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Rock Band: Special Edition
Game Description:Rock Band allows gamers to perform music from the world's biggest rock artists with their friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals. Built on deals with the world’s biggest record labels and music publishers, the music featured in Rock Band spans all genres of rock and include many of the master recordings from the biggest songs and artists of all time. Rock Band for Wii comes in a Special Edition bundle including the software, drums, microphone and a wireless guitar. The game features 63 songs including five bonus songs for Wii gamers to enjoy.
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Rock Band: Special Edition News

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  • Jane's Addiction's 'Nothing's Shocking' Available on 'Rock Band'

    Rock Band and Rock Band 2 owners, get ready to rock and/or roll: The entirety of Jane’s Addiction’s seminal alternative/metal album Nothing’s Shocking is headed to Rock Band. Wii owners can expect a little Rock Band 2 love this week too. A batch of 20 new songs is on the way, including Nothing’s Shocking, as well as...

    Posted April 27, 2009| 7 Comments

    Jane's Addiction's 'Nothing's Shocking' Available on 'Rock Band'
  • 'Rock Band' DLC: Anvil, REO Speedwagon, Styx

    Keep your grandma's hands off the PS3, everybody. Next week's Rock Band DLC is going to have the old goat grabbing for a plastic controller to rock the hell out like they used to back in the days. Classic rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon rule this week's lineup, but Hautewerks is on the rockin' docket as well. Here's the lineup: Styx...

    Posted April 17, 2009| 16 Comments

    'Rock Band' DLC: Anvil, REO Speedwagon, Styx
  • 'Chinese Democracy' Comes To 'Rock Band'

    For well over a decade, fans of Guns N Roses waited for Axl's masterpiece(?) Chinese Democracy. Luckily, fans of Rock Band won't have to wait more than a week for the tracks to show up in their favorite music game. That's right, folks, MTV and Harmonix are releasing the entire Chinese Democracy album as DLC next week. Here's the track list: ...

    Posted April 10, 2009| 16 Comments

    'Chinese Democracy' Comes To 'Rock Band'
  • Rumor: 'Lego Rock Band' Coming in 2009?

    Internet-leak time, folks: According to Harmonix senior designer Dan Teasdale's blog, Think Services, the company behind the Game Developers Conference, may have inadvertently revealed the existence of Lego Rock Band. Teasdale says Think posted the wrong slides from his GDC presentation "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Design Lessons Learned...

    Posted April 6, 2009| 39 Comments

    Rumor: 'Lego Rock Band' Coming in 2009?
  • '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'
  • Wii Gets Seven Nirvana Tracks

    Grungy rock legends Nirvana are heading to the Nintendo Wii version of Rock Band and Rock Band 2! The grunge band's seminal album Nevermind is represented by these seven master recordings: Breed Lounge Act On a Plain Polly Something in the Way Stay Away Territorial P*sings What, no "Smells like Teen Spirit?"...

    Posted February 17, 2009| 28 Comments

    Wii Gets Seven Nirvana Tracks
  • 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'
  • 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'
  • Wii Gets 'Rock Band' Music Store

    The online capabilities of the Nintendo Wii have taken a step forward today with the announcement that a fully functioning music store for Rock Band is available on the system. Starting today there are 50 Rock Band tracks available for download in the Rock Band Music Store. There are 20 free Rock Band 2 DLC tracks and 30 additional songs for...

    Posted January 14, 2009| 10 Comments

    Wii Gets 'Rock Band' Music Store
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