The unofficial Rock Band thread.

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Aragorn, May 30, 2008.

  1. mrcoaster

    mrcoaster Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    After several weeks of metal, it's good to get something else this week. We'll definitely be picking up the Devo/Duran Duran tracks. I think that will leave us just five songs short of 200 in our Rock Band song library.
     
  2. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    I was excited for Devo, until I listened to the songs and realized I had no idea what they were. I did get the two Duran Duran tracks. "Rio" is a super easy song for most of the way through and then out of nowhere it totally kicked my ass! :(
     
  3. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    Don't have any details about price, but the download for the week of Aug. 24 is the complete album of "Moving Pictures" by Rush. It includes original versions of Limelight and Tom Sawyer, not the already-existing covers in the game.
     
  4. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    The first song to download for Rock Band 2 is available! "Still Alive" by GLaDOS. :p

    Update: Rush's "Moving Pictures" will cost $10.99 (880 Microsoft Points) for the full album, or $2 (160 MSP) each.

    Tom Sawyer
    Red Barchetta
    YYZ
    Limelight
    The Camera Eye
    Witch Hunt
    Vital Signs
     
  5. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It looks like the 5 dollar price for the RB1 import is confirmed. And you can just rent the disc and do it if you're getting RB2.
     
  6. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    Songs for the week of Aug. 31:

    PAX Pack 1
    (all proceeds go to Child's Play Charity)

    "Skullcrusher Mountain" - Jonathan Coulton
    "Livin' on the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe" - MC Frontalot
    "Shhh…." - Darkest of the Hillside Thickets

    All proceeds go to the Child's Play Charity.
     
  7. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Hopefully that\s still available a couple of weeks from now.

    I find it odd that the Rush album failed certification though...
     
  8. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    Announced albums (but with no release dates yet):

    • Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    • Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
    • Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
    • No Doubt - The Best of... Rock Band Edition
    Also, Rush's "Moving Pictures" might be available in about a month.
     
  9. JonathonWally

    JonathonWally Admiral Admiral

    That's a list of great albums, I'll pick up all of them, minus the No Doubt.
     
  10. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    Downloads for the week of Sept. 7:

    All That Remains
    three-pack (the usual 99 cents/80 points bargain titles)
    Chiron
    This Calling
    Two Weeksa
     
  11. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Just wanted to bring up the fact that the best song ever, "Charlene" by Stephen and the Colberts is available for free now! And I thought it was going to come out next week. It's too bad that the song is so short though. :(

    As for next week... Ripped from Joystiq:
    Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?(880[​IMG] / $11)

    • "Wake Up Dead" (160[​IMG] / $2)
    • "The Conjuring" (160[​IMG] / $2)
    • "Devil's Island" (160[​IMG] / $2)
    • "Good Mourning / Black Friday" (160[​IMG] / $2)
    • "Bad Omen" (160[​IMG] / $2)
    • "I Ain't Superstitious" (160[​IMG] / $2)
    • "My Last Words" (160[​IMG] / $2)
    Rock Band Tour Pack (320[​IMG] / $4)

    • "One of Those Nights" - The Cab (80[​IMG] / $1)
    • "Hands Down" - Dashboard Confessional (80[​IMG] / $1)
    • "She's a Handsome Woman" - Panic! At the Disco (80[​IMG] / $1)
    • "Natural Disaster" - Plain White T's (80[​IMG] / $1)
    Note: The Rock Band Tour Pack songs will double in price October 14th.
     
  12. TheBrew

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    After some tinkering, I got my drumset working again. I was looking for replacement kick pedals online when it struck me how much some of those kick pedals looked like my high-hat control pedal for my drum kit. Lo and behold, it works as a trigger for Rock Band as well, so now I've got a really, really sturdy pedal for the game. I also purchased the silencing pads, and so far it is much quieter while still getting the same response.

    I am all set for RB2! Though the Force Unleashed will be taking up most of my free time for the near future.
     
  13. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    FYI, Rock Band 2 (game-only) comes out as an Xbox 360 exclusive on Sunday. All other consoles, as well as the complete bundle with instruments, come out Oct. 19.
     
  14. Messianni

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    Ugh. I wish the whole bundle came out tomorrow, I'd buy it no questions asked.
     
  15. TheBrew

    TheBrew Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Picked my copy up today and imported the RB 1 songs. Now I can sell RB1 towards The Force Unleashed. Since we can do the campaign on line, anyone want to do a TBBS band?

    We could do a Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty line-up.

    I messed around with it for a bit and I am glad that Hyperspeed is back! Plus they now made chords into hammer-ons (which feels great).
     
  16. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I ordered mine from Amazon - saved 16 bucks - but of course, I have no idea when it'll arrive.
    I'd also need to grab a hard drive to do the Rock Band song transfer... although, I'll probably keep the disc for the three songs. Well, unless they're going to do a non-cover version of Paranoid sometime soon.
     
  17. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    How much HD space did the song transfer take up?
     
  18. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I hear it's 1.6 gigs?
     
  19. TheBrew

    TheBrew Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Closer to 1.5 I believe. I can't believe how many songs are in this game. I decided to not use the unlock code and so far I've gotten 43/84 songs playable.

    Some of the early songs suck IMO, but they have been getting more and more awesome with each tier. Having the crowd sing "Anyway You Want It" is pure win.
     
  20. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's my favourite undocumented feature. If you FC a section, the audience sings with you.
    In fact, that's probably the worst aspect of the DLC... they don't have time to mix that into the track.