Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Aragorn, May 30, 2008.
Hrm. Are those time limited at 1 dollar each like the SXSW tracks?
I love getting more Crue (I like "Saints"), so I will pick that one up.
After blowing even more money on DC last night, I realized how badly I need some Ozzy in there.
MSNBC article about Rock Band 2
A sequel to the play-along music game that redefined the genre last year will be released first for the Xbox 360 in September, according to publisher MTV Games and developer Harmonix. "Rock Band 2" will feature a new variety of instruments, online modes and songs, and will allow players to import their previously purchased "Rock Band" tunes.
"Rock Band" allows up to four gamers to form a virtual band, thrashing and singing along to songs with friends online or in-person on various phony instruments. The second edition will feature a playlist of over 80 songs — all master recordings — which will include more female-fronted bands and artists who have never contributed tunes to a music game.
All prior versions of "Rock Band" instruments, as well as many from the competing "Guitar Hero" franchise, will also be compatible with "Rock Band 2." Harmonix will unleash a collection of new instrument-shaped controllers, including a sturdier drum kit and a Fender Stratocaster reproduction guitar lined with faux wood-grain buttons.
MTV Games and Harmonix are releasing 12 "Rock Band" songs on July 15 from The Who — ranging from "My Generation" to "Who Are You" — that all utilize the band's master recordings. The tracks will be available for $1.99 individually or $19.99 together. The special release coincides with the upcoming "VH1 Rock Honors" ceremony commemorating The Who.
Behind Blue Eyes
My Generation (LIVE)
Real Good Looking Boy
Sea & Sand
Summertime Blues (LIVE)
Who Are You
Young Man Blues (LIVE)
Some classic songs on the list. I am curious to see how the game handles (if it does at all) the organ/synth parts on Baba O'Riley.
This isn't for Rock Band, but if anyone cares, right now you can download for free for Guitar Hero III... the Top Gun Anthem!!!!!
Kenny Loggin's Danger Zone?
No, the actual Top Gun Anthem. That's the name of it. The instrumental. Not Kenny Loggins.
"You, you are dangerous. You can be my wingman anytime!"
Bah, I don't have gold so I gotta wait a few days.
Hah, yeah, the anthem is a nice surprise.
Also, I hope HMX announce that RB2 has a song creator at E3 or... well, GH4 is going to become the "hardcore" game that the nerds will flock to. And you know, I'll flock to there too because I know that there will be some nerd who will make guitar version of Final Fantasy and Nintendo music that I'll need to play.
Oh, and of course, Canon Rock!
^Rock Band 2 will not have a creation feature, so say Harmonix.
This, plus the rumour that Activision is allowing Strats to be used in their games instead of the Red Octane garbage makes GHWT almost guaranteed for me.
Downloads for the week of July 6:
Red Hot Chili Peppers -- "Snow (Hey Oh)"
Red Hot Chili Peppers -- "Tell Me Baby"
Rush -- "Closer to the Heart"
Rush -- "Working Man (vault edition)"
Not a rumour. The Rock Band guitar works with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, at least on the Xbox 360.
Seems to have mixed results... at least according to Joystiq. I don't think I'm going to pick up that game to test it out though.
Still, we'll see if this is just a bug of if this is a real change in policy. I still think Activision is evil enough to patch the game so that the Strat doesn't work anymore...
I might be getting 3/4 songs this week.
What sucks is that I broke my 2nd bass pedal recently. This one broke down the middle. Anyone know if it is repairable with a plate to reinforce it?
Also, RB has prompted me to order this:
People seem to recommend those replacement plate things you see on Amazon.
For those that are serious about bass pedals, azuritereaction on YouTube recommends the Destroyer Pedal as a total replacement for the standard.
I have no idea if it is any good as I am.. not very good.. on the drums.
As is the way of the internet, someone that posts something will get reposted somewhere else and from there get reposted somewhere else, despite the fact that it might not even be true. So that being said, this is supposedly what Rock Band 2 looks like (just don't get your hopes up):
1. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
2. AFI - Girl's Not Grey
3. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
4. Alice in Chains - Man in the Box
5. Allman Brothers - Ramblin' Man
6. Avenged Sevenfold - Almost Easy
7. Bad Company - Shooting Star
8. Beastie Boys - So Whatcha Want
9. Beck - E-Pro
10. Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
11. Billy Idol - White Wedding Pt I
12. Blondie - One Way or Another
13. Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue
14. Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
15. Cheap Trick - Hello There
16. Devo - Uncontrollable Urge
17. Dinosaur Jr - Feel the Pain
18. Disturbed - Down with the Sickness
19. Donnas, The - New Kid in School
20. Dream Theater - Panic Attack
21. Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
22. Elvis Costello - Pump it Up
23. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
24. Foo Fighters - Everlong
25. Go-Go's, The - We Got the Beat
26. Grateful Dead, The - Alabama Getaway
27. Guess Who, The - American Woman
28. Guns N' Roses - Shackler's Revenge
29. Interpol - PDA
30. Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song
31. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
32. Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
33. Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
34. Journey - Anyway You Want It
35. Judas Priest - Painkiller
36. Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
37. L7 - Pretend We're Dead
38. Lacuna Coil - Our Truth
39. Linkin Park - One Step Closer
40. Lit - My Own Worst Enemy
41. Lush - De-Luxe
42. Mastodon - Colony of Birchmen
43. Megadeth - Peace Sells
44. Metallica - Battery
45. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Where'd You Go
46. Modest Mouse - Float On
47. Motorhead - Ace of Spades
48. Muffs, The - Kids in America
49. Nirvana - Drain You
50. Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
51. Offspring, The - Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Seperated)
52. Panic at the Disco - Nine in the Afternoon
53. Paramore - That's What You Get
54. Pearl Jam - Alive
55. Presidents of the USA - Lump
56. Rage Against the Machine - Testify
57. Ratt - Round & Round
58. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give it Away
59. Replacements, The - Alex Chilton
60. Rise Against - Give it All
61. Rush - The Trees
62. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
63. Smashing Pumpkins - Today
64. Social Distortion - I Was Wrong
65. Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
66. Soundgarden - Spoonman
67. Squeeze - Cool for Cats
68. Steely Dan - Bodhitsattva
69. Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me
70. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
71. System of a Down - Chop Suey
72. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
73. Tenacious D - Master Exploder
74. Testament - Souls of Black
75. Who, The - Pinball Wizard
BONUS SONGS (from HMX bands)
76. Abnormality - Visions
77. Anarchy Club - Get Clean
78. Bang Camaro - Night Lies
79. Breaking Wheel - Shoulder to the Plow
80. Libyans, The - Neighborhood
81. Main Drag, The - A Jagged Georgeous Winter.
82. Speck - Conventional Lover
83. Sterns, The - Supreme Girl
84. That Handsome Devil - Rob the Prez-O-Dent
Yeah, saw that list too. No Vagiant or Freezepop!
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