Activision just recently announced Guitar Hero: World Tour and now it seems that Harmonix has been working hard on the next iteration in the Rock Band series. Rock Band 2 is now scheduled for release this September on the Xbox 360 and PS3 later in the year.
Rock Band 2 will feature an all new setlist and according to Dan Teasdale, the Lead Designer, the game will feature “quieter, more realistic, and more reliable instrument.” So does this mean we’ll have to buy all new instruments? Nope. All of your old equipment will still work, but it might be hard to pass up more realistic instruments. At least for me.
Now on to the downloadable content you’ve already purchased. There’s nothing for you to worry about there. All previously purchased DLC will be fully compatible in Rock Band 2, and what’s even better is that they’ve been working with both Microsoft and Sony to develop a new way to share content between games, so they will be the first game ever to support fully functional cross-title DLC.
The next update for Rock Band brings some good ‘ol Cruefest content. Each track available will cost only 0.99 this time around and there’ll also be a free single, “Promised Land” by fictional band Vesuvias from the upcoming comedy, The Rocker. Here are the tracks that won’t be free; Continue Reading
After all of that “Hot Coffee” mess that Take Two went through for hiding those sexually explicit scenes in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, it turns out most people really didn’t care that much after all. After the lawyer, Seth Lesser, worked out a settlement of $5 to those offended or $35 if you still had the receipt, only 2,676 people participated in the class action lawsuit, resulting in basically a dud of a case. Way to go scum (Seth) of the earth, at least you still get paid, right? Just not as much.
Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Dan Akroyd will all appear in the upcoming Ghostbusters videogame, but who’ll play Loius Tully, the nerdy, nervous wanna-be Ghostbuster. It certainly won’t be Rick Moranis.
According to Ben Borth, the games producer at Sierra, “He made so much money off of Honey I Shrunk the Kids that he retired. He just doesn’t want to work anymore.” Well, that just plain sucks doesn’t it? Oh well.
Another screenshot has surfaced from the long-awaited game, Duke Nukem Forever. This little tiny photo popped up on the 3D Realms website as a part of a “help wanted” posting for new developers. I sure wish there was more info about this game already, but I suppose this is just going to have to do for now.
Did you buy Wolf of the Battlefield: Command 3 recently? If you did, your incentive is coming today. Not that you really need incentive since Commando 3 is such an awesome game, but today the beta for Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix goes live on Xbox Live Arcade. You can play as either Ken or Ryu and you can battle other players online.
The beta test is basically just a way for Capcom to stress-test their network, so that’s why there isn’t much to play, but hey, at least you got something… and PS3 owners don’t. You have 8 weeks to play the beta and it ends on August 20, so you’ve got plenty of time to wear it out. Have fun!
The usual Xbox 360 Rock Band update is today and you can pick up some good stuff. First of all, you have the latest full album offering provided by The Pixies. You can download “Doolittle” for 1520 Microsoft points or individual songs from the album for 160 Microsoft points each. You can also download the Weezer pack, which contains 3 songs for 440 Microsoft points or each song for 160 points.
This map for Quake 3 Arena is obviously themed around the Simpsons and it just looks awesome. I want to play it really, really bad, but I don’t own the game. If you want to download it for yourself though, click here.
There are quite a few glitches contained within the wildly fun ride that is Grand Theft Auto IV, and a patch has just been released to help fix quite a few of them. This patch is for both the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3, so everyone should be happy. Here’s the change list: Continue Reading