Viacom Got a Smidge More Than $49.99 for Selling Rock Band Studio

When Viacom said vaya con dios to Rock Band and its studio, Harmonix, the price of sale was $49.99. Actual retail price of the tax writeoff they got to take? $115 million, with about half of that returned this year as a cash refund on past taxes. [Gamasutra] » 4/28/11 9:30pm 4/28/11 9:30pm

Rock Band Developer Sold For The Price Of A Copy Of Rock Band 3

A copy of the disc-only version of Rock Band 3 currently sells for $49.99 at GameStop. According to The Wall Street Journal's sources, that's exactly how much investment group Columbus Nova paid to take Harmonix off Viacom's hands. » 1/04/11 12:00pm 1/04/11 12:00pm

Rock Band Devs Getting $300 Million In Bonuses

It will be a very merry Christmas at the Rigopulos and Egozy households this year as the two Harmonix founders are about to have a December to remember — read: a new Lexus for the wife with obligatory gargantuan bow. In addition to rumored Jelly of the Month Club memberships, Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy have been… » 11/10/08 5:40pm 11/10/08 5:40pm