Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Aragorn, May 30, 2008.
Or in the case for PS3 owners like me, in 2 weeks with that weeks update...
Linkin Park 01
I'll pass on that one.
The nine Harmonix band songs from RB2 are also available for free now.
9 free harmonix songs... greaaat... the eternal question, is it worth having like one song you kind of like and having to scroll through 8 that blow on every level?
There are a bunch of track packs on sale this week:
Rock Band – Oasis Pack 01 – Sale (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
Rock Band – The Police Pack 01 – Sale (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
Rock Band – The Offspring Pack 01 – Sale (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
Rock Band – Nine Inch Nails Pack 01 – Sale (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
Rock Band – Jimmy Buffett Pack 01 – Sale (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
Rock Band – All That Remains Pack 01 – Sale (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
Rock Band – Evanescense Pack 01 – Sale (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
Rock Band – Weezer Pack 02 – Sale (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $5.49)
Rock Band – Rush Moving Pictures (album) – Sale (PS3) (now $5.49, original price $10.99)
Rock Band – The Cars (album) – Sale (PS3) (now $8.49, original price $14.99)
I think I might finally get that Rush album.
No more RBN on Wii:
No Rock Band packs next week because they're releasing a Valentine's Day pack this Friday:
• Animotion – “Obsession”
• B.o.B. (featuring Hayley Williams) – “Airplanes”
• Bonnie Tyler – “Total Eclipse of the Heart
• The Human League – “Don’t You Want Me”
• Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
• Meat Loaf – “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”
• Stevie Nicks – “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”
On a side note, Activision is pulling the plug on Guitar Hero. Turns out flooding the market with the exact same game wasn't such a good idea.
Oooh - not according to Activision. They're trying to pull Rock Band down at the same time by claiming that "continued declines in the music genre" contributed to their decision to cancel Guitar Hero.
Uh, what? I know a disappointing number of people are interested in temporary downloads and that's killing permanent media, but if anything I thought people were turning to games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band to get their music fix. Weird to see Activision not just say "our game stiffed". Obviously Rock Band seems to be doing OK from what I see here.
Of course they're trying to take Rock Band down with them and not admit to their own culpability. They're Activision.
Here's a quote from a CNET story that I'm sure Activision won't acknowledge:
Dance based games? Hah. Konami must hate that.
The genre as a whole is dying in America - given that MTV Games is now gone and Harmonix is basically burdened with the debt associated with making games since Rock Band 2 (they also recently laid off 120 people).
Downloads for the week of Feb. 20:
Pat Benatar Pack
• “Fire and Ice”
• “Love is a Battlefield”
• “Shadows of the Night”
• “We Belong”
• “Promises in the Dark”
Someone trying out the Fender:
Did that guy seriously call "I Wanna be Sedated" one of the hardest songs in the game?
More Nine Inch Nails coming next week, plus pro upgrades for some older DLC:
Pretty Hate Pack 01 (560 MSP / 700 WP / $6.99)
"Terrible Lie" (160 MSP / 200 WP / $1.99)
"Head Like a Hole" (160 MSP / 200 WP / $1.99)*
"Sanctified" (160 MSP / 200 WP / $1.99)
"The Only Time" (160 MSP / 200 WP / $1.99)
*Pro Guitar/Bass expansion available (80 Microsoft Points / 100 Wii Points / $0.99)
Pro Guitar/Bass Upgrades ($.99 each, must own original DLC track)
Blink 182 - "Dammit"
Boston - "More Than A Feeling"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Bad Moon Rising"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son"
Eve 6 - "Inside Out"
The James Gang - "Funk #49"
The Knack - "My Sharona (Cover Version)"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Simple Man"
Metallica - "...And Justice for All"
The Offspring - "Self Esteem"
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - "Pride and Joy"
The YouRockGuitar got an update so it works with the Mad Catz midi controller and can be used for Pro-guitar/bass mode:
Well now, what a suprise:
Through the Fire and Flames Pro Guitar on expert is instapurchase for the lol factor. For good ol' five button guitar I hope they kept the intro more or less the same as GH3 for the tapping factor. I wonder if I can pull it off on the RB3 engine. I remember people arguing whether it was guitar or keyboard anyway. Speaking of which, should be a great keyboard song. I need to actually learn how to play the damned thing. I've put very little time into RB3, mostly because it feels off with the lag calibration whereas RB2 felt spot on.
God, there's Pro mode for that? Good luck.
Oh that'll be real fun at parties when everyone's just a bit drunk... "Guys, I double dog dare you to try THIS ONE, muahahahahah"...
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