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Monday
May092011

No 'Rock Band 4' Coming Out This Year

Harmonix/Rock Band(MINNEAPOLIS) -- If you were hoping for a copy of Rock Band 4 this holiday season, Santa isn't going to be able to help you out.

In an interview with Game Informer magazine, Chris Rigopulos, vice president of strategy and business for Harmonix, says that instead of releasing Rock Band 4 this year, the company will focus its energy on releasing new downloadable content for Rock Band 3.  New tracks from Ozzy Osbourne, Peter Frampton and Lady Gaga are expected to come out this month.

Rigopulos says Rock Band 3 "is a big game with lots of available music content and lots of new goals and challenges."  He adds that Harmonix is continuing to work on new ideas "to advance the Rock Band franchise" and those ideas will be released "when the time is right."

Gamers should be glad that Rock Band is at least still around.  In February, Activision announced it was discontinuing its once smoking hot Guitar Hero game in the wake of declining sales.

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Tuesday
Oct262010

John Lennon's 'Imagine' Latest Download Announced for Rock Band 3

Photo Courtesy - Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- John Lennon's classic 1971 album Imagine is coming to Rock Band 3.  The game's developer announced Monday the album will be made available for download, though it didn't mention a release date.

It previously announced that music from Bon Jovi and Billy Joel will be offered as downloadable content in the future, as well.

Rock Band 3 goes on sale for all major video game consoles Oct. 26.

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Monday
Oct112010

Rock Out to Bon Jovi's Greatest Hits on Rock Band 3 

Photo Courtesy - Island RecordsSo far, there haven't been many Bon Jovi songs included on the Rock Band video game, but that's all about to change.  MCVUK.com reports the band has signed a deal which will make every song on the band's upcoming Greatest Hits available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3. The game will hit shelves on Oct. 29, while the Greatest Hits arrives in stores Nov. 9.

In addition, the band will help promote the game.  Richie Sambora told MCVUK.com, "The great thing about Rock Band is that it gets the music to a whole new generation of people, which is totally amazing to me."

Harmonix, the company that makes Rock Band, confirmed the deal in a post on its online forum, but said the content would be limited to just 12 tracks.  The company said, "The Surgeon General has determined that anything more than 12 tracks of Bon Jovi in a single pack could contain potentially dangerous levels of 'swoon' when downloaded by women, and result in deadly amounts of 'good hair envy' in men."

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