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Rock Band 2 Latest News - PS2

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Genre:Music
  • Developer: Harmonix
  • Release Date:Dec 20, 2008
  • # of Players:1 player
  • ESRB:T - Teen (Titles rated "Teen (T)" may be suitable for ages 13 and older, and may contain violent content, mild, or strong language, and/or suggestive themes.)
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Game Description:NOTE: Gameplay requires a drum, microphone, or guitar controller. Rock Band is compatible with most music game controllers. Game does not include drum, microphone, or guitar controller with rental or purchase.Rock Band writes another chapter in gaming and music history with this follow-up to its mega-popular opening act. Rock Band 2 cranks the volume even higher with new features and five decades of killer music. Challenge friends and play the world's most prestigious venues in new Battle of the Bands Mode. Complete Tour Challenges to unlock new sets, and come back to tricky songs, thanks to a nonlinear structure. An improved World Tour Mode lets you play any instrument while managing every aspect of your career. Then a new Rock Shop lets you find the perfect look. Plus, the game is fully compatible with any Rock Band tracks you've already downloaded.
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  • 'Rock Band' Hits $1B Mark

    Rock Band, the mammoth rhythm/music gaming franchise from Harmonix/MTV Games/EA, has topped the billion dollar mark in sales, according to the people who make the game. This number includes the hardware, software, and downloadable content that you can purchase for Rock Band, and comes at the 15 month mark in the game's life cycle. With over 600...

    Posted March 26, 2009| 49 Comments

    'Rock Band' Hits $1B Mark
  • 'PaRappa' Creator Masaya Matsuura Concerned About Environmental Impact Of Music Games

    Masaya Matsuura, the creator of PaRappa the Rapper, wants music games to use traditional controllers. While he acknowledges that guitar and drum controllers -- like those found in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games -- are unique, he believes that great software is enough to immerse players. One of the reasons he's concerned about the...

    Posted March 6, 2009| 18 Comments

    'PaRappa' Creator Masaya Matsuura Concerned About Environmental Impact Of Music Games
  • Offspring, REM Come To 'Rock Band'

    The variety and scope of Rock Band's downloadable content continues to impress me. Next week's odd trio of hit-makers: The Offspring, R.E.M and Richard Thompson(!?) Sure, R.E.M and Offspring make sense, but who would have ever thought of including a track from mannered, critically lauded folk (kind of) guitarist Richard Thompson? Nice work,...

    Posted March 6, 2009| 13 Comments

    Offspring, REM Come To 'Rock Band'
  • 'Rock Band' Won't Boycott Warner Bros.

    In spite of what was written in a recent article in Wired Magazine, MTV, creators of Rock Band, will not boycott bands from Warner Brothers Music. The real situation, according to Billboard, is more of a standoff -- an impasse or a staring contest. MTV requested several new licenses from Warner Bros. over the last few months, under the same...

    Posted March 3, 2009| 10 Comments

    'Rock Band' Won't Boycott Warner Bros.
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Coming To 'Rock Band'

    A metric crap-ton of tracks from legendary blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble is coming to Rock Band next week so I hope you have been practicing your fake plastic guitar. On tap, the entire Texas Flood album! Oh, sweet! Not only that, alternative queens No Doubt will have a new track dropping, too. Click the cut for the full...

    Posted February 27, 2009| 20 Comments

    Stevie Ray Vaughan Coming To 'Rock Band'
  • More Country Tracks Come To 'Rock Band'

    Hey, y'all. Break open the Skoal Bandits and Coors Light! It's time for some new Rock Band tracks. Yee-haw! Next week, they got both kinds of music coming out: Country and Western! Here's what you can download onto your vidja-game doo-whackey: Neko Case ”People Got A Lotta Nerve” Steve...

    Posted February 20, 2009| 31 Comments

    More Country Tracks Come To 'Rock Band'
  • MTV Losing Money on 'Rock Band' Hardware

    It appears that Viacom, MTV, and Harmonix are losing money on every Rock Band bundle sold based on the cost of the game's peripherals. Ouch. Thankfully, the game itself turns a profit for the company. Remember back before Rock Band launched and Harmonix would continually say that they were selling a platform, not just a game? Turns out they...

    Posted February 13, 2009| 18 Comments

    MTV Losing Money on 'Rock Band' Hardware
  • Viacom Counter-Sues Konami Over 'Rock Revolution'

    Konami pioneered the rhythm genre in Japan with their Bemani series of games including Guitar Freaks, Drum Mania, Beatmania, and Dance Dance Revolution. Last year, Konami filed a lawsuit against the makers of Rock Band and Guitar Hero for allegedly infringing upon Konami's patents dealing with fake plastic instruments. The move was questionably...

    Posted February 13, 2009| 9 Comments

    Viacom Counter-Sues Konami Over 'Rock Revolution'
  • 'Guitar Hero World Tour' Outsells 'Rock Band 2'

    Rock and Roll is not a competitive sport, but in terms of sales, Rock and Roll video games are. And the winner so far, is Guitar Hero World Tour. According to the video game research compiled by the NPD Group, the full band version of Activision's Guitar Hero franchise outsold Harmonix's Rock Band 2 by two to one! Across all platforms and...

    Posted January 26, 2009| 75 Comments

    'Guitar Hero World Tour' Outsells 'Rock Band 2'
  • Steve Miller, Godsmack Come to 'Rock Band'

    Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of eight new tracks to the Rock Band Music Store, including music from the Steve Miller Band, Godsmack, Belly, Ghost Hounds, Mute Math and Rob Zombie. They are the usual Rock Band price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track; $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the...

    Posted January 16, 2009| 14 Comments

    Steve Miller, Godsmack Come to 'Rock Band'
  • Ottoman Stores Your 'Rock Band' Instruments

    We all know the downside of having a sweet Rock Band set up is finding an easily-accessable place to store all the instruments. I have a corner in my living room where I keep the drum kit and two guitars, but every time I want to rock out i have to move the coffee table, carry the drums over, and put them together. Well if you've got a spare 200...

    Posted January 12, 2009| 10 Comments

    Ottoman Stores Your 'Rock Band' Instruments
  • No 'Rock Band 3' In 2009

    According to a speech given by Harmonix co-founder and CEO Alex Rigopolous at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, there will be no Rock Band 3 in 2009. “We’ve actually made a choice to break out of the annual release cycle for Rock Band this year,” Rigopolous told CES attendees. “Partly because the annual cycle...

    Posted January 8, 2009| 26 Comments

    No 'Rock Band 3' In 2009
  • Gaming Update 1.7.09

    Watch Larger Version of this Video Check out the gaming news for the first Hump Day of 2009: An end of an era as come to pass as long-running gaming mag EGM closes its doors It took a while but find out how much the Wii Fit has sold! Roy Orbison comes to Rock Band and Arthas reigns supreme as Lich King slaps around the...

    Posted January 7, 2009| 6 Comments

    Gaming Update 1.7.09
  • 'Rock Band' Played on a Theremin!

    We ran across a video on CollegeHumor.com that combines a geeky musical instrument (theremin) with a geeky video game (Rock Band) and adds a geeky song selection ("Still Alive" from Portal) The result is purely awesome. Click it below, at once!

    Posted January 6, 2009| 5 Comments

    'Rock Band' Played on a Theremin!
  • ESRB Leaks 'Guitar Hero: Modern Hits' For DS

    As much as I hate the ESRB for rating and classifying who should be playing what games, I gotta love them for having no concern for sensitive information. Thanks to some Entertainment Software Rating Board documentation, there is now solid information about the next Guitar Hero game for the Nintendo DS. Read More?

    Posted December 29, 2008| 6 Comments

    ESRB Leaks 'Guitar Hero: Modern Hits' For DS
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