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Rock Band 2 Latest News - Wii

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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  • 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
  • More Killers Songs Come to 'Rock Band' and 'Guitar Hero'

    The Killers are headed to both Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour via the magical world of DLC as both Harmonix and Activision have confirmed. The 3 new tracks will be available on the same day as Day and Age, their latest album's November 25 is released. For World Tour users, in addition to "Human" and "Losing," two...

    Posted November 17, 2008| 6 Comments

    More Killers Songs Come to 'Rock Band' and 'Guitar Hero'
  • X-Play's Gaming Update 11.11.08

    While you (hopefully) had a wonderful Veteran's Day off from work and/or school, X-Play's Gaming Update was hard at work scouring the world for the latest and greatest in digital goodness. Here's the breakdown of the Update: Valve hammers home the point (again) that Left 4 Dead will not be for the PS3 BioWare drops some thoughts on a...

    Posted November 11, 2008| 7 Comments

    X-Play's Gaming Update 11.11.08
  • Harmonix Founders Split $300 Million Bonus

    Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, the founders of Harmonix, must be feeling super extra-awesome right about now because they've just received a $300 million bonus to split from MTV Games and Viacom. The duo, which founded Harmonix in 1995 while they were at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "received $150 million last quarter for...

    Posted November 11, 2008| 11 Comments

    Harmonix Founders Split $300 Million Bonus
  • Harmonix Wants To Go "All-In" If They Make A 'Rock Band' Music Studio

    Dan Teasdale, the lead designer of Rock Band 2, and his buddies at Harmonix are exploring the possibilities of creating an in-game music studio that features an "authentic experience." He believes that they have to go "all-in" if they are going to include a music studio in a future release and points to the limitations of...

    Posted November 10, 2008| 21 Comments

    Harmonix Wants To Go "All-In" If They Make A 'Rock Band' Music Studio
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