It's one thing to make a game dedicated to a humungously popular band including never before seen interviews and stuff fans would dig, to well supplement and make the full price worth it, and to release something to promote the newest childrens television show on Nickelodeon and $2.00 for it when they and other companies in the past have noted that this is promotional material and it was free. Anyone who makes the argument that "Rock Band is a family game/ they need music for kids" is kidding themselves as the game is rated "T" and they couldn't even buy it. It's pretty clear that content is for marketing. I highly doubt GH: Metallica was made to increase sales on Kill Em All.
I don't have a general dislike for either, I have a general dislike for people who write off Neversoft/Guitar Hero because it's the cool thing to think Harmonix care about their fans (hint: They don't after a while), or because Rock Band is "indie" to Guitar Hero's "mainstream". Nor do I like getting attacked for posting my opinion on the band's re-record, and have it spun as a attack against Rock Band when others get to share their opinion on DLC and they're not attacked.
And again, I wasn't complaining about the promotional stuff, I only complained about paying for them. Just because something else came out with it makes no difference; if I was complaining about the actual content then that would be a legit argument, but since i'm complaining about how money hungry Harmonix/MTV/Viacom are in charging for ad's, then that really doesn't have anything to do with it.
And I wasn't overally critical of the DLC, all I said was "The original singer in Styx is gone, so no thank you on the Styx songs since they're re-recorded." Which, as far as I can tell, doesn't contain the words "Rock Band" or "Sucks" or "This weeks DLC is shit". I was jumped on because I enjoy video games and enjoy Guitar Hero as much as I enjoy Rock Band, and what I said was no different than: "Renegade is about the only one I'm interested in."
Strangely, he wasn't attacked as "attacking Rock Band". Smh.
Even though the Pixies are my favorite band in the world, I passed on buying the songs again in GH because the remaster Neversoft did (and Harmonix too, to an extent) on the Doolittle songs are so
ing disgusting I can't buy them without being turned sick. I don't know whats more disgusting in these music games; the re-records or the remasters. El Scorcho in Rock Band is neigh unlistenable due to the remaster, and "Ace of Spades" is unlistenable in both RB and GH:M due to the re-record. Atleast Harmonix has gotten the closest with the re-record in that "Where'd You Go?" is about 73% close to the original. That is, besides the song's timing being messed up and the unneccesary solo at the end (someone please tell these artists that they don't need to throw in useless solo's into songs when they're being re-recorded for the games).
Oh and FWIW, I don't dislike Harmonix. FFS, I put together most of the Harmonix Wiki at FreqFans.Com and talk to several HMX staffers when working on it :/. The only valid complaint you can say against me being against Harmonix is saying they're smug in trying to sell their games as succesors to Frequency and Amplitude when in reality they're almost nothing like those games (Phase, RB:U)...