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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #50 on: 07 Jan 2008, 11:44 »

But what about those ever so midget friendly solo keys?

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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #51 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?
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #52 on: 07 Jan 2008, 17:30 »

But what about those ever so midget friendly solo keys?

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

Also I am not a midget.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #53 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #54 on: 09 Jan 2008, 04:45 »

But what about those ever so midget friendly solo keys?

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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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #55 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #56 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #57 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #58 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #59 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #60 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.
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« Reply #61 on: 30 Jan 2008, 12:01 »

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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #62 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #63 on: 30 Jan 2008, 14:21 »

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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #64 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #65 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #66 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #67 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #68 on: 21 Feb 2008, 19:33 »

GUYS, GUYS, THEY KNOW WHAT WE WANT!!!



well at least what I want
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #69 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #70 on: 21 Feb 2008, 19:52 »

GUYS, GUYS, THEY KNOW WHAT WE WANT!!!



well at least what I want

Fuck. Yes.

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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #71 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #72 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #73 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."
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #74 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.
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« Reply #75 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #76 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.
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« Reply #77 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #78 on: 28 Feb 2008, 12:17 »

The 360 version came with a USB hub. I imagine the PS3 version should too.
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« Reply #79 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.
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« Reply #80 on: 28 Feb 2008, 13:50 »

Nope. I just bought the standard 360 pack with all three controllers. Came with a hub, nothing fancy.
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« Reply #81 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
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #82 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
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #83 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #84 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #85 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #86 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.
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« Reply #87 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.
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« Reply #88 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.
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« Reply #89 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)? 
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #90 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #91 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #92 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.
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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #93 on: 18 Mar 2008, 11:47 »

Perfect Drug is just a blast on every instrument.
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« Reply #94 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.
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« Reply #95 on: 31 Mar 2008, 17:01 »

The thing I can't wait for is Still Alive. I want to sing that song so bad
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« Reply #97 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.

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Re: Rock Band
« Reply #98 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.

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« Reply #99 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!
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