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Preview: Love and Robots in Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera
A third of the way through the opera Death and the Powers: the Robots' Opera , the leading man becomes a machine.
In Tod Machover's new opera, Death and the Powers , high technology meets high anxiety
| March 18, 2011
Ten Boston tech companies to watch in 2011
TEN BOSTON TECH COMPANIES TO WATCH IN 2011
| December 31, 2010
The Top 10 Video Games of 2010
The most frustrating thing about being a gamer is trying to keep up with the hype train.
| December 24, 2010
Review: Dance Central
These are trying times for Harmonix.
Harmonix busts a move
| November 26, 2010
Bang Camaro fight the business of rock
It was January 6, 2009, on the set of The Late Show down in New York City, and Conan O'Brien just couldn't shut up about Bang Camaro. Even the normally stoic Max Weinberg admitted to being a fan.
Skidding out of control
| November 12, 2010
Review: Rock Band 3
Adding a keyboard to Rock Band 3 was the most logical move for Harmonix.
Keys open doors
| November 12, 2010
[updated] Viacom selling Harmonix
Well, here's some news. Kotaku is reporting that Viacom, parent company of MTV and a host of other media outlets, is planning to sell off Harmonix,...
| November 11, 2010
Review: Green Day: Rock Band
Activision has pumped out rhythm games centered on a single band — Aerosmith, Metallica, and Van Halen have all had their own Guitar Hero . Harmonix has offered only The Beatles: Rock Band . Until now.
| June 25, 2010
The Rock Band Network is up and running
That's right: KMFDMLast summer, Harmonix announced a bold new strategy to enable artists, labels, management, or other authorized hangers-on to upload music to something called...
| March 05, 2010
Greatest video-game tragedies of the last decade
Here are some of our favorite anti-victories of the past 10 years, in rough chronological order.
Zeroes from the Aughts
| January 15, 2010
Harmonix lays off 39 people
Harmonix let go of 13% of its staff today in a surprising turn, given the success of The Beatles: Rock Band and that fact that...
| December 10, 2009
Review: The Beatles: Rock Band
Can we agree that the music-game market is saturated? To stand out in this crowd, you'd need something special. You'd need the Beatles.
Don't meet the Beatles — be them
| September 11, 2009
Burrito, Fletcher's reviews, Disorientation announcement, Sean Baptiste and WTF?
The Info Burrito, Fletcher Music and DVD review, Disorientation 2009 announcement, Sean Baptiste of Harmonix and both WTF Lines all make todays The Sandbox...
| September 08, 2009
The Bon Savants blog their Rock Band Network experience
About a month and a half ago, our friends at Harmonix took a break from their ceaseless promotion of The Beatles: Rock Band (our review...
| September 04, 2009
Jessica Smith has spent years booking death-metal shows around Boston. On top of loads of meat-and-potatoes nights at O'Brien's in Allston and Dee Dee's in Quincy, one brutal Sin of Angels show of hers actually sold out the Middle East downstairs. You li
A peek inside the world of Harmonix
| August 21, 2009
Tonight: Harmonix's Oxytocin crew spins at Beat Research
If you missed their live debut back in June, OXYTOCIN returns to take over Beat Research tonight at Enormous Room. That would be a few...
| August 17, 2009
Harmonix announces its track uploading program for Rock Band
From Billboard comes the news:Later this year, MTV plans to launch a groundbreaking initiative called the Rock Band Network that will enable any artist-unsigned emerging...
| July 17, 2009
Review: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits
When evaluating a new Guitar Hero — or any music-related game — it helps to picture a Venh Diagram consisting of three circles: "Good Songs," "Challenging Songs," and "Songs that are fun to play on plastic instruments."
Guitar Hero does its greatest hits
| July 17, 2009
Harmonix presents Oxytocin
Oxytocin is the chemical cocktail that theoretically acts as a love drug when drizzled on our synapses. Current research suggests that it’s responsible, in part,...
| June 02, 2009
Guitar Hero: Metallica
At long last, it seems that Guitar Hero has reached a state of equilibrium.
A triumphant return to form
| April 17, 2009
Girl's guide to 10 hottest videogame studs
Video game developers have finally begun to give us ladies some eye candy.
Bishonen and beefcakes
| December 09, 2008
No need to double-check your calendar — Rock Band 2 really is available only 10 months after the release of the original.
Rock Band 2 keeps it rolling
| October 01, 2008
Our video year: ThePhoenix.tv's Best of 2007
Queens of the Stone Age does "In the Fade" at First Act Guitar Studio, proving they are just as awesome acoustically as they are plugged...
| December 20, 2007
In a bit of a jam
To suck at an electronic endeavor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of all places, is analogous to sucking at, say, making soup at cooking school.
The follow-up to video-game smash Guitar Hero lets everybody play — even the weakest link
| November 14, 2007
VIDEO: The Phoenix gets a sneak preview of Rock Band
As previously mentioned, here is video of our visit to Harmonix's Central Square offices, where a few of us got a chance to play around...
| October 25, 2007
Talking Rock Band with Harmonix's Sean Baptiste
Last Friday, the Phoenix visited the Central Square offices of Harmonix, the video game development house behind the first two Guitar Hero products, and, with...
| October 19, 2007
UPDATE: Nirvana's Nevermind to be a full-album download in Harmonix's Rock Band
We keep thinking we couldn't possibly be more excited about Harmonix's Rock Band (see previous entries here and here), but each time we learn more...
| July 30, 2007
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