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Rock Band 2: Special Edition
Game Description:With the original Rock Band title providing millions of players with a new way to interact with the music and artists they love, Rock Band 2 builds upon its core band foundation to offer an unparalleled, deeper, dynamic gameplay experience. This version of the Rock Band 2 package includes the full set-up to rock out. Rock Band 2 features newly designed guitar and drum peripherals, with spiffier detail and a more realistic playing experience. These are all fully compatible with the original Rock Band instruments. The Guitar is sturdier, with a more precise strum bar, a built-in sensor allowing quick and seamless calibration, a retooled tilt sensor for improved Overdrive employment, a more realistic neck and body design, and quieter buttons. The Drums have an improved kick pedal with metal plate, velocity-sensitive drum heads, cymbal and hi-hat expansion ports and quieter drum heads.
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Rock Band 2: Special Edition News

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  • 'Rock Band' AC/DC to Have Own Achievements

    This just in! The AC/DC standalone Rock Band 2 expansion pack will have its own achievements and trophies. We all but thought the days of expansions on disc were over yet here we find ourselves inclined to drop dough on something so irreversibly awesome that isn't a download. "HMXHenry," who is apparently one of the developers of...

    Posted October 6, 2008| 12 Comments

    'Rock Band' AC/DC to Have Own Achievements
  • 'Rock Band' DLC Brings The Offspring And 6 Singles

    Next week, Rock Band and Rock Band 2 owners will be getting a total of 9 new tracks as DLC including a 3-pack from The Offspring. The tracks will be available on Tuesday, October 6th for the Xbox 360 and Thursday, October 9th for the PlayStation 3. Each song will go for 160 Microsoft Points ($1.99) and the pack for The Offspring will be offered...

    Posted October 3, 2008| 13 Comments

    'Rock Band' DLC Brings The Offspring And 6 Singles
  • Epic, EA Games Fight Used Game Sales

    Sure, used game titles save us a couple bucks, not to mention paying anything less than $59.99 for a software is always a plus. However, while we greatly benefit from purchasing used titles, game developers--who actually made the damn thing we enjoy--doesn't see a single cent in profits from pre-owned title purchases. Now, to promote the...

    Posted October 3, 2008| 122 Comments

    Epic, EA Games Fight Used Game Sales
  • Rumor: Motley Crue's 'Dr. Feelgood' Album Coming To Rock Band

    imeem Music is reporting that Motley Crue's 1989 classic album, Dr. Feelgood, will be hitting Rock Band and Rock Band 2 as DLC on October 14th. As always, take any DLC announcements not made by Harmonix or MTV Games to be strictly rumor, but we are choosing to believe this one. Motley Crue has already been heavily involved with Rock Band with...

    Posted October 2, 2008| 8 Comments

    Rumor: Motley Crue's 'Dr. Feelgood' Album Coming To Rock Band
  • The Devil's Frame Rate: Between the Music

    Recently, X-Play was invited to participate in a Battle of Bands by Harmonix for Rock Band 2. In addition to X-Play, GameTrailers and GameSpy were also invited to participate. The event took place over a couple of weeks and involved some epic rock sets. Representing X-Play was the band, The Devil's Frame Rate. We, at G4tv, took the opportunity...

    Posted October 1, 2008| 1 Comment

    The Devil's Frame Rate: Between the Music
  • Queen Comes to 'SingStar'

    Queen is coming to SingStar. SingStar? Why no Rock Band, Queen? If you are one of the people who own SingStar, like my cute little niece with all her pony posters, you're probably jumping out of your tutu knowing you'll be crooning along with the smooth vocals of Freddie Mercury. It's all part of the new SingStore brought to you by the folks...

    Posted October 1, 2008

    Queen Comes to 'SingStar'
  • Register For Free 'Rock Band 2' Tracks

    In the immortal words of The Clash: "This is a public service announcement... with GUITARS!" Registration is now open for those 20 free tracks offered with the purchase of Rock Band 2. We're not sure what the free songs will be, but it's probably not going to be The Beatles. Still, though, free is free. All you need to do is visit...

    Posted October 1, 2008| 4 Comments

    Register For Free 'Rock Band 2' Tracks
  • 'Rock Band 1' Songs Will Not be Available as DLC

    If you somehow managed to get into Rock Band 2 without getting the first game at all, well you'll be saddened to learn that the songs from the first game will not be available for download any time soon, which means those who missed the first Rock Boat will not be able to play songs from disc one. Harmonix has instead decided to keep 1 on the...

    Posted September 29, 2008| 4 Comments

    'Rock Band 1' Songs Will Not be Available as DLC
  • Colbert Talks 'Rock Band 2'

    We've been playing Stephen and the Colberts' "Charlene, I'm Right Behind You" on Rock Band 2 since the song showed up mysteriously for free download last week--it's just that great. But finally we have an explanation for its existence, courtesy of last night's Colbert Report:Yes, it's a naked commercial for Rock Band 2, but if that's...

    Posted September 18, 2008| 6 Comments

    Colbert Talks 'Rock Band 2'
  • Exclusive: ION Rocker Drum Review

    The difference between playing Rock Band 2 on the ION Drum Rocker and on the set that comes with the game is like the difference between driving a new M-Class Mercedes and a 1982 Honda Accord—both will get you from Point A to Point B, but the ride is truly magnificent in one, and lackluster in the other. Like any substantial upgrade,...

    Posted September 17, 2008| 14 Comments

    Exclusive: ION Rocker Drum Review
  • 'Rock Band 2' Cymbals Revealed

    That small, blurry picture above is (we think) the first look at the Rock Band 2 cymbal expansion. They are from Mad Catz, and, according to the retail page at GameStop: Rock Band 2 Double Cymbal Expansion Kit provides the means for you to drum like the pros do with velocity-sensitive Crash, ride and hi-hat cymbals. With the easy-to-install...

    Posted September 15, 2008| 10 Comments

    'Rock Band 2' Cymbals Revealed
  • Cooper, Bach Battle In 'Rock Band 2'

    We have the inside word on some Rock Band 2 shenanigans happening tonight in Los Angeles: Legendary rocker Alice Cooper is battling less-legendary-but-still-pretty-great rocker Sebastian Bach at Rock Band 2 tonight at Hollywood's famous Viper Room. It's for an upcoming show on VH-1, and we predict a rocking evening. Admission is free, but you...

    Posted September 15, 2008| 4 Comments

    Cooper, Bach Battle In 'Rock Band 2'
  • Rock Band DLC: Megadeth's 'Peace Sells...'

    Not to be outdone by Metallica's full album release on Guitar Hero III today, Megadeth and Harmonix have announced that a complete Megadeth downloadable version of 1986's Peace Sells--But Who's Buying? is up next for Rock Band download. All of the songs are master tracks and the title track of the album is automatically included with Rock Band...

    Posted September 12, 2008| 8 Comments

    Rock Band DLC: Megadeth's 'Peace Sells...'
  • 'Rock Band 2' Reality Show Coming

    MTV and Mark Burnett, the production company that brought us Survivor, The Apprentice, and My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, has posted an ad on Craigslist for a new reality show featuring Rock Band 2. The prize of the show is the "Ultimate Rock Band Experience." We're unclear as to what that might be, but we're guessing it's some kind...

    Posted September 11, 2008| 5 Comments

    'Rock Band 2' Reality Show Coming
  • Colbert Rocks 'Rock Band'

    Ace comedian and raconteur Stephen Colbert is coming to Rock Band. Sadly, not as a playable character or a boss battle, but you can download and play Stephen and The Colbert's "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)," an awesome tribute to 1980s pop and the joy of stalking, right now. Go, do! It's free to Xbox LIVE Gold members, but we would...

    Posted September 11, 2008| 18 Comments

    Colbert Rocks 'Rock Band'