitar to play Rock Band is awesome.
The people who make Rock Band and the breakout Kinect dancing game Dance Central have been sold by MTV's parent company Viacom. But they can keep making sequels to those series, if they want to.
Dance Central is a dancing rhythm game from the folks who created Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Packed with an eclectic mix of music and dance moves from the artists, it hopes to redefine the way we play dance games.
In honor of the release of Rock Band's 2,000th song, Harmonix has released a handy widget that lets you browse the entire Rock Band library from inside a blog post. For instance, this one.
At last, your shame will end. At last, you will be able to tell your guitar-playing friends that you too can play guitar, well sorta, thanks to Rock Band 3's pro guitar mode. Plus, you will have learned guitar better.
With her latest album, Can't Be Tamed, hitting stores this week and a kick-off concert on Monday, Miley Cyrus sat down with MTV to talk about just how very rad Rock Band is now that it includes her music.
Rock Band 3 will, as expected, let you do something you've never been able to do in a Rock Band (or Guitar Hero) game before: play the keyboard.
Music games built around a single artist can be a tricky thing to plan for, because while you'll attract fans of that single artist, many others just won't give a toss. Especially, it seems, when that artist is Van Halen.
MTV's Rock Band Network, an ambitious program aimed at letting "anyone" upload a song to the game's store, will be launching tomorrow, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Did you watch the Video Music Awards last night?