Oh I know it's a choice, I was just saying that as a commentary on the state of gaming itself, I have never nor will I ever download any paid promotional song, I just feel bad for the people who get roped into buying an ad. Also Viacom owns MTV, which owns Harmonix, so i'm sure Harmonix had 0 input into what goes into the game (as much as they love to cry wolf). I did state previously that i'm glad it's not Harmonix mandating what gets charged what amount.
I just know the day's going to come, probably soon, when Harmonix ditches Rock Band like it has with every other franchise in their 15+ year history. Thats what got people all riled up in the GH thread when I said something about Neversoft atleast not taking the money and running.
"But you hate that people view Neversoft and GH negatively because they're "mainstream". Doesn't that mean they're trying to make money?"
I meant that as in a equation to rock and roll. People seem to like Rock Band and Harmonix because they're "indie" and not the big name game while Guitar Hero is known by everyone. Of course Neversoft and Harmonix are in it to make money, just one company doesn't throw a hissy fit when they are told to make another entry in a series while the other stays with the franchises. Of course, I doubt Harmonix have as much leverage now that they're owned by MTV, but if you go by past history, it's bound to happen that Harmonix will stop working on Rock Band soon. This is already evident by RB:U.
Also even though i'm 100% against XBL being paid, I paid for a month last night because I wanted to try RB2 on live. Is it just my copy or does the game crash alot when looking for players? Like I could never play Tug of War or Score Duel because it'd crash while looking and it took atleast 5 minutes to find people for Band Quickplay. I haven't tried it out with GH:M yet, but just wondering if this is normal?