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Twitch’s free karaoke ‘em up, Twitch Sings, is available now

When I sing in my house, it’s exclusively when I’m certain that there’s no one around. But if you want to serenade a crowd, Twitch Sings is here to help you bring the house down. The karaoke game will allow you to sing, share the stage with a friend, and stream it all to an audience that will flood the screen with emotes to rate…

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Harmonix turn VR gunfire into music in Audica this March

I really need to buy a VR headset soon. I've had the chance to play some of Beat Saber and Space Pirate Trainer on borrowed hardware and loved both - now prolific rhythm studio Harmonix are mashing those concepts together and calling it Audica. One colour-coded space-gun in each hand, blue and orange targets to shoot to the beat and the occasional oncoming meteorite to…

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Twitch Sings brings Harmonix style karaoke to the streaming network

Sometimes, all you want to do is see your idols sing for your amusement. In a presumable attempt to humiliate the streaming network's larger-than-life figureheads back to more regular human levels of ego, Twitch have teamed up with Rock Band studio Harmonix to produce Twitch Sings. It's a livestreamed karaoke game, unveiled at TwitchCon this weekend and currently accepting beta testing signups. Below, a peek…

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Rock out with your goggs out in Rock Band VR in March

Harmonix may have failed to crowdfund a PC port of Rock Band 4 but their rhythm game is soon coming our way for folks already committed to a plastic peripheral lifestyle. Rock Band VR [official site] will launch for Oculus Rift on March 23rd, Harmonix have announced, letting goggheads jack in to rock out on a virtual stage. It'll need the Oculus Touch motion controller…

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Tuning Up: Rock Band 4 Crowdfunding PC Port

Plastic-bashing rhythm game Rock Band 4 [official site] may roll on over from consoles to PC, if creators Harmonix can raise $1,500,000 (£1.1m-ish) from would-be shredders. Today they launched a crowdfunding campaign through Fig to fund a PC port, which they hope to release in autumn 2016. If they make it, they'll add one big feature not on consoles: they'll bring back the Rock Band…

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Rhythmic Shmup: Harmonix’s A City Sleeps

In the deepest, darkest basement of Harmonix HQ, Alex Rigopulos is trying to make a rhythm game out of a Cherry Bakewell. He's added coloured buttons to it, he's patting it to a mamba beat, he's jabbing the glacé cherry and making an airhorn noise with his mouth. They'll try to turn anything and everything into a rhythm game, that lot. Making air guitar into…

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Harmonix Rhythm FPS Chroma Getting Overhaul

Rock Band and Dance Central developer Harmonix's Chroma is a very, very neat idea. Work with me on this: arena shooting is great fun, and so is music that thumps like it's the pulse of the entire planet, right? Well, on paper Harmonix's plan was to combine the two, as they explained to me earlier this year. Apparently, however, the game's blend of toe-tapping (though…

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Harmonix’s Amplitude Not Coming To PC Now, Maybe Ever

Back before Harmonix was combining the acts of shooting and shimmying in Chroma, or even before they ruined my college grades with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, they made brilliant rhythm blast-'em-up Amplitude. It was amazing and everybody loved it, probably even The President. Flash forward to now: all these years later, Harmonix is Kickstarting a sequel. The original was console-only, but this is 2014;…

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Harmonix’s Chroma: A Musical FPS Aiming To Do F2P Right

It almost sounds like a joke when you first hear about it. How does Harmonix, creator of wildly far-reaching rhythm hits like Rock Band and Dance Central, go for a more "core" crowd? Why, they make a musical shooter, of course. Hoho, what a topical yet preposterous notion! Let us adjourn to ye olde Chuckle Hut, where we shall instantly acquire wealth beyond our wildest…

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