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Harmonix and Tilting Point Partner on Multi-Game Agreement

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Cambridge, MA and NEW YORK – September 15, 2014 – Harmonix, the world leader in music gaming and one of the most successful independent game developers of all time, has entered into a partnership agreement with Tilting Point to develop and market mobile music games together. Harmonix has begun development on the first title to be produced under the partnership, which will be a music-influenced game designed for mobile platforms.

Alex Rigopulos, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Harmonix

“We’ve known the guys at Tilting Point for years through EA Partners, and recently we began exploring ideas for games we’d like to work on together,” said Alex Rigopulos, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Harmonix. “Tilting Point has been instrumental in helping us to hone those ideas and to identify the ones that fit best with the mobile market. We’ve known for a long time that we needed a partner to help us succeed on mobile, and Tilting Point simply has the best offering for developers, providing the tools, talent, and experience to turn our ideas into hit games.”

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Interview with Big Quiz Thing’s Noah Tarnow!

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Big Quiz Thing is BACK with a Special Edition of their trivia extravaganza–it’s a May the 4th Star Wars celebration! I talk with emcee Noah Tarnow about Big Star Wars Quiz Thing, the upcoming return of Big Family Quiz Thing, the Machete Order, and the comfortable Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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Big Star Wars Quiz Thing is a week from Monday, with both New York and Boston hosting events. Read on for tickets and deets.

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Nickelodeon and Activision Release The Legend of Korra

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Though unceremoniously relegated to online-only airing, The Legend of Korra expands the Avatar universe into a video game developed by PlatinumGames (Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising), available today on a variety of platforms for fans. There’s a slight wait for the 3DS release however–but that version features a turn-based RPG style, hitting shelves on October 28. Read on for details about today’s release!

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Encore with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

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With a link as inextricable as one the Final Fantasy series shares with its soundtracks, it’s no large wonder that the series ended up with a rhythm game spinoff in the form of 2012’s Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. After its critical and financial success, we were finally gifted to a sequel in the newly released Theathrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. And although Square-Enix could have easily gotten away with making Curtain Call nothing more than a glorified expansion pack — after all, the original Theatrhythm shipped with about 70 songs on the cartridge, while its sequel boasts over 200, sans DLC — some rather significant changes were made to ensure that it improves on some of the original game’s flaws.

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