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Epic Games buys Rock Band developer Harmonix, who will now work on Fortnite

Rock Band and Fuser aren’t going away, Harmonix says

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Rock Band 4 and instrument controllers playable on PS5, Xbox Series X

The beat goes on, even on next-gen consoles — DLC songs included

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Rock Band Blitz being taken off PlayStation, Xbox stores

Rock Band Blitz, the Rock Band game that’s played with a traditional controller instead of a plastic instrument, is being delisted from the PlayStation Store and the Xbox Live Marketplace in just...

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Iron Butterfly’s 17-minute epic ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ comes to Rock Band

The title track from Iron Butterfly’s 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is coming to Rock Band 4, developer Harmonix announced today, giving players an opportunity to jam through all 17 minutes-plus of...

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Kenny Loggins’ ‘Danger Zone’ and Archer are coming to Rock Band

Sterling Archer, star of the FXX animated series Archer, is coming to Rock Band 4 as part of a free update for the rhythm game, developer Harmonix announced today. Archer’s addition to the game is...

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Pillars of Eternity 2 campaign clears $3 million

The crowdfunding campaign for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire hit a major milestone yesterday by raising over $3 million. It’s the third Fig campaign to do so and, with more than 26,000 backers,...

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Rock Band 4 library expands with ‘Flagpole Sitta’ and much more this month

Harmonix is adding 18 songs to the Rock Band 4 music library in the month of October, including a ’90s sing-along classic: Harvey Danger’s "Flagpole Sitta." "Flagpole Sitta" is arriving today,...

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Logitech acquires joystick maker Saitek (update)

Peripherals manufacturer Logitech recently acquired the Saitek brand and the Saitek line of controller products. Logitech announced the news yesterday in a blog post, calling it an "exciting day...

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Rock Band 4's $30 expansion mixes This is Spinal Tap with VH1's Behind the Music

Rock Band 4 debuted in October, and developer Harmonix spent more than six months after the launch adding features new and old to the game in free updates. Now, the studio and co-publisher...

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Kickstarter seeing steep decline in money pledged to video games in 2016, says analysis

Crowdfunding for video games on Kickstarter is down sharply for the first six months of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015, suggesting that roughly the same number of video games projects...