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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  • 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
  • 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
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