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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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  • 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 2' Gets Its Own Memory Card

    Talk about product placement -- this takes it to a whole other level. SanDisk's 2GB SD cards are now branded with the Rock Band 2 logo. If you're into that sort of thing, this card will let you hold 2GB of pretty much anything you want, game saves, music or otherwise. Nevermind that any SD card works in your Wii, but SanDisk is promoting this...

    Posted January 7, 2009| 13 Comments

    'Rock Band 2' Gets Its Own Memory Card
  • '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!
  • 'Rock Band 2' Wii DLC Coming ASAP

    The Nintendo Wii finally got its own version of Rock Band 2, but the 30 downloadable songs that Harmonix promised would be available at launch are nowhere to be seen. Not to worry, their official forums state that "Harmonix is working as fast as possible to deliver the 20 free bonus songs for Rock Band 2, plus an additional 30 songs from...

    Posted December 29, 2008| 8 Comments

    'Rock Band 2' Wii DLC Coming ASAP
  • 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
  • Aerosmith, Chili Peppers, And Nirvana Get Huge Boost From Music Games

    The Associated Press has posted an interesting article discussing how the boom in music video games is helping the original artists. According to The AP: "Aerosmith made more money off the June release of 'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith' than either of its last two albums, according to RedOctane co-founder and president Kai Huang. Artists from...

    Posted December 22, 2008| 19 Comments

    Aerosmith, Chili Peppers, And Nirvana  Get Huge Boost From Music Games
  • X-Play Best of 2008 Winners List

    X-Play has announced its list of winners for the sixth annual X-Play Best of 2008 Awards. The whole list follows, but here is the Game of the Year video. Watch Larger Version of this Video And now, below the jump, please check out the entire list of winners. Read More?

    Posted December 9, 2008| 402 Comments

    X-Play Best of 2008 Winners List
  • 'Rock Band' DLC Will Be Country Tunes

    I'm sure some people are really p.o.ed that Harmonix is announcing some country tunes for next week's Rock Band DLC. But it is downloadable content and not something you have to ever play or go anywhere near. I, for one, am very excited to see a new genre represented, and even though they picked new country which is 99% sewage, it shows there...

    Posted December 8, 2008| 31 Comments

    'Rock Band' DLC Will Be Country Tunes
  • 'Mirror's Edge', 'Need For Speed', And 'Rock Band 2' Under-performing, Heads To Roll

    The folks at Lazard Capital Markets aren't feeling very good about game-publishing giant, Electronic Arts (EA). One company analyst feels that some of its 2008 holiday releases are under-performing and that heads might roll in the near future. Gamasutra quotes analyst Colin Sebastian as saying: "Specifically, we believe several EA titles...

    Posted December 8, 2008| 32 Comments

    'Mirror's Edge', 'Need For Speed', And 'Rock Band 2' Under-performing, Heads To Roll
  • X-Play's Best of 2008 Awards!

    X-Play is proud to present its Best of 2008 Awards on Tuesday, December 9th, at 8PM ET. This sixth annual awards program will highlight the best in gaming throughout the year. ' "It seems commonplace to expect and find every year to improve on the one before," says Adam Sessler, Host and Managing Editor, "X-Play." "But...

    Posted December 5, 2008| 219 Comments

    X-Play's Best of 2008 Awards!
  • No Doubt Hits 'Rock Band' Next Week: 13 Tracks

    As rumored, tracks from No Doubt will be hitting Rock Band as downloadable content next week. From Harmonix: No Doubt’s: ‘The Singles 1992-2003’ pack will include 13 master tracks from the band’s 2003 album The Singles 1992-2003, which featured a compilation of hits from No Doubt’s previous albums Tragic Kingdom,...

    Posted December 5, 2008| 16 Comments

    No Doubt Hits 'Rock Band' Next Week: 13 Tracks
  • Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Speaks On 'Rock Band'

    Megadeth's Dave Mustaine had some interesting things to say about Rock Band (which he thinks is a great game) on the band's video message boards. The stylish shredder also touches on the Internet and takes a jab at artists that do not make their music available in digital form. "We don't have any intention right now to put Rust in Peace...

    Posted December 2, 2008| 23 Comments

    Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Speaks On 'Rock Band'
  • Next Week's Rock Band DLC Revealed To Be Naked Rejects In Tokio Hotels

    Next week's Rock Band DLC has been revealed, ranging from the German rockers Tokio Hotel (pictured above) to the Nickelodeon-branded pop rockers the Naked Brothers Band. Hit up XBLA next tuesdays and PSN on thursday to grab any of these tracks. 80 Microsoft Points ($1) Per Song Until 1/2/09, 160 Microsoft Points ($2) After ...

    Posted November 27, 2008| 21 Comments

    Next Week's Rock Band DLC Revealed To Be Naked Rejects In Tokio Hotels
  • Guitar Center Claims 'Rock Band' And 'Guitar Hero' Lead To Instrument Purchases

    1Up has posted an interesting story that covers the correlation between music games and instrument purchases. It turns out that playing a lot of Guitar Hero makes people want to buy an actual guitar. The story states some interesting findings from a survey conducted by Guitar Center, a leading retailer of musical instruments: "67 percent...

    Posted November 25, 2008| 19 Comments

    Guitar Center Claims 'Rock Band' And 'Guitar Hero' Lead To Instrument Purchases
  • Harmonix Responds To Drum Pedal Lawsuit

    Over the weekend, Raymond brought you the story about a class action lawsuit filed against Harmonix over the drum pedals included with Rock Band. The suit claimed, in essence, that Harmonix conspired to sell faulty drum pedals with Rock Band 1 to force people to buy Rock Band 2 kits. Yeah. Harmonix's response: "Harmonix and MTV Games are...

    Posted November 24, 2008| 20 Comments

    Harmonix Responds To Drum Pedal Lawsuit
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