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ROCK BAND 2: The singer in Visions is actually a chick

ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
edited September 2008 in Games and Technology
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The previous thread with more RB1 info is HERE.

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This Week's DLC

Peace Sells...But Who's Buying by Megadeth - $10.99 or 880msp (individual tracks are $1.99 or 160msp)
1. Wake Up Dead
2. The Conjuring
3. Devil's Island
4. Good Mourning/Black Friday
5. Bad Omen
6. I Ain't Superstitious
7. My Last Words

Rock Band Tour 01 - $3.99 or 320msp (individual tracks are $.99 or 80msp) LIMITED TIME (UNTIL OCT 14-16)
  • “One of Those Nights” by the Cab
  • “Hands Down” by Dashboard Confessionals
  • “She’s a Handsome Woman” by Panic! At the Disco
  • “Natural Disaster” by Plain White T’s
Next Week's DLC

Moving Pictures by Rush [The full album will be available for $10.99 (880 Microsoft Points) or $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track individually.]
1. Tom Sawyer (Original Version)
2. Red Barchetta
3. YYZ
4. Limelight (Original Version)
5. The Camera Eye
6. Witch Hunt
7. Vital Signs


Each of these tracks will be available individually for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points).
"Sorrow" by Bad Religion
"She Sells Sanctuary" by the Cult
"Bandages" by Hot Hot Heat
"Shoot the Runner" by Kasabian
"You're No Rock N Roll Fun" by Sleater-Kinney
"Love Spreads" by Stone Roses


Future DLC

Albums slated for release after RB2 is released:
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? by Megadeth - Sept 16th, 2008
The Colour and the Shape by the Foo Fighters
Blood Sugar Sex Magick by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
Texas Flood by Steve Ray Vaughn
Best of No Doubt pack

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I need more info on Rock Band!
For starters, there is the Rock Band WikiPedia page that is up-to-date for the most part. The folks in this thread are more than happy to answer any quick questions you might have.

Oh man, this game is awesome! But I'm stuck on...
Hold on! As usual, there are people out there far better than you that full combo "Freebird" on Expert while upside down on leftmode with their ear lobes. For the most part, you can find a gold mine of info and help by visiting the ScoreHero Rock Band forums and checking out the stickied topics and subforums.

So, what songs are in this?
This WikiPedia page has them all listed and sorted accordingly. The PS3 and 360 versions have a Music Store in it that allows you to buy/download the weekly DLC.

Hmm, I want to see the notecharts for...
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.

Fuck, PS2/Wii don't get DLC, right?
Sadly no. However, there is a Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 1 currently available. The second volume is supposed to come some time in October.

Dude! This game totally needs...
Yeah yeah...we know. How about you go tell Harmonix what you want in the game via their Song Request page. Will they listen? Who knows. But with all the awesome they've thrown on us every week, there's always the possibility...

GOD DAMMIT! MY GEAR IS BROKEN!
Harmonix/EA/MTV have been nice so far and allowed people to RMA their broken equipment via EA's Support Site. However, the deadline for non-60 day reciept RMAs is October 1st, 2008 (this deadline is for Rock Band 1 gear in North America). After that, you need your reciept to send stuff in.

I'm tired of playing with these random retards...
So are we. This is why there is a PA group for Xbox Live folk. If you are down, throw a friend request at Rock Band PA and check out who's on the list.
  • Headsets aren't mandatory but it does make it more fun.
  • Before throwing game invites, send a message beforehand to negotiate what instruments people are playing.
  • Don't be a dick. This is just for fun.
  • If you're doing Battle of the Band challenges, it helps to add PA folks to your friend list to check out how you measure up with the rest of us.
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Rock Band 2 Intro

North American Rock Band 2 release dates:
Xbox 360 - September 14th (standalone game & instruments)
PS3 and Xbox 360 bundle - October 19th
Wii - November 18th
(Note: Dates not totally finalized)

NEW Rock Band 2 Site!

The Gear
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  • Quieter fret keys.
  • Sturdier strum bar.
  • Auto-calibration system in the guitar.
  • Radiant wood-finish.
  • Improved tilt sensor.
  • Not a listed feature but you can connect your drum's bass pedal to activate Overdrive.
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  • New bass kick pedal is reinforced with a metal plate.
  • Velocity sensitive drum heads (no real effect on gameplay so far)
  • Cymbal and hi-hat expansion ports (3 cymbals and an extra pedal?)
  • New drums are super quiet.
  • Completely wireless.
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  • The Drum Rocker by Ion. Website Available on Amazon. Limited retail release coming soon.
  • Basically, a real life electronic drum set minus the drum brain (which is needed to do shit away from Rock Band).
  • Currently goes for $299.99 plus any extras you buy with it plus shipping. Drum brain goes for another $100+.
Xbox LIVE Achievements & PS3 Trophies
Skill
Solid Gold, Baby! Gold star any song. 25
Flawless Fretwork 100% a song on Expert guitar. 25
Flawless Drumming 100% a song on Expert drums. 25
Flawless Singing 100% a song on Expert vocals. 25
Flawless Groove 100% a song on Expert bass only using up-strums. 25
Flawless Guitar Solo 100% a guitar solo using only the solo buttons. 20
The Bachman-Turner Award Maintain deployed Overdrive for 90 seconds. 25
Million Point Club Earn more than 1,000,000 points in a single song. 25
Bragging Rights Defeat a player in either Score Duel or Tug of War. 15
Comeback Kid Defeat the last player beat you in either Score Duel or Tug of War. 15
Band Savior Be a savior 3 times during one song. 20
Hello Cleveland! Deploy Vocal Overdrive 4 times in a single song. 20
Overdrive Overdose Achieved an 8x Band Multiplier 25

Band World Tour
Got Wheels Won a Van in World Tour 20
Open Road Won a Bus in World Tour 20
Jet Setter Won a Jet in World Tour 20
Worldwide Sensation Gain the ability to play around the world 25
West Coast Performer Played a set on the West Coast of North America 10
God Save the Band Played a set in the United Kingdom 10
Heartland Performer Played a set in Middle America. 10
Western Europe Performer Played a set in Western Europe. 10
East Coast Performer Played a set on the East Coast of North America 10
Eastern European Performer Played a set in Eastern Europe. 10
Road Dog Played in every venue in the world 30
One Million Fans Reached 1 million fans in Band World Tour 30
[Secret] Rock Immortal Inductee Joined the Rolling Stone Rock Immortals list 20
[Secret] Vinyl Artist Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Medium 20
[Secret] Gold Artist Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Hard 30
[Secret] Platinum Artist Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Expert 50
[Secret] The Bladder of Steel Award Completed the Endless Setlist 2 without pausing or failing. 25

Exploration
Clothes to the Edge Buy over $100,000 worth of clothes. 20
Needs More Umlauts! Made a Band Logo. 10
The San Dimas 4th Annual Award Competed in a Battle of the Bands. 15
You're Hired! Hired a staff member. 10
You Killed the Radio Star Made a music video. 15

Tour Challenge
Along for the Ride Beat an instrument-specific challenge while playing another instrument 10
Challenge Novice Complete 25 Challenges on Medium Difficulty, or 10 Challenges on Hard Difficulty, or 5 Challenges on Expert Difficulty 10
Challenge Master Complete 25 Challenges on Hard Difficuly, or 10 Challenges on Expert Difficulty 15
Challenge Savant Complete 25 Challenges on Expert Difficulty 25
The Final Countdown Unlock an Impossible Challenge 15
Stage Igniters Beat the Impossible Band Challenge 25
Lord of the Strings Beat the Impossible Guitar Challenge 25
AN-I-MAL!!! Beat the Impossible Drum Challenge 25
Virtuoso Beat the Impossible Vocal Challenge 25
Groove Assassin Beat the Impossible Bass Challenge 20
Buy a Real Instrument Already! Beat an "Impossible" Challenge on Expert Difficulty 35

Drum Trainer
Beat It! Complete all beats at 60BPM or higher, or half of the beats at 140BPM or higher 10
The Beat Goes On Complete all beats at 100BPM or higher, or half of the beats at 180BPM or higher 20
Fill Me In Complete all fills at 60BPM or higher, or half of the fills at 140BPM or higher 10
Fill Legend Complete all fills at 100BPM or higher, or half of the fills at 180BPM or higher

Main Setlist
"Let There Be Rock" by AC/DC
"Girl's Not Grey" by AFI
"You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette
"Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains
"Ramblin' Man" by Allman Brothers Band
"Almost Easy" by Avenged Sevenfold
"Shooting Star" by Bad Company
"So What'cha Want" by Beastie Boys
"E-Pro" by Beck
"Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill
"White Wedding Pt. I" by Billy Idol
"One Way or Another" by Blondie
"Tangled Up in Blue" by Bob Dylan
"Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi
"Hello There" by Cheap Trick
"Uncontrollable Urge" by Devo
"Feel the Pain" by Dinosaur Jr.
"Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed
"Panic Attack" by Dream Theatre
"Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran
"Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello
"Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac
"Everlong" by Foo Fighters
"Shackler's Revenge" by Guns N' Roses
"PDA" by Interpol
"Mountain Song" by Jane's Addiction
"Aqualung" by Jethro Tull
"The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World
"Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett
"Anyway You Want It" by Journey
"Painkiller" by Judas Priest
"Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas
"Pretend We're Dead" by L7
"Our Truth" by Lacuna Coil
"One Step Closer" by Linkin Park
"My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit
"De-Luxe" by Lush
"Colony of Birchmen" by Mastodon
"Peace Sells" by Megadeth
"Battery" by Metallica
"Where'd You Go" by Mighty Mighty Bosstones
"Float On" by Modest Mouse
"Ace of Spades" by Motörhead
"Drain You" by Nirvana
"Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
"Nine in the Afternoon" by Panic! At the Disco
"That's What You Get" by Paramore
"Alive" by Pearl Jam
"Lump" by Presidents of the United States of America
"Testify" by Rage Against the Machine
"Round & Round" by Ratt
"Give it Away" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Give it All" by Rise Against
"The Trees" by Rush
"Lazy Eye" by Silversun Pickups
"Today" by Smashing Pumpkins
"I Was Wrong" by Social Distortion
"Teenage Riot" by Sonic Youth
"Spoonman" by Soundgarden
"Cool for Cats" by Squeeze
"Bodhitsattva" by Steely Dan
"Rock'n Me" by Steve Miller Band
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
"Chop Suey" by System of a Down
"Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads
"Master Exploder" by Tenacious D
"Souls of Black" by Testament
"New Kid in School" by The Donnas
"We Got the Beat" by The Go-Go's
"Alabama Getaway" by The Grateful Dead
"American Woman" by The Guess Who
"Kids in America" by The Muffs
"Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Seperated)" by The Offspring
"Alex Chilton" by The Replacements
"Pinball Wizard" by The Who

Bonus Tracks
"Visions" by Abnormality
"Get Clean" by Anarchy Club
"Night Lies" by Bang Camaro
"Shoulder to the Plow" by Breaking Wheel
"Neighborhood" by The Libyans
"A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" by The Main Drag
"Conventional Lover" by Speck
"Supreme Girl" by The Sterns
"Rob the Prez-O-Dent" by The Handsome Devil

New Venues
  • Tijuana, Mexico
  • Shanghai, China
  • Austin, Texas
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Dublin, Ireland
New Features
  • Breakneck Speed - Hyperspeed mode returns, does not prevent unlocking.
  • Daily Challenges - HMX will release Battle of the Bands challenges to be ranked versus people on your friend list, your region, and then worldwide.
  • New Vocals Talky System - For the most part, talky sections are pretty much freebie sections as was the original intent. This makes talky-heavy songs far more fun than previously.
  • Online Band World Tour - Take your music talents on the online road and size yourself up against everyone else out there with your own band.
  • Drum Trainer - An in depth mode that allows you to learn how to play key parts of the instrument.
  • New and Old Gear - While adding a bunch of new outfits and accessories for your characters, they've also retained the old gear in case you don't want to change your look in Rock Band 2.
  • Song Selection in Band Quickplay - The ability to choose what song your pick-up online band is now up to a round robin system to prevent demented morons from picking "Welcome Home" again.
  • Disc Exporting - Export almost all the Rock Band 1 on-disc songs onto your hard drive (Xbox 360 & PS3) for use in Rock Band 2. The only songs that cannot be transferred due to licensing issues are "Run to the Hills", "Paranoid", and "Enter Sandman". The cost is $4.99 or 400msp. The update for this was made available Sept. 5th for the 360 and Sept. 11th for the PS3. The songs take up about 1.5 gigs of the 360's HD. To export simply go into Options from the main menu and choose Export Songs.
The 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!" [???]
Additional 20 Songs for Free?
Yes, confirmed by Harmonix. They wanted to ship the game with 100+ songs but didn't get to do so in time. As such, another 20 will be available for download "soon after release" for the price of ZERO! Still no official word regarding which songs they will be.


The Big Fat DLC List
Orange tracks are covers. Limed tracks are masters.

Full Albums
Listed in order of release, tracks by actual album order.
Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest
1. The Hellion/Electric Eye
2. Riding on the Wind
3. Bloodstone
4. (Take These) Chains
5. Pain and Pleasure
6. Screaming for Vengeance
7. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
8. Fever
9. Devil's Child

The Cars by the Cars
1. Good Times Roll
2. My Best Friend's Girl
3. Just What I Needed
4. I'm in Touch With Your World
5. Don't Cha Stop
6. You're All I've Got Tonight
7. Bye Bye Love
8. Moving in Stereo
9. All Mixed Up

Doolittle by The Pixies
1. Debaser
2. Tame
3. I Bleed
4. Here Comes Your Man
5. Dead
6. Monkey Gone to Heaven
7. Mr. Grieves
8. Crackity Jones
9. La La Love you
10. No. 13 Baby
11. There Goes My Gun
12. Hey
13. Silver
14. Gouge Away

Peace Sells...But Who's Buying by Megadeth
1. Wake Up Dead
2. The Conjuring
3. Devil's Island
4. Good Mourning/Black Friday
5. Bad Omen
6. I Ain't Superstitious
7. My Last Words

Moving Pictures by Rush
1. Tom Sawyer (Original Version)
2. Red Barchetta
3. YYZ
4. Limelight (Original Version)
5. The Camera Eye
6. Witch Hunt
7. Vital Signs


Song Packs
Listed in order by release.
Metallica 01
  • ...And Justice for All
  • Blackened
  • Ride the Lightning
The Police 01
  • Can't Stand Losing You
  • Synchronicity
  • Roxanne
Queens of the Stone Age 01
  • 3's and 7's
  • Little Sister
  • Sick Sick Sick
David Bowie 01
  • Moonage Daydream
  • Heroes
  • Queen Bitch
Black Sabbath 01
  • N.I.B
  • Sweet Leaf
  • War Pigs
Punk 01
  • "Ever Fallen in Love" by Buzzcocks
  • "I Fought the Law" by The Clash
  • "Rockaway Beach" by The Ramones
Oasis 01
  • Don't Look Back in Anger
  • Live Forever
  • Wonderwall
(Arguably) Punk 02
  • "Complete Control" by The Clash
  • "Truth Hits Everybody" by The Police
  • "Teenage Lobotomy" by The Ramones
Nine Inch Nails 01
  • March of the Pigs
  • The Collector
  • The Perfect Drug
Grateful Dead 01
  • China Cat Sunflower
  • Casey Jones
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Truckin'
  • Franklin's Tower
  • I Need a Miracle
Earache Thrash 01
  • "Blinded by Fear" by At the Gates
  • "Thrasher" by Evile
  • "D.O.A." by The Haunted
Boston 01 (Note - this is basically their first album minus one track, "Let Me Take You Home Tonight")
  • Peace of Mind
  • More Than a Feeling
  • Smokin'
  • Rock and Roll Band
  • Something About You
  • Hitch a Ride
Harmonix 01 (Note - This is also known as the OXM Bonus disc pack)
  • "Rock Rebellion" by Bang Camaro
  • "Shake" by Count Zero
  • "Sprode" by Freezepop
Classic Rock 01
  • "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "Message in a Bottle" by The Police
  • "Call Me" by Blondie
Scene 01
  • "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" by Fall Out Boy (Note - Radio friendly edited version)
  • "It Hurts" by Angels and Airwaves
  • "Date With the Night" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Jimmy Buffett 01
  • Margaritaville
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • Volcano
Disturbed 01
  • Indestructable
  • Inside the Fire
  • Perfect Insanity
MTV2 01
  • "Moving to Seattle" by The Material
  • "A Clean Shot" by The Myriad
  • "Bullets & Guns" by Them Terribles
Weezer 01
  • Troublemaker
  • The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
  • Dreamin'
Crüe Fest 01
  • “Down At The Whisky” by Mötley Crüe
  • “Time Is Running Out” by Papa Roach
  • “Who’s Going Home With You Tonight” by Trapt
The Who 12 Pack
  • Amazing Journey
  • Baba O'Riley
  • Behind Blue Eyes
  • Eminence Front
  • Going Mobile
  • Leaving Here
  • My Generation (Live at Leeds)
  • Real Good Looking Boy
  • Sea and Sand
  • Summertime Blue (Live at Leeds)
  • Who Are You
  • Young Man Blues (Live at Leeds)
Nine Inch Nails 02
  • Burn
  • Capital G
  • Last
Crüe Fest 02
  • "Rescue Me" by Buckcherry
  • "Face Down in the Dirt" by Motley Crüe
  • "Life is Beautiful" by Sixx:A.M.
Roadrunner Records 01
  • "Runnin' Wild" by Airbourne
  • "Clouds Over California" by DevilDriver
  • "Constant Motion" by Dream Theater
  • "My Curse" by Killswitch Engage
  • "Aesthetics Of Hate" by Machine Head
  • "Sleepwalker" by Megadeth
Locksley 01
  • All Over Again
  • She Does
  • Don't Make Me Wait
The PAX 2008 Collection
  • "Skullcrusher Mountain" by Jonathan Coulton
  • "Livin' at the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe" by MC Frontalot feat. Brad Sucks
  • "Shhh..." by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
All That Remains 01
  • This Calling
  • Chiron
  • Two Weeks
Rock Band Tour 01
  • “One of Those Nights” by the Cab
  • “Hands Down” by Dashboard Confessionals
  • “She’s a Handsome Woman” by Panic! At the Disco
  • “Natural Disaster” by Plain White T’s


Singles
Listed in order by release.
"Fortunate Son" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Juke Box Hero" - Foreigner
"Bang a Gong (Get It On)" - T.Rex
"My Sharona" - The Knack
"Cherry Bomb" - The Runaways
"Joker & the Thief" - Wolfmother
"My Iron Lung" - Radiohead
"Brass in Pocket" - The Pretenders
"Buddy Holly" - Weezer
"Attack" - 30 Seconds to Mars
"The Kill" - 30 Seconds to Mars
"Dirty Little Secret" - All American Rejects
"Move Along "- All-American Rejects
"Song with a Mission" - The Sounds
"Gimme Three Steps" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Hard to Handle" - The Black Crowes
"Limelight" - Rush
"Die, All Right!" - The Hives
"Interstate Love Song" - Stone Temple Pilots
"The Number of the Beast" - Iron Maiden
"Action" - Sweet
"Last Train to Clarksville" - The Monkees
"All the Small Things" - Blink 182
"Siva" - Smashing Pumpkins
"Working Man" - Rush
"Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial)" - Coheed and Cambria
"Roam" - The B52's
"We Care A Lot" - Faith No More
"Calling Dr. Love" - Kiss
"Sex Type Thing" - Stone Temple Pilots
"El Scorcho" - Weezer
"Why Do You Love Me" - Garbage
"Crushcrushcrush" - Paramore
"Beethoven's C***" - Serj Tankian
"Shockwave" - Black Tide
"Still Alive" - GLaDOS
"Saints of Los Angeles" - Mötley Crüe
"Red Tandy" - The Mother
"Hips Time-Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear"- The Mother Hips
"Zero" - Smashing Pumpkins
"Hanging on the Telephone" - Blondie
"Train in Vain (Stand By Me)" - The Clash
"Kool Thing" - Sonic Youth
"Beetlebum" - Blur
"Countdown to Insanity" - H-Blockx
"Hier Kommt Alex" - Die Toten Hosen (German)
"Hysteria" - Muse
"Manu Chao "- Les Wampas (French)
"Monsoon" - Tokio Hotel
"New Wave" - Pleymo (French)
"Perfekte Welle" - Juli (German)
"Rock 'n Roll Star" - Oasis
"Girls Who Play Guitars" - Maxïmo Park
"Afterlife" - Avenged Sevenfold
"Critical Acclaim" - Avenged Sevenfold
"Hammerhead" - The Offspring
"Rock N Roll Dream" - Crooked X
“Promised Land” - Vesuvius
"Snow (Hey Oh)" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Tell Me Baby" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Closer to the Heart" - Rush
"Working Man (Vault Edition)" - Rush
“Devour” - Shinedown
“Junkies For Fame” - Shinedown
"They Say" by Scars on Broadway
"This is It" by Staind
"Electric Crown" by Testament
"Yomp" by thenewno2
"B.Y.O.B." by System of a Down
"Toxicity" by System of a Down
"Girl U Want" by Devo (new original recording)
"Through Being Cool" by Devo (new original recording)
"Girls on Film" by Duran Duran
"Rio" by Duran Duran
"Get Your Rock On" by The Janitors
"Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)" by Stephen and the Colberts
"Sorrow" by Bad Religion
"She Sells Sanctuary" by the Cult
"Bandages" by Hot Hot Heat
"Shoot the Runner" by Kasabian
"You're No Rock N Roll Fun" by Sleater-Kinney
"Love Spreads" by Stone Roses

238 Downloadable Songs as of September 23, 2008.

Special thanks to midgetspy, Unbreakable Vow, quovadis13, mxmarks, Lunker, vegeta_666, 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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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Current Battle of the Band Challenge

    "The Stalker Battle" - Playing these songs really loud will help drown out the voices in your head telling you to sculpt a bust of your crush out of hair gel and corn chips.
    • Ranked by highest star count
    • Ends Sept 27th
    Setlist
    • "One Way or Another" by Blondie
    • "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran
    • "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette
    ==========

    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.
    • 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.

    ***gonna wait for the new RB website to keep this updated***

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  • BrymBrym Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So I got the call from Gamestop today telling me I can pick up my pre-order tomorrow morning. I assume that means they already have the game in hand? If so, what do you think my chances are of going in and cajoling/bribing them into breaking the street date?

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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Brym wrote: »
    So I got the call from Gamestop today telling me I can pick up my pre-order tomorrow morning. I assume that means they already have the game in hand? If so, what do you think my chances are of going in and cajoling/bribing them into breaking the street date?

    Not very.

    My gamestop opens at noon (noon!) tomorrow, so I'm gonna try to pick it up from Wal-Mart at midnight tonight.

    Edit: Also, does anyone know if Battle of the Bands can be played with folks online. Because if it can, we need to collaborate and dominate, gentlemen.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I imagine this thread exploding over the next couple of days. Much in the same way the Zero Punctuation thread did. Only without all the incessant pettiness.

    Oh, who am I kidding? Pettiness all around!

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Megadeth album for this week? There go the MSP!


    I'll be getting this tomorrow afternoon. My wife's going to pick it up after work - using a bunch of gas to get the game a couple hours earlier isn't in the cards. :P

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I just got a phone call saying it'll be available for purchase tomorrow morning and I can trade in a game for the purchase to receive an extra 20% store credit. Oh and I'll be getting a t-shirt when I pick it up.

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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I imagine this thread exploding over the next couple of days. Much in the same way the Zero Punctuation thread did. Only without all the incessant pettiness.

    Oh, who am I kidding? Pettiness all around!

    Megadeth? Mor liek MegaSUCK.

    Har har har har har

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  • ToothcakeToothcake Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Best Buy opens at 11am. My drums haven't crapped out yet but they're dropping notes so it'll be guitar for me 'til Thursday.

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  • JoahWJoahW Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Specialty video game stores like Gamestop usually never break street dates. Video games are all they sell, so they no the rules regarding street dates.

    Also, you forgot the All That Remains pack and Moving Pictures in the op. :o
    Brym wrote: »
    So I got the call from Gamestop today telling me I can pick up my pre-order tomorrow morning. I assume that means they already have the game in hand? If so, what do you think my chances are of going in and cajoling/bribing them into breaking the street date?

    Not very.

    My gamestop opens at noon (noon!) tomorrow, so I'm gonna try to pick it up from Wal-Mart at midnight tonight.

    Edit: Also, does anyone know if Battle of the Bands can be played with folks online. Because if it can, we need to collaborate and dominate, gentlemen.

    I call drums.

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ah right...I'll fix that now.

    EDIT: AHA! NO I DIDN'T GOOD SIR. YOU ARE MISTAKEN!

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Got to play Rock Band 2 at a friend's party last night, fun times... Vocals definitely seem a lot more sensitive, too, I used to have a lot of trouble homing in on the right note. One of the guys there claimed to be God of the Drums, saying he could beat every single song on expert. So I made him play Battery and he didn't even get 30% through.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    My local Fry's opens at 9a tomorrow. Normally I'm loathe to shop there, but I'm making an exception for this.

    It had better be worth it...
    So awesome.

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  • NaloutoNalouto Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    can't wait to BWT with the lot of you!

    I call guitar! (I'm only up to hard (sometimes expert) drums)

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm really, really hoping Gamestop gives out the promised free t-shirt for preordering (as mentioned on their site when you order online).

    I called and asked the (very nice) manager, who apologized for not knowing, but he just got back from the managers' conference. Fingers crossed.

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I can't even imagine how much time I'll spend in jukebox mode with this game. I absolutely love the art style, so to just be able to watch any song is going to be so awesome.

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  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yay, driving up to a friend's house tonight, going to see any random movie, then getting RB2 at midnight.

    no telling when I will get to sleep tonight. woo!

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  • YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    God dammit why isn't it Sunday yet?!

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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    YardGnome wrote: »
    God dammit why isn't it Sunday yet?!

    Because we aren't four-dimensional beings who experience time as a multi-faceted object instead of a straight line. Or something.

    Also, Rob the Prez-o-dent looks awesome

    Main riff kind of reminds me of Rock This Town.

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  • JoahWJoahW Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    I'm really, really hoping Gamestop gives out the promised free t-shirt for preordering (as mentioned on their site when you order online).

    I called and asked the (very nice) manager, who apologized for not knowing, but he just got back from the managers' conference. Fingers crossed.

    Heh, I got one from Best Buy. It's an XL, so basically worthless.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Fuck!

    After double checking today, my Wal-Mart did not get in RB2 on time, and won't be getting it till Monday morning.

    So sadly I'll be waiting till tomorrow morning before I can rock out with my cock out. :winky:

    And now, a short little review of the RB2 drumkit (I was able to snatch that up today):

    It kicks ass.

    To be a little more in-depth, the two distinct hit zones on the drums now (center mesh section and the outer solid rim) gives you direct feedback on where you're hitting the drums. The center section has much better rebound and feels a lot more like a real drumhead, and it seems a lot more accurate on detecting rolls (I only broke combo twice during the big roll in Train Kept a Rollin').

    Playing them on RB1 though, they do indeed double hit if you smack them pretty hard, which I'm assuming is the crosstalk problem due to them being velocity sensitive now. But all in all they are a definite improvement and well worth the investment IMO.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I guess it's time for me to figure out which store nearby will open soonest with copies of RB2. There's a couple Wal-marts in there area that are 24 hour, but neither seemed to have the new instruments. Maybe I'll snag the game at midnight and pick up a drum kit and guitar tomorrow around noon.

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Alright, regarding the new drum kit then - I've heard all kinds of different things about how much quieter is to varying degrees.

    If the Rock Band 1 drums are a 10 on drum-loudness, and a 1 is hitting a pile of blankets with a drumstick, what are the Rock Band 2 drums?

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Store I pre-ordered it at opens at 11 tomorrow.

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  • 043043 Registered User
    edited September 2008
    So, I'm gonna come in from the tail end of the last thread with this:

    [size=+1]The creator is almost exactly the fucking same. Quit bitchin', if you know how to work a d-pad, you'll have a band made in less than five minutes.[/size]

    And World Tour still sucks because the solo is tied into it, and there's no simple, straightforward way to unlock everything. You'll be playing mystery setlists and the same shit over and over again (especially if you exported the RB1 stuff) to get to the new RB2 tracks.

    And it still makes people go up in difficult as the game progresses -- and when you're playing with casual players who can barely do medium, it makes later cities on the tour goddamned impossible.
    And I'm not gonna lie, I'm kind of unimpressed with half the setlist. Songs that I expected to be easier and more fun ended up being hard as fuck, and songs I don't give half a shit about are easy and boring.

    I'm still gonna pick it up tomorrow, and continue playing the shit out of it on my copy, but the DLC in the coming weeks is gonna make or break it for me.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    JC of DI wrote: »
    Alright, regarding the new drum kit then - I've heard all kinds of different things about how much quieter is to varying degrees.

    If the Rock Band 1 drums are a 10 on drum-loudness, and a 1 is hitting a pile of blankets with a drumstick, what are the Rock Band 2 drums?

    Depends on where you're hitting them.

    The mesh section in the center of the pad would be around a 5-6 while the outer rim would be somewhere near an 8-9.

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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Apparently, online co-op is go for Band World Tour, Tour Challenges and Battle of the Bands. Thanks, random guy from Scorehero!

    Band name suggestion: Chaos World-Smasher

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  • Doctor FinkDoctor Fink Bishounen Chewbacca Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm grabbing the game at noon tomorrow. I also very much look forward to rocking with you fine gentleman tomorrow.

    I'm up for whatever instrument is needed to complete the band.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    YardGnome wrote: »
    God dammit why isn't it Sunday yet?!

    Because we aren't four-dimensional beings who experience time as a multi-faceted object instead of a straight line. Or something.

    Also, Rob the Prez-o-dent looks awesome

    Main riff kind of reminds me of Rock This Town.

    I was disappointed that That Handsome Devil wasn't in Rock Band. They're one of the main reasons I still wonder why they haven't released more in-house HMX bands as DLC.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    No RB2 at K-Mart. Lame.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So I just got back from GS and I asked about the Mad Catz gear. no listing for any of it, so I asked about the add-on cymbals for the RB2 kit. Nothing there either. But this was the curve ball they threw at me.

    Apparently the special edition of RB2 contains the Ion kit and not the standard drum set.
    Any truth to that? Personally, I doubt that given the $180 price tag for the bundle (which still included the mic, guitar and game) and what the Ion's MSRP.

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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I would venture to say that there is no truth to that, Nocren.

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    JC of DI wrote: »
    Alright, regarding the new drum kit then - I've heard all kinds of different things about how much quieter is to varying degrees.

    If the Rock Band 1 drums are a 10 on drum-loudness, and a 1 is hitting a pile of blankets with a drumstick, what are the Rock Band 2 drums?

    Depends on where you're hitting them.

    The mesh section in the center of the pad would be around a 5-6 while the outer rim would be somewhere near an 8-9.

    Awesome - I'm fairly good at hitting the center of the drums so just maybe I'll be able to actually play this in my apartment without pissing off the neighbors.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I wish they wouldn't spread bullshit like that around.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Nocren wrote: »
    I wish they wouldn't spread bullshit like that around.

    Uninformed register biscuits are uninformed. This and more after these messages:

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh, they were informed, just by the wrong sources. Sometimes I wish this forum had a hotline of sorts that I could just call and get information from.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Fuck!

    After double checking today, my Wal-Mart did not get in RB2 on time, and won't be getting it till Monday morning.

    Man, don't tell me that all the Wally Worlds aren't stocked. I managed to ride out Ike (so far, anyway) and still have power... I don't want to drive an hour round trip to the Best Buy tomorrow.

    I guess I'll see in the morning... (no way I'm getting out at midnight, sorry).

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  • SchideSchide Yeoh! Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Damn, Meteos is only worth $2.50 for trade in at Gamestop.

    I don't think I'm going to be getting this tomorrow. Stupid...laziness.

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Tomanta wrote: »
    Fuck!

    After double checking today, my Wal-Mart did not get in RB2 on time, and won't be getting it till Monday morning.

    Man, don't tell me that all the Wally Worlds aren't stocked. I managed to ride out Ike (so far, anyway) and still have power... I don't want to drive an hour round trip to the Best Buy tomorrow.

    I guess I'll see in the morning... (no way I'm getting out at midnight, sorry).

    My Walmart store in fuckin' barely-suburbia, South Dakota has it stocked for what that's worth. You can call and ask, too. Just say you're curious if the Rock Band 2 shipment is in so you can pick it up tomorrow.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It's a DS game, an old one at that. What the hell were you expecting?

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  • SchideSchide Yeoh! Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It's a DS game, an old one at that. What the hell were you expecting?

    Somebody not to reply and be a total asshat about it?

    What I was expecting was just that, what I hoping for was about $4 to cover tax on Rock Band 2.

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