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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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  • CMT Blogger Miffed That 'Rock Band' Players Hate Country -- Goes All Dixie Chicks

    A blogger from Country Music Television (CMT), Alison Bonaguro, is joyous that country music is hitting Rock Band this month. She's also perplexed that Rock Band fans have not welcomed the news with open arms. Scouring the official Rock Band forums, Bonaguro found the following angry lines: "If country is in that big of a demand, let them...

    Posted December 4, 2008| 45 Comments

    CMT Blogger Miffed That 'Rock Band' Players Hate Country -- Goes All Dixie Chicks
  • 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
  • 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
  • More Killers Songs Come to 'Rock Band' and 'Guitar Hero'

    The Killers are headed to both Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour via the magical world of DLC as both Harmonix and Activision have confirmed. The 3 new tracks will be available on the same day as Day and Age, their latest album's November 25 is released. For World Tour users, in addition to "Human" and "Losing," two...

    Posted November 17, 2008| 6 Comments

    More Killers Songs Come to 'Rock Band' and 'Guitar Hero'
  • X-Play's Gaming Update 11.11.08

    While you (hopefully) had a wonderful Veteran's Day off from work and/or school, X-Play's Gaming Update was hard at work scouring the world for the latest and greatest in digital goodness. Here's the breakdown of the Update: Valve hammers home the point (again) that Left 4 Dead will not be for the PS3 BioWare drops some thoughts on a...

    Posted November 11, 2008| 7 Comments

    X-Play's Gaming Update 11.11.08
  • Harmonix Founders Split $300 Million Bonus

    Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, the founders of Harmonix, must be feeling super extra-awesome right about now because they've just received a $300 million bonus to split from MTV Games and Viacom. The duo, which founded Harmonix in 1995 while they were at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "received $150 million last quarter for...

    Posted November 11, 2008| 11 Comments

    Harmonix Founders Split $300 Million Bonus
  • Harmonix Wants To Go "All-In" If They Make A 'Rock Band' Music Studio

    Dan Teasdale, the lead designer of Rock Band 2, and his buddies at Harmonix are exploring the possibilities of creating an in-game music studio that features an "authentic experience." He believes that they have to go "all-in" if they are going to include a music studio in a future release and points to the limitations of...

    Posted November 10, 2008| 21 Comments

    Harmonix Wants To Go "All-In" If They Make A 'Rock Band' Music Studio
  • Foo Fighters Album Comes to 'Rock Band 2'

    Our old buddy Sean over at Harmonix has made a forum post that will make some Rock Band and Foo Fighters fans megahappy. The next wave of downloadable songs is going to be the entirety of Foo's The Colour and the Shape album, all master tracks. It will first be available November 11 for the Xbox 360 and November 13 for the PlayStation 3. The...

    Posted November 6, 2008| 6 Comments

    Foo Fighters Album Comes to 'Rock Band 2'
  • 'Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 2' Detailed & Dated For Nov. 17

    For those about the rock, we suggest you look into Harmonix and MTV Games' new Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 2 if you've got something against downloadable content (or have a console that doesn't support DLC). The pack will release on November 17th and feature 20 songs that were released as DLC for Rock Band and will retail for $29.99. The pack can...

    Posted November 6, 2008| 14 Comments

    'Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 2' Detailed & Dated For Nov. 17
  • Report: Beatles Not Coming to 'Rock Band' As DLC

    We all know that MTV and Harmonix have snagged exclusive rights to the legendary music of The Beatles for a new game, but it's unclear if the music will ever show up in Rock Band as downloadable content. Reuters is reporting, sadly, that the music will be exclusive to the new game and not appear in Rock Band or Rock Band 2. "None of the Fab...

    Posted November 3, 2008| 18 Comments

    Report: Beatles Not Coming to 'Rock Band' As DLC
  • 'Rock Band' DLC Gets Political With The Presidents of the United States

    Everyone is jumping on the political bandwagon these days and Rock Band has some special election-themed DLC for you to enjoy next week with a few extras thrown in for good measure. As rumored, starting on Tuesday, November 4th (November 6th for the PS3) you'll be able to download the following three tracks from The Presidents of the United...

    Posted October 31, 2008| 4 Comments

    'Rock Band' DLC Gets Political With The Presidents of the United States
  • Speculation: The Beatles Coming Exclusively To 'Rock Band'?

    Hold onto your hats because this could be major news in the rhythm game world. Tomorrow at 10am EST, Apple Corps Ltd. (not iPhone Apple, but The Beatles catalogue Apple) and MTV will announce an "exclusive agreement to develop unprecedented global music project." While we have no hard evidence that this has anything to do with Rock...

    Posted October 29, 2008| 20 Comments

    Speculation: The Beatles Coming Exclusively To 'Rock Band'?
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