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My First PAX: PAX East 2012

I've been waiting three years to write a My First PAX article. I've edited articles from Thrasher and thebeststeph and others, and always thought PAX sounded like the most fun event to go to. Watch people play Rock Band all day? That sounds awesome. Even though I knew people came home exhausted and ... Read more

The History of Maximum Donordrive, A Rock Band Party with a Purpose

Austin Lindstrom played bass guitar for Motion City Soundtrack, 1999 - 2002. He is the founder and organizer of the Maximum Donordrive, a charity music games party. The Rock Band band above is Maximum Bonerdrive - Austin, Eric, Jordana, & Dr. H. Austin notes that Dr. H has over 2,500 Rock Band DLC t... Read more

Rock Band Instrument Prototypes & Insider Stories

Here's another video in honor of Rock Band's 4th anniversary. In this one, we give you an inside look into what was involved in the mammoth task of building all of the hardware for Rock Band. Lots of great info here, some of it never heard before. Four years ago on November 20, 2007 Harmoni... Read more

Harmonix at PAX East 2011

Harmonix was at PAX East this year showing off Rock Band 3, the Fender Squier Pro Guitar Controller, and Dance Central. HMXPope put together a video giving you a taste of what it's like to be at PAX. For even more PAX fun, check out HMXdropslash's photos of all three days (plus a peek at pre-show setup!) on the official Harmonix Flickr page. You can also listen to the official Harmonix Community Team Reverse Q&A panel (be warned - it's not for the faint of heart). Read more

BYOBooth: Our DIY PAX 2010 Adventure

PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) is, without a doubt, the most supportive, friendliest and hospitable convention we have the good fortune to attend every year. Top to bottom, from the folks running the show to the fans walking the floor, every person we run into is high five worthy. PAX this year was absolut... Read more

Before I Forget... We Went to Gamescom

Last week your globe trotting friends on the Community Team packed our bags and headed off to the land of bier and schnitzel. Our destination? Cologne for the 2010 Gamescom conference. For those of you not familiar with Gamescom, its one of the largest games fairs and promotional events in the world... Read more

Exhausted Insanity and Boy Scouts - One Girl's Comic-Con Tale

Trying to summarize our adventure to Comic-Con which was Harmonixs first time on the floor and my first Community trip is one of the most daunting things Ive done to date at this job. In some ways, a string of words would almost work better: long lines, thick crowds, loud noises, super short skirt... Read more

Why We Rocked: Harmonix Showcase at PAX East 2010 For A Cause

Ive been fortunate enough to attend every PAX at which Rock Band has been present. Explaining the joyful insanity that is PAX to someone who hasnt attended is a challenge, but explaining the LUNACY that is the musical presence at this gaming convention is near impossible. Every year in Seattle, I w... Read more

PAX East 2010 Highlights

For the inaugural PAX East at the Hynes Convention Center, we decided to forgo the show floor and went all dive-bar with the Rock Band Lounge. All weekend long we had a packed house of awesome fans coming in to rock out, chill on the couches, and meet HMX devs! Thanks to everyone who came and made t... Read more

PAX East: Rated C for Charity

So PAX East in Boston is just around the corner and we couldn't be more stoked to see you guys! As Im sure you can tell from our Twitter feeds, the Community team has been pretty busy the past few months getting things in order for our rocking booth. Well have all sorts of excellent things going on ... Read more