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Old January 8 2010, 08:15 PM   #736
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

Downloads for the week of Jan. 11:

Alice in Chains Pack 2
“Grind”
“Heaven Beside You”
“Last of My Kind”
“We Die Young”
“Your Decision”
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Old January 8 2010, 08:45 PM   #737
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

Forgive me my friends, for I have sinned. I was with some friends last night and we were kept from our normal plans by the weather, so we decided to hang out and play Rock Band. Well, I needed to buy another guitar since there were four of us and I didn't want anyone left out (I'd been meaning to buy one for a while) but the only thing that Wal-Mart had was the Guitar Hero 5 game and guitar bundle. I bought it. I bought a Guitar Hero game. I'm so so sorry. Can I ever be forgiven?
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Old January 8 2010, 11:41 PM   #738
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

OdoWanKenobi wrote: View Post
Forgive me my friends, for I have sinned. I was with some friends last night and we were kept from our normal plans by the weather, so we decided to hang out and play Rock Band. Well, I needed to buy another guitar since there were four of us and I didn't want anyone left out (I'd been meaning to buy one for a while) but the only thing that Wal-Mart had was the Guitar Hero 5 game and guitar bundle. I bought it. I bought a Guitar Hero game. I'm so so sorry. Can I ever be forgiven?
It's actually better then 3 and 4, plus the controllers are better then the RB ones...
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Old January 9 2010, 05:38 AM   #739
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

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Downloads for the week of Jan. 11:

Alice in Chains Pack 2
“Grind”
“Heaven Beside You”
“Last of My Kind”
“We Die Young”
“Your Decision”
Minute one purchase. AIC is full of win.
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Old January 10 2010, 12:49 AM   #740
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

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Forgive me my friends, for I have sinned. I was with some friends last night and we were kept from our normal plans by the weather, so we decided to hang out and play Rock Band. Well, I needed to buy another guitar since there were four of us and I didn't want anyone left out (I'd been meaning to buy one for a while) but the only thing that Wal-Mart had was the Guitar Hero 5 game and guitar bundle. I bought it. I bought a Guitar Hero game. I'm so so sorry. Can I ever be forgiven?
It's actually better then 3 and 4, plus the controllers are better then the RB ones...
I think GH3 is the best of the Neversoft bunch, but yeah, the GH5 controller is good. Blows away anything from MTV/Harmonix.

Oh, and AiC is great, but they haven't made for the most interesting guitar charts. I'll buy it anyway, but I'm guessing it'll end up being in the 'songs I like to listen to, but not play' pile.
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Old January 10 2010, 02:45 AM   #741
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

They updated the guitars again? What did they add after the touch bar?

I wouldn't mind the Red Octane guitars... except the neck is just too wide. It flares up my carpal tunnel pretty badly after a while.
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Old January 11 2010, 09:47 PM   #742
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^Well I think the touch strip was switched from analog to digital so it's more responsive. Other than that the neck is largely the same. The body is the same as well, but the strum bar is better. It's rubberized, doesn't slip, and doesn't flex like the GH:WT version. Also they use a different type of switch to detect strums. Personally I don't prefer their feel, but they're still pretty good, and apparently they are far less likely to fail over time.

It's probably not much of an upgrade if you don't play a lot on expert difficulty. Those charts abuse plastic instruments pretty badly.

Also, the GH controllers are definitely thicker necked than the RB strats, but I'm surprised that they're big enough to cause you problems.
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Old January 11 2010, 10:10 PM   #743
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I just picked up the Band Hero kit for cheap (4 guitars and 2 drums, yay!) so I'll check out the new guitar... but yeah, both the GH2 and GH3 guitars killed my hands when I play harder songs. That said, I do have a death grip when trying to move to different frets, so that probably exacerbates the problem... but after a few songs, my hands will start to kill me.

Of course the other thing is that wireless instruments are just a pain because it feels like a waste of batteries. But that's a minor problem in the grand scheme of things I suppose.
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Old January 11 2010, 10:18 PM   #744
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Wireless Guitar Hero guitars still drain the batteries even when they're turned off, FYI.
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Old January 12 2010, 07:50 AM   #745
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firehawk12 wrote: View Post
I just picked up the Band Hero kit for cheap (4 guitars and 2 drums, yay!) so I'll check out the new guitar... but yeah, both the GH2 and GH3 guitars killed my hands when I play harder songs. That said, I do have a death grip when trying to move to different frets, so that probably exacerbates the problem... but after a few songs, my hands will start to kill me.

Of course the other thing is that wireless instruments are just a pain because it feels like a waste of batteries. But that's a minor problem in the grand scheme of things I suppose.

That's why rechargeable batteries are a great investment.
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Old January 12 2010, 08:19 AM   #746
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I have those too, for my Wiimote, but I play games mostly on a monitor, so it just feels like a waste.
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Old January 15 2010, 08:33 PM   #747
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Downloads for the week of Jan. 17:

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
“A Woman in Love (Live)”
“Breakdown (Live)”
“Century City (Live)”
“Jammin’ Me (Live)”
“Nightwatchman (Live)”
“The Waiting (Live)”

Phoenix – “1901”
Phoenix – “Lisztomania”
Silvertide – “Blue Jeans”
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Old January 16 2010, 12:45 AM   #748
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

I may GH5 for both it's songs and a new guitar, but most of them are on download now thank god.
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Old January 18 2010, 10:59 AM   #749
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So even though DJ Hero flopped, the Activision CEO is boasting about the sequel they're making, which might be coming out just one year after the first game depending on when his comments were made!!!
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Old January 18 2010, 05:43 PM   #750
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It was a fun game, though it's not really my type of music, so I'm glad it was my roommate that spent the $200 and not me.
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