Rock Band

Aly and AJ to release guitar controllers

Aly and AJ to release guitar controllers

If you've got a teenage girl at home, then chances are you've been exposed, at some point, to teen rock idols Aly and AJ. The blonde sisters have their own album, have starred on television programs, and are now releasing their very own guitar controllers.

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Record companies asking for more of Rock Band profits

Record companies asking for more of Rock Band profits

Record company executives think they deserve a bigger piece of the profits from games like Rock Band and Guitar hero. The games success (in the eyes of the company) are almost completely dependent on the music they choose to include. In a conference call discussing company earnings earlier this month Edgar Bronfman Jr, the chief executive of Warner Music Group Corp. said “The amount being paid to the industry, even though their games are entirely dependent on the content that we own and control, is far too small”

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PS3 Music Peripheral Compatibility Achieved

PS3 Music Peripheral Compatibility Achieved

You may only need one set of instruments to play all your favorite games on Playstation. Playstation has been working with Neversoft, Activision, Harmonix, and Konami to get some sort of basic compatibility between all of the game sets and in announcement on the Playstation blog, they say they’ve made it happen.

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EA refuses to honor warranty in Ireland

EA refuses to honor warranty in Ireland

EA games has reportedly refused to honor a warranty request for an Irish Rock Band customer. The customer who had a faulty pedal for his drum was told that he would have to have a replacement part shipped to a US or UK address if he wanted a replacement.

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Rock Band 2 Bundle release delayed

Rock Band 2 Bundle release delayed

Rumor has it we won’t see Rock Band 2 for the Xbox 360 until October 19th. The game was originally slated to be released on September 14th. The original plan was to release the Rock Band 2 bundle on the 14th, and then the stand-alone game a month later on October 19th.

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Rock Band II for Wii will be identical to PS3, Xbox 360 versions

Rock Band II for Wii will be identical to PS3, Xbox 360 versions

Back when the original Rock Band was announced for the Wii, there were many people upset by its limited features, and rightfully so. Essentially the Wii version was the same as the PS2, which meant you could get the same experience on a console that was 8 years old. Well fear not rock fans, this time around, the Wii is getting the full treatment.

Rock Band Weekly DLC – More Crüefest plus System of a Down

Rock Band Weekly DLC – More Crüefest plus System of a Down

If Crüefest hasn't made its way to your area, there's a good chance that it will sometime in the near future. I had a chance to check it out a couple of weeks ago, and the bands put on a good show. You can now pick up another three-pack from some of the bands, plus a couple of singles from System of a Down.

Rock Band Weekly DLC – New singles galore

Rock Band Weekly DLC – New singles galore

This week's DLC for Rock Band is a little different from what we usually see. Normally we look forward to tracks that we've heard many times before, with the occasional new single thrown into the mix. However, this week we are treated to three brand new singles from different bands.

Rock Band Weekly DLC – NIN and Shinedown

Rock Band Weekly DLC – NIN and Shinedown

Well, E3 is over, which means this week will no doubt be a little slower on the major gaming announcements. However, you can always count on the guys at Harmonix to bring us a little something new every week. This week they've given us some Nine Inch Nails and Shinedown to look forward to.

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

The budget ultraportable trend showed no signs of slowing this week, as Acer's Aspire One hit US shelves priced from $379.  Meanwhile, sources close to Dell's suppliers tipped the company's upcoming 'E' netbook as carrying a mere $299 price tag, and perhaps even landing as early as next month.

As for grown-up notebooks, Intel finally made the Centrino 2 platform official, and with it the promise of not only faster processors but native draft-N WiFi support and longer battery life.  In fact this week the company had plenty to be pleased about, as they soundly thrashed arch-rival AMD with their Q2 2008 financial performance.

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