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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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  • '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'
  • 'Rock Band' Catalog To Hit 5,000 Songs? Not So Fast....

    Many sites have reported that Rock Band will have 5,000 songs in its catalog by the end of 2009. The number was first reported by Billboard, but it appears that it came to an erroneous conclusion by misinterpreting a quote. According to MTV's Multiplayer blog: "The number’s not exactly true, an MTV Games spokesperson told us this...

    Posted January 28, 2009| 10 Comments

    'Rock Band' Catalog To Hit 5,000 Songs? Not So Fast....
  • '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'
  • Harmonix Continues 'Rock Band' Wii DLC Back Catalogue Rollout

    Today, Harmonix continued the rollout of Rock Band back catalogue DLC to the Wii version of Rock Band 2 with the following tracks, all available for $2 (200 Wii Points): Nine Inch Nails - “March of the Pigs” Nine Inch Nails - “The Collector” Ramones - “Rockaway Beach” Clash - “I...

    Posted January 20, 2009| 7 Comments

    Harmonix Continues 'Rock Band' Wii DLC Back Catalogue Rollout
  • 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
  • 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
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