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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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  • 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' 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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'
  • '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
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