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Electro-Harmonix Overdrive pedal for Rock Band 2

New Guitar Hero DS trailer is epic failure

Remember when Harmonix developed the Guitar Hero series and everything about it was just awesome instead of making you want to throw up in your mouth a little? Everything that’s wrong with the franchise is expertly summed up by this … Continue reading

Two Moments of Irritation This Weekend

Saturday, when at a friend’s apartment for a Rock Band party, the yellow pad on the drums peripheral stopped working just an hour into playing (and perhaps 10 hours into the total life of the unit). No one was drumming … Continue reading

Harmonix Confirms Rock Band Hardware Issues

A “Harmonix spokesperson” (really a PR rep) sent us this today: As sometimes happens when new products first go into manufacturing, we discovered an imperfection with the strum bar in an early production run of guitars that were shipped at … Continue reading

Five Accessories to Improve Your Rock Band Experience

Rock Band may give you the most authentic rock-and-roll experience of any game yet, but in some ways it’s a little too authentic, as you’ll see discover when your back starts aching from trying to play drums from your office … Continue reading

Fix Your Broken Rock Band Strum Bar

While most of us who preordered Harmonix’s Rock Band rhythm videogame have been enjoying the fruits of its rockitude for the last few days, some unfortunate souls have been crushed by a broken or buggy strum bar that makes the … Continue reading

Phase: Guitar Hero Creators’ iPod Game

Guitar Hero and Rock Band developers Harmonix have released a new game for the new iPod nano and iPod classic (and 5G iPod). Called “Phase,” it’s quite a bit like a simplified version of Guitar Hero that uses your own … Continue reading

Video: Assembling the Rock Band Drum Kit

MTV’s games blogger Stephen Totillo shows you how the drum kit from Rock Band, the upcoming Guitar Hero successor from original developer Harmonix. How does Totillo get access to the equipment? MTV also owns Harmonix. I know a tear down … Continue reading

A Peek Inside the Minds of Rock Band

Damn Wired’s Chris Kohler for stealing my story about Harmonix, the creators of Guitar Hero and the upcoming Rock Band. Sure, he actually travelled to Boston to interview the team, wrote up a whole piece showing how much Harmonix loves … Continue reading

Rock Band Coming to PS2, More Songs Announced

Exciting news for Playstation 2 owners: Rock Band, the upcoming rhythm game from Harmonix, creators of Guitar Hero, is set to hit Sony’s aging but still supremely well-distributed console. Previously, Rock Band had only been announced for current generation systems … Continue reading