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WilliamLowe
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Rock Band
      #11066627 - 07/05/07 02:04 PM

First real footage. Article says it's coming out Q4 this year. It will be expensive, but I'm def. looking forward to it.

http://www.destructoid.com/first-rock-band-footage-is-omggodtehroxorz--34274.phtml


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WilliamLowe]
      #11068735 - 07/05/07 04:46 PM

Well, I'm erect.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Tokyo!!]
      #11069960 - 07/05/07 06:14 PM

"This video is no longer available"

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Re: Rock Band [Re: fiskebent]
      #11070036 - 07/05/07 06:20 PM

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xd3E8zgqJM4

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Re: Rock Band [Re: skiier04]
      #11070287 - 07/05/07 06:39 PM

Words fail me. That looks completely awesome.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: fiskebent]
      #11070374 - 07/05/07 06:46 PM

Wow. That looks sweet. I was wondering what drums would look like. Looks more like bongos than a drumset, but whatever, I don't know how else you could make a good drum controller.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: fiskebent]
      #11070456 - 07/05/07 06:52 PM

The manufacturer says that if you can beat the drums at expert you can play the instrument. I kinda believe that its true to a large extent. 4 drum pads and a pedal.

You guys are lucky that you're young and can jam with your friends on this. At 38, none of my friends play this stuff. Maybe I will be able to form an online band or whatever.

Okay, after 5 days with GH2, I am up to beating the battle of the bands on hard. Like they say on South Park, I guess I am now immortal, since "How do you kill that which has no life?"


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Re: Rock Band [Re: anatta]
      #11073806 - 07/05/07 11:07 PM

I'm not sure how the singing part is going to work, but the rest of it looks awesome.

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WilliamLowe
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Re: Rock Band [Re: Zimmer4141]
      #11079022 - 07/06/07 10:55 AM

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/47777

Some more info, including a few songs that will be in the game. Also says 360 and PS3 only for now...but there will most likely be a Wii version.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WilliamLowe]
      #11079397 - 07/06/07 11:26 AM

I'm gonna blow so much money on this [censored]

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Tokyo!!]
      #11079520 - 07/06/07 11:37 AM

Quote:

Well, I'm erect.




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nolanfan34
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Re: Rock Band [Re: fiskebent]
      #11080262 - 07/06/07 12:40 PM

Quote:

Words fail me. That looks completely awesome.




QFMFT!!!!!!!!

That looks as good as I hoped. Some people on the YouTube comments are bashing the drum setup, but jeez, I think it looks pretty sweet for what it needs to do. I can't imagine how much it's going to cost though.

For those who didn't notice originally in the clip, the singing portion is across the top of the screen. I didn't notice it at first.

That better come out for the Wii, and have online modes, that's for sure.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #11081213 - 07/06/07 01:50 PM

The video is down now?

heres a working one.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Brocktoon]
      #11083945 - 07/06/07 04:48 PM

It's two hundred bucks for the bundle of game, guitar, drums, and microphone.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Dudd]
      #11084826 - 07/06/07 05:54 PM

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It's two hundred bucks for the bundle of game, guitar, drums, and microphone.




[censored] YES


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Big Poppa Smurf]
      #11084860 - 07/06/07 05:56 PM

HOLY CRAP

Quote:

Last month, the licensed Fender Stratocaster guitar controller to be sold alongside Rock Band was revealed, illustrating the new set of five frets that may be used to play solos. When using the higher set of frets, which control the same "notes" as the lower set, operating the strum bar is not necessary.





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Of the eight listed songs, an impressive six are drawn from the master tapes of each band's original recording: The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again," David Bowie's "Suffragette City," Weezer's "Say it Ain't So," Nirvana's "In Bloom," The Hives' "Main Offender," and, for that extra bit of cowbell, Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper"

The remaining two tracks, Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" and Mountain's "Mississippi Queen," will be performed as covers,





I am literally wet with excitement for this


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Big Poppa Smurf]
      #11084880 - 07/06/07 05:57 PM

OMG ONE MORE

Quote:

Notably, a duplicate set of five fret buttons has been added higher up on the neck for the purpose of ripping wicked solos. Also new is a five-way tone selector, mimicking the pickup selector on a real Stratocaster, which applies a variety of in-game sound filters to the notes being played.




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Re: Rock Band [Re: Big Poppa Smurf]
      #11085193 - 07/06/07 06:20 PM

Wow this game sounds funner than this:



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Re: Rock Band [Re: baumer]
      #11086491 - 07/06/07 08:06 PM

A little part of me is going to die every day I have to wait for this game.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Big Poppa Smurf]
      #11087341 - 07/06/07 09:18 PM

So its only got 8 songs?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Brocktoon]
      #11087493 - 07/06/07 09:31 PM

You mean I have to get some friends in order to play this? Too big a price.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Brocktoon]
      #11087499 - 07/06/07 09:32 PM

Quote:

So its only got 8 songs?




They've only released the names of eight songs. This is standard. They always slowly leak the songs and save several surprises for the launch.

Edited by Number27 (07/06/07 09:32 PM)


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Re: Rock Band [Re: TimTimSalabim]
      #11087514 - 07/06/07 09:34 PM

Quote:

You mean I have to get some friends in order to play this? Too big a price.




Internet connectivity. Theoretically your drummer could be in England, your bass player in Germany, and your vocalist in California while you shred the lead in your living room.


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skiier04
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Re: Rock Band [Re: Number27]
      #11089433 - 07/07/07 12:48 AM

I probably have got $200 of value just out of Guitar Hero II... I pathetically have probably put 100+ hours into the game just since I got it in April.


Needless to say extremely excited for this even though paying $200 for a video game probably seems outlandish to most people.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: skiier04]
      #11090520 - 07/07/07 02:52 AM

$200 for a video game is retarded.

That said, I'll still show up at Best Buy with my hockey helmet and leash.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WilliamLowe]
      #11090926 - 07/07/07 03:50 AM

This really is an incredibly cool idea. I'd love to try it out but for me a bit of the charm's been lost since I started learning guitar. I can't deny though that this looks like an insane amount of fun. Presumably you'd be able to select which instruments you wanted to use so that someone wouldn't always have to sing or whatever.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Big Poppa Smurf]
      #11090948 - 07/07/07 03:54 AM

Quote:

OMG ONE MORE

Quote:

Notably, a duplicate set of five fret buttons has been added higher up on the neck for the purpose of ripping wicked solos. Also new is a five-way tone selector, mimicking the pickup selector on a real Stratocaster, which applies a variety of in-game sound filters to the notes being played.







Wow.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: TimTimSalabim]
      #11091261 - 07/07/07 04:47 AM

Quote:

You mean I have to get some friends in order to play this? Too big a price.




No need to resort to that, I am pretty sure single player mode where you just play one of the instruments, like banging on the drums or guitar like usual, will be available and no doubt a blast. I am not sure how good the internet playing will be on a game where precision is key.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: anatta]
      #11094718 - 07/07/07 03:01 PM

Lol black guy playing the bass in the video.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: RiverFenix]
      #11132062 - 07/10/07 10:00 AM

I made a post like a year ago wishing that Guitar Hero expanded to allow drums, singer, bass, etc.

This is so awesome. If they have any Journey or Bon Jovi in this thing, I will purchase and form a 2+2 band.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: anatta]
      #11133584 - 07/10/07 12:12 PM

Quote:

The manufacturer says that if you can beat the drums at expert you can play the instrument. I kinda believe that its true to a large extent. 4 drum pads and a pedal.

You guys are lucky that you're young and can jam with your friends on this. At 38, none of my friends play this stuff. Maybe I will be able to form an online band or whatever.

Okay, after 5 days with GH2, I am up to beating the battle of the bands on hard. Like they say on South Park, I guess I am now immortal, since "How do you kill that which has no life?"




LOL. I'm 30 and happy to see that I am the 2nd oldest person playing this series instead of the oldest as previously hypothesized.

I hope it is possible to do two instruments from the same unit (bass+vocals for example) while playing over the 'net. I have two friends in different parts of the country who are into this series and we'd have a blast if we could do all 4 parts with just the three of us.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #11150224 - 07/11/07 01:15 PM

$200 ?!?!?!? That's it?!?!?!?!

OMG SIGN ME UP -- This will be so sick.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #11155270 - 07/11/07 06:48 PM

Quote:

Quote:

The manufacturer says that if you can beat the drums at expert you can play the instrument. I kinda believe that its true to a large extent. 4 drum pads and a pedal.

You guys are lucky that you're young and can jam with your friends on this. At 38, none of my friends play this stuff. Maybe I will be able to form an online band or whatever.

Okay, after 5 days with GH2, I am up to beating the battle of the bands on hard. Like they say on South Park, I guess I am now immortal, since "How do you kill that which has no life?"




LOL. I'm 30 and happy to see that I am the 2nd oldest person playing this series instead of the oldest as previously hypothesized.





I'm 36, so you're only the 3rd oldest. But some older people do play it.

The other day, I was in Best Buy and some guy who had to be in his 40s was playing the demo version of GH2. And he obviously plays it regularly, because he 5-starred Sweet Child on Expert.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #11159479 - 07/11/07 11:44 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--The Battle of the Bands is officially on. Yesterday, the Neversoft-developed Guitar Hero III revealed the python-enthused former Guns N' Roses fretter Slash would rock on a variety of unlockable guitars. Today, original Guitar Hero developer Harmonix fired back with the announcement that it will offer not just hit singles for gamers to play, but entire full-length albums from multiple labels.

The first band to receive the digital conversion will be classic British rockers The Who. Gamers will be able to form a virtual cover band playing guitar, hitting the drums, and singing along to the band's widely acclaimed 1971 album Who's Next. The album should hit soon after the game's release this fall, with new content planned on a weekly basis. For those a bit rusty on their classic rock, the full track list for the album follows:

The Who's Who's Next
: "Baba O' Riley"
"Bargain"
"Love Ain't for Keepin'"
"My Wife (Entwistle)"
"The Song Is Over"
"Getting in Tune"
"Going Movile"
"Behind Blue Eyes"
"Won't Get Fooled Again"


Harmonix also announced the first 15 songs from the retail edition of Rock Band. A glance at the list reveals a wide array of rock subgenres and decades represented, from David Bowie and Black Sabbath to The Hives and The Strokes. The first 15 songs from Rock Band are listed below, with the new songs in bold:

Artist - Song (asterisk indicates a cover version of a song): The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again"
Mountain - "Mississippi Queen"*
David Bowie - "Suffragette City"
Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"*
Blue Oyster Cult - "Don't Fear the Reaper"
The Ramones - "Rockaway Beach”
Rush - "Tom Sawyer"*
Bon Jovi - "Wanted Dead or Alive"
Nirvana - "In Bloom"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Vasoline"
Weezer - "Say It Ain't So"
Foo Fighters - “Learn to Fly”
The Hives - "Main Offender"
The Strokes - "Reptilia"
Queens of the Stone Age - "Go With the Flow"


ZOMG!!


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Re: Rock Band [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #11165126 - 07/12/07 11:07 AM

Quote:

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--The Battle of the Bands is officially on. Yesterday, the Neversoft-developed Guitar Hero III revealed the python-enthused former Guns N' Roses fretter Slash would rock on a variety of unlockable guitars. Today, original Guitar Hero developer Harmonix fired back with the announcement that it will offer not just hit singles for gamers to play, but entire full-length albums from multiple labels.

The first band to receive the digital conversion will be classic British rockers The Who. Gamers will be able to form a virtual cover band playing guitar, hitting the drums, and singing along to the band's widely acclaimed 1971 album Who's Next. The album should hit soon after the game's release this fall, with new content planned on a weekly basis. For those a bit rusty on their classic rock, the full track list for the album follows:

The Who's Who's Next
: "Baba O' Riley"
"Bargain"
"Love Ain't for Keepin'"
"My Wife (Entwistle)"
"The Song Is Over"
"Getting in Tune"
"Going Movile"
"Behind Blue Eyes"
"Won't Get Fooled Again"


Harmonix also announced the first 15 songs from the retail edition of Rock Band. A glance at the list reveals a wide array of rock subgenres and decades represented, from David Bowie and Black Sabbath to The Hives and The Strokes. The first 15 songs from Rock Band are listed below, with the new songs in bold:

Artist - Song (asterisk indicates a cover version of a song): The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again"
Mountain - "Mississippi Queen"*
David Bowie - "Suffragette City"
Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"*
Blue Oyster Cult - "Don't Fear the Reaper"
The Ramones - "Rockaway Beach”
Rush - "Tom Sawyer"*
Bon Jovi - "Wanted Dead or Alive"
Nirvana - "In Bloom"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Vasoline"
Weezer - "Say It Ain't So"
Foo Fighters - “Learn to Fly”
The Hives - "Main Offender"
The Strokes - "Reptilia"
Queens of the Stone Age - "Go With the Flow"


ZOMG!!




Holy eff. Entire albums? That is completely awesome.

I was thinking about this the other day. How cool will it be to have 4 dudes playing "Won't Get Fooled Again" next to each other? When the singer hits the "YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH" part, the console might explode.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: samjjones]
      #11165178 - 07/12/07 11:13 AM

Jesus this game is going to ship with like 500 songs.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: skiier04]
      #11165240 - 07/12/07 11:18 AM

Quote:

Jesus this game is going to ship with like 500 songs.




The better business decision will be to ship with 10-15, and sell the rest via download.

I'm guessing this is why Metallica/etc. are jumping on board. The online download sale aspect will be HUGE $$$.

If this costs $200 out of the box, I'm guessing that they anticipate people spending at least that much more on downloads for their favorite bands.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: samjjones]
      #11165256 - 07/12/07 11:20 AM

Also, I anticipate a future "80's Edition" with new synthesizer attachment.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: samjjones]
      #11165274 - 07/12/07 11:21 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Jesus this game is going to ship with like 500 songs.




The better business decision will be to ship with 10-15, and sell the rest via download.

I'm guessing this is why Metallica/etc. are jumping on board. The online download sale aspect will be HUGE $$$.

If this costs $200 out of the box, I'm guessing that they anticipate people spending at least that much more on downloads for their favorite bands.



Thats how I read that news brief. It doesn't sound like The Who album will ship with the game. Instead it looks like it will be DLable content. Also it said after that they plan to release new content on a weekly basis.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #11170218 - 07/12/07 04:38 PM

So Does Don't Fear the Reaper include Virtual Cowbell attachment?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Zimmer4141]
      #11176254 - 07/12/07 11:55 PM

Quote:

So Does Don't Fear the Reaper include Virtual Cowbell attachment?




From what I understand, the microphone acts as a cowbell or tambourine when needed.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: samjjones]
      #11176262 - 07/12/07 11:55 PM

I would like to know how the drum peripheral handles cymbals and/or high-hats, though.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: samjjones]
      #11177273 - 07/13/07 01:13 AM

Quote:

I would like to know how the drum peripheral handles cymbals and/or high-hats, though.




I was wondering about this as well. I don't know anything about drums, but that seemed to be a piece that was missing.

Sam, please let me know when you hold the auditions for the OOT band!!


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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #11180591 - 07/13/07 09:32 AM

From the vid I saw (the Welcome to the Jungle one), it looked like cymbals/high hat are just the regular drum pads. Just as the guitar frets don't correspond to specific notes the drum pads don't correspond to specific drum sounds. The pedal will probably always be the bass drum but it looks like the other pads can be cymbals, toms, or whatever is needed at any given time. I don't think this will be a problem in terms of the feel of the drum kit so long as the high hat isn't consistently on the far right or something retarded like that.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #11181768 - 07/13/07 11:27 AM

http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/07/11/...s-and-metallic/

Mostly known info...but confirming that Enter Sandman will be in the shipped game, with more Metallica to follow via DLC. I can't wait for this game!


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WilliamLowe]
      #11184394 - 07/13/07 02:24 PM

THIS IS GOING TO BE SO [censored] SICK I CAN'T CONTAIN MYSELF, once they get the downloadable content going the number of bands and songs will shoot through the roof; people will be able to request songs and get them and hopefully the people who do custom songs will be able to provide the same service.

Honestly I haven't been this excited about pretty much anything since Christmas when I was seven.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #11190991 - 07/14/07 12:13 AM

Quote:

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I would like to know how the drum peripheral handles cymbals and/or high-hats, though.




I was wondering about this as well. I don't know anything about drums, but that seemed to be a piece that was missing.

Sam, please let me know when you hold the auditions for the OOT band!!




nolan - If you think you are going to join my band as the drummer who knows nothing about drumming, you will probably fit in well.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: samjjones]
      #11190997 - 07/14/07 12:14 AM

Also, I'm not buying this thing unless there is some Journey in it.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: samjjones]
      #11191110 - 07/14/07 12:27 AM

yeah, dog! i wanna role-play as randy jackson on the bass..

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Nicholasp27]
      #11218206 - 07/16/07 03:29 AM

Please please please have the full albums of Appetite for Destruction and Rage Against the Machine available. I'd probably pay way too much for these if they made me.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: dontmesswithme]
      #11424602 - 07/28/07 04:25 PM

It's not AfD for RAtM, but the new issue of Gamepro according to Wikipedia says Nirvana's Nevermind will be downloadable. Should be awesome.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: dontmesswithme]
      #11429332 - 07/29/07 12:43 AM

I'm pumped for this

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Re: Rock Band [Re: bottomset]
      #11452899 - 07/30/07 05:57 PM

Reported that Nirvana's Nevermind will be available for DLC after release.

http://kotaku.com/gaming/nice/nirvanas-nevermind-coming-for-rock-band-283886.php

So with this whole album, plus the Who hopefully this opens the doors for a lot of different albums to be avialable for the game.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Thanir]
      #11775969 - 08/22/07 09:42 AM

Looks like it's coming to PS2 as well

LINK


Also released 10 new songs, all master tracks:
Quote:

Rolling Stones -- “Gimme Shelter”
Deep Purple -- "Highway Star"
The Clash -- “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
Faith No More -- "Epic”
Smashing Pumpkins -- “Cherub Rock”
Radiohead -- “Creep”
Beastie Boys -- “Sabotage”
Jet -- “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”
OK Go -- “Here It Goes Again”
Nine Inch Nails -- “The Hand That Feeds”




But I guess you can't do DLC for the PS2?


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Re: Rock Band [Re: DukeSucks]
      #11777959 - 08/22/07 12:49 PM

Quote:

Rolling Stones -- “Gimme Shelter”
Deep Purple -- "Highway Star"
The Clash -- “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
Faith No More -- "Epic”
Smashing Pumpkins -- “Cherub Rock”
Radiohead -- “Creep”
Beastie Boys -- “Sabotage”
Jet -- “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”
OK Go -- “Here It Goes Again”
Nine Inch Nails -- “The Hand That Feeds”




This is such an awesome list of songs


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Re: Rock Band [Re: iamawesomer]
      #11787465 - 08/23/07 01:45 AM

Seeing NIN alone makes me happu.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: EMc]
      #11796648 - 08/23/07 06:28 PM

Just checking out the EBgames site. Nice to see that you don't have to shell out $200 for the game. $200 is for the whole bundle. The game is $70 and the drums are $80. Since I'll have the guitar from GH3, I can at least save a little money (I doubt I'll ever sing, so no need for the mic).

Release date is 11/20/07.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #11799887 - 08/23/07 11:20 PM

Quote:

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The manufacturer says that if you can beat the drums at expert you can play the instrument. I kinda believe that its true to a large extent. 4 drum pads and a pedal.

You guys are lucky that you're young and can jam with your friends on this. At 38, none of my friends play this stuff. Maybe I will be able to form an online band or whatever.

Okay, after 5 days with GH2, I am up to beating the battle of the bands on hard. Like they say on South Park, I guess I am now immortal, since "How do you kill that which has no life?"




LOL. I'm 30 and happy to see that I am the 2nd oldest person playing this series instead of the oldest as previously hypothesized.

I hope it is possible to do two instruments from the same unit (bass+vocals for example) while playing over the 'net. I have two friends in different parts of the country who are into this series and we'd have a blast if we could do all 4 parts with just the three of us.




Make that at least 3rd oldest. I may actually finally have to get an Xbox live account for this. Who else you gonna trust for your Steve Perry vocals, Ghaz?


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Re: Rock Band [Re: DukeSucks]
      #11837977 - 08/27/07 10:20 AM

Awesome.

Quote:

and singers will get to hit the mic with their hands to approximate a tambourine or cowbell in some songs.




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Re: Rock Band [Re: bennyhana]
      #11843158 - 08/27/07 05:32 PM

Anyone know if they are doing something about songs double bass drum parts? Looks like the controller has a single bass pedal.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #12278274 - 09/28/07 04:59 PM

Official price is $169 for the bundle.

link


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Re: Rock Band [Re: DukeSucks]
      #12283234 - 09/29/07 12:52 AM

I hope bars start doing awesome Rock Band nights and it will end the lameness of karaoke.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: flatline]
      #12283712 - 09/29/07 01:55 AM

Quote:

I hope bars start doing awesome Rock Band nights and it will end the lameness of karaoke.



Ban


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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #12283797 - 09/29/07 02:06 AM

Quote:

Anyone know if they are doing something about songs double bass drum parts? Looks like the controller has a single bass pedal.




just kick super super fast


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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #12284230 - 09/29/07 03:14 AM

Quote:

Anyone know if they are doing something about songs double bass drum parts? Looks like the controller has a single bass pedal.




My thought would be if it goes:

12345678123456781234567812345678

You would hit the bass pedal on:

1 3 5 7 1 3 5 7 1 3 5 7 1 3 5 7

But I'm not sure. I've been a drummer/percussionist since I was 5 (now 31). I primarily switched to guitar when I was 14, because girls seemed to like it more. Regardless, I never bought/played any of the Guitar Heroes, because I thought it would screw up my style.

Now that I can play drums (I sold my set for a QP when I was 19), I'm buying Rock Band. Does that make me third oldest? Second? Oh well, if any of you guys need a drummer, hit me up when this comes out. GamerTag: x2ski


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Re: Rock Band [Re: x2ski]
      #12284267 - 09/29/07 03:19 AM

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/puzzle/rockband/news.html?page=1&sid=6173625

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Similarly, drummers can play their own fills during preset sections of the song




Excellent.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: x2ski]
      #12288403 - 09/29/07 03:43 PM

Getting really pumped for this game now that I finally have GH2. Can't wait to play some drums.

I wonder if Welcome to the Jungle will really end up being in both GH3 and Rock Band?

Anyway, my band LOL Speedwagon will be holding some auditions when this finally comes out, obv.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #12296656 - 09/30/07 12:17 PM

THey just annouced pricing and release date.
November 23 (black friday wtf?) and the price is 169.99...30 bucks cheaper than expected.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: dontmesswithme]
      #12298009 - 09/30/07 02:41 PM

will you be able to play online?

ie. me with a guitar, my buddy at his house on drums, and another dude somewhere else on vocals?


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Re: Rock Band [Re: housenuts]
      #12298472 - 09/30/07 03:20 PM

Do I need to buy new guitar controllers? I already have 2 from GH2 and don't want to drop more money if I don't have to.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MrBlue]
      #12899070 - 11/10/07 08:43 PM

My local Best Buy has a kiosk with the Rock Band demo. They have the guitar, drums, and mic. YMMV

I only tried the drums. There was no bass drum pedal, so I was only able to use the sticks. Hard difficulty level was pretty good. The confusing part (for me) was that, on a song that I knew (Tom Sawyer), I was throwing fills I knew were in the song, but they weren't on the chart. Ended up failing the song when I got the sticks, which were corded to the display, tangled up.

I tried Should I Stay or Should I Go on expert level. The chart was very faithful to the actual drum chart, actually a little bit harder than the actual chart, but not too much harder.

The biggest problem--they are loud! If you've ever played on a practice pad, that's how loud these drums are. And since I have a tendency to hit drums hard, I was creating a lot of noise.

Still a very cool game. I probably won't get it for noise reasons. But I want to.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #12900888 - 11/10/07 11:48 PM

Quote:

The biggest problem--they are loud! If you've ever played on a practice pad, that's how loud these drums are. And since I have a tendency to hit drums hard, I was creating a lot of noise.

Still a very cool game. I probably won't get it for noise reasons. But I want to.




so you are telling me I'm going to get evicted?


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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #12901152 - 11/11/07 12:15 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

The manufacturer says that if you can beat the drums at expert you can play the instrument. I kinda believe that its true to a large extent. 4 drum pads and a pedal.

You guys are lucky that you're young and can jam with your friends on this. At 38, none of my friends play this stuff. Maybe I will be able to form an online band or whatever.

Okay, after 5 days with GH2, I am up to beating the battle of the bands on hard. Like they say on South Park, I guess I am now immortal, since "How do you kill that which has no life?"




LOL. I'm 30 and happy to see that I am the 2nd oldest person playing this series instead of the oldest as previously hypothesized.





I'm 36, so you're only the 3rd oldest. But some older people do play it.

The other day, I was in Best Buy and some guy who had to be in his 40s was playing the demo version of GH2. And he obviously plays it regularly, because he 5-starred Sweet Child on Expert.




31 here....geezer band FTW anyone?


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Re: Rock Band [Re: bottomset]
      #12902339 - 11/11/07 02:47 AM

Quote:

Quote:

The biggest problem--they are loud! If you've ever played on a practice pad, that's how loud these drums are. And since I have a tendency to hit drums hard, I was creating a lot of noise.

Still a very cool game. I probably won't get it for noise reasons. But I want to.




so you are telling me I'm going to get evicted?




It's not loud enough to get you evicted. Almost certainly loud enough to get my wife pissed off at me for playing it. Also, I was probably hitting the drums way harder than I needed to be. I would guess that, with practice, I could hit a lot softer.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: vulturesrow]
      #12926462 - 11/12/07 05:53 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

The manufacturer says that if you can beat the drums at expert you can play the instrument. I kinda believe that its true to a large extent. 4 drum pads and a pedal.

You guys are lucky that you're young and can jam with your friends on this. At 38, none of my friends play this stuff. Maybe I will be able to form an online band or whatever.

Okay, after 5 days with GH2, I am up to beating the battle of the bands on hard. Like they say on South Park, I guess I am now immortal, since "How do you kill that which has no life?"




LOL. I'm 30 and happy to see that I am the 2nd oldest person playing this series instead of the oldest as previously hypothesized.





I'm 36, so you're only the 3rd oldest. But some older people do play it.

The other day, I was in Best Buy and some guy who had to be in his 40s was playing the demo version of GH2. And he obviously plays it regularly, because he 5-starred Sweet Child on Expert.




31 here....geezer band FTW anyone?




I'll be 38 in 3 months, so there!

If you haven't pre-ordered already, you better get on it. Every place around here has their pre-orders sold out, which means I am [censored]. Fry's said I could call in the day it releases and reserve a copy, so I may try that. If I miss out there, I will have to get it online and pay $50 for overnight shipping (gotta have it before the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend!!).

Can't wait. This game is going to be so damned much fun.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WayAbvPar]
      #12927374 - 11/12/07 06:55 PM

Par,

Amazon Prime FTW! I preordered through there, although I'm concerned they won't be able to fullfil all of them right away.

And man, you are old!


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WayAbvPar]
      #12928096 - 11/12/07 07:39 PM

What's the release date and price on this thing? I saw a guy playing the drums at Best Buy today and the game looked like fun. I took a look at the guitar and it's got 10 fret buttons, 5 at the top of the neck and 5 at the bottom. This will be considerably harder than Gh3 I think.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: blackize]
      #12928151 - 11/12/07 07:43 PM

Quote:

What's the release date and price on this thing? I saw a guy playing the drums at Best Buy today and the game looked like fun. I took a look at the guitar and it's got 10 fret buttons, 5 at the top of the neck and 5 at the bottom. This will be considerably harder than Gh3 I think.




the bottom 5 are for solos

watch some live rock songs on youtube and see where they are playing during solos


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Re: Rock Band [Re: bottomset]
      #12930193 - 11/12/07 10:02 PM

Tried the guitar at Best Buy today. Very nice hardware. Better than the SG and the Explorer and the Les Paul. The note chart for Tom Sawyer on Medium was ridiculously easy, though.

This Best Buy had no drum sticks. The drums are nearly impossible to play with your hands, at least on Expert.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #12933585 - 11/13/07 02:18 AM

can't waittttt for the drums

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Re: Rock Band [Re: WayAbvPar]
      #12937282 - 11/13/07 10:47 AM

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Quote:

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At 38, none of my friends play this stuff. Maybe I will be able to form an online band or whatever.





LOL. I'm 30 and happy to see that I am the 2nd oldest person playing this series instead of the oldest as previously hypothesized.





I'm 36, so you're only the 3rd oldest. But some older people do play it.





31 here....geezer band FTW anyone?




I'll be 38 in 3 months, so there!




So far I have you all beat .

Old guys FTW or until I break a hip, whichever comes first.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: bogey1]
      #12937599 - 11/13/07 11:16 AM

42 here...

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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #12957380 - 11/14/07 02:48 PM

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Par,

Amazon Prime FTW! I preordered through there, although I'm concerned they won't be able to fullfil all of them right away.

And man, you are old!




Couple of problems with Amazon; first, they are NOW listing the special edition (full kit) for $249.99, which is a full $80 higher than anyone else. I swear it was $169.99 when I checked the other day. Even worse-

Quote:

Rock Band purchase policy
Rock Band is in very high demand and the initial industry supply will be limited. Amazon.com is accepting pre-orders for this item; however, we will not be able to fulfill all pre-orders immediately when the item is released. We will fulfill orders as inventory becomes available, and we expect that all pre-orders will be fulfilled by mid-December. The estimated delivery date for these pre-orders may not be accurate when the order is placed, but we will fulfill pre-orders as quickly as possible as we receive inventory of this item.




[censored] that noise. I am going to call Fry's the millisecond they open on Tuesday and try to reserve a copy. Barring that, I will order from somewhere OTHER than Amazon and bite the bullet on the overnight shipping charges.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WayAbvPar]
      #12970422 - 11/15/07 11:11 AM

I haven't preordered from anywhere-- am I [censored]?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #12972176 - 11/15/07 01:16 PM

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Tried the guitar at Best Buy today. Very nice hardware. Better than the SG and the Explorer and the Les Paul.



Looks like the consensus is that the guitar sucks pretty bad. Odd because I liked it. But I posted this before I bought GH3. The Les Paul is awesome and definitely better than the RB guitar. Always hated the Explorer, though (probably because mine broke within a couple of weeks of buying it), and I thought that RB guitar was better than the Explorer.

However, you can use the Les Paul with Rock Band, though.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #12973373 - 11/15/07 02:35 PM

So, if I can use my guitar from GH3, can I just buy the game and play it as, like, Guitar Hero 3.1, without needing the extra instruments? Or will I not be able to hear anything but guitar, then? 33, BTW.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #12992416 - 11/16/07 05:28 PM

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I haven't preordered from anywhere-- am I [censored]?




Maybe. Check around with your local game stores and see if they are taking preorders. If they are taking them but are out, you are [censored]. Well, at least not guaranteed to be playing Tuesday night.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WayAbvPar]
      #12997466 - 11/17/07 01:36 AM

The Best Buy a mile from my house is doing a midnight sale. They did this with GH3 and had way more product than they were ever going to move. I kind of figured that would happen with RB too but now I'm not so sure...

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #12999928 - 11/17/07 09:35 AM

The RB guitar at the Best Buy demo in my town had a broken strum bar (which felt flimsy to begin with) so I played it with the D-pad. I didn't like the chart for Say it Ain't So; but the drums were cool to play with.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Number27]
      #13003229 - 11/17/07 04:10 PM

It really seems like this genre game is damn close to being a game with actual results...

Someone mentioned earlier that if you can beat expert mode on the drums, you should actually be able to play the drums (i assume you'd just have a solid grasp of the fundamentals).

Well... I'm sure if I had a game like this for the piano when I was a kid, I wouldn't have been such a lazy ass about practicing, and wouldn't have sucked so bad. Quite frankly, its a very effective visual way of learning.


Has there been any talk of...say...a way to learn actual instruments with a game like this? It seems just a few steps off of what the game is currently... Would something like that be too educational to be a cool game?

Meh, just hopeful i guess


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WayAbvPar]
      #13003317 - 11/17/07 04:19 PM

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Par,

Amazon Prime FTW! I preordered through there, although I'm concerned they won't be able to fullfil all of them right away.

And man, you are old!




Couple of problems with Amazon; first, they are NOW listing the special edition (full kit) for $249.99, which is a full $80 higher than anyone else. I swear it was $169.99 when I checked the other day. Even worse-

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Rock Band purchase policy
Rock Band is in very high demand and the initial industry supply will be limited. Amazon.com is accepting pre-orders for this item; however, we will not be able to fulfill all pre-orders immediately when the item is released. We will fulfill orders as inventory becomes available, and we expect that all pre-orders will be fulfilled by mid-December. The estimated delivery date for these pre-orders may not be accurate when the order is placed, but we will fulfill pre-orders as quickly as possible as we receive inventory of this item.




[censored] that noise. I am going to call Fry's the millisecond they open on Tuesday and try to reserve a copy. Barring that, I will order from somewhere OTHER than Amazon and bite the bullet on the overnight shipping charges.




Yeah, I see Amazon only has 3rd party sellers listed now, hence the prices. I checked my pre-order though, and it says I should get it by the 23rd, for $169.

Might have to see what happens on eBay though at this rate!


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Belok]
      #13006213 - 11/17/07 08:45 PM

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It really seems like this genre game is damn close to being a game with actual results...

Someone mentioned earlier that if you can beat expert mode on the drums, you should actually be able to play the drums (i assume you'd just have a solid grasp of the fundamentals).

Well... I'm sure if I had a game like this for the piano when I was a kid, I wouldn't have been such a lazy ass about practicing, and wouldn't have sucked so bad. Quite frankly, its a very effective visual way of learning.


Has there been any talk of...say...a way to learn actual instruments with a game like this? It seems just a few steps off of what the game is currently... Would something like that be too educational to be a cool game?

Meh, just hopeful i guess




I've seen TV ads for piano-like games for little kids that come with a plastic piano keyboard. No idea if they actually help the kids learn to play the piano properly, though.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #13007721 - 11/17/07 11:17 PM

So if i have Guitar Hero II for 360, should i be trading it in towards GHIII or this?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: 4 High]
      #13008261 - 11/18/07 12:12 AM

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So if i have Guitar Hero II for 360, should i be trading it in towards GHIII or this?




At this point, I'm almost regretting buying GH3 in the first place. I may actually go and see what I can get for it at Gamestop or something just for kicks.

I really like what I've seen (and played) of Rock Band. GH3, while awesome, doesn't have NEARLY the depth this game seems to have.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Edge34]
      #13009403 - 11/18/07 02:34 AM

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So if i have Guitar Hero II for 360, should i be trading it in towards GHIII or this?




At this point, I'm almost regretting buying GH3 in the first place. I may actually go and see what I can get for it at Gamestop or something just for kicks.

I really like what I've seen (and played) of Rock Band. GH3, while awesome, doesn't have NEARLY the depth this game seems to have.




I consider the vocals to be a gimmick. And GH3 already has bass. So the questions to answer when buying Rock Band are simple:

* Do I want to spend $170 on a game when I can get a similar game for $100?

* Do I want to play drums?

If you want to play drums, it's a no-brainer. If you're mainly in it for the guitar, I've seen several preliminary reviews of the Rock Band that complain, not just about the stratocaster, but also the note charts.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #13010634 - 11/18/07 06:29 AM

Well...can you buy the game with just the drums? Or maybe the drums and mic? Or do you have to get the whole shabang?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Wheatsauce]
      #13014570 - 11/18/07 03:18 PM

I saw some kids playing this at BB yesterday with their dad on drums. He was woefully inadequate, even on easy. I didn't see that it had a foot pedal though, until I saw an ad for it in the paper today. The drum set up is indeed like a lot of practice pad kits (read: exactly the same as a lot of practice pad kits).

It looked pretty fun. Mostly I just wanted to shove the old guy outta the way and show him how it was done. Not that I've ever played the game, but I've been a drummer for 11 years, and his lack of hand-eye coordination made me want to cry for the future of our species.

However, if you're just wanting this for the guitar, there's probably a better, more 'hero'-ic route you could take that would save you some money.

Incidentally, you could also just take your 200 bones out to a pawn shop or Guitar Center and come home with a REAL guitar, learn some songs, get as many friends as this game requires, and play some ACTUAL shows, which would give you about 1000x the adrenaline you'll ever get from this game. ...Just a thought.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Low Key]
      #13023935 - 11/19/07 01:32 AM

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Incidentally, you could also just take your 200 bones out to a pawn shop or Guitar Center and come home with a REAL guitar, learn some songs, get as many friends as this game requires, and play some ACTUAL shows, which would give you about 1000x the adrenaline you'll ever get from this game. ...Just a thought.




Dude you cant get a high score in real life.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: ImsaKidd]
      #13024161 - 11/19/07 01:51 AM

I'm a lefty. For guitar hero 2 on the 360, the 2nd knob for the strap was located on the back of the neck, allowing lefty's to flip the guitar and still use the strap. In the pics of the fender I have seen, it appears that they made the 2nd knob located on the guitar like the ps2 version had, which makes it impossible to flip the guitar and use the strap.

Are they really [censored] us lefty's on this?


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Re: Rock Band [Re: twoblacknines]
      #13025055 - 11/19/07 03:49 AM

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Are they really [censored] us lefty's on this?




just watched the video review on ign and it said that the guitar from rock band is crappy compared to the gh guitars, so I guess you would want to use your old guitar anyway.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: ImsaKidd]
      #13025973 - 11/19/07 06:24 AM

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Dude you cant get a high score in real life.




Bill Gates begs to differ.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: ImsaKidd]
      #13027641 - 11/19/07 11:03 AM

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Incidentally, you could also just take your 200 bones out to a pawn shop or Guitar Center and come home with a REAL guitar, learn some songs, get as many friends as this game requires, and play some ACTUAL shows, which would give you about 1000x the adrenaline you'll ever get from this game. ...Just a thought.




Dude you cant get a high score in real life.




Not to mention the 4 or 5 years it takes...

I'll never understand the whiners that says "get a real guitar". It takes freaking forever to learn to play for real and each new song again takes forever to learn even once you know how to play. And if you want to play "pro face off" against your buddy, he's got to go spend 4 years learning...

Clueless whining people that can't grasp the basic conceptual difference between a game and the real world.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: mgsimpleton]
      #13027654 - 11/19/07 11:04 AM

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Are they really [censored] us lefty's on this?




just watched the video review on ign and it said that the guitar from rock band is crappy compared to the gh guitars, so I guess you would want to use your old guitar anyway.




The reports I've read are just the opposite, that the rock band guitars have much, much better and more realistic feel.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Wheatsauce]
      #13031321 - 11/19/07 03:35 PM

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Well...can you buy the game with just the drums? Or maybe the drums and mic? Or do you have to get the whole shabang?




AFAIK, you can't buy the game with just the drums. It's only available as a kit (with guitar, mic, and drums) or with the game only (which you would use with the controller or with the GH2/GH3 guitar).

The drums will be available separately, but not until next year:
http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Band-Xbox-360-Drums/dp/B000TT2D2A/


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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #13032296 - 11/19/07 04:38 PM

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Quote:

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Par,

Amazon Prime FTW! I preordered through there, although I'm concerned they won't be able to fullfil all of them right away.

And man, you are old!




Couple of problems with Amazon; first, they are NOW listing the special edition (full kit) for $249.99, which is a full $80 higher than anyone else. I swear it was $169.99 when I checked the other day. Even worse-

Quote:

Rock Band purchase policy
Rock Band is in very high demand and the initial industry supply will be limited. Amazon.com is accepting pre-orders for this item; however, we will not be able to fulfill all pre-orders immediately when the item is released. We will fulfill orders as inventory becomes available, and we expect that all pre-orders will be fulfilled by mid-December. The estimated delivery date for these pre-orders may not be accurate when the order is placed, but we will fulfill pre-orders as quickly as possible as we receive inventory of this item.




[censored] that noise. I am going to call Fry's the millisecond they open on Tuesday and try to reserve a copy. Barring that, I will order from somewhere OTHER than Amazon and bite the bullet on the overnight shipping charges.




Yeah, I see Amazon only has 3rd party sellers listed now, hence the prices. I checked my pre-order though, and it says I should get it by the 23rd, for $169.

Might have to see what happens on eBay though at this rate!




Screw Ebay. Come hang out with me at Best Buy tonight and guarantee you get it! I am taking tomorrow off to sleep in and then play. I may have a problem.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WayAbvPar]
      #13033179 - 11/19/07 05:29 PM

Brag: Just got an e-mail from Amazon that it shipped my order, should arrive on Wednesday. Have fun in the cold though 'Par!

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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #13040596 - 11/20/07 02:10 AM

Bigger brag: just got from Walmart tonight, waited 10 min in line. Sweet!

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Re: Rock Band [Re: dizong]
      #13040983 - 11/20/07 02:49 AM

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Bigger brag: just got from Walmart tonight, waited 10 min in line. Sweet!




QFT. I love walmart. I don't understand the people who go to EB games or whatever stores to get games. Walmart owns all.

Also, my earlier concerns about the lefty's were laid to rest. The plug for the strap actually screws out and you can place it on the opposite side of the guitar allowing you to flip it perfectly. Love you Rock Band! And drums on hard is [censored] hard!

Can anyone wiht the black gibson guitar for 360 on guitar hero 3 confirm if their plug unscrews also for leftys? Thanks.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: twoblacknines]
      #13044233 - 11/20/07 12:18 PM

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QFT. I love walmart. I don't understand the people who go to EB games or whatever stores to get games. Walmart owns all.




I wouldn't go that far. I have tried the 3 Walmarts in my area (within reasonable driving distance). All three do not have the full package (360 version), they do have plenty of the actual game. One of the stores has the full version in stock, but are not allowed to distribute it until Friday. WTF is that nonsense.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: twoblacknines]
      #13044409 - 11/20/07 12:32 PM

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Can anyone wiht the black gibson guitar for 360 on guitar hero 3 confirm if their plug unscrews also for leftys? Thanks.



Not sure if it unscrews. But there is an additional peg on the neck that I assume is for leftys.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: gusmahler]
      #13044554 - 11/20/07 12:45 PM

I went to Best Buy at midnight and they were out of PS3 versions They did, however, say they'd get more within 3 days and will give a $50 gift card for the inconvenience if I come back and buy it from them later.

This gives me a few more days to beat my head against the wall that is Raining Blood on expert in GH3....


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #13044746 - 11/20/07 01:02 PM

Went this morning at 10. My Best Buy was overstocked. Playing through X guitar now. This guitar feels sooooooooo weird compared to the GH3 Les Paul. I've butchered so many solos just trying to find the solo buttons. Just a matter of getting used to things I guess. Also, no hyperspeed makes me a sad panda.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #13045197 - 11/20/07 01:31 PM

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Went this morning at 10. My Best Buy was overstocked.




This is the case with my BB as well. When I called this morning the woman on the other end said they had "plenty." A friend of mine just went and picked up a copy for me while I'm at work. Looking forward to rock out with my [censored] out.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #13046549 - 11/20/07 03:09 PM

So hows the game? Has anyone tried the singing yet or had 3 people or more playing an entire song?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Brocktoon]
      #13048530 - 11/20/07 05:08 PM

This game is awesome period.

If GH3 came out just 3 weeks later, I wouldn't have bothered to buy GH3 all together. At least I can salvage the wireless guitar controller in my cramped apartment.

I just played on LIVE with 2 guitarists and 1 drummer. Waited for a while for a singer but never showed so we just started. I love it. Worked flawlessly on LIVE.

The guitar feels weird to me coming from GH controllers. The strum bar is hard to strum down and my arms/hands are tired only after a few songs. It also doesn't click like the GH ones. The frets feel like they are closer together so I kept screwing up sliding up and down the neck looking for the missing fret.

Also, now that I know what those 5 solo buttons do, I could probably do without the new guitar.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: MrBlue]
      #13049374 - 11/20/07 05:59 PM

i ordered on amazon, and it says on the UPS site its in transit for delivery. its already 6pm here, so it should come soon...hopefully

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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #13049563 - 11/20/07 06:10 PM

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Brag: Just got an e-mail from Amazon that it shipped my order, should arrive on Wednesday. Have fun in the cold though 'Par!




The cold sucked, but I got mine last night =P
Got there about 11PM, and got the 97th 360 version...they only had 102! Luckbox time.

Played a bit last night and had a blast. Buddy came over today and we were rocking a band (apparently Donkey Punch isn't an appropriate band name for Live so we had to play locally!). Anyone having issues with the kick pedal? It only seems to work sporadically if at all. I went as far as picking it up and squeezing it with my hands to make sure I was getting it pressed all the way. Very strange.

Any advice?


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WayAbvPar]
      #13049609 - 11/20/07 06:13 PM

my best buy was loaded as well

god knows how much money this is gonna cost me by keeping me from the tables


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Re: Rock Band [Re: EWS87]
      #13049912 - 11/20/07 06:34 PM

i like it. just played over a friends house, me him and his brother. it was very cool. the only beef i have so far about the drums is just the way they are set up... like snare hi/hat etc., i wish that stuff was programmable because i play the drums in real life and they aren't set up how i'm used to, so it took a little adjusting.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13049967 - 11/20/07 06:38 PM

So no one's really using the mic? I'm curious how they incorporate the singing into the game.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Brocktoon]
      #13050037 - 11/20/07 06:43 PM

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So no one's really using the mic? I'm curious how they incorporate the singing into the game.




I'm excited for this. It's going to be awesome going on XBL and just butchering songs on co-op.

I'm hoping to become talented enough to play drums and sing at the same time like Phil Collins.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #13050275 - 11/20/07 07:02 PM

I have been using the mic, probably to my neighbors' everlasting regret. It is pretty damned fun. Iron Maiden is hard as hell to sing though. Good times.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: WayAbvPar]
      #13050397 - 11/20/07 07:12 PM

I just tried every instrument. Looks like you can do a solo career play with each one and 4 difficulty levels so this should be interesting.

I was able to play a couple of games on live with a singer but for some reason, I don't hear their voice. Not sure if it's built that way or if there's an option or something.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: MrBlue]
      #13050850 - 11/20/07 07:42 PM

How hard are the drums? Watching the demos on Rock Band's web site, they look like they'll be hard as hell, but I don't know what difficulty the demo is showing.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #13050980 - 11/20/07 07:52 PM

as i said i can already play the drums, so i jumped right into expert and could keep up pretty well, like 90%+ of the notes even in songs i'd never really heard much before. there are a few kinks for me to work out personally like the location of the certain pads but, all in all it wasn't too bad.

for me it was actually harder in a sense to play on the hard and medium levels, since i couldn't really get into a groove because tons of notes are missing.. you know what i mean?


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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #13051012 - 11/20/07 07:56 PM

can i just get the game and use my guitar hero guitar?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: professormike]
      #13051379 - 11/20/07 08:26 PM

how do you "hit the notes" while singing? Someone expand on how this works. Also isn't playing bass pretty damn boring for most songs? Never really bothered with it in GH.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: professormike]
      #13051409 - 11/20/07 08:29 PM

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can i just get the game and use my guitar hero guitar?




Yeah, but then you'd have to play without drums.

I was at my local Best Buy at about 5 or 5:30 tonight and they had plenty of full sets left. I didn't get one because I can't justify the $170 right this minute, but I won't get the game without the full set.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Edge34]
      #13052285 - 11/20/07 09:29 PM

yeah the bass is boring, even on expert. the bass in most popular rock songs is a complete joke anyway, which is sad because the bass is such a sick instrument.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13052642 - 11/20/07 09:59 PM

I'm too lazy to googletard, can someone tell me how the vocals work in this game?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #13053208 - 11/20/07 10:36 PM

I don't play any instrument and drums are hard as hell for me. I can't pass medium so starting with easy and it's pretty straight forward to get the beat down. Sometimes I do want to throw down more notes than there are on the screen. The pedal is what kills me every time.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Grue]
      #13053243 - 11/20/07 10:39 PM

I only played 1 song with the mic on easy and it was easy to pass the song. Just hit the note and correct breaks and I passed. The game was pretty forgiving since I'm pretty sure I wasn't "AWESOME!" on a lot of the phrases.

In the tutorial it also said that if there's a high note you can't hit, just lower it one octave.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13054090 - 11/20/07 11:27 PM

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yeah the bass is boring, even on expert. the bass in most popular rock songs is a complete joke anyway, which is sad because the bass is such a sick instrument.





I take it there are no primus songs?


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Re: Rock Band [Re: grouchie]
      #13055806 - 11/21/07 01:47 AM

I got it and think the guitar is boring and way too easy. Does it get harder?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: steggy]
      #13055982 - 11/21/07 02:03 AM

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I got it and think the guitar is boring and way too easy. Does it get harder?




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Re: Rock Band [Re: EWS87]
      #13056100 - 11/21/07 02:14 AM

guitar is kinda easy but the last two tiers are epic. green grass and high tides just schooled me. Barely 5*'d it. Think Freebird without the slow part.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #13057094 - 11/21/07 04:17 AM

Yeah just got through playing this with 3 friends for 5 hours straight. Yeah the guitar might be easy, but it was so much fun playing in a group I didn't care at all.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: chuckleslovakian]
      #13059580 - 11/21/07 10:48 AM

Thoughts:
+ Playing drums is awesome.
+ Band mode and the touring system is way, way cool. Much more cool than the single player "tier" levels.
- The drums are just insanely noisy. There's no way I'll ever be able to play this while anyone else is in the house...which means I'll pretty much never play it. You need a room with a door that closes...that's carpeted or has some other way to help deaden the sound.
- Because the drums are noisy, you can't hear the actual drum line from the song very well. Unlike the guitar, where the "clicking" was relatively quiet compared the volume of the music.
- Wish I hadn't played GH3. The guitar lines seem dull in Rock Band by comparison. If I'd just played GH2, they would have seemed fine.
- REALLY wish I hadn't played GH3. The uber-relaxed note timing killed my technique (GH2 and GH1 were tighter). Rock Band is much tighter.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: bogey1]
      #13060054 - 11/21/07 11:27 AM

This game is AWESOME!

I rocked out til about 1am last night with 3 local friends. We cruised through a couple of the cities.

If you live in an apartment, this game is not for you. We tried it at my friends apartment originally, then moved to my house after a while, because it gets pretty loud.

Guitar: I hate the solo buttons. My fingers may be too big for them. I may be using it wrong, but I don't think so. I also hate the top fret buttons. I'm used to the ridges in my old GH guitars. I noticed that when I go for the orange note, my fingers will move down so that my ring finger is on the orange, and pinky is on the fret board. As with the GH3 guitar, this will take some time to get used to.

Drums: Oh man! My brother is a drummer, and was able to hop into Hard/Expert right away. Some of the passages are pretty tough. I almost wish that these drums weren't all "binded" together, and that I could set them up to a position that is more comfortable. It's awkward at times, so that will take some getting used to. I managed to do an OK job at medium.

Singing: At first I thought my microphone didn't work. But then I read the directions, and realized I'm a dumbass. After we got it working, it was pretty fun, and makes this the whole "Rock Band" experience, imo. As long as you realize that you look like a fool, and your friends do too, you can let yourself go and hit some of these notes/passages. We only experimented on Medium with the singing last night. The game really makes you work toward hitting the right pitches/key. You also have to sound out everything like it appears on screen to get a good score.

Things I'm still unclear on:
- How do you activate Overdrive? Does that just work when everyone has reached the top of the left meter? Is there any way we can activate it individually?
- Online multiplayer. How is this working? I tried to get our whole band online last night through my Xbox Live Guest accounts, but when I attempted to bring them all online with me, I was the only one able to get on. Is there a way that I can actually bring on all 4 of us at a time to battle it out with other bands?

Other dislikes:
- The notes on the fret board are too small. I really wish they would have conformed to the GH standards. These thin rectangles are no good.
- I am having a hard time with the HO/PO. Does it exist in this game? There seems like a few good spots to do it, but it doesn't want to work. It's like I have to go back to strumming every individual note (and now that I know how to HOPO properly, I don't want to do that).


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Tinga]
      #13066463 - 11/21/07 07:03 PM

i only figured out how to activate overdrive on the guitar, and you do that by shaking the guitar, the same way you save a player. couldn't figure it out on drums or mic though.

i never played any guitar hero, so i'm terrible/a spaz and have a hard time with medium on the guitar so far. i'm getting better though


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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13067419 - 11/21/07 08:33 PM

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yeah the bass is boring, even on expert. the bass in most popular rock songs is a complete joke anyway, which is sad because the bass is such a sick instrument.




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Re: Rock Band [Re: Brocktoon]
      #13067608 - 11/21/07 08:46 PM

it's not bad in sabotage, still no challenge though.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13069108 - 11/21/07 11:02 PM

3 kids under 4, plus a newborn, are going to make this game a real f'n hassle for me to play, especially since I wanna do lotta singing via Xbox live cuz Ghazban will kick my azz if I don't sing for his "band".


Families are rigged.

BTW, how is the singing portion? How well does your/others voices come over Xbox live?


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Daliman]
      #13069205 - 11/21/07 11:12 PM

You voice doesnt come over at all over live. The vocals just cut out if you're off pitch. Dali, how do you fair on expert vocals? I hear they're super strict. I've only done hard vocals myself. I'm barely skimping by the songs I dont know and barely 5*ing the songs I do.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: GetThere1Time]
      #13069327 - 11/21/07 11:24 PM

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You voice doesnt come over at all over live. The vocals just cut out if you're off pitch. Dali, how do you fair on expert vocals? I hear they're super strict. I've only done hard vocals myself. I'm barely skimping by the songs I dont know and barely 5*ing the songs I do.




I don't have the game yet, but I'm a pretty good singer and also very good at mimicking original vocalist tendencies, quirks, etc. I have never actually played a Karaoke game before, fwiw, so I really have little to base anything on. But otherwise, I am pretty well known to be a karaoke whore.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Daliman]
      #13069431 - 11/21/07 11:34 PM

how do you plug the drums in? i'm setting up my kit now and i might just be retarded.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Daliman]
      #13069434 - 11/21/07 11:34 PM

I [censored] despise the guitar part

no hyperspeed is the gayest thing ever(followed closely by the dumb rectangle notes), drums are really fun


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Re: Rock Band [Re: bottomset]
      #13069537 - 11/21/07 11:45 PM

i have never used hyperspeed on gh2 or 3.. what am i missing, if anything?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13069676 - 11/22/07 12:00 AM

ya baby, just got 100% on creep hard vocals

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13069680 - 11/22/07 12:01 AM

nevermind about the drums obv just couldn't find the cord in the back heh

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13070043 - 11/22/07 12:43 AM

online play is so fun btw

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Daliman]
      #13070289 - 11/22/07 01:11 AM

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3 kids under 4, plus a newborn, are going to make this game a real f'n hassle for me to play, especially since I wanna do lotta singing via Xbox live cuz Ghazban will kick my azz if I don't sing for his "band".


Families are rigged.

BTW, how is the singing portion? How well does your/others voices come over Xbox live?




I feel your pain man. Im not even anticipating bing this nytime soon, for this very reason.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Daliman]
      #13070836 - 11/22/07 02:13 AM

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You voice doesnt come over at all over live. The vocals just cut out if you're off pitch. Dali, how do you fair on expert vocals? I hear they're super strict. I've only done hard vocals myself. I'm barely skimping by the songs I dont know and barely 5*ing the songs I do.




I don't have the game yet, but I'm a pretty good singer and also very good at mimicking original vocalist tendencies, quirks, etc. I have never actually played a Karaoke game before, fwiw, so I really have little to base anything on. But otherwise, I am pretty well known to be a karaoke whore.




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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #13086075 - 11/23/07 03:35 PM

i don't understand why they made it impossible to have a 4 person band...there is no individual guitar for sale and the GH guitar doesn't work...what gives

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Re: Rock Band [Re: EWS87]
      #13086127 - 11/23/07 03:41 PM

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i don't understand why they made it impossible to have a 4 person band...there is no individual guitar for sale and the GH guitar doesn't work...what gives




the xplorer one works, and I believe the les paul one works as well


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Re: Rock Band [Re: bottomset]
      #13086255 - 11/23/07 03:56 PM

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Quote:

i don't understand why they made it impossible to have a 4 person band...there is no individual guitar for sale and the GH guitar doesn't work...what gives




the xplorer one works, and I believe the les paul one works as well




bottom set is right...we didnt like the new guitar so we beat it with the les.

rank system for online play owns....


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Re: Rock Band [Re: xxrod17xx]
      #13091520 - 11/24/07 12:05 AM

Picked it up today finally. I've been playing video games for 18 years, and there just isn't any other video game experience that lives up to rocking out with a full band on this game. We're having a dozen or so people over for a late Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, and I can't wait...it'll be like a concert in my living room.

Also, it's crazy how much better this game looks then GH3. Especially w/ regards to the animations on the singer and drummer. GH3's animations look almost mechanical at times, everything on this game is smooth and pretty much spot on w/ the rhythm.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: WilliamLowe]
      #13099337 - 11/24/07 06:11 PM

Played this last night at a friends place.

* We used a second guitar he had from GH2 as the bass.

* It was a lot of fun.

* I found the guitar a lot easier on easy/med than GH is on easy/med.

* Agree that its not for apts, it gets loud.

* Singing is fun, but I find the little "yellow" sections where you get extra points for saying whatever kind of weird (although friends were getting into it, throwing in woos and such).

* We found that you don't need to be accurate in the words, just like the timing of making noise and the pitch. You can get "awesome" just saying Ooooh and Aaah the right way when you should be saying words. Of course that isn't as much fun.

* Drums was my favorite part by far, it was really good, I could do it well on easy by the end, but on medium I had trouble when the pedal got really involved.

* I didn't like that they cut out the swearing. Seeing "You're so very special" on the lyrics line for 'Creep' was sad, but like I said, you can slip [censored] in there and not lose points.

* Friend bought the game yesterday morning, and we played last night from like 1030-1. By 1 the rims around the drums were scuffed up pretty good, but I guess thatll happen when you have a bunch of drinking drummers who haven't ever played the instrument.

* It's just too damn expensive or I'd pick it up, still b/w GH @ 100 and this at like 170, I think this is a better value.

* I had trouble getting the guitar to recognize when I was moving it up to use star power or whatever.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: KneeCo]
      #13101916 - 11/24/07 10:37 PM

yeah what's up with that? i can't get star power to activate with the new guitar. have to hit that dumb button. sucks.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13102161 - 11/24/07 11:00 PM

I think having someone sing for this game is one of the dumbest things ever. Who would want to do that?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #13102221 - 11/24/07 11:06 PM

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I think having someone sing for this game is one of the dumbest things ever. Who would want to do that?




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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #13102912 - 11/24/07 11:58 PM

maybe I'm weird but I love singing in this game

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Ghazban]
      #13102944 - 11/25/07 12:00 AM

singing is very fun

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13106247 - 11/25/07 07:18 AM

yea singing is the most fun part of the game imo...i imagine it is not too much fun for everyone else in the room though

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Re: Rock Band [Re: EWS87]
      #13108938 - 11/25/07 02:11 PM

Got the game on Wednesday, and have been playing it a bit the last few days so I'll add a few impressions. Really loving the game so far!

- As mentioned, the guitar is pretty easy compared to GH. On solo career, I was getting 100% on pretty much everything on Medium on the first try, and I'm not very good compared to most on here. Toward the end of medium, it is starting to get a little harder. The good thing about this, is it makes it a little easier for people to pick up the game who haven't played it before.

- The HO/POs in this game are poorly designed IMO. Yes, they do exist, but man, they are hard to see, because they are indicated by being slightly narrower than the regular rectangle note bar. To me at least, when the notes are flying it's pretty hard to distiguish between the two.

- Haven't had any problem activating star power with the Fender guitar. I will say I don't like the strum bar on it at all, so most of the time I'm using the GH3 guitar.

- Drums are awesome as expected. Even on easy they can be a little challenging at first when you factor in the bass pedal. I tried a few songs on medium, and my leg was worn out after a while from that damn pedal.

- Singing is also awesome IMO. Very fun, and the engine for grading the tone/pitch seems to work pretty well. I've only played on Medium solo career so far. Singing songs you haven't heard before, or don't know the lyrics/tune, is difficult for sure.

- Singing brag: 100% on Learn to Fly on medium
- Singing beat: 3 stars on Sabotage? I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong, but I suck at the spoken word/non pitch graded parts. (maybe this is explained in the tutorial, haven't tried that)
- Singing variance: 99% on the Garbage song, so I guess I can also pull off Shirley Manson.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: Big Poppa Smurf]
      #13110502 - 11/25/07 04:18 PM

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I guess I am now immortal, since "How do you kill that which has no life?"






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Re: Rock Band [Re: Beavis68]
      #13122319 - 11/26/07 12:29 PM

yeah nolan, the spoken word part you just.. speak.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: Beavis68]
      #13122491 - 11/26/07 12:43 PM

Played this at a friends house this weekend. There were 3 of us (our drummer got caught up with his GF). I began by singing, although I'm not very good, and still had a blast. However, I couldn't handle the Hole song on Medium and eventually our guitarist swapped with me and he nailed it. He even 100%ed Vasoline on his first shot. I proceeded to 100% In Bloom the first two times I tried it on Medium.

I played the drums a few songs, but it's tough even on easy and it really is tiring. Not sure if I'll play them much. Drums never really appealed to me.

Overall, the game is awesome. The campaign mode is 100x more fun than GH, although it seemed like 1 of every 10 songs was Dead or Alive.

Oh side note, we used the Xplorer for the lead guitar and the RB guitar for bass. The strumbar broke on the RB guitar and wouldn't spring back up when you strummed down. My friend went to the EA website and they are shipping out a new guitar within a couple days and he's supposed to send the other one back. So, they did a horrible job making the guitar, but at least they made the replacement process easy.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: hedxcold]
      #13122669 - 11/26/07 12:55 PM

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i only figured out how to activate overdrive on the guitar, and you do that by shaking the guitar, the same way you save a player. couldn't figure it out on drums or mic though.




On the mic, you just sing anything when the yellow section comes on and it activates. I believe in overdrive mode you are allowed to add tons of extra lyrics in between the actual ones without penalty.

On the drums, I think you play random stuff in the yellow zone and then nail that last note that pops up.

BTW, the songs that let you jam at the end are a blast. We'd just yell random crap in the mic while wailing away on the instruments racking up points.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #13122916 - 11/26/07 01:16 PM

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- The HO/POs in this game are poorly designed IMO. Yes, they do exist, but man, they are hard to see, because they are indicated by being slightly narrower than the regular rectangle note bar. To me at least, when the notes are flying it's pretty hard to distiguish between the two.





so annoying, it plagues GH1, 2 and RockBand

only GH3 got it right, while GH3 has the loosest timing window, it could have the tightest one, and it still be the easiest to play the HO/PO because of the better recognition


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Re: Rock Band [Re: DonkeyKongSr]
      #13123084 - 11/26/07 01:29 PM

question ... ive only played guitar hero once, and i was playing rock band over the weekend, and on some of the expert songs, on the fast parts, i was having trouble strumming and fingering the notes at the same time. Then I noticed that at some times (not in the solo sections), i only had to strum the first note in the riff, and then just finger the 2nd (and maybe 3rd?) note. But then i wasnt very confident as to when I could just strum once, or i had to strum for every note ... whats the rule/trick behind this?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: dknightx]
      #13123372 - 11/26/07 01:50 PM

just quick question: I was watching a video of rock band on youtube, and the notes for the guitar looked impossible to distinguish, is it normally that much of a cluster F?

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #13128095 - 11/26/07 07:06 PM

it's tough at first... but gets easier to distinguish... when playing with 4 people however, it's nearly impossible

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Re: Rock Band [Re: bottomset]
      #13128928 - 11/26/07 08:00 PM

Quote:

Quote:

- The HO/POs in this game are poorly designed IMO. Yes, they do exist, but man, they are hard to see, because they are indicated by being slightly narrower than the regular rectangle note bar. To me at least, when the notes are flying it's pretty hard to distiguish between the two.





so annoying, it plagues GH1, 2 and RockBand

only GH3 got it right, while GH3 has the loosest timing window, it could have the tightest one, and it still be the easiest to play the HO/PO because of the better recognition




At least with 2 (didn't play 1), you can tell which notes the HO/PO's are. With Rock Band, my point is that it's hard to tell altogether which ones are which, when they're coming fast. Agreed though that the window of recognition to nail them is really tight.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13129012 - 11/26/07 08:06 PM

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yeah nolan, the spoken word part you just.. speak.




Yeah, I get that, for some reason I get "weak" a lot for those parts, which I can't figure out. I must be doing something wrong.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: nolanfan34]
      #13129096 - 11/26/07 08:12 PM

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Quote:

Quote:

- The HO/POs in this game are poorly designed IMO. Yes, they do exist, but man, they are hard to see, because they are indicated by being slightly narrower than the regular rectangle note bar. To me at least, when the notes are flying it's pretty hard to distiguish between the two.





so annoying, it plagues GH1, 2 and RockBand

only GH3 got it right, while GH3 has the loosest timing window, it could have the tightest one, and it still be the easiest to play the HO/PO because of the better recognition




At least with 2 (didn't play 1), you can tell which notes the HO/PO's are. With Rock Band, my point is that it's hard to tell altogether which ones are which, when they're coming fast. Agreed though that the window of recognition to nail them is really tight.




I'm glad you can tell. If they're close enough together? On the screen or time wise? I've never been able to figure it out. I know which ones I can hammer now and which I can't. On some songs it's obvious, but not when the notes are further apart but still hammer-able.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: JackWilson]
      #13132974 - 11/27/07 12:56 AM

in 2 it was easy... HO/PO notes didn't have that ring on the top, they were just colored with a white top. i dunno.. pretty easy to tell imo

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Re: Rock Band [Re: MC Chris]
      #13133180 - 11/27/07 01:15 AM

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in 2 it was easy... HO/PO notes didn't have that ring on the top, they were just colored with a white top. i dunno.. pretty easy to tell imo





and you got used to the sounds of the songs. You just kinda knew where the HO belonged. I'm having a big problem with GH3 cause they put them in the most random places.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: MuresanForMVP]
      #13141475 - 11/27/07 04:33 PM

Yay my band, Genitalia, has reached the hall of fame. Don't think we'll ever be legends though, that endless setlist is ridiculous.

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Re: Rock Band [Re: ehafner]
      #13197718 - 12/01/07 04:57 AM

Goddamn just finished the endless setlist. That took a long ass time. Only managed to fail on one song when someone else took lead guitar away from me on Train keeps rolling. I got greedy and didnt save a star power for him.

Also during that endless setlist we are now 38th on the career leaderboards. We have quite a few top 50 scores but we are most proud of our 3rd on Epic. We plan to work on getting higher after recovering from that marathon.


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Re: Rock Band [Re: xxrod17xx]
      #13211486 - 12/02/07 03:24 AM

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i don't understand why they made it impossible to have a 4 person band...there is no individual guitar for sale and the GH guitar doesn't work...what gives




the xplorer one works, and I believe the les paul one works as well




bottom set is right...we didnt like the new guitar so we beat it with the les.

rank system for online play owns....




ps3 has been out for over a year now i think its time to stop assuming 360 is the only console out there


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Re: Rock Band [Re: EWS87]
      #13211879 - 12/02/07 03:52 AM

I have just been handed a court order by The Police and Kentucky to never sing Roxanne again. I didn't know such a court order existed.

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