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ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
edited April 2009 in Games and Technology
This Week's DLC

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SpongeBob SquarePants 01
  • I Can't Keep My Eyes Off of You
  • The Best Day Ever
  • Where's Gary?
"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey
"Heartbreaker" by Pat Benatar
"Geraldine" by Glasvegas
"C'mon C'mon" by Von Bondies


All songs are masters. The Journey, Pat Benatar, Glasvegas, and Von Bondies singles are $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track. The SpongeBob SquarePants singles are $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) a piece, or $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points) for the 3 song SpongeBob SquarePants Pack 01.

Release dates: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360) Thursday, April 2, 2009 (PlayStation®Store)



Next Week's DLC

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Toby Keith 01
  • Beer for My Horses
  • I Love This Bar
  • She’s a Hottie
  • Should’ve Been a Cowboy
  • Who’s Your Daddy?
  • How Do You Like Me Now
Singles
"Warriors of Time" by Black Tide
"Waking the Demon" by Bullet for My Valentine
"New Slang" by the Shins


Price:
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$9.99 (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Toby Keith Pack 01

Locations:
Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network

Release Date:
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360®)
Thursday, April 9, 2009 (PlayStation®Store)


Future DLC
Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction [Sometime in '09]
Chinese Democracry by Guns 'n Roses [Sometime in '09]

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ROCK BAND RELEASE DATES

Rock Band 1
North America: Available now for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii
Europe: Available now in most countries for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii
Australia: Available now for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii depending on the store/location

Rock Band 2
North America: Available now for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii
Europe: Available now for the Xbox 360. March 27, 2009 for PS2 and PS3. April 24th for the Wii.
Australia: No info yet

AC/DC Live
North America: Available now for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii
United Kingdom: Available now for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii
Australia: Available now for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii

The Big Fat DLC List <-link
Rather than list all the DLC, here is the WikiPedia page that lists all the downloadable tracks available for Rock Band.

These are the albums that have been put up for download so far:
Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest
The Cars by the Cars
Doolittle by the Pixies
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying by Megadeth
Moving Pictures by Rush
Blood Sugar Sex Magick by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dr. Feelgood by Mötley Crüe
The Colour and the Shape by the Foo Fighters
The Singles 1992-2003 by No Doubt
Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Ten by Pearl Jam

470 Downloadable songs by April 7th, 2009.
55 of 58 Rock Band 1 tracks exportable to Rock Band 2 (360/PS3)
84 Rock Band 2 on-disc tracks
18 AC/DC Live tracks exportable to Rock Band 2 (360/PS3)
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627 Total tracks available for Rock Band 2


FREE MUSIC
There are currently four tracks that are absolutely free to download for 360/PS3 and soon on the Wii. You should be able to find them and download them from the Music Store for $0. These tracks are:
  • "Still Alive" by GLAdOS
  • "Promised Land" by Vesuvius
  • "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)" by Stephen and the Colberts
  • "Headphones On" by Miranda Cosgrove
Along with those songs are the free 20 tracks people can download for buying Rock Band 2. These will be available exclusively to people who own Rock Band 2 on the Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii. Please remember to register your code (found on the back of the instruction manual) on rockband.com/bonustracks to be able to download these songs. All songs are masters.
  • "Sons and Daughters" by The 88
  • "No Regrets" by Authority Zero
  • "Prequel To The Sequel" by Between the Buried and Me
  • "Bounce" by The Cab
  • "Get It On" by The Chevelles
  • "Give It To Me" by The Cocktail Slippers
  • "Database Corrupted" by Dealership
  • "I Wanna Be Your Man" by Endeverafter
  • "Ashes To Fire" by The Ghost Hounds
  • "Young" by Hollywood Undead
  • "The Feeling" by Kutless
  • "If I Ain't Got You" by The Len Price 3
  • "I'm Gone, I'm Going" by Lesley Roy
  • "Burn You Down" by Opiate for the Masses
  • "Magnetic Baby" by Semi-Precious Weapons
  • "Like a Fool" by Shaimus
  • "Crazy Tuesday" by Thenewno2
  • "The Time Is Wrong" by Tickle Me Pink
  • "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures" by Underoath
  • "I.V." by X Japan
PS2 DLC
The PS2 versions of Rock Band do not allow for DLC. However, HMX was kind enough to put out track packs. There are currently two volumes out. To see what songs are on those track packs, go here or scroll down a bit more.

ROCKIN' WITH YOUR WII
Originally, Rock Band Wii was a stripped down PS2 port that was quite shameful. In Rock Band 2, you will have a mostly fully featured game with the only limitation being customized band logos and a few other things. Online stuff, World Tour, BOTB, everything important is there in Rock Band 2. Unlike Rock Band, the Wii version of Rock Band 2 supports downloadable content, and all existing downloadable content will be made available to Wii users over time, with 30 existing songs to be made available at the game's launch. While songs can be stored to both the Wii's internal memory and to an SD card, only those songs in internal memory can be played.

PLASTIC INSTRUMENTS ALL UP INS
Don't know if your gear is compatible? Then have a look at this glorious spreadsheet right here. [Not maintained by me]

BROWSE BEFORE YOU BUY
Pretty much any on-disc song can be found on YouTube. If you want to see notecharts for DLC or simply want to hear the music, check out the Rock Band DLC Song Database page. They're usually pretty quick in getting videos up the day the dlc drops.

BROKEN INSTRUMENTS
Harmonix/EA/MTV have been nice so far and allowed people to RMA their broken equipment via EA's Support Site. After that, you need your reciept to send stuff in. Their live support line is at 1(650)628-1001, 6am to 8pm PST and automated 24hrs a day. Be prepared to submit your receipt to verify purchase. They are currently only honoring a 60 day warranty for Rock Band 2 gear.

PLAYING WITH PA FOLKS
If you're on Xbox LIVE, go ahead and add Rock Band PA as a friend. Then look at that gamertag's friends list and send out messages to people to coordinate a band or you can post in this thread. If you want to find people with DLC, it helps to know what you have and you can go to DLC Quickplay and make your own list (and tag it in your sig like some people). It is generally accepted to play in your difficulty range (i.e. not constantly failing out) and it's cool if you have a headset to be able to talk to people.

PSN Handles
Forum Handle / PSN Name
midgetspy / Fiddlehumper
Ketar / Ketar
toolbert / toolbert
Junior Yank / junioryank

Wii Number Insanity
Homestar Gunner 3336-5117-8458


ROCK BAND 2 GEAR
Spoiler:


CHEATS
  • Unlock All Songs: R Y B R R B B R Y B "Unlock every song in the game!" [Disables saving, acheivements and LIVE multiplayer]
  • New Venues Only: R R R R Y Y Y Y "Only Show Rock Band 2 venues!" [Only let's you play in the new venues]
  • Stage Mode: B Y R B Y R B Y R "Apply tweaks that are useful for live, public Rock Band 2 performances!" [Enables No Fail, disables saving, acheivements and LIVE multiplayer]
  • Awesomeness Detection: Y B O Y B O Y B O "Let Harmonix know that you are really awesome!" [???]
OTHER ROCK BAND GAMES
Here are some Rock Band related games or upcoming games to look forward to.

Rock Band: Unplugged
So far all we know is that this will be on the PSP, will be able to use current DLC and it will play like Amplitude in which you tap along with the instruments using the two d-pads and shoulder buttons allowing you to switch instruments during the song. I will post more details when they are made available. It is rumored to be released before the end of the year, possible during the holidays.

The Beatles Rock Band
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Spoiler:

AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack
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Release Date: Out now in most regions
Consoles: Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, & the Wii
Spoiler:
Rock Band Japan
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Harmonix announced that it would be co-developing a Japanese version of Rock Band with Q Entertainment for an exclusive release in Japan for all major consoles. According to Harmonix, Rock Band: Japan will be "the first US-originated rock music game to be heavily localized for the Japanese market". A release date has not yet been announced. While the game mechanics are expected to remain the same as Rock Band, the game will be localized and its soundtrack will include songs by popular Japanese artists.


Rock Band Track Pack Vol. #1
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Available for PS2 and Wii. Songs are played off the disc in Quickplay mode with no extra features.
Spoiler:

Rock Band Track Pack Vol. #2
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Available for all consoles. Unlike the previous pack, you can import the songs from the disc onto the hard drive for use in either Rock Band games (except the PS2).
Spoiler:

Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock
Will be available for all consoles like the previous track packs. Similar to Volume 2, you will be able to import songs from the disc onto the hard drive for use in either Rock Band games (except the PS2).
Spoiler:


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Community Stuff
You want to get all "MySpace" with this shit? Then head on over to the brand new RockBand.com site and register your account. From there, start dropping friend requests on some folks around here. Check out each others bands and have a look at some of the new additions to the website.

Battle of the Bands
  • The main new feature is online Band World Tour. You can also take your band and challenge other bands via the new Battle of the Bands feature. Every day a new challenge will be posted on either the Tour Challenge or Battle of the Bands. As far as Battle of the Band challenges go:
  • Your band's score is measured up against another band from your friend list.
  • You can also measure yourself against your friendlist on Rockband.com via the Battle of the Bands listing.
  • It isn't in real time but the score meter shows you how your band's progress is going.
  • In a BotB setlist, your multiplier and leftover Overdrive will carry on to the next song.
  • Make sure you read the requirements and rules for each challenge.
  • You don't need to be in a full band.
  • The PA Band List
  • Interested in measuring up against other forumers? Friend them on LIVE/PSN and see who's gunning for top spot. All the scores are saved for the leader of the band on that gamertag. As such, only the leader of the band is listed since we can all sub in for other bands. You can also friend people on rockband.com via your profiles and tracks against their BOTB scores.
Battle of the Band Challenges <-link
Go here, check out the upcoming battles, and compare your scores with other people who are your friends on RockBand.com
Need a friend to compare with? Go ahead and start off by adding my profile since it'll end up being the PA-community page anyway.

Special thanks to midgetspy, Unbreakable Vow, Shady 3011, quovadis13, mxmarks, Joah, Lunker, Smug Duckling, DarkPrimus and many others for their contributions in going through these threads like starving vultures on a dead buffalo carcass.

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