The biggest update to Harmonix Music System’s music mixing game since launch, Fuser’s “Headliner Spotlight” update brings players closer to the DJ fantasy by letting them take the Diamond Stage and play live to hundreds of live spectators in real-time.
As 2020 goes kicking and screaming into that good night, we’ve rounded up some of the best games from the year that we didn’t end up covering. Check the Best Game You Missed tag for more. I’ll always make it my business to check out a game if music is meaningfully integrated. From Crypt Of The NecroDancer‘s beat-hopping and Vib-Ribbon’s path-generating, to the Rock Bands and DJ Heros that clogged up all of our attics with plastic instruments, I love it all. Well… not all. I don’t need to tell you that Harmonix are the superstars of this world. They’re…
Harmonix’s latest is unlikely to have that widespread Guitar Hero appeal, but playing it has the same sense of magic.Let there be no question: Harmonix is the master of the music game. The early Guitar Hero titles and the escalation that was Rock Band was solid enough proof of that, but now comes Fuser: a brilliant DJ game that builds on the company’s projects outside of traditional video games.Dedicated followers of Harmonix will be aware of DropMix, the music-mixing card game that the developer created in tandem with toy giant Hasbro. DropMix was cashing in on the craze for toys…
Plastic instruments and rock music is out, readers. It’s all about mash-ups now, and while we don’t all have the patience to actually go off and learn audio engineering, the Rock Band and Dance Central buffs at Harmonix are re-mixing things up with their new game, Fuser. The studio’s new act takes the stage today, with over 100 bangers on the shelf ready for you and your friends to slam together in a do-it-yourself desktop concert. (more…)
Sorry, Twitch Sings. We’ve had a good night of belting the classics, but we’ve all had a few and our throats have all gone a little hoarse – it’s time to call it a day. After a year and a half, Twitch is raising the curtain on their sing-a-long streaming platform next January to focus on “broader tools and services” for music on the site. (more…)
Today Twitch announced that its online karaoke game, Twitch Sings, will be shutting down on January 1, 2021. Many in the community were caught off guard by the announcement and its details, which seems to be part of a larger problem Twitch has with music licensing.