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After more than ten years devoted to video games and the people who make them, Joystiq is closing its doors. We won't be reporting on the best games of 2015, so join us for one last hurrah as the Joystiq family reveals their Games of a Lifetime. Super Mario World I'm not a marathon video game p...

February 2nd 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Following the recent release of the series' first new DLC in nearly two years, it appears that Harmonix might be gearing up for a new entry in its Rock Band series, if an online survey is anything to go by. "Hello friends! You should fill out this important Rock Band survey," reads a tweet from th...

January 16th 2015 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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It's been nearly two years since hit rhythm game series Rock Band last saw new downloadable music, but now it appears that developer Harmonix is tuning up for an encore. Come January 13, both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Rock Band games will have access to three new songs: "R U Mine?" from the A...

January 12th 2015 at 2:00pm 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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Harmonix notified registered users of RockBand.com and DanceCentral.com that its servers will be down for the weekend due to an apparent attack from an outside source. The developer disabled passwords for all Harmonix site accounts as a precautionary measure, and will require users to reset their p...

April 6th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, Rock Band brings us not only Florence, but also The Machine. Specifically, we get Florence and the Machine's popular jam "Dog Days Are Over." In addition to Florence's mechanical musings, we also get Cracker's "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now) and Midnight Oil's "The Power and the P...

June 1st 2012 at 11:50am 0 Comments
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A "Bullet For My Valentine" may sound like a really terrible gift for anyone that doesn't collect antique minié balls, but it's actually the name of next week's featured band over in Rock Band DLC world.The aptly named "Bullet For My Valentine Pack 01" features three songs spanning three alb...

May 27th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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The "Maiden Epics" pack of Iron Maiden tunes coming to Rock Band next week has things that sound like they wouldn't be metal, but are, in fact, totally metal.Like "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." Sounds like some old epic poem, right? Well, it is epic in that sense, as well as in the sense of being t...

May 18th 2012 at 7:15pm 0 Comments