Tag: harmonix

  • Harmonix’s Sale Price: $49.99, Plus Baggage

    When Harmonix was sold to investment group Columbus Nova, which essentially let Harmonix buy itself out from under Viacom, it was figured that the sale price couldn’t be that high, and that it was likely that Viacom was willing to take a loss. It turns out they did just that: Harmonix was sold for a […]

  • Electronic Arts’s John Riccitiello Not High On Buying Harmonix

    In an interview with Bloomberg, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello discussed something I’ve talked about as a possibility before: the possibility of purchasing for-sale Harmonix. He’s not nearly as high on it as I was. I’m sure some smart investor will buy the business feeling that they can catch a falling knife, but more people […]

  • Viacom Discontinues, Looks To Sell Harmonix

    Massive media conglomerate Viacom issued a financial statement where they announced that Rock Band and Dance Central developer Harmonix Music Systems will be sold, and as a result, the company has been listed as “discontinued” in that report (below), and a Viacom representative told Wired that they are exiting the video games business, because of […]

  • Review: Rock Band 3 (Microsoft Xbox 360)

    The latest Rock Band title is the most ambitious that the rhythm genre has had in a long time. Does the quality match? Mark B. dives in to find out.

  • News: Analyst Says Activision Should Reacquire Rock Band IP

    Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creatz, in looking at poor reviews and poorer retail figures for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, has stated that the only prayer Activision has of saving the franchise is dealing with the enemy: talking to Viacom and either merging with or buying the Rock Band franchise. “We believe Activision’s best […]