Items tagged with Harmonix

For the time being, gamers who've pledged their allegiance to the PC (or simply prefer it) will have to rock out to Rock Band 4 with their game consoles out. Harmonix wasn't able to raise its goal of $1.5 million—or even come close, really—through crowdfunding site Fig to make possible a port of Rock Band 4 to PC, so for now, the project is scrapped. The crowdfunding campaign ran for 35 days and gathered $792,817 from 1,674 backers, or barely more than half of what Harmonix was seeking. Had it been successful, Harmonix would have kicked in $500,000 of its own money, as it reckoned the PC port would cost in the neighborhood of $2 million to complete. Despite not reaching its goal and ultimately... Read more...
Listen up, Rock Band 4 by Harmonix is friggin' awesome! No, I haven't played it, but that's the impression I and others might have gotten by glossing over user reviews posted to Amazon. Normally that wouldn't be a problem, except in this case, Harmonix employees involved in the development and promotion of Rock Band 4 were among those posting glowing reviews. The apparent conflict of interest was first brought to light on Reddit and followed up on by Desctructoid, the latter of which got in touch with Harmonix about the situation. Harmonix confirmed that employees had been leaving positive reviews, though said it believes nothing malicious or deceiving was intended. "Harmonix has clarified its... Read more...
You may have noticed that RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com, and Creators.RockBand.com are all down. That's because Harmonix pulled the plug on each of the three websites in order to investigate what it believes is a hacker attack. As a precaution, Harmonix passwords have been disabled, and users who have accounts on any of the affected sites will have to reset their password when everything is back up and running again. "The security of your Harmonix user information is very important to us. We’ve taken the sites down while we investigate this incident and determine how our systems and the information we maintain may have been compromised," Harmonix stated in an email. "At this time, we have... Read more...