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Gaming properties

In 2006, Viacom acquired Harmonix, a video game studio oriented towards music video games and the original developer of the Guitar Hero franchise, for $175 million.[3] The two subsequently collaborated on the creation of Rock Band.[4] That year, Viacom also acquired the gaming-oriented communications platform Xfire.[5]

In 2010, Harmonix was divested to an investment firm to become an independent studio,[6][7] and Xfire was sold.[8]

In 2011, Viacom established a new in-house studio known as 345 Games, which is dedicated primarily to developing games based on Comedy Central and MTV properties.[9]

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