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Posted July 27, 2008 - 01:00 PM

I was just like many in the beginning thinking this game was overrated & overhyped, but it turned out to be just another example of don't knock it until you try it, and boy, I'll tell ya, once I did at my cousin's house, first time, it was some of the most fun I've ever had period. Like Weezy said, absolute genius idea. I soon got the game about 1 or 2 weeks later with the money I received from my birthday/Christmas and played it addictively. I even got on some site a lot of times bragging and talking obsessively about this game and unfortunately not many responded, but usually Nelo Ice. You rule! Haha. I don't play it as much now, but that's pretty much now cuz I've done every song, including purchasing most of the good ones available via the DLC, but I'm still down to play every now and then. I can't wait for the new game though cuz I just want a whole new mess of songs already. The 2-6 or 7 range a week isn't good enough for me.

This game definitely deserves its own thread. Most of the people who knock it have never tried it so they can't really knock it justfully. What's funny is a lot of people who aren't necessarily into rock are the ones that think that way, then when they do actually somehow try it, a lot of em' change their mind. You don't even have to be a big rock fan, or rocker dude stereotype thing, anybody & everybody can love this game. It's that fun and addicting. Still, to this day, I've never tried the guitar. I guess I'm just lazy to try it, but I'm all singing & that's natural to me so not much of a challenge there, oh crap I'm bragging, apologies.., but the drums are fun as heII.

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Another brilliant idea that's being talked about for the future of this game is finding a way to implement a feature where you can somehow make your own music and even send it out to the public via internet/xbox live and have it availabe. That's got soooo much potential, it's astonoshing. Think about all of the many possiblities. It's kinda like when people make their myspace music pages with their own music to get their stuff out & what not.. but of course not only can you be original, but you can do covers, anything you want.. you can create.. BUT all that being said, as cool as a lot of that would sound, it's not as easy as it sounds they say, but they are trying to the best of their capabilities to find a way to get it done sometime in the future.

Also, rumors confrim they will most likely be adding a new instrument of which will be a keyboard for a Rock Band sometime in the future. That sounds awesome to me. Tons of keyboard use in a lot of different kinds of Rock, but what excites me most off the top of my head is, THE DOORS. Mwahahaha.. awesome.





Full track list for Rock Band 2:


My favorite songs from that list:

01. AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1970s
02. AFI Girl's Gone Grey 2000s
03. Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know 1990s

05. Allman Brothers Ramblin' Man 1970s

08. Beastie Boys So Whatcha Want 1990s
09. Beck E-Pro 2000s

11. Billy Idol White Wedding Pt. I 1980s
12. Blondie One Way or Another 1970s
13. Bob Dylan Tangled Up in Blue 1970s
14. Bon Jovi Livin' on a Prayer 1980s

18. Disturbed Down with the Sickness 2000s

20. Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf 1980s
21. Elvis Costello Pump It Up 1970s
22. Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way 1970s
23. Foo Fighters Everlong 1990s
24. Guns N' Roses Shackler's Revenge 2000s
25. Interpol PDA 2000s

28. Jimmy Eat World The Middle 2000s
29. Joan Jett Bad Reputation 1980s
30. Journey Anyway You Want It 1970s

32. Kansas Carry On Wayward Son 1970s

35. Linkin Park One Step Closer 2000s
36. Lit My Own Worst Enemy 1990s

40. Metallica Battery 1980s
41. Mighty Mighty Bosstones Where'd You Go 1990s
42. Modest Mouse Float On 2000s
43. Motorhead Ace of Spades 1980s
44. Nirvana Drain You 1990s

48. Pearl Jam Alive 1990s
49. Presidents of the USA Lump 1990s
50. Rage Against the Machine Testify 1990s

52. Red Hot Chili Peppers Give it Away 1990s

56. Smashing Pumpkins Today 1990s
57. Social Distortion I Was Wrong 1990s
58. Sonic Youth Teenage Riot 1980s
59. Soundgarden Spoonman 1990s

62. Steve Miller Band Rock'n Me 1970s
63. Survivor Eye of the Tiger 1980s
64. System of a Down Chop Suey 2000s

66. Tenacious D Master Exploder 2000s

69. The Go-Go's We Got the Beat 1980s

71. The Guess Who American Woman 1970s

73. The Offspring Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Separated) 1990s

75. The Who Pinball Wizard 1960s

Ah, but as great as this list may be, you love your old RB1 tracks and just don't want to give them up. Fear not. All downloadable content will work with Rock Band 2 and gamers can export tracks from Rock Band 1 to RB2. That's right -- from day one you can bring all RB1 tracks into RB2 to compliment your DLC as long as you own a PS3 or an Xbox 360 with a hard drive.

That is absolutely brilliant and FANTASTIC.

And there's more. Harmonix actually wanted to toss in 100 tracks total for the disk, but couldn't get them all in one time to ship for Xbox 360 by September. So this fall, MTV is releasing an additional 20 downloadable master tracks... for free. By year's end this will mean RB fans will have access to more than 500 songs.

rock band 1 instruments work with guitar hero world tour(360)

guitar hero world tour instruments are gonna be compatible with rock band 2(360)

I've never actually played Guitar Hero, but I hear they're starting to try & make it more like rockband where in it's more than just guitar and that intrigues me deeply.

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Posted July 27, 2008 - 04:32 PM

i cant wait until the new guitar hero is out with drums and stuff

rock band has better instruments cuz its more than guitar but guitar hero has better songs

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Posted July 27, 2008 - 06:53 PM

Now this is my thread. I can do any songs in hard, sometimes their a bit too difficulty for me but it takes a good retry or two to get passed on. I can also do a few songs on expert... Maybe about half the songs on Gauitar Hero 3 and about 75% of them on Rock Band.

Can't wait to purchase Rock Band 2!!! Need to get that pre-sale soon.

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Posted July 27, 2008 - 10:57 PM

I love Guitar Hero but I didn't really like Rock Band because of the setlist (and my parents don't let me buy any downloadable songs :lol: ) but the setlist on Rock Band 2 looks a lot better.
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Posted July 27, 2008 - 11:21 PM

There's a rumored setlist that leaked for GHIV which the companies denied and I'm sure can't be 100% true... but some of the songs I saw on that I would LOVE to play... really hope my dreams come true.

I have Rock Band (and GH2 from before that). Gonna try to get both the RB2 and GHIV discs for the songs.

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Posted July 27, 2008 - 11:22 PM

I'm an avad fan/owner of all of the said games. Not only are they generation-defining games, but they really pushed gaming to a new level.

That said, I can't stand to play them much these days. The guitar hero games stole far too much time from me. I think anyone who has been hooked can relate.

I got Rock Band for Christmas... what a game, seriously.

Problem: I have a PS2. Thus, no downloadable content. So the same problem comes up with rock band that happened with Guitar Hero 1-3. I simply get sick of the song selection... to the point of scarcely being able to play it. I swear. Every time I hear Foreplay or Suffragette City or Wanted Dead or Alive in real life (be it on the radio, on tv, or at a store), I get all frustrated.

Can't explain it... just happens.

The RB2 songlist is really solid though.

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Posted July 27, 2008 - 11:37 PM

my rock band is called dangerUSA. we rule at Brass In Pocket and Blitzkrieg Bop

WHAT!? rock band 2 features Bikini Kill's Rebel Girl...our lives just got a hell of a lot better!
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Posted July 28, 2008 - 12:14 AM

My rock band - Black Forgiveness.

We rock, we roll, we get the female dogs.

I'm Gunther - guitarist.

We rock out.

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 09:18 AM

The Nuggs will explode in your mouth! YEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 04:07 PM

I got pretty jipped on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

They should had ALL their hits, not just a handful. But I guess, I could understand for them not putting in "Janie's Got A Gun", because of Anti-gun parents.

Oh well.

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Posted July 30, 2008 - 08:02 PM

Downloaded a bunch of songs for Rock Band yesterday.

I really like the RHCP songs on RB

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Posted July 30, 2008 - 09:53 PM

Whatever has the most metallica wins my heart,but drums won it too. so i got rockband 1 for the 360 and ill prob get rockband 2 game only since i dont need or want 2 drum sets lol

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Posted July 30, 2008 - 10:12 PM

i just noticed im mentioned in the OP and yes this is why im responding :lol:

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Posted August 05, 2008 - 07:30 PM

Damn, I didn't know Rock Band 2 was coming out in SEPTEMBER! How awesome.


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Rock Band 2 builds upon its foundation as the first music game to introduce co-operative band gameplay, multiple instruments, a robust online multiplayer experience, an unrivaled offering of downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

General Features

* Local and global online modes to connect the entire Rock Band community
* World Tour mode, now online, simplifies the best of gameplay from the original Rock Band by fusing Solo Tour and Band World Tour modes and cranks it up a notch with an all new collection of opportunity gigs, challenges, cities, venues and hirable staff
* Tour Challenges that offer rockers a chance to play through mini-campaigns focused on the best songs by instrument, decade, genre, artist, album and more
* Battle of the Bands mode challenges players to go head to head against other bands in constantly refreshed contests* created by Harmonix (*internet connection required)
* Quickplay makes it easier than ever to get in and jam without hassle while allowing for new prefab characters or customized characters that can play on any instrument plus lets you make your own set lists and organize your song lists in a variety of categories (genre, era, etc.)
* Customizable Set Lists keep the music rolling and your band rocking in Quickplay mode
* Drum Trainer mode gives players the fundamentals of different beats and fills, translating gameplay into real drumming skills
* Character Creator completes your look with all new choices in clothing, accessories, tattoos, hairstyles, instruments and more to keep your unique rock avatar playing the full rock part
* Backwards compatibility with all Rock Band downloadable music content released to date
* Disc Export Feature gives owners of the original Rock Band the ability to export most of the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay.
* The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs - with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall
* Unrivaled Blend of Classic, Developing and Emerging rock acts including Pearl Jam, Metallica, Allman Brothers, Motorhead, Devo, Jane's Addiction, Megadeth, Paramore, Modest Mouse and more.
* Rock Band 2 is the first and only video game to feature the music of AC/DC. It includes their epic rock anthem, "Let There Be Rock”
* After 14 years since Guns N’ Roses last official music release, Axl Rose selects Rock Band 2 to debut official new track, “Shackler’s Revenge” from the highly-anticipated album Chinese Democracy
* For the first time ever, music from American music icon, Bob Dylan, is featured in a video game with “Tangled Up In Blue”
* With ongoing weekly DLC releases including individual tracks, track packs and full albums, the Rock Band music library will feature more than 500 songs through 2008!


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Posted August 06, 2008 - 07:34 PM

Must cop for me. Only 1 more month!

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Posted August 07, 2008 - 07:50 AM

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Posted August 07, 2008 - 08:06 AM

I am a Guitar Hero guy myself. I kinda suck though. 3 or 4 songs left on Hard on GH3. I'm trying to buy GH2 for 360 though b/c GH3 is getting played for me. Maybe I need to look into Rock Band.

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Posted August 07, 2008 - 08:08 AM

rock band is made by the people who made the original guitar hero+ the sequel and rock the 80s
so u should definitely give RB a look

Edited by Nelo Ice, August 07, 2008 - 08:09 AM.

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Posted August 08, 2008 - 04:20 PM

wonder if the add ons to the drums will work with rockband 1 drums.

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Posted August 14, 2008 - 01:51 PM

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WOW :rock:

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