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by Justin Reynolds 0
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It's all about the music

[E3 2014] - Hands (and Arms) on with Fantasia: Music Evolved

One of the things I loved most about Fantasia: Music Evolved is that it truly is about the music. From watching trailers and gameplay you may think the concentration is on dancing, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. In fact, I'd argue you don't dance at all. A music game that requires Kinect but isn't a dancing game? It's true. And it's pretty fun too. 

by Taylor Killian 0
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Caressing magical stags makes music!

New Fantasia: Music Evolved Songs and Trailer

Our last coverage of Fantasia: Music Evolved was at E3 2013, but that hasn't stopped the makers of Rock Band from putting in work on their new rhythm and music game. Of course, this time you don't need to break out the miniature drum set or the squeaky plastic guitars every time you want to have a jam session with your buddies. Merely stand in front of the Kinect and wave your arms a Conductor for the world's most erratic orchestra, and listen to the madness unfold.

by Mike Katsufrakis 3
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Harmonix Gets Experimental

E3 2013 - Fantasia: Music Evolved Impressions

After my Disney Infinity preview, I was treated to an in-theater demo of Harmonix' upcoming Fantasia: Music Evolved. Now, I had heard that this was going to be a game based on the classic Fantasia films, but with the inclusion of modern music, which seemed to clash with the theme. I went in skeptical, but Harmonix decided to get experimental on me and now I'm warming up to the idea.

by Nick Puleo 5
News

E3 2012: Video Games Live - A Mixed Bag of Marketing and Music

On Wednesday night the Co-Opticrew headed to the Nokia Theater to relax a bit after 3 solid days of hard work.  We were set to see Video Games Live, a concert which features music from various video games played with a full orchestra and mixed with visuals from said game.  The show was created by industry veteran Tommy Tallarico, a video game composer himself of over 250 games including Earthworm Jim, Prince of Persia and Advent Rising.  Tallarico also used to host a TV Show on the G4 Network, which you would think would make him the perfect host for something like this.  You'd think.

by Marc Allie 5
Editorial
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The music genre implosion and the video game crash of 1983

Music Game Meltdown

The causes of the great video game crash of 1983 were complex, but over-saturation of the market and poor quality game releases were major factors in the outcome. In the past two years, the once thriving music game industry went through a similar downturn. At one point, the genre seemed invincible, and yet it still crashed, hard. The similarities between the great video game crash of 1983 and the demise of the music genre are impossible to ignore.

by Tally Callahan 4
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No Rock Band 4 This Year, But Lots of DLC Planned

Harmonix has confirmed that there will be no new Rock Band game this year. They have no immediate plans for a sequel, but are currently working on new concepts to advance the Rock Band franchise. The good news for all you Rock Band fans out there is that there's plenty of DLC planned for this year instead. Reportedly, tracks from Ozzy Osbourne, Lady Gaga, and the Foo Fighters are planned to be available for download later this month. 

by Marc Allie 4
Review
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Rock Band 3 Co-Op Review

Harmonix has long set atop the music game pecking order, and Rock Band 3 is another very strong effort. The gameplay we've enjoyed for years is as good as ever, and arguably the best it has ever been. But the inclusion of an entirely new instrument and Pro mode are Rock Band 3's true focus.

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