Music mashup creators work long and hard stripping down popular songs into their component elements and then weaving them together into compelling new tracks. Dropmix, the new mobile-connect game from Hasbro and Harmonix, makes this as easy as shuffling cards.
Coming this September to whichever stores will have it, Dropmix is a collaboration between toy maker Hasbro and music game masters Harmonix that sees players using cards placed on a game board to create unique mixes of licensed music via connected mobile device. Huh.
Harmonix’s latest crowdfunding attempt didn’t get anywhere close to fully funded, making it unclear if Rock Band 4 will ever come to the PC.
The new Amplitude isn’t an evolution of the track-mixing music gameplay that made the original and its predecessor, Frequency, so popular with rhythm game fans. It’s almost exactly the same, and that’s perfect.
Rock Band 4’s big December update drops tomorrow, continuing the game’s slow march from bare bones to full-featured band game. Among this month’s additions are score challenge features, full-combo recognition and a nightmare called “Brutal Mode.”
In the cut-throat music industry, you’ve gotta do anything you can to stay ahead of the curve. So it is with the plastic music industry, too.
It’s a good time for Rock Band 4 (as made famous by Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Rock Band 3, LEGO Rock Band, The Beatles: Rock Band and Green Day: Rock Band.)
This magnificent Rock Band 4 vocals performance is brought to you by my children, Seamus and Archer, who made me sing every song on the tracklist alphabetically in order until falling asleep to “Dead Black (Heart of Ice).”
Warning: Rock Band 4 may cause a person to sing Scandal’s “The Warrior” with an external mic active, upload the resulting video to the internet and post it on Kotaku along with their initial impressions of the game. I’m so sorry.
The next generation of Rock Band launches October 6, and instrument bundles now up for preorder—$130 for the guitar and $250 for guitar, mic and drums. Sounds like a good time to hunt for used instruments!
Rock Band 4 is coming out on October 6th. It’s got freestyle guitar solos, which let you make your own cool “reeeeer” and “waaaaah” sounds even if you’ve never touched an actual guitar and/or do not have a mouth.
Between flood damage and the inconvenience of moving dust-collecting plastic instruments to a new home on short notice, every piece of Rock Band or Guitar Hero equipment I once owned has been trashed, save one. Oh yeah, Baby and I are ready for Rock Band 4.
It's been rumored for a long time now, but today the news is finally official: Rock Band is coming back.
Everyone's gonna have to wait a few more months for Harmonix to bring back Amplitude, as the studio announced today its Kickstarter-funded revival is moving from March to "summer."
Huh, so this is pretty cool. After 21 months of silence, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Rock Band 3 are getting some new songs, developer Harmonix announced today. It might seem strange for a game released in 2010 to get new content so late in the game. But then again: it's not like people have stopped making music!
It's been ages since I've exercised this much control over the music in a rhythm game, and I've never felt so sore after doing it.
Long gone from the retail side of things, Harmonix's Rock Band has nevertheless lived on for the past few years thanks to the studio's maintenance of the Rock Band Network, the online community where people could buy, create and share music. Sadly, that service is now winding down.
Sean Baptiste, like a great many people, often turns to humor as a means to cope. Learning that a sample of his cerebrospinal fluid featured traces of P. acnes (or propionibacterium acnes) was no different. He joked to his doctor, 'Oh, I'm going to have brain zits?' The doctor didn't think it was too funny.
Looks like that Kinect game from Harmonix and Disney, Fantasia: Music Evolved, will finally arrive to Xbox One and 360 on October 21. Here's a new trailer to get you in the mood—it has the best singing vegetables you'll ever see. If you're into that sort of thing.