'Rock Band' Rumors Addressed Officially

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Posted February 1, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

Like Bachman Turner Overdrive, we're taking care of business this afternoon: Rock Band rumor business.

We have the official word on a couple net.leaks from earlier in the week.

  • The microphone: Earlier in the week, photos of a Wii-compatible Rock Band standalone microphone appeared on the internet, leading to speculation the game was going Wii. Turns out the microphone is real and says "Wii" on it, but it is not compatible with the Wii version of Rock Band that has been confirmed, but has not been officially announced. Get it?

We talked to a spokesperson for peripheral manufacturer PDP who said: "PDP is an official licensee of Rock Band merchandise which include Rock Band microphones as well as USB Hubs. Our packaging mistakenly states that that the microphone is compatible with the Wii.  Unfortunately, this is not the case and will be corrected in future versions of the packaging. We apologize for the confusion."

  • The schedule: A scan of Official Xbox magazine that purportedly showed the DLC content for March showed up. It's real, but not definite.  A spokesperson from MTV/Harmonix told us: "The calendar of Rock Band DLC for March 2007 printed in the latest issue of OXM is a tentative schedule and subject to change. Please stay tuned for confirmation of Rock Band DLC closer to their release."

So now you know.

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'Rock Band' Rumors Addressed Officially


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