As part of a bunch of site stuff over at Harmonix, all of the rockband.com stuff has been merged into harmonixmusic.com. 

Bad news: the Rock Band 2 and 3 design blogs didn’t survive the merge. 

Good news: at the time, I cross posted our Rock Band 2 blogs to Blogger. For the kids, Blogger is basically the Google+ of Tumblr. Here’s a handy archive in case you want to look at poorly written feature annoucements and Q&A’s from six years ago.

Rock Band 2 blog archive

roundaboutgame:

See a mountain? You can go there.

While we were doing our website and press revisions for the release date announce, the following Twitter exchange happened:

Consider it done. Thanks for the suggestion, Rory!

roundaboutgame:

ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!

Roundabout is coming to Steam and the Humble Store on September 18th. Look at that! Not long now until all this FMV spinning craziness will be in your hands.

We’ve also updated roundaboutgame.com along with the date announcement. You can preorder both the normal and Deluxe Edition versions of Roundabout for 20% off over there!

But that’s not all!

We’re also going to be bringing some open world puzzle limo spinning action the the PlayStation 4!

A PS4 version has been our most requested thing to do, so we’re pretty psyched that we’ll be bringing Roundabout to it. Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will be out early 2015.

SOON!

patrickklepek:

I cannot think of today without remembering two people. Though I never would have guessed it, and I’m not sure they ever actually met, I’ll always think of Ryan Davis and my father in the same breath.

When moving long distance, companies calculate by weight, as more weight means more fuel. I’d…

roundaboutgame:

Hey Roundabout pals. We have some important Roundabout pricing stuff that I want to make sure you all know about before it comes into effect next week.

The short version:

The early bird discount ends this week! If you want to save 50% off the “Deluxe Edition” with all the bonuses, pre-order from the Humble Widget above (or at roundaboutgame.com) in the next few days!

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roundaboutgame:

For one of our scenes, we needed Beth to adlib a couple of minutes of random idle car chatter. Here’s a snippet.

I’m really hoping we don’t owe Dave Lang royalties now.

Played 919 times.

kfan:

My mom said that if this post gets 10,000 notes she will attempt to look interested while I explain to her what tumblr is

richardrouse3:

I did not know that part of being an independent developer means I get hoodwinked into being in the Men of Game Development Calendar for 2015.  Dan Teasdale, the calendar’s organizer, called me up to deliver the bad news and someone happened to be recording the conversation: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaF_mCoUIUg
I’m a bit intimidated by the manliness of the rest of the Men.  Pictured above, you’ll find the 12 of us lost fools:  Ken Rolston, Chandana “Eka” Ekanayake, Dave Lang, Dennis Wedin, Nels Anderson, Jordan Mallory, Manveer Heir, yours untruly, Naveen Nattam, Chris Avellone, Darren Korb, and some guy called John Romero.  
The MOGD2015 Kickstarter funded very quickly, but now there’s just about 24 hours left on the Kickstarter to get in on the action yourself.  Which means you’re running out of time to get insane things like giant canvas wall-hangings of the man of your choice. 

And to give you a preview of some of my own hopes and dreams for the calendar I give you… Rob Halford.  In his prime I might add. richardrouse3:

I did not know that part of being an independent developer means I get hoodwinked into being in the Men of Game Development Calendar for 2015.  Dan Teasdale, the calendar’s organizer, called me up to deliver the bad news and someone happened to be recording the conversation: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaF_mCoUIUg
I’m a bit intimidated by the manliness of the rest of the Men.  Pictured above, you’ll find the 12 of us lost fools:  Ken Rolston, Chandana “Eka” Ekanayake, Dave Lang, Dennis Wedin, Nels Anderson, Jordan Mallory, Manveer Heir, yours untruly, Naveen Nattam, Chris Avellone, Darren Korb, and some guy called John Romero.  
The MOGD2015 Kickstarter funded very quickly, but now there’s just about 24 hours left on the Kickstarter to get in on the action yourself.  Which means you’re running out of time to get insane things like giant canvas wall-hangings of the man of your choice. 

And to give you a preview of some of my own hopes and dreams for the calendar I give you… Rob Halford.  In his prime I might add. richardrouse3:

I did not know that part of being an independent developer means I get hoodwinked into being in the Men of Game Development Calendar for 2015.  Dan Teasdale, the calendar’s organizer, called me up to deliver the bad news and someone happened to be recording the conversation: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaF_mCoUIUg
I’m a bit intimidated by the manliness of the rest of the Men.  Pictured above, you’ll find the 12 of us lost fools:  Ken Rolston, Chandana “Eka” Ekanayake, Dave Lang, Dennis Wedin, Nels Anderson, Jordan Mallory, Manveer Heir, yours untruly, Naveen Nattam, Chris Avellone, Darren Korb, and some guy called John Romero.  
The MOGD2015 Kickstarter funded very quickly, but now there’s just about 24 hours left on the Kickstarter to get in on the action yourself.  Which means you’re running out of time to get insane things like giant canvas wall-hangings of the man of your choice. 

And to give you a preview of some of my own hopes and dreams for the calendar I give you… Rob Halford.  In his prime I might add.

richardrouse3:

I did not know that part of being an independent developer means I get hoodwinked into being in the Men of Game Development Calendar for 2015.  Dan Teasdale, the calendar’s organizer, called me up to deliver the bad news and someone happened to be recording the conversation: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaF_mCoUIUg

I’m a bit intimidated by the manliness of the rest of the Men.  Pictured above, you’ll find the 12 of us lost fools:  Ken Rolston, Chandana “Eka” Ekanayake, Dave Lang, Dennis Wedin, Nels Anderson, Jordan Mallory, Manveer Heir, yours untruly, Naveen Nattam, Chris Avellone, Darren Korb, and some guy called John Romero. 

The MOGD2015 Kickstarter funded very quickly, but now there’s just about 24 hours left on the Kickstarter to get in on the action yourself.  Which means you’re running out of time to get insane things like giant canvas wall-hangings of the man of your choice. 

And to give you a preview of some of my own hopes and dreams for the calendar I give you… Rob Halford.  In his prime I might add.

Anonymous Asked
QuestionWhat is the music you used for Finding Johnathan? Thanks. Answer

I’ve had this question in my inbox for a long time, sorry. The guy who recorded it and dumped it on SoundCloud removed it. I’m trying to track down the guy to see if he can put it back up again, but it’s tough going so far.

nogoblin:

See that fancy “Store” link at the top of the page? Clicking that will take you to our fancy new merch store!

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Remember those rad shirts we brought to PAX East? Well, those are now shipping worldwide! We also have a very small amount of Men of Game Development 2014 calendars left, and a digital version of the 2014 calendar for those of you who hate owning physical objects.

Go check out our store!

WHAT A GREAT STORE. I SURE WOULD BUY THINGS FROM SAID STORE. WHAT A DEAL ALL OF THESE QUALITY ITEMS ARE.