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Old 06-13-2010, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rock Band 3 was announced a while ago and is set to be released sometime this year. From what's been said, it sounds very exciting especially since I loved the last two games. The most interesting part for me is the new "pro" mode which involves using a full-sized replica 6-string guitar and cymbals being charted for drums and they say that, if you played the game's note chart on a real guitar or real keyboard it would be correct so you can literally learn songs from playing it which sounds awesome.



Personally I'm very excited about the direction the game's taking, but concerned at the potential prices (new guitars, keyboards, new drums, cymbals, etc.).

Songs announced so far:
1960s:
Jimi Hendrix - "Crosstown Traffic"
The Doors - "Break On Through"

1970s:

Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"

1980s:
Dio - "Rainbow in the Dark"
Huey Lewis and the News - "The Power of Love"
Joan Jett - "I Love Rock and Roll"
Night Ranger - "Sister Christian"
Whitesnake - "Here I Go Again"
The Cure - "Just Like Heaven"
Ozzy Osbourne - "Crazy Train"

1990s:

Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealing"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush"
Smash Mouth - "Walkin' on the Sun"
Spacehog - "In the Meantime"

2000s:
Metric - "Combat Bab"
Rilo Kiley - "Portions for Foxes"
Them Crooked Vultures - "Dead End Friends"
The Vines - "Get Free"
The White Stripes - "The Hardest Button to Button"
Phoenix - "Lasso"
Ida Maria - "Oh My God"
Juanes - "Me Enamora"



So what do we think about Rock Band 3 then?
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been wanting to get Rock Band 2, rhythm games are lots of fun. Especially with friends over. I might get this instead, but I have a feeling it's going to be very expensive. Not to mention how much space all the peripheral equipment would take up in my very small apartment...
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They made a Green Day game.







I won't be getting it.
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been wanting to get Rock Band 2, rhythm games are lots of fun. Especially with friends over. I might get this instead, but I have a feeling it's going to be very expensive. Not to mention how much space all the peripheral equipment would take up in my very small apartment...
Yeah space and money are my main issues. Probably going to have to choose carefully which instrument to buy.

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I don't see how this affects it. How about, you don't buy Green Day: Rock Band?
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If the pro mode is good as it is described, I'll be getting it.
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've been wanting to get Rock Band 2, rhythm games are lots of fun. Especially with friends over. I might get this instead, but I have a feeling it's going to be very expensive. Not to mention how much space all the peripheral equipment would take up in my very small apartment...
the basic kit probably won't be much more expensive than what the RB2 bundles started out as when they first came out. although while i've seen a price list for various new instruments there's nothing showing about defaults. i suppose at this point they're assuming most people getting RB3 already have some instruments kicking around the place, or will just buy the RB2 bundle (guitar, mic, drums) for like $100.

the new peripherals are SPECIFIC to 'pro' mode. you don't need the fancy $150 midi guitar controller unless you're at that level. same with the cymbal attachments for the drums. there's probably nothing stopping you from getting them but if you're not already blazing through most of everything on expert at the moment it's probably futile.

here's a list of bundles and prices - Rock Band 3 Instruments and Bundles Priced - Shacknews

quite curious about the Fender Squire controller they hint at. no price yet, but i'm figuring it'll be over $200 if not closer to $300.

those who just want to be able to click along to songs with their friends will still be able to do just that but for the people who've mastered the titles and who actually want more depth instead of just faster (i'd take more stuff like Bodhisattva or Spoonman over Painkiller and Battery anytime) Pro mode seems poised to deliver.

personally i already dumped $250 on a 'premium' drum kit last year, so a $40 cymbal upgrade sounds quite reasonable. i really think this title is really what's going to determine whether or not these games continue to be seen as novelties or can be accepted as something more. there's a evolutionary graphic on the RB site similar to a caveman straightening their back into the classic businessman that starts with an obvious troll gamer holding a regular gamepad in their hand, then kind of standing a bit straighter with the simplified instruments that came out over the last few years, to standing upright like a borderline studio professional with the new gear coming out.

i really think that's what their ultimate goal with this franchise is. to help foster a new generation of musicians who deal directly with the net through the comfort of their own home (and release it to themselves through the Rock Band Network). the cult of personality is removed, the starf*cking is denied, and music is again forced to the forefront. i just hope the RBN is spread across all consoles when the new game comes out instead of being exclusive to the 360.
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Im uninterested in rock band. I bothered with the first and its been laying in my room since the first month i got it. waste of money.
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Im uninterested in rock band. I bothered with the first and its been laying in my room since the first month i got it. waste of money.
Kind of the same with me, I have like 7 guitars, 2 drum sets, and 2 mics. Complete waste of money. (Both Guitar Hero & Rock Band)
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Yeah same, I have two guitars, two drumsets and two mics. Guitar hero and rock band. Its just so ****ing exensive for something you use constant for 1month then barely use afterwards. :|
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Yeah same, I have two guitars, two drumsets and two mics. Guitar hero and rock band. Its just so ****ing exensive for something you use constant for 1month then barely use afterwards. :|
Yet we never learn.

I'm just going to stay away from this one, try to save up for the new iPhone or something.
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