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Rock Band 2 Latest News - Xbox 360

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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  • AC-DC Tracks Come To 'Rock Band'

    In news of gargantuan import for both rockers and rollers, a massive pack of tracks from seminal rock band AC-DC is coming to Harmonix's music games Rock Band and Rock Band 2 in the form of a "electrifying standalone game." So dust off your little schoolboy shorts, buddy! The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack features 18(!) of the...

    Posted September 30, 2008| 33 Comments

    AC-DC Tracks Come To 'Rock Band'
  • 'Rock Band 1' Songs Will Not be Available as DLC

    If you somehow managed to get into Rock Band 2 without getting the first game at all, well you'll be saddened to learn that the songs from the first game will not be available for download any time soon, which means those who missed the first Rock Boat will not be able to play songs from disc one. Harmonix has instead decided to keep 1 on the...

    Posted September 29, 2008| 4 Comments

    'Rock Band 1' Songs Will Not be Available as DLC
  • Colbert Talks 'Rock Band 2'

    We've been playing Stephen and the Colberts' "Charlene, I'm Right Behind You" on Rock Band 2 since the song showed up mysteriously for free download last week--it's just that great. But finally we have an explanation for its existence, courtesy of last night's Colbert Report:Yes, it's a naked commercial for Rock Band 2, but if that's...

    Posted September 18, 2008| 6 Comments

    Colbert Talks 'Rock Band 2'
  • Exclusive: ION Rocker Drum Review

    The difference between playing Rock Band 2 on the ION Drum Rocker and on the set that comes with the game is like the difference between driving a new M-Class Mercedes and a 1982 Honda Accord—both will get you from Point A to Point B, but the ride is truly magnificent in one, and lackluster in the other. Like any substantial upgrade,...

    Posted September 17, 2008| 14 Comments

    Exclusive: ION Rocker Drum Review
  • 'Rock Band 2' Cymbals Revealed

    That small, blurry picture above is (we think) the first look at the Rock Band 2 cymbal expansion. They are from Mad Catz, and, according to the retail page at GameStop: Rock Band 2 Double Cymbal Expansion Kit provides the means for you to drum like the pros do with velocity-sensitive Crash, ride and hi-hat cymbals. With the easy-to-install...

    Posted September 15, 2008| 10 Comments

    'Rock Band 2' Cymbals Revealed
  • Cooper, Bach Battle In 'Rock Band 2'

    We have the inside word on some Rock Band 2 shenanigans happening tonight in Los Angeles: Legendary rocker Alice Cooper is battling less-legendary-but-still-pretty-great rocker Sebastian Bach at Rock Band 2 tonight at Hollywood's famous Viper Room. It's for an upcoming show on VH-1, and we predict a rocking evening. Admission is free, but you...

    Posted September 15, 2008| 4 Comments

    Cooper, Bach Battle In 'Rock Band 2'
  • Rock Band DLC: Megadeth's 'Peace Sells...'

    Not to be outdone by Metallica's full album release on Guitar Hero III today, Megadeth and Harmonix have announced that a complete Megadeth downloadable version of 1986's Peace Sells--But Who's Buying? is up next for Rock Band download. All of the songs are master tracks and the title track of the album is automatically included with Rock Band...

    Posted September 12, 2008| 8 Comments

    Rock Band DLC: Megadeth's 'Peace Sells...'
  • 'Rock Band 2' Reality Show Coming

    MTV and Mark Burnett, the production company that brought us Survivor, The Apprentice, and My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, has posted an ad on Craigslist for a new reality show featuring Rock Band 2. The prize of the show is the "Ultimate Rock Band Experience." We're unclear as to what that might be, but we're guessing it's some kind...

    Posted September 11, 2008| 5 Comments

    'Rock Band 2' Reality Show Coming
  • Colbert Rocks 'Rock Band'

    Ace comedian and raconteur Stephen Colbert is coming to Rock Band. Sadly, not as a playable character or a boss battle, but you can download and play Stephen and The Colbert's "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)," an awesome tribute to 1980s pop and the joy of stalking, right now. Go, do! It's free to Xbox LIVE Gold members, but we would...

    Posted September 11, 2008| 18 Comments

    Colbert Rocks 'Rock Band'
  • 'Rock Band: AC/DC' On The Way?

    Rumor patrol: Kotaku reports that they've heard that developers are at work on Rock Band: AC/DC, which might be a game and might be a huge downloadable song pack. Also reportedly coming: T-shirts, branded guitar controllers and branded pickguards. We have no idea if this is true or not, but we know one thing: If it's true, it's AWESOME. Hell's...

    Posted September 11, 2008| 8 Comments

    'Rock Band: AC/DC' On The Way?
  • T-Pain Rocks Rock Band 2 AT VMAs

    So backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, R&B hip hop crooner T-Pain, who arrived on the red carpet riding an elephant in case you were wondering, was seen kicking mucho ass on popular mutli-platform game Rock Band 2. It seems the MTV folks set the game up at the end of the red carpet for the artists to play while they were...

    Posted September 9, 2008| 2 Comments

    T-Pain Rocks Rock Band 2 AT VMAs
  • 'Rock Band 2' PS3 Getting Exports

    Similar to the song export feature in the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 2, game developer Harmonix announced in title's official forum that the Playstation 3 version will also be utilzing the same capabilty. As we have detailed last week, exporting your Rock Band 1 songs to part two will cost $4.99, with the exception of "Paranoid" as...

    Posted September 9, 2008| 9 Comments

    'Rock Band 2' PS3 Getting Exports
  • 'All That Remains' Comes To 'Rock Band'

    It's that time again: Time to reveal next week's Rock Band downloadable content. Ready? Melodic death metal band All that Remains will honor the game world with three downloadable tracks. They are as follows: This Calling Chiron Two Weeks There you have it. Melodic metal-heads, next week is your week. The pack will run you $2.99...

    Posted September 5, 2008| 14 Comments

    'All That Remains' Comes To 'Rock Band'
  • New 'Rock Band 2' Opening Cinematic

    Remember that crazy intro to Rock Band? Well Harmonix wants to outdo itseslf as it debuts its brand new opening cinematic for the upcoming mega-sequel music game Rock Band 2. Start your rockin' September 14th on the Xbox 360, October 19th on the PS3, followed by the November 18th release on the PS2 and Nintendo Wii. Rock Band 2 Opening...

    Posted August 29, 2008| 23 Comments

    New 'Rock Band 2' Opening Cinematic
  • Upcoming 'Rock Band' Albums Revealed

    Last week we revealed that six full albums are coming as Rock Band 2 downloadable content, and today, we have the names of those albums: Foo Fighters (The Colour and the Shape) Red Hot Chili Peppers (Blood Sugar Sex Magik) Jane's Addiction (Nothing's Shocking) Megadeth (Peace Sells... But Who's Buying) Stevie Ray Vaughn...

    Posted August 28, 2008| 48 Comments

    Upcoming 'Rock Band' Albums Revealed
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