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Prove you're the best at manipulating Rock Band Blitz's power-up combinations, by competing in a new series of weekly tournaments. Harmonix has added the option to enable tournaments on the Rock Band World Facebook page, after which you'll be able to play the three tournaments hosted every week.Eac...

January 4th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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You'll probably have the same reaction we did upon learning of the half-off sale Harmonix is holding on over 1,100 Rock Band tracks this week: "Oh, no." More than one Joystiq editor expressed despair in response to the discounts on both individual tracks and artist packs, on Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii,...

September 17th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The economy is rough all over, including inside of video games that just came out, apparently. In response to player feedback collected from Facebook, Twitter and its official forums, Harmonix has changed how coins are earned in its PSN/XBLA score-chasing music game, Rock Band Blitz.First off, powe...

September 6th 2012 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Rock Band Blitz is basically criticism-proof. No matter what qualms I may have about the XBLA/PSN game, they'll end with a recommendation that you should, without a doubt, purchase it. The value proposition of 25 new Rock Band DLC songs, including Queen's "Death on Two Legs," cannot be argued.Howev...

August 27th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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As a music game coming out in 2012, Rock Band Blitz is required by law to include Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" in its track list.In addition to complying with recent pop earworm ordinances, Harmonix also revealed the final five tracks to be included with the downloadable game at launch: "These Da...

August 13th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Tune up your ... normal controller, because Rock Band Blitz is on the way in just over a month. Harmonix's downloadable music game will be out on PSN August 28, and on XBLA a day later, for $14.99 or its Xbox fun money equivalent.The game works with all your exported Rock Band tracks and DLC, but i...

July 18th 2012 at 10:21am 0 Comments
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It's taken us a day to upload the footage of Harmonix's Rock Band Blitz prototype, shown at the company's PAX East panel, but here it is! See the sunny "Pre-Blitz," or, as design director Chris Foster called it, "Preblitz," in action here.

April 8th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Yes, I'm surprised too. Rock Band Blitz, despite its superficial similarity to Harmonix's PS2 music games, Frequency and Amplitude, is fundamentally different from those -- and from Rock Band. Well, okay, you're still hitting buttons in time to music, represented by icons coming down the screen. It...

April 8th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Harmonix team members Matthew Nordhaus, Chris Foster, Brian Chan, and Jyllian Thibodeau explained the development process that led to Rock Band Blitz, by way of showing us previous versions and iterations of the game. Collectively, these prototypes were referred to as "Pre-Blitz," and epitomized by...

April 7th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Harmonix's Rock Band Blitz for Xbox Live Arcade and PSN was announced last night, but now the studio is sharing a trailer and some more details on the game. Featuring gameplay similar to that of Rock Band Unplugged (or HMX's Amplitude or Frequency), the game has you sailing down a note highway, tap...

April 4th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments