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Harmonix Admits to Amazon Reviews of Rock Band 4

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    Yesterday, the Internet discovered that various Harmonix employees were leaving reviews for Rock Band 4 over on Amazon. That is a rather big "no-no" when it comes to ethical practices from businesses.

    Today, Harmonix admitted that yes, they have indeed been reviewing their own product. Statements have been made both by the company, Harmonix, and by one of the reviewers in question, Matthew Nordhaus.
    "Harmonix has clarified its internal policy about posting reviews of our own products on retail sites, and we've asked that existing reviews be edited to identify Harmonix employees or be removed entirely. While we believe the reviews posted by a few employees were sincere and without ill intentions, as a studio we don't believe these are appropriate actions. We appreciate the feedback from the community, and take our relationship with our fans seriously," a Harmonix representative told Destructoid.

    Matthew Nordhaus, project manager at Harmonix, altered his Amazon post to clarify his intentions with the fans: "I added this review half in jest (as you might be able to tell from the tone of the original). In hindsight, it's probably important that I note that I worked on the game and work for Harmonix. That being said, I'm confident that if I didn't I would still give the game five stars. It's a beautiful, peaceful, cooperative game, rare enough already in today's landscape, that I can play with my wife and kids. Music discovery, playing with your family and friends, and cooperation make Rock Band my favorite."