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If you've seen the movie Fantasia, you know the bit where Mickey, the Sorcerer's Apprentice, puts on his robe and wizard hat and tries to make magic happen, arms sweeping grandly through the air. Things eventually get out of hand, of course, but for a brief while, Mickey feels the euphoric glee th...

October 21st 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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PC, Mac A City Sleeps marks a bold new direction for developer Harmonix. After spending the last several years working on the big-budget Rock Band and Dance Central franchises, Harmonix is now scaling back its internal studio culture, forming small independent teams within the company to encourage...

October 16th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Fantasia: Music Evolved, the music experience game from the studio behind Rock Band and Dance Central, has a demo out today on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms. You'll be able to conduct the full game on October 21. Unlike the film series' focus on classical pieces, Fantasia: Music Evolved f...

October 13th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Despite a nearly half-decade-long run, developer Harmonix has made the decision to shutter the Rock Band Network, effective immediately. As a showcase for Rock Band Network authors to share their music with potential fans, the Rock Band Network eventually grew to include 2,121 downloadable songs....

September 19th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Virtual reality is cool, but how much fun is the hardware if you don't have anything to run on it? Not much is the answer. Hence, it's goods news that Harmonix (of Rock Band, Dance Central and Amplitude fame) are developing software for the Gear VR headset, a recently-announced virtual reality devi...

September 7th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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You may have tried VR, but have you ever totally, like really got into it, man? Harmonix, the creator of Rock Band and Dance Central wants to crank Samsung's new Gear VR headset to 11 with an app called Harmonix Music VR. Details are sketchy, but the idea is to don the Oculus-powered device and st...

September 5th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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It quickly becomes apparent that the developers of Harmonix's A City Sleeps are hardcore arcade shoot-'em-up fans. Its screen-filling bullet patterns recall Cave games like Deathsmiles and DoDonPachi, and its multi-faceted mechanics draw inspiration from Radiant Silvergun and other highly regarded...

September 4th 2014 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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The stylish twosome of Warframe's sleek ninjas and Dance Central Spotlight's hip-hop curves are both available now on Xbox One. For those who've yet to try Warframe on PC or PS4, the free-to-play multiplayer co-op shooter is best experienced with a group of friends. The game's had significant...

September 2nd 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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You won't know exactly what Fantasia: Music Evolved's set list will sound like once you put your own twist on it, but at least now you know what you'll be working with: Harmonix shared the remainder of Fantasia's tracks at PAX Prime today, with the final portion including Jimi Hendrix's "Fire," La...

August 30th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The newest game from Harmonix doesn't involve dancing or guitar peripherals – instead, A City Sleeps is a classic, twin-stick shoot-em-up starring Poe, a dream exorcist and part of The Silk clan. Dream exorcists enter people's dreams to dispose of demons, and everyone in the city of SanLo has...

August 28th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Our third Engadget Live event of 2014 hits Boston this Friday, August 22nd. At 7PM on the dot, we'll transform Royale into a scene that even Stefon would consider worthy of being Boston's hottest club. Tap your way through the gallery below to find out what you can expect when you come out to our...

August 19th 2014 at 8:20pm 0 Comments
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Xbox One's Dance Central Spotlight is getting ready to take center stage on September 2, and while developer Harmonix has already revealed the 10 songs included with the $10 download-only entry in the series, today they've revealed 20 more beats to boogie down to. On launch day, Harmonix will offe...

August 17th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments