Rock Band

Rock Band coming to a bar near you

Rock Band coming to a bar near you

In my area, there is a Mexican restaurant on every corner and almost all of them have karaoke. You can’t go inside to eat on a weekend without someone singing very loudly and off tune to one song or another. I would never sing in front of a bunch of people, but I would play some Rock Band.

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Microsoft unveils Xbox 360 wireless microphone

Microsoft revealed a brand new wireless microphone today meant for use with the Xbox 360. Designed to be used with music games like Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Lips, this mic sports specific features that make gameplay just a tad easier.

You won’t need any wires or adapters, since this mic takes full advantage of the wireless console and it even has motion sensors built in for add functionality. Additionally, there’s lights on the base.

Available in black, this Xbox 360 wireless microphone will be available for purchase sometime in the fall. At that time, you can expect a price tag around $50.

Rock Band Country Track Pack announced

Rock Band Country Track Pack announced

Harmonix announced today that they will be releasing a new song update for their famous Rock Band game. The new addition is called the Rock Band Country Track Pack and it features 21 brand new songs to rock out to.

The new "Track Pack" will be available for all the major systems including PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Wii. It features the hits from numerous country artists including Shania Twain and more.

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Rock Band Unplugged for PSP leaks; Could cause PSP glitches

Rock Band Unplugged for PSP leaks; Could cause PSP glitches

Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP has leaked, three weeks ahead of the game's official release.  Already to be found on popular torrent sites, the Harmonix title has already been downloaded almost fourteen thousand time according to just one metric.  However, some users are reporting serious issues when playing the illegally-obtained game.

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Rock Band guitar dumps strum-bar for IR

Rock Band guitar dumps strum-bar for IR

There are quite a few Rock Band guitar controllers on the market, ranging from the cheap to the surprisingly expensive, but one thing they generally have in common is the plastic strum bar.  It doesn't have to be that way, though; one enterprising gamer has swapped out the plastic for a beam of infrared light which is recognized as a strum whenever you break it.

Video demo after the cut

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Höfner bass guitar controller for Rock Band revealed

Höfner bass guitar controller for Rock Band revealed

If you're excited for the upcoming release of The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle, then you'll be pleased to hear that you're going to have yet another guitar controller option on your hands. This time, it's a Höfner bass guitar controller.

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LEGO Rock Band gets official

LEGO Rock Band gets official

If you love LEGO and you love Rock Band, then prepare to whoop in unadorned rapture at the news that LEGO Rock Band has been officially announced.  Available for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and DS, LEGO Rock Band will allow gamers to build their own minifig avatars, band and entourage, and play tracks including Blur's Song 2, Europe's The Final Countdown and Carl Douglas' Kung Fu Fighting.

 

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Harmonix details The Beatles: Rock Band bundle

Harmonix details The Beatles: Rock Band bundle

Well, it's official folks! The Beatles: Rock Band game will be available sooner than you think from Harmonix and we've got the official details to hold you over until the big release date rolls around in the fall.

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Lips wireless mic now usable with Rock Band 2

Lips wireless mic now usable with Rock Band 2

If you like to play the video game, Lips, but enjoy some of the other music-oriented games as well, you'll be pleased to learn Microsoft is now making the Lips wireless microphones compatible with other games. Fans rejoice!

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PDP Rock Band drumkit silencers

PDP Rock Band drumkit silencers

As every parent knows, the whole point of computer games are to keep your little angels quiet.  That way you get to make dinner without having to reach for the Prozac first.  If, however, your musical genius is getting too carried away beating seven shades out of the Rock Band drumkit, you might consider these PDP pad silencers.

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The Beatles coming to a video game near you

The Beatles coming to a video game near you

There have been rumors floating around about The Beatles' music being included in an upcoming video game for quite some time, but now the information is confirmed. The Beatles will have their music included in an upcoming title from Harmonix and MTV, the former of which is responsible for Rock Band.

The title will not be a part of the Rock Band series, as previously thought and will instead be a separate game. This game will be devoted to the Beatles and the Beatles only, and will include much of their music throughout the years. Due sometime in late 2009, the game is supposed to bring more people to Beatles' music and help a new generation get to know them.

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Gene Simmons Axe Guitar is perfect rockin’ accessory

Gene Simmons Axe Guitar is perfect rockin’ accessory

If you're a Guitar Hero or Rock Band diehard, then this is an accessory you just can't live without. I mean, look at it! The Gene Simmons Axe Guitar is in the shape of a battle axe and just screams awesome.

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