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WilliamLowe 07-05-2007 02:04 PM

Rock Band
 
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-roc...z--34274.phtml

Tokyo!! 07-05-2007 04:46 PM

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Well, I'm erect.

fiskebent 07-05-2007 06:14 PM

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"This video is no longer available" [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

skiier04 07-05-2007 06:20 PM

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

fiskebent 07-05-2007 06:39 PM

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Words fail me. That looks completely awesome.

DonkeyKongSr 07-05-2007 06:46 PM

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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.

anatta 07-05-2007 06:52 PM

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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?"

Zimmer4141 07-05-2007 11:07 PM

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

WilliamLowe 07-06-2007 10:55 AM

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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.

GetThere1Time 07-06-2007 11:26 AM

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

battschr 07-06-2007 11:37 AM

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Well, I'm erect.

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nolanfan34 07-06-2007 12:40 PM

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Words fail me. That looks completely awesome.

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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.

Brocktoon 07-06-2007 01:50 PM

Re: Rock Band
 
The video is down now?

heres a working one.

Dudd 07-06-2007 04:48 PM

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

Big Poppa Smurf 07-06-2007 05:54 PM

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

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[censored] YES

Big Poppa Smurf 07-06-2007 05:56 PM

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HOLY CRAP

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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,


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I am literally wet with excitement for this

Big Poppa Smurf 07-06-2007 05:57 PM

Re: Rock Band
 
OMG ONE MORE

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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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baumer 07-06-2007 06:20 PM

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Wow this game sounds funner than this:

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/3...shzillaws6.jpg

Number27 07-06-2007 08:06 PM

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

Brocktoon 07-06-2007 09:18 PM

Re: Rock Band
 
So its only got 8 songs?

TimTimSalabim 07-06-2007 09:31 PM

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

Number27 07-06-2007 09:32 PM

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So its only got 8 songs?

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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.

Number27 07-06-2007 09:34 PM

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

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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.

skiier04 07-07-2007 12:48 AM

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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.

Edge34 07-07-2007 02:52 AM

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$200 for a video game is retarded.

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

JackWilson 07-07-2007 03:50 AM

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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.

JackWilson 07-07-2007 03:54 AM

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OMG ONE MORE

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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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Wow.

anatta 07-07-2007 04:47 AM

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

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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.

RiverFenix 07-07-2007 03:01 PM

Re: Rock Band
 
Lol black guy playing the bass in the video.

samjjones 07-10-2007 10:00 AM

Re: Rock Band
 
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.

Ghazban 07-10-2007 12:12 PM

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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?"

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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.

Tinga 07-11-2007 01:15 PM

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

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

gusmahler 07-11-2007 06:48 PM

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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?"

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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.


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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.

chuckleslovakian 07-11-2007 11:44 PM

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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!!

samjjones 07-12-2007 11:07 AM

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[ 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!!

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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.

skiier04 07-12-2007 11:13 AM

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

samjjones 07-12-2007 11:18 AM

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

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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.

samjjones 07-12-2007 11:20 AM

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

chuckleslovakian 07-12-2007 11:21 AM

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

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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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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.

Zimmer4141 07-12-2007 04:38 PM

Re: Rock Band
 
So Does Don't Fear the Reaper include Virtual Cowbell attachment?


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