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Harmonix caught 'reviewing' Rock Band 4 on Amazon

Rock Band 4 has been receiving some positive user reviews on Amazon, but a Reddit user has noticed something strange: When you click through to the wish list of some of the players reviewing the game, their real names match the names of developers employed at Harmonix.

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Destructoid reached out to Harmonix, and the company didn't hide the fact that its own people were reviewing the game positively.

"Harmonix has clarified its internal policy about posting reviews of our own products on retail sites, and we've asked that existing reviews be edited to identify Harmonix employees or be removed entirely," Harmonix said in a statement. "While we believe the reviews posted by a few employees were sincere and without ill intentions, as a studio we don’t believe these are appropriate actions. We appreciate the feedback from the community, and take our relationship with our fans seriously."

Some of the reviews have been edited to note the author worked on the game, but others have been quick to make fun of the situation.

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You can watch the trailer for the game below, and read our own review.