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Rock Band series thread - The show is over (leave a light on for RBN...and customs! (pg 228)


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#2071 Corvin

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:13 PM

Wasn't PSN down that Thursday for some reason? I'm pretty sure it was a Sony issue not Harmonix.

#2072 creid

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:33 PM

The original press release has it at Dec. 3. They had the opportunity to put it up last week, and this week. And if it's anyone's, it's MTV's, actually.

#2073 KaneRobot

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:24 AM

More Nirvana already? Huh. I guess that's as close as a complete Nevermind as we're going to get, then. Don't care about Lithium really but would have been nice to have the studio Come As You Are.
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#2074 shieryda

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:02 PM

Pass this time around.

#2075 007

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 01:24 PM

Quick instrument question... I picked up Rock Band 1 a long time ago (few months after release) and was never really happy with the instruments. The gf has really gotten into RB recently and I was contemplating picking up a new set of instruments because the guitar is slowly dying and I hate the RB1 drums with a passion.

So, options are:

1. Beatles Rock Band: LE
2. Guitar Hero World Tour (apparently 5 *doesn't* have a band kit?)
3. Band Hero

Which set of instruments is better? The money really isn't a factor, I'm just looking for quality stuff. I admit that I've always liked the GH Les Paul a lot, but that Beatles stuff is pretty fucking sexy. I'm looking for two key things: durability and SILENCE. I realize drums aren't ever going to be 'silent', but I they can't be as bad as RB1. (Oh, and the games aren't really a factor, but I'd much rather have Beatles than, uh, Band Hero. Ugh.).

Any help appreciated. :)

#2076 thehuskerfan

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 04:10 PM

I picked up the Beatles set on day one, and I noticed a pretty big difference in the noise from the Rock Band 1 set. Plus, you should get the Beatles set just for the fact that you are purchasing a better game with the equipment! ;)
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#2077 Kyattsuai

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 03:21 AM

I wonder how much of this "last 3 songs of Nevermind coming to Rock Band" business is spite on Courtney Love's part over that Guitar Hero 5 stuff.
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#2078 srr

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 06:57 AM

In my opinion the Beatles LE instruments are the best set so far, quality wise.

That said, I haven't seen the Band Hero set (though I'm not aware of any real changes instrument-wise from GH:WT)...

Quick instrument question... I picked up Rock Band 1 a long time ago (few months after release) and was never really happy with the instruments. The gf has really gotten into RB recently and I was contemplating picking up a new set of instruments because the guitar is slowly dying and I hate the RB1 drums with a passion.

So, options are:

1. Beatles Rock Band: LE
2. Guitar Hero World Tour (apparently 5 *doesn't* have a band kit?)
3. Band Hero

Which set of instruments is better? The money really isn't a factor, I'm just looking for quality stuff. I admit that I've always liked the GH Les Paul a lot, but that Beatles stuff is pretty fucking sexy. I'm looking for two key things: durability and SILENCE. I realize drums aren't ever going to be 'silent', but I they can't be as bad as RB1. (Oh, and the games aren't really a factor, but I'd much rather have Beatles than, uh, Band Hero. Ugh.).

Any help appreciated. :)



#2079 bardockkun

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:27 AM

Problem with Beatles instruments is you can't rest your wrist on them like the Strat unless you want a sharp jabbing pain. Other then that, for better or worse it looks like a high end plastic instrument, but plays like the RB2 strat with some minor differences to only those who play the shit out of their original instruments (though the strum bar is more durable from multiple uses versus RB2 Strat). The drums on them though I really had no noticable difference besides cosmetically.

GH:WT's drums are total ass. Each time I want to give them a chance it feels like I got a nagging feeling the cymbals are going to break again. I Can't speak much for Band Hero's. I Know the drums are more modeled after RB's designs now with the bass pedal bar and placement of the face buttons. Other then that, GH5's guitar versus GH:WT's are small differences, most notably the touch pad now has little indentations to know where fret you're on.

Personal preference though I much prefer RB instruments (either Beatles or RB2). I Just don't trust GH's goddamn drums at all and they don't take a beating like Harmonix's product.
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#2080 ONESTARv2

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:14 AM

well if you are looking for quality and money not being a factor, go for the ion drums. lol. I have a friend who has em and never looked back. but of course i wouldn't either if i spent nearly 300 bucks on fake drums.
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#2081 n8rockerasu

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:00 AM

well if you are looking for quality and money not being a factor, go for the ion drums. lol. I have a friend who has em and never looked back. but of course i wouldn't either if i spent nearly 300 bucks on fake drums.


Just curious, but what makes you think the IONs are "fake drums". I won't argue that they're great drums, but you do realize they are an actual electronic kit, right? (minus the brain of course)

#2082 BustaUppa

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:03 PM

Quick instrument question... I picked up Rock Band 1 a long time ago (few months after release) and was never really happy with the instruments. The gf has really gotten into RB recently and I was contemplating picking up a new set of instruments because the guitar is slowly dying and I hate the RB1 drums with a passion.

So, options are:

1. Beatles Rock Band: LE
2. Guitar Hero World Tour (apparently 5 *doesn't* have a band kit?)
3. Band Hero

Which set of instruments is better? The money really isn't a factor, I'm just looking for quality stuff. I admit that I've always liked the GH Les Paul a lot, but that Beatles stuff is pretty fucking sexy. I'm looking for two key things: durability and SILENCE. I realize drums aren't ever going to be 'silent', but I they can't be as bad as RB1. (Oh, and the games aren't really a factor, but I'd much rather have Beatles than, uh, Band Hero. Ugh.).

Any help appreciated. :)

Main thing I can say about the drums is to just consider which game you have the most investment in. If you play RB and GH equally, you could go for either kit. But if you play mostly on RB, definitely get a RB drumkit. The RB charts were made with a linear 4-pad setup in mind, and it's hard to shake the sense that they "feel" wrong when playing with the raised cymbals on a GH kit. Any extra "immersion" provided by the GH cymbals is lost in a lot of RB charts since the yellow notes often switch between cymbals and other stuff.

#2083 Ronin317

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:57 PM

I have to say, that for the Guitars, I prefer the GH Les Paul and the GH:WT Genericaster. They're compatible across the board, for one, and they can be found on the cheap right now too. I've had 2 Les Pauls for a while, one is starting to get a little touchy on the red button for some reason, but I picked up a GH:WT guitar a week ago from Sam's Club, and adjusted the strum via the instructions on 5frets.com. It's unbeatable now, combined with a set of Sanyo Eneloop AA's. The Rock Band guitars, with the exception of the RB2 Wireless one, are a little 'loose' all around.

Two things... The GH:WT and GH:Aerosmith Guitar/Game bundles are on clearance at many Sam's Clubs right now for $20 or less (the online stock indicator is trash - call and ask). Great if you need an extra guitar, and do what you wish with the game (achievement whore it, give it to a toys for teens thing, sell it on amazon/ebay, flip it at GS, whatever...). They also have the RB1 set for $50 (YMMV on that too).
Picked up a Torx mini set (Kobalt brand) for $6 @ Lowes to work on electronic stuff a while back, and it's served me well in fixing guitar controllers (T6 and T10 needed for the WT one).

Also - I noticed the RB2 wireless guitar on clearance at a local Best Buy for $35. YMMV on that.
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#2084 007

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:53 PM

Cool... thanks for the input, guys. I went ahead and picked up the Beatles set, and I can certainly say that I'm happy. The Hofner is uncomfortable, but I'm digging it quite a bit, and I still have two GH3 Les Pauls sitting around anyway. The drums... worlds better than the RB1 set. Worth the money right there. Weirdly, I was also really excited about the microphone stand. Finally being able to go into RB2 and do both the guitar and vocals on Tribute was something I've wanted to do for a while. On top of all that, the Beatles game itself is utterly fantastic. While I slightly disagree that the set needs to be $250, I don't regret it a bit.

So, like I said, I appreciate the input, since I never really used the World Tour stuff.

Oh, and Lego Rock Band is kind of awesome. Lego Iggy Pop = win.

#2085 mcgavin27

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:27 PM

DLC Week of 12/8 - Slipknot, Simon & Garfunkel and Lights Resolve Hey gang,

Potentially dethroning the Jimmy Buffett / Distrurbed week as the most diverse pairing of DLC so far, I present to you the following Rock Band downloadable content for next week. Enjoy!

-HMXhenry

Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Dec. 8) and PlayStation 3 system (Dec. 10):

• Slipknot – “Duality”
• Slipknot – “Psychosocial”
• Slipknot – “Sulfur”
• Simon & Garfunkel – “I Am a Rock” +
• Simon & Garfunkel – “The Sounds of Silence” +
• Lights Resolve – “Dreaming of Love” * + (available on Xbox 360 and PS3 only)


(All tracks are original master recordings)

These tracks will be available for purchase as “Slipknot Pack 01” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks on Wii. Tracks marked with a “+” are also available in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.

Price:

$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Slipknot Pack 01”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track
“*” Denotes a free track


** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **

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#2086 mcgavin27

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:29 PM

in for all of it oddly enough. also, another green day pack is headed out on the 15th, it is once again three tracks from the new album.

The following songs will be available as Green Day Pack 02:

* Christian's Inferno
* Last of the American Girls
* ¡Viva La Gloria!

Price:

$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Green Day Pack 02”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **

Keep in mind this is NOT part of the 12/8 DLC, but rather a sneak preview of the 12/15 DLC. Plan accordingly!


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#2087 shieryda

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:44 PM

In for Slipknot and possibly "The Sounds of Silence".

#2088 tcrash247

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:46 PM

Nice, in for Slipknot.

#2089 epb

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:49 PM

Wow, never really thought I'd see any Simon and Garfunkle in Rock Band. May just have to grab both tracks. As for the Green Day, come on, more from 21st Century Breakdown? Bring on Dookie!

#2090 shieryda

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:55 PM

As for the Green Day, come on, more from 21st Century Breakdown? Bring on Dookie!


I concur.

#2091 CaptainJoel

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:58 PM

As do I on the Green Day matter. Why aren't we getting Dookie? That's there best stuff!

Totally in for Sound of Silence, btw.

#2092 lolwut?

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 04:04 PM

Fucking finally, we get some Slipknot. I get to be 13 all over again.

Not the songs I would choose, but it's better than most of the other stuff that's been coming out lately. Depending on the charting I might get all three or just Duality.


#2093 rapsodist

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 05:03 PM

Simon & Garfunkel? That is too awesome. I never would have thought.

I actually prefer the original acoustic version of "The Sounds of Silence" but now I'm kind of glad that Tom Wilson overdubbed the single with electric instruments--otherwise we would not be playing it in Rock Band 45 years later!

#2094 TheRock88

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 05:14 PM

In for Duality and Sounds of Silence. Too bad they dont have Mrs Robinson in there too or else I'd buy the whole pack.

#2095 grundy

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 05:50 PM

Definitely in for both Simon and Garfunkel tracks, but am I the only one who wonders how "The Sound of Silence" is deemed "family-friendly?" Not trying to cause trouble, I just thought that was funny

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#2096 CaptainJoel

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 08:34 PM

Definitely in for both Simon and Garfunkel tracks, but am I the only one who wonders how "The Sound of Silence" is deemed "family-friendly?" Not trying to cause trouble, I just thought that was funny

I don't think it's un-family friendly.

I know I've been hearing it a lot more after it was featured in Watchmen.

#2097 porieux

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:53 PM

In for both Simon & Garfunkel tracks, those two songs are awesome.

Will pass on the rest.

#2098 bardockkun

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:19 PM

Just Slipknot after a few weeks of me not buying anything on Rock Band marketplace.
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#2099 GunstarRed

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:38 AM

Slipknot is cool and all, but I was really hoping for Slipnuts.

We're The Slipnuts. Clowning around, and slipping on nuts.

#2100 bardockkun

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:16 AM

Slipknot is cool and all, but I was really hoping for Slipnuts.

We're The Slipnuts. Clowning around, and slipping on nuts.

If only before each song you can play that and harmonize with two other people while doing it. Be even better if you're announced before going on stage and the crowd cheers then gets confused and boos.

God bless you Conan.
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