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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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  • 10-Song Queen Downloadable Pack Coming To Rock Band On October 20

    Finally, Harmonix and MTV Games have released more details on the much-anticipated debut of Queen in Rock Band and Rock Band 2. It's been a long time -- too long -- coming, but on October 20, Freddy Mercury and the guitar-squealing gang will appear in Rock Band in the form of a 10-song downloadable track pack. The song list: "Another...

    Posted October 2, 2009

    10-Song Queen Downloadable Pack Coming To Rock Band On October 20
  • Future Rock Bands To Be More Immersive?

    Earlier this week, I basically questioned whether music games were dead, and asked what developers could possibly do to "add value" to a genre that, at its core, is a high-tech version of Simon Says. While they didn't say anything specific, Harmonix did address the issue in a recent interview with computer and video games. When asked...

    Posted September 3, 2009

    Future Rock Bands To Be More Immersive?
  • Harmonix Speaks On Musicians That Badmouth Music Games

    A lot of popular musicians have spoken out against games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, saying that they rather have kids play "real" instruments. Harmonix's John Drake views these games as a possibly gateway for players to get into playing actual instruments in an interview with CVG he said: "I think they're missing the point....

    Posted September 2, 2009

    Harmonix Speaks On Musicians That Badmouth Music Games
  • Rock Band Network Songs Aren't Required To Use Every Instrument

    Some songs don't need a guitar, bass, drums and vocals, which is why tracks produced for the upcoming Rock Band Network for (what else?) Rock Band won't have that as a requirement, either. Destructoid reports musicians will have no problem publishing songs that would only be playable for, say, vocalists only or exclusively guitar and bass --...

    Posted August 31, 2009

    Rock Band Network Songs Aren't Required To Use Every Instrument
  • Activision Looking At Project Natal, Sony Motion For Guitar Hero

    Where do music games go from here? DJ Hero and Scratch: The Ultimate DJ are exploring otherwise ignored areas of music, but Guitar Hero and Rock Band may begin stretching themselves thin. In an interview with CVG, Guitar Hero 5 project lead Brian Right said he's looking at Project Natal and Sony's motion technology for ideas, though he hasn't...

    Posted August 20, 2009

    Activision Looking At Project Natal, Sony Motion For Guitar Hero
  • Rock Band Gets Heavy With Metal Disc

    I've written a short playlet about a just announced standalone Metal Track Pack disc that's coming out in October for Rock Band. The setting is an open field in Springtime. Two people, (You and Me) pass one another while gathering wildflowers. Me: Dude, I'm so sorry about your face. You: Why are you sorry about my face? Me: It's about to...

    Posted August 13, 2009

    Rock Band Gets Heavy With Metal Disc
  • Finally, Real Spinal Tap Comes To Rock Band

    Since the launch of Rock Band, I've been waiting for Spinal Tap to hit the game's DLC. Sure, there were those lame new Spinal Tap tracks a few months ago, but they don't really count. Next week, though, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of This is Spinal Tap, many songs from the movie are coming to the game, including "Big Bottom,"...

    Posted July 31, 2009

    Finally, Real Spinal Tap Comes To Rock Band
  • Jimmy Page And Jack White Don't Like Guitar Hero

    It's interesting to find out how rockers feel about music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Yeah, they're just games, and we just have fun with them, but it must be surreal to have your art, job and craft appear in a video game. If you've poured your life-blood and passion into a musical composition, it must be really, really weird to have...

    Posted June 23, 2009

    Jimmy Page And Jack White Don't Like Guitar Hero
  • Spinal Tap Heads To Rock Band... With The Wrong Songs

    Famous fake rock band Spinal Tap is heading to famous fake rock music games Rock Band and Rock Band 2. But if you're excited at the prospect of busting out "Big Bottom," "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You, Tonight" or "Stonehenge," you're going to be disappointed: All the Spinal Tap DLC is from the band's new album, Back...

    Posted June 12, 2009

    Spinal Tap Heads To Rock Band... With The Wrong Songs
  • Ministry, Zombies Come To 'Rock Band'

    Good show on the DLC this week, Harmonix: Industrial pioneers Ministry are making their debut in Rock Band and Rock Band 2. The Ministry pack contains: "The Great Satan" "LiesLiesLies" "Cuz U R Next," But that's not all. Nineties hit-makers The Cranberries and classic rock outfit The Zombies both...

    Posted May 22, 2009| 16 Comments

    Ministry, Zombies Come To 'Rock Band'
  • Nugget From The Net: Coolest Wii Ever On eBay

    Okay, I know the Wii isn't regarded as the coolest game system in the world, but what if I told you that you could bid on a complete Wii Rock Band 2 setup that includes a plastic guitar signed by many top musicians including Dave Grohl, Neil Diamond and the freakin' Jonas Brothers?! (Cue sound of 'tween girls wildly screaming.) You'd think the...

    Posted May 19, 2009| 11 Comments

    Nugget From The Net: Coolest Wii Ever On eBay
  • TheFeed's Weekend Play List: 'Rock Band 2', 'Chinatown Wars', 'ExciteBots', 'Wolverine' And More!

    We're gearing up for the weekend here at TheFeed. While we usually spend the weekends kite-surfing with super-models clinging to our backs and/or performing Kabuki theater productions at local retirement homes, we'll probably manage to squeeze in a few hours of video games too. Below, in no particular order, is what the editorial team plans to...

    Posted May 8, 2009| 23 Comments

    TheFeed's Weekend Play List: 'Rock Band 2', 'Chinatown Wars', 'ExciteBots', 'Wolverine' And More!
  • Jane's Addiction's 'Nothing's Shocking' Available on 'Rock Band'

    Rock Band and Rock Band 2 owners, get ready to rock and/or roll: The entirety of Jane’s Addiction’s seminal alternative/metal album Nothing’s Shocking is headed to Rock Band. Wii owners can expect a little Rock Band 2 love this week too. A batch of 20 new songs is on the way, including Nothing’s Shocking, as well as...

    Posted April 27, 2009| 7 Comments

    Jane's Addiction's 'Nothing's Shocking' Available on 'Rock Band'
  • 'Rock Band' DLC: Anvil, REO Speedwagon, Styx

    Keep your grandma's hands off the PS3, everybody. Next week's Rock Band DLC is going to have the old goat grabbing for a plastic controller to rock the hell out like they used to back in the days. Classic rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon rule this week's lineup, but Hautewerks is on the rockin' docket as well. Here's the lineup: Styx...

    Posted April 17, 2009| 16 Comments

    'Rock Band' DLC: Anvil, REO Speedwagon, Styx
  • 'Chinese Democracy' Comes To 'Rock Band'

    For well over a decade, fans of Guns N Roses waited for Axl's masterpiece(?) Chinese Democracy. Luckily, fans of Rock Band won't have to wait more than a week for the tracks to show up in their favorite music game. That's right, folks, MTV and Harmonix are releasing the entire Chinese Democracy album as DLC next week. Here's the track list: ...

    Posted April 10, 2009| 16 Comments

    'Chinese Democracy' Comes To 'Rock Band'
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