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Rock Band Store now available for the Wii

Harmonix and MTV Games today released the Rock Band Store for the Wii. You will now be able to expand you music selection for 200 Wii points per song. Right now there are only 50 songs, 20 of which are available for free. With today’s release, all three major consoles will let you download songs to add to your collection. Eventually all 500+ songs that are already available for other consoles will show up for the Wii. And like the the other consoles, there will be new tracks available every week and starting in February, the releases will coincide with the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Tracks for purchase:

30 Seconds to Mars – The Kill
All-American Rejects – Move Along
Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife
Black Tide – Shockwave
Blink-182 – All the Small Things
Blondie – Call Me
Boston – More Than a Feeling
Boston – Rock & Roll Band
Disturbed – Inside the Fire
Fall Out Boy – This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race
Jimmy Buffett – Cheeseburger in Paradise
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man
Metallica – And Justice For All
Motley Crue – Saints of Los Angeles
Muse – Hysteria
Nine Inch Nails – The Perfect Drug
Oasis – Wonderwall
Papa Roach – Time is Running Out
Paramore – Crushcrushcrush
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow (( Hey Oh ))
Rush – Working Man (vault edition)
Serj Tankian – Beethoven’s C***
Smashing Pumpkins – Zero
Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing
The Offspring – Hammerhead
The Police – Message in a Bottle
The Who – Baba O’Riley
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Weezer – El Scorcho

Free tracks:

The 88 – Sons & Daughters
Authority Zero – No Regrets
Between the Buried & Me – Prequel to the Sequel
Cab, The – Bounce
Chevelles The, – Get It On
The Cocktail Slippers – Give it to Me
Dealership – Database Corrupted
Endeverafter – I Wanna Be Your Man
Ghost Hounds – Ashes to Fire
Hollywood Undead – Young
Kutless – The Feeling
The Len Price 3 – If I Ain’t Got You
Lesley Roy – I’m Gone I’m Going
Opiate for the Masses – Burn You Down
Semi-Precious Weapons – Magnetic Baby
Shaimus – Like a Fool
thenewno2 – Crazy Tuesday
Tickle Me Pink – The Time is Wrong
Underoath – Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
X Japan – I.V.


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Lenny Kravitz Announced as DLC for Rock Band

Next week is going to be a good week for Rock Band owners. Harmonix has just revealed that Lenny Kravitz will be available along side with the already announced Roy Orbison. Starting on January 13th for Xbox Live and January 15th for the PlayStation Network, Kravitz’s will have 6 songs available to download.

The prices go as following:

Lenny Kravitz 4 Song Pack (560 / $7)

* “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (160 / $2)
* “Freedom Train” (160 / $2)
* “Let Love Rule” (160 / $2)
* “Mr. Cab Driver” (160 / $2)

Also, two other bands will be included on the same dates. Below is the information on both.

Individual songs

* “Megasus” – Megasus (80 / $1)
* “Entangled” – Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives (80 / $1)


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“Mega Artist” Soon to be Announced for Rock Band

We have been invited to a special Rock Band 2 event somewhere in San Francisco. These types of things are common — it’s a great way for the media to get a hands on preview and talk to the team behind the game. This time around we get to play with some tracks that will be made available soon that has already been announced to the public.

However, while reading the invite, we noticed one thing that was mentioned in the description. Here is what was written;

“In addition, you’ll get to preview new tracks from an…unnamed mega artist one day before the public release.”

What exactly does EA and Harmonix have in store for us? If it just said an unnamed artist, I might have skipped over it. But as soon as I read “MEGA,” I decided to post it. At the same time, one would have to assume that when they write artist — it won’t be a band and will be some kind of famous singer. But who? Bob Dylan? Bob Marley? Hannah Montana? Who knows, either way — you might want to keep your eyes pealed.

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Rock Band DLC to include Roy Orbison

In a recent press release, it has been announced that a six pack of rock legend Roy Orbison’s tracks will hit the Rock Band DLC library on Jan. 6th, 2009! (All original recordings)

The track list is as follows:
1. “Claudette”
2. “In Dreams”
3. “Mean Woman Blues”
4. “Oh, Pretty Woman”
5. “Ooby Dooby”
6. “You Got It”

Each track will cost $1.99 (160 MS Points) per song, or purchase all six for $9.99 (800 MS Points).

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Entertainment Weekly’s Best & Worst Games of 2008 (Ready to Hate This List?)

Entertainment Weekly’s newest issue features their annual “Best & Worst of 2008” awards. It’s the issue were they rank their favorite and not so favorite movies, TV shows, books and so on.

In the same issue, the publication actually has a section devoted to video games. Of course, the section is one of the last pages in the magazine, but hey; at least they mentioned it, right?

Now, you might be wondering what did they choose for best game of the year and we’ll tell ya– but we want to full warn you; you might be disappointed.

If you thought the VGA’s pick of Grand Theft Auto IV was a bad decision, than I’m guessing you’re going to hate this. Are you ready? Ok — they picked Wii Fit as the best of the best of 2008. Not LittleBigPlanet, GTA or even Left 4 Dead (that didn’t even make the list). Oddly enough, the iPod Touch was ranked at number 10 — last time I check, that isn’t even a video game

We like to note that they fail to honor such great games that were released this year like; Gears of War 2, Prince of Persia, Metal Gear Solid 4, World of Goo, Left 4 Dead, Fable II, Fallout 3, Resistance 2 and many others. But for some reason, they thought Madden: All Play for the Wii was superior than those mentioned above.

EW also mentioned the “Top 3 Worst Games of 2008.” Number one was Saints Row 2, which actually had higher reviews than their top choice. Number two was Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which honestly wasn’t horrible. And their number three worst game…EA’s Facebook Scrabble…why is that even mentioned!?

After the jump, check out the full list and feel free to complain. (more…)

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VGA: Pearl Jam’s Album ‘Ten’ Coming to Rock Band

I’m going to say it; the 90′s were far superior in music than the crap today. Now that I sound like an old man, EA just gave us some info about a upcoming album for their rhythm game Rock band. Geoff Keighley announced on stage during the Video Game Awards that Pearl Jam’s best record (we think so) “Ten” will be made available as exclusive downloadable content.

The album, which came out in 1991, had such hits like”Even Flow,” “Jeremy,” and “Alive.” During it’s tenure it had a total of four singles and has been certified as a twelve time platinum album.

The DLC will on PSN and Xbox Live starting in March and we can’t wait!

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EW Ranks Rock Band 2 on Their Top 25 “Entertainers of the Year”

Entertainment Weekly compiled a list for the Top ‘25 Entertainers of the Year.’ And this is when you know video games have made it in the world. According to the magazine publication, the seventh most entertaining thing that came out this year was…Rock Band 2.

The mag praised the Harmonix game for its revolutionary idea:

“The Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut has long been known as the album that launched a thousand bands. Forty years later, that honor goes to Rock Band, which has prompted untold millions to pick up a (plastic) instrument.”

The rhythm game beat out other ‘entertainers,’ like Wall*E, The Jonas Brothers and swimmer Michael Phelps. However, Rock Band 2 lost to Tina Fey and the ‘cast and crew of the Dark Knight.’

Robert Downey Jr. took the top honors and we think deservingly so.

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Great Deal: Xbox 360 + Rock Band 2 for $199

With the holiday’s right around the corner, many retailers and online sites are having their ‘Black Friday‘ sales leak. The day after Thanksgiving (Nov 18th), every single retail will give ridiculous deals to their customers because they want them just to shop at their location/site.

On the same day, Dell will be releasing a fantastic deal for people who want to own an Xbox 360 and one of the rhythm games that are available for the system. If you buy the system, Dell will also include Rock Band 2 — all for $199. In essence, you would be getting Rock Band 2 for FREE! However, we don’t think you’ll receive any of the instruments included with the game. So you’re on your own with that. It’s still a great deal nonetheless.


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The Beatles Sign With Rock Band

The Wall Street Journal is reporting from multiple sources that Rock Band has signed the biggest name in the history of rock n’ roll — The Beatles. The deal is expected to be announced during a conference tomorrow by MTC and Apple Corps Ltd who are the record label for the legendary band. The group is responsible for creating such masterpieces as ‘Revolver‘ and the ‘White Album,’ and they have sold over a billion records internationally.

For the last few months Activision, who is the publisher of Guitar Hero have been in a on going battle with EA to sign The Beatles and the number mentioned above is a clear indication onto why they both were. Because EA/MTV ‘outbid’ Activision this could be a big blow to Guitar Hero. However, with plenty of other bands out there — you have to wonder if Activision will aggressively purse them because of their failure to sign the Beatles.

At this point, no one knows how the developers of Rock Band will include the Beatles into the game. Obviously it could be either a simple DLC with a pack of songs or we could see a dedicated game with just the band included. They certainly have enough songs to make it worth the purchase. And if both Harmoix and Apple records are smart — they would absolutely sell a full fledge game.

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The Presidents of the United States of America Coming to Rock Band

One of my guilty pleasures in the ’90s was the band ‘The Presidents of the United States of America.’ Although to be honest, I don’t think I’ve listened to their music for at least 10 years now. However, thanks to the power of Rock Band, I think that might change. Because over at the bands official website, they announced on election day (Nov 4.), three of their songs will be available as a track pack. The downloadable content will include, “Dune Buggy,” “Ladybug,” and “Feather Pluck’n.”

I have to wonder why they didn’t they didn’t included some of their more famous songs such as Peaches.” Oh well, at least I’m going to listen to them again and I guess that’s the point.

via filefront

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