MTV Coast to Coast! Or, The Beatles: Rock Band Tour 2009

Its always nice to keep our loving, big brother (MTV Games) in the loop about what weve been up to here in the Harmonix floating sky fortress of doom and awesomeness. So in one week, two separate HMX crews set off to show our baby (The Beatles: Rock Band) to our MTV colleagues on both coasts. I ... Read more

Starlight VIP Party with HMX

Its true that E3 is loads of work, but we here at Harmonix believe in a zen-like balance of work and play in our lives. On Thursday evening, after a long day of demos, travel, and general insanity, MTVs Celine was kind enough to get me, HMXVeng, HMXPardo, and HMXSean on the list for an exclusive ... Read more

The Beatles: Rock Band E3 Demo

Check out HMXJohnD and the Community team demo their hearts out in our Abbey Road booth at E3! John gave this same demo roughly 50 times over the course of 3 days at E3. Can you guess at which point in that 50 this demo took place? No, no you cant, because hes a darned PROFESSIONAL. Every time, it w... Read more

The Beatles: Rock Band Roof Top Concert At The Standard

E3 is a great place to get a sneak peek at the biggest upcoming games, meet with developers and make industry contacts. And if youre a developer, there are few places in the world where youre under more scrutiny, as gaming press, bloggers and rabid fans examine you under a white hot microscope ... Read more

Community Team Inside Abbey Road

The HMX Community Team has been in some pretty unbelievable spots lately. Weve played Rock Band with artists featured in the game. We put on a show for Sting at the Sundance Film Festival. But few events have been as surreal as playing demos of The Beatles: Rock Band at Abbey Road Studios. Aft... Read more

Start a Band, Rock the World, Get Married! The true love story of Ryan and Laura

We knew all along that Rock Band was about more than having fun thrashing around with plastic guitars. No, our game is all about passion, togetherness, and true love! So it warmed our to hear the story of Laura and Ryanthe couple who not only met playing Rock Band online, but recently got engaged d... Read more

Rock Band Community Team at Sundance 2009

Sundance 08 was kind of sad. Some awesome things happened but for the most part our location was a little weird (hard to find and underground) and there wasnt a whole lot of time to work it into the success we wanted to be. Luckily this time I have to hold back some on all the awesomosity that ... Read more

Child's Play Charity Dinner Results

Every year we donate something or some things to Penny Arcade's Child's Play Charity dinner in Seattle, and this week was no different. Child's Play is a charity that gets video games and toys into Childrens Hospitals across the world (but mostly North America). This year we tried to trump ourse... Read more

E3 Round-Up

Last week, a troupe of Harmonix staff descended on the LA Convention Center to show everyone Rock Band 2. Frankly, we were blown away by the response - we were nominated for a swath of "Best of Show" awards, which is insane considering the strength of titles that I'll be lining up for on Day 1 like ... Read more

Earth, Wind, & Centaur Interview

If youve been onto our leaderboards at all, youve encountered the mythic, mysterious name Earth, Wind CENTAUR!! Its been there almost continuously since Rock Band hit the stores, right on top of the XBox chart: Last we looked, theyd racked up a ridiculously high score of 90,309,076. Theyve only be... Read more