Man, every now and then I get blindsided by an announcement that I just wasn't expecting. Sure, we all knew that Harmonix was working on Rock Band 2, but I really didn't expect to hear anything official until E3 at the earliest. Well the cat's out of the bag, so read on for some highlights of what to expect about this awesome sequel.
Today is Tuesday, which usually means a three-pack of songs to download for Rock Band. However, they've decided to change things up this week by not only giving you a trio of tracks, but they're also putting up an entire album from the Pixies. Hit the jump for the details.
So I've had Rock Band Wii for a day or so now, and I thought I should be nice and share my thoughts with all of you, just in case you had any doubts or worries before it hits shelves next week. Hit the jump for my full review.
I was born in the 80's, which means I did most of my growing up in the 90's listening to alternative music. I've really been happy that Rock Band has been bringing back some of the songs I know and love so that a new generation can really enjoy them. I listened to a good bit of Offspring back in the day, which is why I'm happy to hear that they're going to be adding more tracks to the game in the future.
Every now and then I open the door to find the FedEx guy holding some very nondescript brown boxes. These are my favorite days, as it generally means something new to review has arrived. The latest boxes weren't quite so nondescript, as they had the words Rock Band, and Wii.
I'm starting to like this trend of seeing new music released on Rock Band at the same time it is released to the general public for purchase. The latest track to follow this trend comes to us from The Offspring. Check out the list of tracks available today after the jump.
Avenged Sevenfold “Afterlife”
Avenged Sevenfold“Critical Acclaim”
The Offspring “Hammerhead”
Crooked X “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream”
There is no track pack this week, so you'll have to pick and choose which tracks you want. The first three listed are going to set you back the usual $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360), while the Crooked X track will only run $.99 (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360).
I hate watching commercials. I don't watch much TV, and would like to get the most out of the times I do sit in front of the boob tube. This would be why most of what I watch is already pre-recorded, thanks to a DVR. However, commercials do serve a purpose. Not only do they inform potential customers of products and services for sale, they also leak the occasional bit of unannounced news.
So we've all been waiting around to hear the announcement of when the album “Who's Next” will be showing up on Rock Band. I know that I was pretty surprised when the first full album ended up being from the Cars. Well, while Harmonix has made no official announcements on the matter, we may have found a cause for the delay, straight from the mouth of Pete Townshend himself. Hit the jump for a quote.
I'm not sure if any of you are blues fans out there, but last week one of the greatest legends of our time passed away recently. Bo Diddley was 79 when he left us, and it seems that Harmonix will be paying tribute to him in the second installment of Rock Band.
If your plain boring wood Rock Band drumsticks just aren't cool enough for you, you might check out these shiny little LED drumsticks. Although glowing drumsticks aren't for everyone, I am definitely comfortable enough with my geeky tendencies that I'd be happy to play with a set of these.