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Rock Band (game only)
Game Description:Rock Band allows gamers to perform music from the world’s biggest rock artists with their friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering deep online connectivity. Built on deals with the world’s biggest record labels and music publishers, the music featured in Rock Band spans all genres of rock and include many of the master recordings from the biggest songs and artists of all time. This version of Rock Band includes just the game itself for buyers who already have the instrument equipment needed to play the game.
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Rock Band (game only) News

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  • Microsoft Reveals Top 20 Xbox Live And Xbox Live Arcade Titles Of 2008

    Microsoft's Captain Marketing Major Nelson has released a trio of "top 20" lists for the year of 2008. The categories are top Xbox 360 Live titles (based on unique users), top Xbox Live Arcade games (based on full purchases), and the top (original) Xbox Live (based on unique users). Here are the lists! Xbox 360 Top Live Titles ...

    Posted January 5, 2009| 102 Comments

    Microsoft Reveals Top 20 Xbox Live And Xbox Live Arcade Titles Of 2008
  • 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
  • Roy Orbison Coming to 'Rock Band' as DLC, Details "Probably Next Week"

    After Country Music Television stated that Roy Orbison's music would be coming to Rock Band as DLC, Harmonix has confirmed the rumor on their official forums. This marks the second time the CMT has leaked DLC info, beginning with the recently released country music tracks. Responding to claims that this was a planted rumor by Harmonix and CMT,...

    Posted December 23, 2008| 12 Comments

    Roy Orbison Coming to 'Rock Band' as DLC, Details "Probably Next Week"
  • 'Rock Band' DLC Brings Classic Rock and Snow Patrol Next Week

    Next week, Rock Band will bring some more classic rock as DLC with tracks from Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, James Gang Rides Again, and a new song from Snow Patrol, which isn't classic rock, but definitely a nice band to have in the game. Here's the list: Deep Purple - Space Truckin' Jehtro Tull - Hymn 43 James Gang Rides Again - Funk...

    Posted December 23, 2008| 12 Comments

    'Rock Band' DLC Brings Classic Rock and Snow Patrol Next Week
  • 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
  • 'Rock Band' Getting More Foo Fighters And A Special Holiday Pack

    MTV Games and Harmonix have announced a bunch of new download content for Rock Band that will be available on December 23, 2008. First up is a special selection of holiday songs, including "Hanukkah Blessings" by Barenaked Ladies, "Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You" by Billy Squier, and The Pretenders’ version of...

    Posted December 19, 2008| 14 Comments

    'Rock Band' Getting More Foo Fighters And A Special Holiday Pack
  • Rock Band Debuts Reissue of Pearl Jam's 'Ten'

    Dust off your flannel shirts and get set to stage dive. Grunge is coming to Rock Band. Harmonix and MTV Games issued a press release stating that they are going to offer Pearl Jam's Ten, for download in the Rock Band Music store, when the debut album is re-issued in stores on March 24, 2009. You can already get the track "Alive" on...

    Posted December 15, 2008| 15 Comments

    Rock Band Debuts Reissue of Pearl Jam's 'Ten'
  • Xbox LIVE Marketplace Deal of the Week: Foo Fighters 'The Colour and the Shape'

    In continuing with a "Deal of the Week" through December, Microsoft is putting the Foo Fighters album The Colour and the Shape for Rock Band on sale for 1200 MS Points (down from 1600). This 25% discount is available to Xbox LIVE Gold members for the week. Here's a link to the product page on Microsoft's web-based Marketplace, but you...

    Posted December 9, 2008| 8 Comments

    Xbox LIVE Marketplace Deal of the Week: Foo Fighters 'The Colour and the Shape'
  • 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
  • Xbox Live Black Friday Sale: 'Gears of War 2', 'Rez HD', 'Assault Heroes', and More!

    Not to be outdone by Sony's PlayStation Network sale, Microsoft is holding its own Black Friday specials. The good news is that there are a lot of great deals to be had on Xbox Live Arcade titles, downloadable content, and themes. Notable items and their respective prices in points include Rez HD (500), Assault Heroes (500), Metallica's Death...

    Posted November 26, 2008| 66 Comments

    Xbox Live Black Friday Sale: 'Gears of War 2', 'Rez HD', 'Assault Heroes', and More!
  • 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
  • 'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' Can't Use Lips Microphone

    Wouldn't it be great if we could free up the clutter in our living room and avoid having multiples of gear, equipment, cables and other loose details to trip over when enjoying our video games? The Lips cordless microphone, developed by Keiichi Yano at iNiS, unfortunately does not work with Rock Band and Guitar Hero: World Tour. The Lips mic...

    Posted November 17, 2008| 7 Comments

    'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' Can't Use Lips Microphone
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