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Title: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 06 Nov 2007, 15:40
 The website has been updated with a shitload of stuff. (http://www.rockband.com/)

Guitar Hero 3 seems so bland after watching some of those videos.

Two weeks!
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: KvP on 06 Nov 2007, 15:53
They have demos of guitar / drum up at Best Buys now. The UI isn't as flashy as Guitar Hero's but the animation looked a lot better (actual lip-synching yay) and the drums were obviously pretty fun to use.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Storm Rider on 06 Nov 2007, 15:58
I think in terms of feature set and whatnot Rock Band is a much more attractive package, but I have 3 problems:

A) Cost. 170 dollars as a fucking lot for one game, no matter how you look at what you're getting.
B) Setlist. It just isn't very good. I know that the DLC will offer tons of new songs, but it goes without saying that you'll have to pay for it. Having to pay for songs because they couldn't get good ones on the disc sort of irritates me.
C) Space. I live in a cramped dorm room already, I have no idea where I'd fit all this shit.

Honestly, there are enough other games out there I'll probably just skip them both and make my decision as to which, if either, I'll get over the summer when there are no games coming out again.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Nov 2007, 20:05
Yeah, I like the set list for Guitar Hero III a lot better.  But Rock Band's gameplay looks far more interesting.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: KvP on 08 Nov 2007, 23:58
DLC update:

The Police pack:
"Roxanne"
"Synchronicity II"
"Can't Stand Losing You"

Queens of the Stone Age pack:
"3s and 7s"
"Sick Sick Sick"
"Little Sister"

Metallica pack:
Three or six songs, none announced yet

Black Sabbath pack:
"N.I.B." (cover)
"Sweet Leaf" (cover)
"War Pigs" (cover)

David Bowie pack:
"Moonage Dream"
"Heroes"
"Queen Bitch"

Punk pack:
"Ever Fallen in Love" by Buzzcocks (cover)
"I Fought the Law" by The Clash
"Rockaway Beach" by The Ramones

Single Songs:
"Fortunate Son" by Credence Clearwater Revival
"Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner
"My Sharona" by The Knack
"Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways
"Bang a Gong" by T-Rex
"Joker and the Thief" by Wolfmother
"Brass in a Pocket" by Pretenders
"My Iron Lung" by Radiohead
"Buddy Holly" by Weezer

I was just listening to "Sick Sick Sick" and thinking how great it'd be for Rock Band. Awesome.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Renalia on 09 Nov 2007, 05:13
Roxanne, Little Sister, Queen Bitch, Rockaway Beach, Buddy Holly, BANG-A-GONG!!!


Man, I'm so glad I have this pre-ordered, it's gonna be amazing. I need to swing to Best Buy and see if they have a demo setup, I needs to get my drum on.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Renalia on 11 Nov 2007, 05:25
OH SNAP!


http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/834/834179p1.html


TIMMMAH!!!!!
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: IronOxide on 12 Nov 2007, 14:24
"Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner

Fuck yes fuck yes fuck yes.

This is one of the songs I suggested when they were openly taking recommendations, and I'm going to assume it's all for me.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: greenMonkey on 13 Nov 2007, 18:39
I'd get this just for "My Sharona".

Actually, though, a real guitar is just $20 more expensive, and I have a drum set.  I would also need a console to play it on.  So, no.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Beren on 16 Nov 2007, 18:55
Zomg. It's so much fun to play at Best buy. Even the vocal-portion works really well, which I didn't expect. The guitar is all wonky though, but I'll just use my GH guitar instead. And the drums are SO MUCH FUN. Especially if you're a drummer (which my g/f is). I have a feeling she's going to put it on her christmas list, which gives me a really sweet excuse to buy it.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Tehz on 17 Nov 2007, 15:15
For almost 200 bucks?

I'd rather spend $100 for Guitar Hero III, and I'd probably enjoy it more too.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Renalia on 18 Nov 2007, 05:37
Zomg. It's so much fun to play at Best buy. Even the vocal-portion works really well, which I didn't expect. The guitar is all wonky though, but I'll just use my GH guitar instead. And the drums are SO MUCH FUN. Especially if you're a drummer (which my g/f is). I have a feeling she's going to put it on her christmas list, which gives me a really sweet excuse to buy it.

I heard the demo guitars are kinda crap because they're pre-release demo/prototype guitars. Apparently the guitars that ship with the game are of much higher quality. Although I suppose it will take some time to get used to the buttons on the guitar.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Beren on 19 Nov 2007, 17:23
Zomg. It's so much fun to play at Best buy. Even the vocal-portion works really well, which I didn't expect. The guitar is all wonky though, but I'll just use my GH guitar instead. And the drums are SO MUCH FUN. Especially if you're a drummer (which my g/f is). I have a feeling she's going to put it on her christmas list, which gives me a really sweet excuse to buy it.

I heard the demo guitars are kinda crap because they're pre-release demo/prototype guitars. Apparently the guitars that ship with the game are of much higher quality. Although I suppose it will take some time to get used to the buttons on the guitar.

Sweet. That's good news. I bought the wireless GH3 guitar anyway. It r pretty.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Narr on 20 Nov 2007, 11:16
OH SNAP!


http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/834/834179p1.html


TIMMMAH!!!!!
Dude that is the most amazing thing I have ever heard.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: pompiste on 20 Nov 2007, 20:25
Goddamn, if it wasn't for that infernal split, where Guitar Hero III and Rock Band ended up separate games (curse you, Activision)...I just wonder how amazing Rock Band would be.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Beren on 21 Nov 2007, 02:33
Zomg is Rock Band awesome. The drums work perfectly. The bass and guitar parts are almost exactly GH3 with sort of better songs. (well, it's close)

Unfortunately, the vocal portion doesn't work at all. If you sing, you lose. If you hum very loudly throughout the song, you win.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Renalia on 21 Nov 2007, 08:12
I'm going to hurt myself if I play the drums anymore, but I'm gonna play them anyway.


it's so fun.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Beren on 21 Nov 2007, 09:00
Yeah, shin splints, ow.

My girlfriend is a drummer. We just started out on Hard, with me on guitar, and it was a complete rocking out.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 22 Nov 2007, 02:31
I'm so sad right now. I finally set up my Rock Band set today and my neighbor got angry at me because he can hear the drumming through the floor. I'm not sure what to do prevent the transmission of drum noises through the floor!

I also made this:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/largeprimenumber/2054789978/" title="CC4LYFE by largeprime, on Flickr">(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2010/2054789978_78aaef1c19.jpg)[/url]
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Nov 2007, 21:48
Get a drum riser?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 24 Nov 2007, 02:21
I'm sort of using the coffee table as a riser, but I think I'm gonna need something soft in between. Also, the pedal still needs to go on the floor.

I'm solving this problem for the time being by playing in my friend's concrete apartment.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Beren on 24 Nov 2007, 15:08
Kill your neighbour.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: IronOxide on 25 Nov 2007, 13:48
Unfortunately, the vocal portion doesn't work at all. If you sing, you lose. If you hum very loudly throughout the song, you win.

I have had no difficulty with the vocal portion. The only issue that I take with the game is that I have sung "In Bloom" more times than Kurt Colbain himself before he offed himself.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 25 Nov 2007, 20:50
Yeah, the singing mechanic seems to work fine for me, too. I do notice that it doesn't handle low registers very well.

The karaoke technology is more mature than the guitar or drum technology.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Beren on 27 Nov 2007, 05:00
Hum. Maybe it's just my voice.

or maybe I just can't sing.  :-P
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: ALoveSupreme on 28 Nov 2007, 14:36

Actually, though, a real guitar is just $20 more expensive, and I have a drum set.  I would also need a console to play it on.  So, no.

I know this is a little late but, honestly, this sums the whole thing up.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Meta on 28 Nov 2007, 14:40
I had a blast with Jukebox Hero, singing. It was really lame, but, it was still awesome.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: camelpimp on 28 Nov 2007, 19:39
My father plays guitar, as in real guitar, and I honestly think he'd murder me if I spend the inordinate amount of money required to buy either Guitar Hero or Rock Band. He'd bash my head in with the Guitar Hero controller while I sleep. I think he'd enjoy the appropriateness and the closure the murder weapon provides.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 05 Dec 2007, 02:12
You ever watch the Guitar Hero episode of South Park?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 05 Dec 2007, 02:15

Actually, though, a real guitar is just $20 more expensive, and I have a drum set.  I would also need a console to play it on.  So, no.

I know this is a little late but, honestly, this sums the whole thing up.
Well, see the thing is, not everyone is skilled or talented enough to be able to play a repertoire of 59 rockin' songs with more songs added every week right off the bat.

Also, everyone hates you when you pick up a real guitar at a party and start playing Weezer. (usually)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 05 Dec 2007, 02:41
Also, everyone hates you when you pick up a real guitar at a party and start playing Weezer or Oasis. (usually)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Valrus on 05 Dec 2007, 18:45
Rock Band / Guitar Hero and playing real instruments are not in opposition to each other.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: SilentJ on 06 Dec 2007, 14:31
Finally, somebody gets it.

The only time the two come into conflict are with the people who think that guitar hero counts as playing a real guitar.  It is not.

This, however, does not distract from its rawk factor.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 06 Dec 2007, 15:31
I love this game.

Me and my friend want some Breaking Benjamin in it though. The 360 version of GH3 got the Halo theme, Rock Band should get Blow me Away.

Also, there needs to be more ballads. The drum parts would (probably) suck, but get a power ballad going at a party, and I imagine good times to be had, what with the lighters, and possible flashing, pending on how much alcohol is consumed.

I'm also kinda pissed (though barely) that the track listing doesn't take into consideration your "attitude" (metal, rock, punk, so on and so forth) My guys were metal, therefore, they would not sing/play fallout boy. Ever.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: camelpimp on 08 Dec 2007, 10:55
I played it with my mother at Best Buy.

SO MUCH FUN.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: imapiratearg on 08 Dec 2007, 22:46
My brother and I played a bit with drums and guitar at a Best Buy today.  I really like the Stratocaster-esque controller.  It reminds me of the Squire I have at home.  Only it felt like I was going to break the controller where the neck met the body.  I thought it was awesome that there was  a second set of buttons on the highest frets too.  I thought it was for finger tapping.  But then decided that it was just for aesthetics, really.  So if you want to arse yourself to move your hand all the way up the neck to play a solo that sounds like it's way up on the fretboard, you could, and look like you're really doing it too.  Or, if you think you're funny, play the low notes on the high buttons, and the high ones near the headstock.

/rant (Sorry!  I'm tired!)

Anyways, it was fun.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Viking on 10 Dec 2007, 02:08
Curse you damn Americans.
No, this is not because of politics or anything, but you get all the games months before us in Europe. And since I'm a Scandinavian it's even worse. I have to wait til spring 2008 for Rock Band. Rargh.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: RedLion on 11 Dec 2007, 14:26
Like anyone in their right mind, I desperately want this game, but it's just not worth the near 200 dollars. I bought myself Guitar Hero III as an early Christmas present and enjoy it immensely. Plus, from what I've seen and heard, the guitar parts for Rock Band are significantly dumbed down from what you'd find in Guitar Hero and can be downright boring at times.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 11 Dec 2007, 14:39
man i hate guitar hero. not because it's bad but because i can't play it at all. i have bad blood circulation and very poor dexterity in my fingers and i just cannot move my fingers fast enough to play even the easiest song on the easiest difficulty. i can't even roll a fucking cigarette because my hands are so shaky. houses of cards are out of the question as well.

however, i play drums and would like to check out how the drums work for Rock Band. i hear good things.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 11 Dec 2007, 21:52
I finally played it today. The guitar feels weird. As in, it would randomly miss notes, even though I know I hit them. I do like the shape of the strum bar now, because I can play bass like an actual bass.

The drums were fun, but I think I underestimated them by playing Hard on my first attempt.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Dec 2007, 23:36
thank god, I thought the randomly misssing notes thing was just me.  for what ever reason I failed that Jet song not half way through, then again it just could be that it was the guitar on display at Best Buy
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 12 Dec 2007, 07:25
I never played the Best Buy displays, but I should try it, because the retail version doesn't feel very "solid" compared to the GHIII wireless.

If the GHIII controller had the Rock Band strum bar, it would be perfect. Maybe I could mod it or something, but I was never really good at that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Blue Kitty on 25 Dec 2007, 20:51
Good god damn, this was all my cousins and I played today.  I can't believe it is this much fun.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: KvP on 26 Dec 2007, 02:05
Yeah, got this for Christmas, spent all night playing it. It's a perfect party game, great fun with friends, pretty dull solo.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 26 Dec 2007, 06:23
Got my older brother, nephew, twin, and his friends addicted to this game.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: pilsner on 26 Dec 2007, 09:11
I've been playing this since release and am loving it.  The game is very polished on world tour mode (the solo is practically non-existent but who cares), although there are some glaring design flaws in the peripherals -- as you're probably aware if you've been reading a video game blog over the past three months.

My drum pedal snapped at the spring within a week.  I can virtually guaranty this will happen within a year to at least one of two people who buy this product until they fix the incredibly stupid design of the pedal that puts virtually no reinforcement over the part of the plastic pedal that takes the most pressure.  Happily, I have a drill and am not completely useless with it, so I reinforced the pedal myself with metal braces screwed to the top of the pedal (following instructions off the internet, natch) and it now feels and plays better than before it broke.  The incredible thing here is that prior to fixing it myself I had the company send me a replacement and the replacement piece has exactly the same design.  I mean, Harmonix, baby, we're talking about two pieces of metal worth about 3 cents attached to the bottom of your freaking pedal.  It's not rocket science.  The fact that they made the drum heads so well and then screwed the pootch so horribly on something so simple is almost funny.

As for song selection, I agree about the repetitiveness of the beginning songs (In Bloom, Creep, Train Keeps on Rolling, etc.) but once you get out of New York you rarely hear them again and you get to lose again and again on The New Pornogapher's Electric Version (am I the only person who finds this song somewhat challenging?  It doesn't sound challenging, what the hell?)  My brother has already emailed Arts & Crafts and Harmonix demanding Broken Social Scene, and apparently someone from A&C emailed back saying they'd love to.  The ball is in your court, Harmonix.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: pilsner on 26 Dec 2007, 09:16
Been busy.  Running, jumping, climbing trees.  As one does.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: bryanthelion on 26 Dec 2007, 12:10
I was going to buy it today, but Best Buy ran out of copies...
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: PacoSees on 07 Jan 2008, 11:06
Man, I can't stand the new guitars or the interface for guitar/bass.

I need to know when I can bust out the wicked hammer-on action, goddammit.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 07 Jan 2008, 11:35
I've already gotten used to the hammer-ons. Just look for the smaller notes. It can't be that much harder than looking for the absence of a tiny black circle via Guitar Hero.

But I understand the problem with the guitar itself, seeing as it malfunctions 5 out of every 4 times.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: pilsner on 07 Jan 2008, 11:44
But what about those ever so midget friendly solo keys?

*crickets*
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: KvP on 07 Jan 2008, 14:53
I instantly regretted downloading the Metallica pack the first time I played a random setlist.

Anybody know when they'll start releasing the full albums?

And does anybody else fantasize about playing the music they have in their mp3 players on Rock Band?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Valrus on 07 Jan 2008, 17:30
But what about those ever so midget friendly solo keys?

*crickets*

I've just started playing using them exclusively. Works pretty well.

Also I am not a midget.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: thepugs on 08 Jan 2008, 20:59
So I spent pretty much all of my Christmas break playing this after I convinced my family to buy it for my brothers.

I am now in withdrawal back at college.

Our first guitar stopped working (even with cracking it open and fixing it), and we got a new one delivered that seemed to work pretty well for the few days I got to use it before I had to leave.

Other than that, I have absolutely no complaints!  Pretty much all of my friends (very few of whom are gamers, or know anything about gaming at all) enjoyed the hell out of it, particularly the drums and singing.  It is a wonderful game, and I am eager to see what impact it may have in the long-term.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: SilentJ on 09 Jan 2008, 04:45
But what about those ever so midget friendly solo keys?

*crickets*

I've just started playing using them exclusively. Works pretty well.

Also I am not a midget.

I just exclusively use the five at the top of the neck a la Guitar Hero.

Plus it helps that when I play at home al I have is my GHI black SG controller.  I kick it old school.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 10 Jan 2008, 02:16
My friend and I both got a Rock Band set each at launch and we haven't had any issues with breakage so far.

I didn't like the Rock Band guitar at first, either, but it's grown on me such that I prefer to use it over either of my Guitar Hero guitars (the Flying V from II and the Les Paul wireless from III). It just takes less work to push the buttons and move back and forth--a crossover from my actual guitar lessons, you will be more accurate and enduring if you have a light touch. I also feel like the strum bar is more natural feeling.

Also: I beat Hard on drums this week! Expert has me bogged down at that damn Fallout Boy song.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: SilentJ on 10 Jan 2008, 05:20
Wait, you got a flying V controller with GHII?  For what system?

I thought all the GHII controllers were red SGs.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 10 Jan 2008, 06:18
The Xbox360 version has the X-Plorer, which I guess is pretty close. I think some third-party company makes a flying V controller.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: PacoSees on 10 Jan 2008, 11:40
Our apartment suite in college made some fender-style controllers for GH2 last year.

We woulda started selling them if there wasn't already some fool on ebay mass-producing them.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: pannic on 29 Jan 2008, 02:08
I have the PS2 version, and the game suddenly stopped reading the save.  I had to start over. 

Anyone else have this problem?
Also, they should release some sort of mini-sequels for PS2 that just include several download packs.  I can accept that they don't support the hdd (I didn't even know the ps2 had one until a few weeks ago), but come on.  Don't punish me for not being willing to drop $400 or more on a system I don't like.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Johnny C on 29 Jan 2008, 08:14
And does anybody else fantasize about playing the music they have in their mp3 players on Rock Band?

I would love to see a Sloan pack, personally.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: 0bsessions on 30 Jan 2008, 12:01
Oh my... (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=g75MadSlWxM)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: KvP on 30 Jan 2008, 13:41
I had a less pixelated version of this avatar, but this board has atypical size regulations, at least from my experience.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Johnny C on 30 Jan 2008, 14:21
100x100 is atypical?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: KvP on 30 Jan 2008, 14:30
The other forums either had no restrictions (which sucked, let me tell you) or 250x250 (which resulted in more pages w/ fewer posts), which was the original size I had for the avatar.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 07 Feb 2008, 23:59
Wait, you got a flying V controller with GHII?  For what system?

I thought all the GHII controllers were red SGs.
Sorry, I misspoke, it's the Gibson X-plorer.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 08 Feb 2008, 00:02
Man. I'm stuck on the last career song for expert guitar (Green Grass & High Tides) and I'm still stuck on "Dead on Arrival" for expert drums.

Grr.

At least it's not as aggravating as rain of blood on GH3.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 11 Feb 2008, 02:17
I just got this game.

My roommates and I have been playing for five hours.

A) Fall Out Boy can go to hell.

B) The Doctor What clothes is the best damn thing in the game.

It is amazingly fun.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Blue Kitty on 21 Feb 2008, 19:33
GUYS, GUYS, THEY KNOW WHAT WE WANT!!! (http://kotaku.com/359394/still-alive-confirmed-for-rock-band)



well at least what I want
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Xerostyle on 21 Feb 2008, 19:38
I'm kinda pissed though, I was hoping that the drums would be harder. I've beaten most of the songs on expert, and I've never played drums before in my life.

I'm thinking of buying a real drumkit because of this game though.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 21 Feb 2008, 19:52
GUYS, GUYS, THEY KNOW WHAT WE WANT!!! (http://kotaku.com/359394/still-alive-confirmed-for-rock-band)



well at least what I want

Fuck. Yes.

More JoCo than that, plz?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Valekraft on 25 Feb 2008, 02:57
So here is my experience with Rock Band.

I played demos in 3 different stores and every one, (despite me re-calibrating them from the menu) was off by half a beat.
I then played it at a friends house after release.
The vocals are too linear and don't allow you to add anything in there.
The guitar feels HORRIBLE I tried the original guitar with it for a while before I just plugged in a Guitar Hero controller.

Not to mention the poorly made drums and guitars that I have seen being sent back for replacements on a fairly regular basis.
I love the team that made this game but I think they rushed it a little too much.

Great song list
Great Idea.

Maybe 2 will be worth the $170 price tag.
Going back to my GH3 now.. The foo fighters pack makes me happy.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: imapiratearg on 25 Feb 2008, 09:23
I thought the timing was off a bit, but if you put the vocals on Easy, they allow a bit of space for you to go up or down.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Johnny C on 25 Feb 2008, 16:16
The vocals are too linear and don't allow you to add anything in there.
The guitar feels HORRIBLE I tried the original guitar with it for a while before I just plugged in a Guitar Hero controller.
Going back to my GH3 now.. The foo fighters pack makes me happy.

Man Guitar Hero III is pretty awful. I am sorry to say but I actually really hate it.

Equipment-wise, you're right in that the first run of equipment had a pretty hard failure rate. The guitar feels natural and a bit more like an actual guitar, though, and the vocals are about the same in that respect as any karaoke game. They're still pretty fun though - see: "Sabotage."
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 25 Feb 2008, 19:32
I cannot possibly go back to GH3. God, that is a terrible game now that I've played Rock Band. Unambitious and just....off.

The new guitar I've gotten used to. It's way easier to strum. The drums I just suck at, but my drummer enjoys them. The singing is...uh, I don't know what else you'd expect. It's actually really fun to improvise, actually. The only complaint I have in the radio-friendly editing, but it's a sacrifice I am willing to make.

I just downloaded Interstate Love Song, Wonderwall, and War Pigs. All of them I heck of enjoy on guitar.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Muskrat121 on 26 Feb 2008, 12:41
I've gotten pretty used to the Rock Band guitar.  It was/is my biggest complaint though, as it seems to be for a lot of people.  The thing that annoys me the most about it is that it is far too sensitive as far as the overdrive is concerned.  I have to stand rediculously still or risk setting it off at the wrong moment...and even sometimes that doesn't work.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Scruffy on 28 Feb 2008, 11:57
Does anyone have the PS3 version?  I'm fairly curious how the plugs work.  I have a 40 gig and with only two USBs, it does raise the question of getting three people in on the action.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Muskrat121 on 28 Feb 2008, 12:10
I don't but my buddy does.  He got a usb hub.  I recomend getting one particularly if you plan on getting another guitar and getting four friends to rock out.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 28 Feb 2008, 12:17
The 360 version came with a USB hub. I imagine the PS3 version should too.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Muskrat121 on 28 Feb 2008, 12:43
You'd think it would, but it doesn't.  In fact a seperate "rock band" USB hub is sold.  Did you get yours as part of an added package?  'cause it's not listed as containing a hub in either version.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 28 Feb 2008, 13:50
Nope. I just bought the standard 360 pack with all three controllers. Came with a hub, nothing fancy.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Feb 2008, 17:47
Mine came with the hub as well as the drums, microphone, and Rock Band guitar

I just figured out the drums have a holder for the sticks
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Feb 2008, 22:35
Guys. I...I'm a nerd. I just made my guitarist Gordon Freeman. Complete with a Lambda Complex symbol on his guitar
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 03 Mar 2008, 01:27
I've gotten pretty used to the Rock Band guitar.  It was/is my biggest complaint though, as it seems to be for a lot of people.  The thing that annoys me the most about it is that it is far too sensitive as far as the overdrive is concerned.  I have to stand rediculously still or risk setting it off at the wrong moment...and even sometimes that doesn't work.
Ha. Mine is not sensitive enough! I have to throw it around for a few seconds before I can make the sensor go off.

I pretty much use the select button anyway. It's well placed and more precise.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 03 Mar 2008, 01:28
Equipment-wise, you're right in that the first run of equipment had a pretty hard failure rate. The guitar feels natural and a bit more like an actual guitar, though, and the vocals are about the same in that respect as any karaoke game. They're still pretty fun though - see: "Sabotage."
I have a release-day version and all my equipment is fine (except for the wonky tilt-sensor I mentioned). My drums are holding up remarkably well. I did buy new sticks because the original pair were getting warped from sweat.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: SailorPunk on 05 Mar 2008, 10:30
i love rock band.

not just cuz i'm good at it either. (stuck on guitar expert green grass and high tides....80% RAWR)

but because it makes me want to learn to play real guitar...real dirty rock guitar.

it makes me actually better at singing. (and more confident to sing louder) even though i was told i sounded like julie andrews singing sabotage after my 'bandmates' all had to stop playing becuase they were laughing too hard. fuckers. i can't help it that i am a little white girl who watched way too much mary poppins and sound of music....but i digress.

rock band is awesome.

oh and the strat is a way better controller than the GH controllers.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: CarbonatedWeasel on 05 Mar 2008, 12:09
Has anyone else heard about Rock Band being in production for Wii?
I hope they dont eff it up by adding too many gimmiky things like using the remotes as drumsticks on imaginary drums, cause that would be aweful.  Hopefully they just use the remotes for the guitars ala GH3.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: vegeto18 on 05 Mar 2008, 12:12
i'm the singer of my group. i can do fine at any of the instruments but my real gem is singing. that and i just don't think my roommates do the songs justice if they sing. i'm the only one that is both on key and knows the rock songs.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: pilsner on 05 Mar 2008, 13:11
I'm just at the point now where I can do all the drum songs (including all the downloaded ones which are somewhat harder) on medium.  It took me like 3 months to get here.  From this, I have deduced two things.  One, I suck at the drums.  Two, I don't care.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: warofthebees on 06 Mar 2008, 03:23
The PX (it's a Walmart for the Army, but with less things that you need) out here only sells the game, no guitars, drums, or microphones.  I'm stuck with just my Guitar Hero III controller and the Rock Band disc.  Is it just me, or does Guitar Hero/Rock Band always give you trouble with the songs you hate ("Train Kept A-Rolling" in my case)? 
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 06 Mar 2008, 03:57
Yeah, that's just the way it goes.

For example, I seem to be stuck on "Detroit Rock City" for expert vocals, and that's an AWFUL song. You miss a phrase and you lose like, half your meter.

"Dead on Arrival" expert drums, stuck for three weeks, awful song.

"Green Grass and High Tides" expert guitar, stuck for a month. Bad song, not awful, but sooo loong.  Finally beat that bitch. The trick is to just play the first three notes of those 4 note repeating patterns in Solo 2 J-M.

I'm stuck on "Don't Fear the Reaper" now for expert drums and it's not that song is bad, it's just that it's LOOOONG.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 06 Mar 2008, 15:16
Has anyone else heard about Rock Band being in production for Wii?
I hope they dont eff it up by adding too many gimmiky things like using the remotes as drumsticks on imaginary drums, cause that would be aweful.  Hopefully they just use the remotes for the guitars ala GH3.

It's been confirmed now. I think.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Cam on 18 Mar 2008, 11:42
Rock Band for the Wii has indeed been confirmed.  There are really no other details on it right now.

The new NIN DLC pack is great.  The drums on March of the Pigs and the Perfect Drug are a fucking blast.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 18 Mar 2008, 11:47
Perfect Drug is just a blast on every instrument.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Nodaisho on 26 Mar 2008, 23:48
I saw the perfect drug on drums via TPS, I imagine march of the pigs would be crazy too.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Shadowpoco on 31 Mar 2008, 17:01
The thing I can't wait for is Still Alive. I want to sing that song so bad
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Blue Kitty on 31 Mar 2008, 20:46
Someone will die if it is an April Fools joke (http://kotaku.com/374118/still-alive-for-rock-band-free-tommorrow)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Surgoshan on 31 Mar 2008, 20:52
This, if it were a joke, is a form of trolling that would benefit greatly if people were allowed to argue against the author.

As the author has disallowed negative replies, it's not trolling and I doubt it's an April Fool joke.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: KvP on 23 Apr 2008, 17:08
So apparently full albums hit Rock Band two days ago. The first wasn't a Who album, but a Judas Priest album. The Cars and the Pixies are in the pipeline.

Time to break out the guitar again...
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Liz on 23 Apr 2008, 21:35
I finally played it guys! It was ridiculously fun, both on guitar and vocals. Unfortunately I only knew two songs well enough to sing them, so that limited the fun but I got pretty good scores and nobody was cringing!
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: DarthCat on 23 Apr 2008, 23:38
If'n anyone would like to get the "Riding on Coattails" achievement, PM me and we can do it up! DLC owners preferred, but I'd be happy to help out any QC fans.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Spluff on 24 Apr 2008, 00:47
Which Judas Priest album?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: KvP on 24 Apr 2008, 01:44
Screaming for Vengeance.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: 3Z3VH on 27 Apr 2008, 23:22
The only people who still tell me they like Guitar Hero, say so only because they have not yet played Rock Band.  That is all.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 28 Apr 2008, 05:33
Or they just happen to like both. As is my case. Of course, I do prefer Rock Band.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Symptom on 24 Jul 2008, 00:09
Bumping this because you are all dying to see my characters (actually me and my roommate, but I did both)

What have you guys created?

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4562/batmanrobinjb9.th.jpg) (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=batmanrobinjb9.jpg)
I also got a 'Joker' outfit on my guitarist
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 24 Jul 2008, 00:56
(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/gordawesome.JPG)

This is my guitarist.

I wish I had a better camera.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: mat_mantra on 24 Jul 2008, 10:13
Badass release of The Who tracks this month.  I'm holding out for some Guess Who.  If i can rock out to "No Sugar Tonight"  or "No Time" on Rock Band, i can die happy.  Or at least mildly satisfied
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Fluxuation on 24 Jul 2008, 12:13
The only people who still tell me they like Guitar Hero, say so only because they have not yet played Rock Band.  That is all.

I have both and I still prefer guitar hero. its more of a challenge. on rock band I can play almost any song on expert. on guitar hero theres only a select few I can do. plus the guitar is wayyy better for guitar hero.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 24 Jul 2008, 13:43
Oh Jesus lord is it ever not. Using the Guitar Hero guitar feels like I'm using a Fisher Price toy after having played with the Rock Band guitar.

Also, the Neversoft Guitar Heros are much harder, yeah, because it doesn't even feel like you're playing the songs anymore, just mashing buttons that kind of go along with the tune.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Symptom on 25 Jul 2008, 09:38
well, that still IS more challenging

Though I personally don't quite enjoy it because I personally prefer playing the """real""" notes
may be easier but to me it's much more enjoyable

But I really only play drums anyways...
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Chesire Cat on 26 Jul 2008, 13:14
Comparing the 2 is kind of fruitless.  I mean one is a group experience with singing and drums, the other is generally duelists game.  But I do like the guitar hero guitar way more than the Rockband's mushy buttoned one, but I enjoy Rockband so much more.  Frankly I do not see any inherit nobility in playing a Dragonforce on expert, just because its hard doesn't make it fun.  Rockband on the other hand has a way better selection of songs I actually *like*.  Me playing Maps on Drums is so fucking fun even if I can only do it on medium.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 29 Jul 2008, 21:36
Oh man, Maps is so much more fun on expert. I 100%'d it a couple days ago only because fucken love playing that song. I also just 5*'d Tom Sawyer on expert which i'm pretty proud of.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Jul 2008, 21:47
Dudes, MC Frontalot says the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe is upcoming DLC.

That is the best thing.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: bryanthelion on 29 Jul 2008, 21:51
Love this game.
I'm the only one of my friends who has the least self respect to sing.
I do pretty good on hard though!
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Melodic on 29 Jul 2008, 22:23
Dudes, MC Frontalot says the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe is upcoming DLC.

That is the best thing.

I will buy Rock Band for this song.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 30 Jul 2008, 12:48
Yeah, so one of my friend's brought over Rock Band a couple days ago, and long story short I've played Rock Band 8 hours a day the past two days. Drums are a pretty decent workout, and I've been getting really into them. In fact, I feel so empowered that I really want to make real drums make real loud noise. I made my character a huge Native American Drummer. His name is Captain Kickass.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: clockworkjames on 31 Jul 2008, 06:24
Okay this will apply few and far between but after the last LAN I went to over the weekend, there were 2 rockband kits that caused three of my LAN buddies to ragequit and go home leaving us 1 down for our team with half the LAN to go, we still won both the tourneys still to play but they didn't have much fun because of the constant tapping on drum skinsover the weekend.

This is one thing NOT to bring to a LAN event, along with stuff like speakers and small children.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Chesire Cat on 31 Jul 2008, 10:02
Ragequit is for pussy non gamers.  We call it Tunesing Out, because the only person I know who would do that was Brad "Tunes" Turner.  Its because he would get beaten like 25/3 deaths in Halo 2/3 and freak out.  He also had a penchant for stoner noise association in lieu of actual conversation.   Like someone would say Joe Mantegna, he would say banana.  Fucking annoying
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 01 Aug 2008, 02:48
they sell some pretty decent sound dampening sleeve things for the drums these days. otherwise, you can use the sockmod. (google it). it helps the heads recognize hits better, too and keeps you from double-tapping when you don't wanna.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: clockworkjames on 01 Aug 2008, 04:10
It wasn't a game ragequit, we aren't the best of pals with the pricks that run that particular LAN but "tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap" gets kinda frustrating after a week solid, while the dicks doing it insisted it made no sound.

It has no place in a LAN to be honest, unless there is a separate room. I left guitar hero until everyone who didn't wanna play had gone to bed at i33 because I know how much "tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica tica" can piss people off. There is a time and a place for brutal honesty, likewise there is a time and a place for rockband and guitar hero.

(Oh but we did make one team ragequit the CS 1.6 tourney)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Chesire Cat on 01 Aug 2008, 09:57
Haahah yeah I cant deny the annoyance of the tap tap tap from the drums and the tic tic tic from the guitars. 
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 03 Aug 2008, 00:07
hey does anyone wanna share their DLC with a genuine QC Moderator? (me)

send me a private message if you do! (i'm poor!)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dalconnsuch on 11 Aug 2008, 16:34
rock band makes me feel small

i can play the guitar really well by anyones standards but

i play the guitar on rockband like a retarded nerve-damaged vietnam veteran
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trynant on 22 Aug 2008, 06:43
So yeah...Rush's Moving Pictures is a full album DLC next week. I'm stoked (not as much as I am about Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth being in the upcoming sequel).

And for those annoyed by tap tap tap click click click RB2's instruments are advertised to be quieter.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: tuna ketchup x on 22 Aug 2008, 06:50
rock band makes me feel small

i can play the guitar really well by anyones standards but

i play the guitar on rockband like a retarded nerve-damaged vietnam veteran

I think people who play real instruments are at a disadvantage when they try to play Guitar Hero/Rock Band. Because you can't handle the controller like a real guitar, it's based on matching colors instead of hearing sounds, and basically I find it boring compared to actually playing the guitar/bass. Except for the drums, I heard the drumming is pretty similar to playing a set of real electronic drums, and that if you can master the Rock Band tracks, you'd be good enough to play with the actual band itself. (I've never played Rock Band but I have played Guitar Hero, guitar and bass player here.)

Anyway when it comes to rhythm games it is ALL about Mad Maestro.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: 0bsessions on 22 Aug 2008, 07:21
That's completely untrue outside of Guitar Hero 3. The problem I had with Guitar Hero 3 was that it lacked any real rhythm for a rhythm game.

I play guitar and that helped me pick up Guitar Hero (In its early stages) rather easily because I had a developed sense of rhythm. I mean, yeah, don't be expecting to pick up the game and master anything on hard, but actual guitar players or any musicians, really, are at an advantage, not a disadvantage.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Chesire Cat on 22 Aug 2008, 08:01
Yeah the best dude I know at Guitar Hero plays guitar in a metal band, hes got excellent finger picking and up-down strumming techniques that he would not otherwise have.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 22 Aug 2008, 10:00
The real problem with transitioning to real instruments from rhythm game instruments is that when you play a real instrument, the sheet music doesn't scroll past your eyes on a screen.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Harun on 22 Aug 2008, 12:32
the sheet music doesn't scroll past

yeah it does. (http://www.power-tab.net/)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 04 Sep 2008, 13:09
Jonathan Coulton's Skullcrusher Mountain and MC Frontalot's Livin' on the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe went up this week.

Singing MC Frontalot basically consists of going "uuuuhhhhhhduhahhuhhh" because he's way too fast to keep up with, but I still love the song.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: maxusy3k on 07 Oct 2008, 17:47
Sort of on topic, does anybody know a good site where I could put up a list of the DLC I own so it's easier to share the list with people? I currently made a blog post on MySpaz about it, but anybody who doesn't have a MySpaz account - which is some of my Rock Band playing friends - can't read it, so it kinda defeats the point.

Just looking for somewhere to put a text list, preferably where I can embed html links to YouTube vids and stuff.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trynant on 17 Nov 2008, 17:48
Just want to bump this to mention that Mission of Burma is in the DLC for tomorrow.

Seriously, what kind of pig flying world is this?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Cyanin on 25 Nov 2008, 10:51
i think i've got the argument sorted for anyone who says GH/RB isn't real guitar: it resembles a one string bass designed for use by the hulk.
(meant for idiots who don't know the speed of the game and are looking for a quick insult)
no offense intended, i'm both a bassist and a fan of both games, but damn if it ain't true, not that it actually matters cos if you're playing to trick yourself into thinking your good at guitar then you're an idiot, though i know VERY few people like this, do they actually exist? not to mention when you're actually playing the resemblance stops, what with the ridiculous speeds unprecedented to bassists, (or at least shit ones like me  :-P)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 25 Nov 2008, 16:34
This week's DLC:

The Killers Pack 01
"Mr. Brightside"
"Spaceman"
"Smile Like You Mean It"

Yngwie Malmsteen Pack 01
"Caprici Di Diablo"
"Damnation Game"
"Red Devil"

Singles

Soundgarden - "Jesus Christ Pose"
Soundgarden - "Pretty Noose"
Lamb of God - "Laid to Rest"

Jesus. Remember when weekly updates were like three songs at most? Now it's like every week is an album's worth.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: maxusy3k on 25 Nov 2008, 16:39
DLC is starting to become an excessively expensive attraction to me. It's now pretty much what I blow my disposable income on each week after going out on a Friday night.

I'm hoping Harmonix will continue what appears to be a trend of migrating Guitar Hero tracks over to RB. Old GH tracks, I mean. I uh... I really want My Chemical Romance.

Also I bought Rock Band 2. It is Rock Band 1.5, which is all that needs to be said I guess. In short it is still awesome.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 28 Nov 2008, 03:33
Frets on Fire basically just like rock band now if you set it up that way. It's so close, you can use your PS3 or 360 controllers with it too. Grab the alarian mod and the RB and RB2 and GH3 packs and you've got basically the same games on your PC. Plus: GH3 songs with rock band notes or vice versa.

They even have the drums. (no singing, yet)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Nov 2008, 04:54
Yngwie Malmsteen Pack 01
"Caprici Di Diablo"
"Damnation Game"
"Red Devil"

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/feckman/stewie-vomit.gif)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Spluff on 28 Nov 2008, 04:59
hey fuck you I like some malmsteen
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: MadassAlex on 28 Nov 2008, 09:47
Yngwie Malmsteen Pack 01

HAHA YES.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 28 Nov 2008, 10:57
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/feckman/stewie-vomit.gif)

Should've saved that gif for next week:

Children of Bodom - "Are You Dead Yet?"
Finley - "Tutto E' Possibile"
Platero y Tu - "Hay Poco Rock 'n' Roll"
Squeeze - "Tempted"
Tokio Hotel - "Ready, Set, Go!"
All-American Rejects - "Real World"
Miranda Cosgrove - "Headphones On"
The Naked Brothers Band - "Body I Occupy"
The Naked Brothers Band - "I Don't Want to Go to School"

Those last three are blowing my mind. I don't understand.

Week after that is the No Doubt Singles Collection, a large portion of which I will be forced into buying by my female friends who love to sing but hate how few female vocalists there are.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Nov 2008, 20:39
THE BEST PART IS THAT THE MIRANDA COSGROVE ONE IS FREE.

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Felrender on 29 Nov 2008, 21:33
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/feckman/stewie-vomit.gif)

Should've saved that gif for next week:

Children of Bodom - "Are You Dead Yet?"
Finley - "Tutto E' Possibile"
Platero y Tu - "Hay Poco Rock 'n' Roll"
Squeeze - "Tempted"
Tokio Hotel - "Ready, Set, Go!"
All-American Rejects - "Real World"
Miranda Cosgrove - "Headphones On"

The Naked Brothers Band - "Body I Occupy"
The Naked Brothers Band - "I Don't Want to Go to School"

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 30 Nov 2008, 02:23
in frets on fire, you can get all the crappy dlc you'd never pay for but still wanna try for free.


just sayin'
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 30 Nov 2008, 08:09
I got Frets on Fire once. I was pretty unimpressed. It is amateur hour and it feels like it.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 30 Nov 2008, 19:49
it's come a long, looong way. try the Alarian mod located here (http://www.megaupload.com/es/?d=EUOEIS1X) and give it a whirl.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 30 Nov 2008, 20:26
Just want to bump this to mention that Mission of Burma is in the DLC for tomorrow.

whut.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Dec 2008, 02:35
whuuuuuut
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 27 Dec 2008, 21:11
I finally 5*'d Won't Get Fooled Again on expert drums. shit was SO cash.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: bff on 29 Dec 2008, 18:16
Rock Band 2 on the Wii is so much better than RB1.  I can't wait until the DLC gets up and running next month.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Dec 2008, 22:24
This Week's DLC:

Deep Purple - Space Truckin'
James Gang - Funk #49
Jethro Tull - Hymn 43
Snow Patrol - Take Back the City

Basically, a small, random assortment of classic singles. And Snow Patrol.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 29 Dec 2008, 23:23
I am on fucking fire with the drums. There is hardly any songs I can't beat anymore, and I'm 5*ing sightreads all over the goddamn place. I got battery to 80% on my 2nd try, Panic Attack I got to 85% on my first try, I haven't tried Painkiller seriously yet.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trynant on 30 Dec 2008, 23:21
Just want to bump this to mention that Mission of Burma is in the DLC for tomorrow.

whut.

whut du yu mean whut?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 02 Jan 2009, 18:23
Man I feel bad for anyone who bought and downloaded Eminence Front by The Who. It was recorded after Kieth Moon died and they replaced him with the most boring drummer ever.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 05 Jan 2009, 20:11
OHHHH SHIIIIIIT

This weeks DLC:

Roy Orbison Pack 01


Claudette
In Dreams
Mean Woman Blues
Oh, Pretty Woman
Ooby Dooby
You Got It
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: bluesheep on 06 Jan 2009, 23:40
guuuys
gUUUUUuuuuys!
LOOK WHAT I DID I'M SO FREAKIN CREATIVE!
(http://www.rockband.com/img/2969481/422)
http://www.rockband.com/wallpaper/2969481/1 (http://www.rockband.com/wallpaper/2969481/1)
I made a Hanners for drums, Admir for the other gutar, and I have Fay doing Vocals
once Rockband.com lets me take pics of the entire band, you will be seeing them, haha
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 07 Jan 2009, 14:01
Trying to 5* Behind Blue Eyes is really fucking hard, you have to cram in 600-some odd notes into 1 minute 15 seconds at the very end :(
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 07 Jan 2009, 16:33
i just beat visions guitar on expert /flex
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 07 Jan 2009, 19:01
Oh man, Behind Blue Eyes on drums is hilarious. I remember the first time we played it, the drummer was groaning so much about how he wasn't playing. Then the drum part started up and as the rest of the band desperately kept star power going to not fail, I was laughing hysterically.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Cicero on 07 Jan 2009, 19:08
What ever happened to people picking up real instruments?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: TMac91 on 07 Jan 2009, 19:40
Rock Band's more fun.

I still haven't gotten RB2 yet, would I be able to use my older stuff from Rock Band 1?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trynant on 07 Jan 2009, 20:16
Rock Band's more fun.

I still haven't gotten RB2 yet, would I be able to use my older stuff from Rock Band 1?

Yup. With the exception of Run to the Hills, Enter the Sandman and Ballroom Blitz I believe every song from Rock Band 1 can be imported for RB2 as well as all the DLC being compatible with either game. And all the instruments are cross-compatible.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 07 Jan 2009, 20:36
What ever happened to people picking up real instruments?

I have a guitar and my fake band's drummer picked up real drums last year.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: MadassAlex on 08 Jan 2009, 01:26
What ever happened to people picking up real instruments?

I guess for the price of Rock Band (with all the attachments) you get could a beginner guitar set.

But that only caters for one person, and you actually have to be patient enough to genuinely play.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Jan 2009, 21:37
I've been wondering this, has anyone here ordered a figure of their favorite character?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 08 Jan 2009, 21:41
Lord, I hope not.

This is the current makeup of my band, The Boston Molasses Tragedy. (http://pretentiousgamer.com/photos/2.jpg)

From left to right: Elysia on bass(my roommate's), Madeline on vocals(my gf's), Doc on guitar(mine), and Hephaestus on drums(my other roommate's).

...yeah, this game is a little pathetic isn't it?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: SirJuggles on 08 Jan 2009, 23:42
Actually, that Doc character might just be one of the most rockin things I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 09 Jan 2009, 20:33
i can 96% 5* Won't Get Fooled Again, I just 5*'d DOA after not playing it for months...

hell, I can even beat Battery Drums Expert, but i cannot for the life of me get past the first part of Foreplay/Longtime...


it is my bane and shame.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Jan 2009, 22:32
whut du yu mean whut?

I was not expecting Mission of (fucking) Burma to show up in Rock Band. I was under the impression they were not well known among people who weren't utter geeks who had read Our Band Could Be Your Life fifteen times.

P.S; COME ON

COME ON

COME ON

LET'S GO SPACE TRUCKIN
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 12 Jan 2009, 01:58
i can 96% 5* Won't Get Fooled Again, I just 5*'d DOA after not playing it for months...

hell, I can even beat Battery Drums Expert, but i cannot for the life of me get past the first part of Foreplay/Longtime...


it is my bane and shame.
I had the same problem with the last third of "(Don't Fear) the Reaper", though I finally beat it. I got all the single-player achievements for RB1 now. Yay!
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 12 Jan 2009, 02:00
whut du yu mean whut?

I was not expecting Mission of (fucking) Burma to show up in Rock Band. I was under the impression they were not well known among people who weren't utter geeks who had read Our Band Could Be Your Life fifteen times.

P.S; COME ON

COME ON

COME ON

LET'S GO SPACE TRUCKIN
Harmonix is pretty much entirely staffed by music geeks, so I'm not at all surprised.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Caspian on 12 Jan 2009, 03:42
Loving the hell out of rock band; playing drums is freakin' awesome. Who thinks that we'll see a lot of people taking up drumming as a result of this game? Looking forward to Rock Band 2, if it ever comes out over here (unlikely).

A shame the songs available aren't that good, though. Also: when the hell are dragonforce going to release a song for this game.  :x
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 12 Jan 2009, 17:54
I had the same problem with the last third of "(Don't Fear) the Reaper", though I finally beat it. I got all the single-player achievements for RB1 now. Yay!


Not to one-up you, but you just reminded me I've never actually beaten that song. Loaded it up and 96.5% on my first try :P

The main reason I'd never beaten it is because it's just so many goddamn notes and it's soooo boring. I didn't feel like playing through the first 3/4ths just to (possibly) fail when the snare rolls started.

but playing a The Who a billion times've taught me all i need to know about 8th notes on the snare while performing quarter notes on a bass drum.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Caspian on 12 Jan 2009, 20:51
I had the same problem with the last third of "(Don't Fear) the Reaper", though I finally beat it. I got all the single-player achievements for RB1 now. Yay!


Not to one-up you, but you just reminded me I've never actually beaten that song. Loaded it up and 96.5% on my first try :P

The main reason I'd never beaten it is because it's just so many goddamn notes and it's soooo boring. I didn't feel like playing through the first 3/4ths just to (possibly) fail when the snare rolls started.


what? BoC are a sweet band  :-(
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 12 Jan 2009, 21:04
Playing RB made me realize two things.

1, I'm a decent singer, and probably one of a few who will willingly sing online (also, I was in the top 100 for vocals in NIB)

2. I've been a drummer since I was in 6th grade, which was over a decade ago. I suck at sight reading, and had gotten so used to just making shit up in place of the actual parts that getting around it is rather hard. I keep putting in Bass notes where there are none, and I don't hit notes cause they don't feel right.

Also, I love singing Panic Attack, but can't find anyone to play it with me. No one wants to risk the drum parts on expert.

Stephen Colbert has his own track in the game. It's short easy, but fun.

I want more metal. Metal without screaming.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 12 Jan 2009, 21:32
no, it's that playing that BOC song is pretty boring, it's 1 - 2 - 3 - 4  bass/hi-hat - bass/hi-hat - snare/hi-hat - bass/hi-hat for the entirety of the first part of that song.


I can beat panic attack just fine if I haven't been playing too long. It's hard to do with sore thigh/calf.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Caspian on 13 Jan 2009, 02:39
2. I've been a drummer since I was in 6th grade, which was over a decade ago. I suck at sight reading, and had gotten so used to just making shit up in place of the actual parts that getting around it is rather hard.
Yeah, playing in easy/medium is hard for this reason. I keep on wanting to hit the kick and the crash at the same time. very frustrating.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 13 Jan 2009, 11:29
playing easy/medium is boring. It also throws me off cause I feel the need to hit notes that I hear. Mainly the high hat and snare.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 13 Jan 2009, 22:57
my first video!

http://www.dailymotion.com/trollstormur/video/13477389 (http://www.dailymotion.com/trollstormur/video/13477389)


it'll be up soon, check back if it isn't.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 13 Jan 2009, 23:11
I had the same problem with the last third of "(Don't Fear) the Reaper", though I finally beat it. I got all the single-player achievements for RB1 now. Yay!


Not to one-up you, but you just reminded me I've never actually beaten that song. Loaded it up and 96.5% on my first try :P

The main reason I'd never beaten it is because it's just so many goddamn notes and it's soooo boring. I didn't feel like playing through the first 3/4ths just to (possibly) fail when the snare rolls started.

what? BoC are a sweet band  :-(
We're talking about the note chart for drums, not the quality of the band or the song.

There's only so much OOO-OOO-OOO-OOO you can take before you have to go all RO-R-RO-R-RO-R-RO-R... and then do that tiresome beat after the guitar solo for 2 minutes.

I have the same issue when getting through those sonic youth songs. 3 minutes of foreplay before you get to the hard part.

Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 13 Jan 2009, 23:23
I dunno, i 86%'d that one on the sightread and never looked back....



edit: I fucking hate those sections that are red-red-red-red-red-red-red-red-red-red-red-red-red-red-yellow-red-red- with bass notes thrown in randomly.

I'll get them some day, but now i'm fucking terrible at them.

also: kool thing is a pretty fun song, I only managed to get it 92% on sightread. reminds me of keith moon, only a little bit too orderly. the fills are similar, though.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 16 Jan 2009, 10:37
There's just something about 3 quarter (8th, 16th) notes in a row that my leg just refuses to perform well. It's odd because I can do triplets all day.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 17 Jan 2009, 16:09
know what cheat/feature they should just put in. A free style drum mode. During the game. just a fill section for an entire song.

Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 17 Jan 2009, 18:01
i have this article about rock band 2 in an old issue of egm that claims it was a feature that was going to be introduced. i was sad when i found out, no it isn't in the game.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 18 Jan 2009, 18:22
I don't think it would take much work to make a patch to fix that. Hell, I'd pay for it.

Not much, but I'd still do it.

Also, I'll be playing around 10:pm EST if anyone wants to join. GT is Ang3l0fshad0ws
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Surgoshan on 19 Jan 2009, 07:35
I know this is actually about Guitar Hero, but I think it applies.

(http://www2.b3ta.com/host/creative/46957/1232020789/textguit.gif)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Surgoshan on 19 Jan 2009, 08:05
Kotick, of Activision (http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2009/0202/052_3.html) makes the cover of Forbes.

So far there are already 14 comments castigating the author for the following mistakes:

1)  Calling Rock Band a rip-off of Guitar Hero.
2)  Not realizing that Kotick and Activision are just sequel junkies who couldn't innovate their way out of a sack.
3)  Not realizing that Kotic/Activision/Neversoft didn't actually make Guitar Hero, but instead bought it off of Harmonix.

There will probably be more.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 26 Jan 2009, 22:56
i just beat the fuck outta Visions expert drums on my first (serious) try. 3 stars
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 30 Jan 2009, 22:12
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/sademie/runtothehillsdrumsexpert.png)


oh yea



also: now I know why they don't have any led zeppelin tracks in RB. I just got finished failing out 89% of the way through Dazed and Confused, a 25:25 minute song that includes a 5 minute violin bow and slapping guitar solo. I was up to 1.4 million points just before I failed out.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 01 Feb 2009, 12:11
(Also, just because Jimmy Page is an asshole)

Next Week's DLC!

Thin Lizzy Pack 01:

The Boys Are Back in Town (Live)
Cowboy Song (Live)
Jailbreak (Live)

The Pretenders - Precious
Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Nikko - Break My Heart
Nikko - Don't Tell Me

More weird-ass Nickelodeon music BUT Thin Lizzy, so it's okay.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 02 Feb 2009, 08:50
I hundred percented Everlong on expert vocals the other night.

Gold starred Panic Attack too.

I'm rather pumped by that.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: maxusy3k on 19 Feb 2009, 13:48
I've been wondering this, has anyone here ordered a figure of their favorite character?

HMX store only ships to the US, which prevented me from ordering one a couple days ago. Disaster.

I started playing drums recently, started out on Medium, now trying expert... with little success, even some of the first tier songs kick my ass, but I'm not doing too bad. Hopefully I'm not too far from being able to play Expert pretty competently with a little practice. I just reached a point (somewhere around playing through Green Grass & High Tides) where everything else just wasn't fast enough any more. Expert seems to be addressing that just fine!
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Feb 2009, 19:30
My kick pedal finally broke, and it wasn't even me that broke it.  sigh.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 19 Feb 2009, 21:27
I actually got a RB2 kit for x-mas, and I have to say, it is very fancy. The red and green drums develop a bubble on them though that I don't care for. it doesn't change how the kit works though.

I've 5*'d every Who song there is, and I've 5*'d ever Rush song except for YYZ and La Villa Strangiato (a custom song made by some guy) because LVS is designed for an electronic kit rather than a RB kit so the yellow notes are used for the very fast hi-hat hits. (it's seriously like red yellow yellow yellow blue yellow red yellow yellow yellow blue yellow red yellow yellow yellow and it is so hard.

I've been considering getting another pedal so I can play Through The Fire and The Flames.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 21 Feb 2009, 00:05
I need to stop playing this game.  (But I can't)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 22 Feb 2009, 22:37
GG harmonix... GG.

(cleek for beeg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/sademie/DSCN0286-ssm.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/sademie/DSCN0286-sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 22 Feb 2009, 22:39
Ah. I've been wondering how mine was going to eventually break.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 23 Feb 2009, 11:08
Seriously. I wonder how it would be possible to reinforce that area without damaging it structurally.

you'd probably have to replace the entire foot pad.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: ackblom12 on 23 Feb 2009, 20:34
GAH! I finally snagged Rock Band 1 (no instruments) from CC during a last day liquidation and got it home only to find out that my GH3 guitar is currently loaned out and that the Headset blows ass for vocals. Should be getting the RB2 set as soon as the IRS stops dicking around with my return.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 24 Feb 2009, 13:51
GG harmonix... GG.

(cleek for beeg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/sademie/DSCN0286-ssm.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/sademie/DSCN0286-sm.jpg)

o_0....how?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 24 Feb 2009, 17:28
I think I rode up too high on the pedal during YYZ.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 27 Feb 2009, 06:17
Since the hinge area is the only unreinforced place on the pedal, it's where it's going to break when it does break.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 27 Feb 2009, 07:53
http://omegapedal.com/index.html (http://omegapedal.com/index.html)<-get this then.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: ackblom12 on 27 Feb 2009, 13:44
Rock Band 2 for the 360 has officially been ordered and it should be here Monday yesssssssssss.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 27 Feb 2009, 17:21
here's my plan for a replacement

I'm going to construct an electronic drum pad, and attach it upright to a base and install the double pedal off my regular drum kit for it /nod.

I'll finally be able to play Twilight of the Thunder God by Amon Amarth!
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Mar 2009, 11:40
And of course Rock Band 2 came in 10 minutes before leaving for work so I only really got a chacne to tear the box apart and leave the drum pieces all over the counch so I can put it all togethor after work.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 03 Mar 2009, 12:44
here's my plan for a replacement

I'm going to construct an electronic drum pad, and attach it upright to a base and install the double pedal off my regular drum kit for it /nod.

I'll finally be able to play Twilight of the Thunder God by Amon Amarth!
Don't they make electronic triggers specifically for bass pedals?

I bought the $30 replacement pedal they sell at Best Buy. It's actually not bad. It's a pull-spring design, rather than a push-spring like the stock pedal, so it's more responsive.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 03 Mar 2009, 15:39
i must go check that one out.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Cadeonehalf on 03 Mar 2009, 17:52
I lent my kit to a friend for a week and he broke the stock pedal. To repay me, he got me this 3rd-party pedal that is a little smaller and sticks up at a more extreme angle to your ankle.
As such, the hinge of the pedal isn't strained nearly as much and therefore doesn't break. When the actual pedal itself broke in half, I just bolted some siding onto either end of the pedal and now it has been transformed to some sort of epic indestructible monster pedal. Now if only I could keep up with Mike Portnoy's ridiculous bass beatz.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: SilentJ on 03 Mar 2009, 19:35
oh dude Mike Portnoy is pretty ridiculous

(...wait, is there Dream Theater DLC for rock band 2?  I must have missed it)
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 03 Mar 2009, 20:10
Outside of Panic Attack and Constant Motion, no.

Though if they did, I would buy it. I would want Forsaken and As I am. Love those songs.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 04 Mar 2009, 07:16
I can play lots of dream theater! :D


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/sademie/dreamtheatre-rootofallevil.png)


sightread :3
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 16 Mar 2009, 10:22
losing my religion is fun to play

Also....my band
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/AngelofShadows/1-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/AngelofShadows/1.jpg)
My band could totally kick your bands ass! :p
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: The Joker on 16 Mar 2009, 11:07
How did you guys get screenshots without the bars across? 

Unrelated: Rock Band: Beatles Edition announced!  Thoughts?  I'm going to get it.

Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 17 Mar 2009, 20:10
i 4 starred Painkiller, and that motherfucker kills my leg. I have a powerful fucking leg as it is what with the drumming, and 87% was what I could get doing my best.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 18 Mar 2009, 06:50
The Beatles Rock Band is something I think I can live without. I don't hate the Beatles, but I'd much rather just have straight DLC.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Cadeonehalf on 18 Mar 2009, 07:43
I don't know, RedOctane and Activision have gotten their shots at making "Band specific" rhythm games, and GH: Aerosmith was decent. I think that, based on all the headlines its been getting (And the fact that Harmonix confirmed they aren't releasing RB3 until Q1 2010 because they want to focus on Rb:Beatles) Harmonix might actually be trying to make this game stand out from everything else. It won't be another Track Pack like the AC/DC game.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 18 Mar 2009, 13:10
i don't think i'll buy that game but i might rent it. I generally mostly play the drums and ringo's drumming is kinda boring.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 18 Mar 2009, 18:35
it will be a good party game.

Most people know the Beatles.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: GuitarFreak on 18 Mar 2009, 19:30
i 4 starred Painkiller, and that motherfucker kills my leg. I have a powerful fucking leg as it is what with the drumming, and 87% was what I could get doing my best.

That song is a bitch. Took me a few tries to beat it, but I got it eventually.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 27 Mar 2009, 19:28
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/sademie/panicattack5star.png)


i'll say this for GH:WT, it's made me better at rockband songs.


that game is much harder than RB
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: SilentJ on 27 Mar 2009, 23:44
I'm surprised how much overlap in the song choices there is between the Rock Band setlist and the GH:WT setlist.  That said, in terms of guitar anyhow, I find myself liking Rock Band more than GH:WT more and more as time goes on.  The songs only on WT are pretty awesome, but seeing how the note charts differ between RB and WTis kind of a turn-off, and I feel like the RB note charts are more correct (see: Everlong).

Plus the drums for WT took a lot of getting used to, not only because the notes look pretty different and all, but also because there's a much shorter grace period for note hits.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Mar 2009, 10:45
So, anyone looking forward to Best Day Ever?
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Ozymandias on 28 Mar 2009, 10:57
Fuck yeah, next week's DLC is fuckin' awesome.

Singles-

Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker
Glasvegas - Geraldine
The Von Bondies - C'mon C'mon

Spongebob Squarepants Pack 01

"I Can't Keep My Eyes Off of You"
"The Best Day Ever"
"Where's Gary?"

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: ackblom12 on 28 Mar 2009, 12:03
Goddamnit, I want to buy all of those songs.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 28 Mar 2009, 12:26
Plus the drums for WT took a lot of getting used to, not only because the notes look pretty different and all, but also because there's a much shorter grace period for note hits.

that and hitting or missing a note makes your rockmeter go way up or down, you can go from red to green in a measure and a half and god help you if you toss a stick, which is remarkably easy when you miss a cymbal and the stick gets caught underneath it.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: SilentJ on 28 Mar 2009, 18:49
Which is even more embarassing when you do it on a rock band kit without the cymbal attachments.  I don't know how I do it, but like one out of every five songs it happens that I somehow get a stick caught underneath a pad.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 29 Mar 2009, 09:58
I got some of the tracks from Ten, Jeremy, Black, and Evenflow.


Evenflow seems harder to play on hard in RB than GH.....and that boggles my mind.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 29 Mar 2009, 19:06
I'll consider picking up GH:WT when I can use my RB guitar on it. I hate the GH fret buttons.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: SilentJ on 30 Mar 2009, 00:14
If you're on a 360, the rock band guitar already works with WT, I use it for both.  I kinda like the GH guitar though, especially that slider in the middle of the neck.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: AngelofShadows on 30 Mar 2009, 06:52
I like the fret buttons on the RB controller, but hate the strum bar, and the opposite for the GH. The new one I hate, cause the slider bar is fucking pointless, as you can just finger tap on the regular buttons.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: dennis on 30 Mar 2009, 08:15
Oh, that's good. I suppose the drums work, too?

Now if they'd make the RB guitar work in the previous Guitar Heros I'd be able to get some achievements.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Trollstormur on 30 Mar 2009, 09:13
the RB drums work for GH, i don't know if GH drums work for Rb.
Title: Re: Rock Band
Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Mar 2009, 12:07
I think they released a patch that allows that now.


After doing an internet search;  Yes, yes they do.