Originally Posted by KeylessEntry
Blatant rip off? Maybe, but what did you call it when Rockband came out? Didnt they steal the whole idea from Guitar Hero in the first place?
Harmonix -- rockband creators -- developed the all GH games until GH3; furthermore, the Harmonix dev. team was involved in the development of Karaoke Revolution. Rockband didn't really steal anything from guitar hero. Instead they were bullied by Activision after the acquisition of Red Octane(publisher). Why include Harmonix when Activision has their own resources? A buy-out followed and neversoft is now responsible for GH gaming.