rock band

  • YouRockGuitar MIDI guitar now shipping

    YouRockGuitar MIDI guitar now shipping

    This odd guitar - it's basically a MIDI device that is compatible with Rock Band and Guitar Hero by adding optional cartridges. The guitar is $199 The guitar never needs tuning and fret-select options allow fast, convenient performance GameFlex (tm) allows for play on any platform or console You Rock Mode I lets players hit the right note in any key, any mode, any time. You Rock Mode II teaches… Read More

  • Rock Band 3 will teach you how to play a 25-key keyboard

    Rock Band 3 will teach you how to play a 25-key keyboard

    Rock Band 3 is going to teach you something actually useful: playing-for-real. Clicky Read More to learn how. Read More

  • Green Day: Rock Band launching June 8

    Green Day: Rock Band launching June 8

    Harmonix has officially announced that Green Day: Rock Band will hit retail on June 8th of this year. Interestingly enough, Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong confirmed that the band was working on the game in a radio interview back on June 8th of last year. Mind? Blown. Read More

  • Ringo Starr is not good at Rock Band. And?

    Ringo Starr is not good at Rock Band. And?

    Famous rock star Ringo Star was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, and he admitted that he's "crap" at Rock Band. This is news only in the loosest sense of the term because the headline should read, "Old man not good at video games." Read More

  • Music video games, they are dying

    Music video games, they are dying

    The NPD Group is reporting that the sale of music games like DJ Hero, Band Hero, Oboe Hero, and Violin Concerto Band are falling with a bullet, leading analysts to expect the category to crash this year. The report finds that the Rock Band: The Beatles sold 800,000 units, missing its 1 million forecast and that Guitar Hero 5 sold 500,000 units in its first month of sales, down from 1.4 million… Read More

  • Rock music is dead, and all the Rock Band in the world won't save it

    Rock music is dead, and all the Rock Band in the world won't save it

    In the interest of bringing Ron and Fez‘s fantastic radio show topics to a more tech-minded audience, I propose the following: games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, while fun and, generally speaking, “good,” will not save rock music. Rock and roll, for all intents and purposes, is dead. Bear with me for a minute, I’ll make this relevant to CrunchGear. Read More

  • Altec Lansing announces Rock Band speakers

    Altec Lansing announces Rock Band speakers

    Why be a video game rockstar if you can't hear it? Have you always wanted to put your foot on something while you power chord-ed your way to stardom? For those of you who are using the stock speakers in your TV to play Rock Band, Guitar Hero, or Harmonica Hero, first off, shame on you. Read More

  • Rock Band Hits The App Store

    Rock Band Hits The App Store

    The much anticipated and hyped Rock Band for iPhone and iPod Touch is out! We first scooped the news of the launch of the app a few weeks ago. Shortly afterwards, Rock Band for the iPhone/iPod touch was officially announced by Electronic Arts. The app costs $9.99 and can be found here. The game features a multi-player mode (via Bluetooth), allowing up to 4 players to rock out on the go. While you… Read More

  • Rock Band for iPhone officially announced

    Rock Band for iPhone officially announced

    Seems like just yesterday when we started to get a funny feeling about an official Rock Band for iPhone release. Turns out, our very own Inspector Gadget, one Mr. Kumparak, was spot on with his sleuthing – Rock Band for the iPhone / iPod touch was officially announced by Electronic Arts earlier today. Read More

  • Now the countdown begins for a possible U2 Rock Band

    Now the countdown begins for a possible U2 Rock Band

    At this rate, you and your garage band could be starring in the next Rock Band-like game! (That's actually not a bad idea. Some sort of service wherein you upload your band's songs, and a little while later out pops a file that works in Rock Band and Guitar Hero.) Famous band U2 recently told USA Today that, sure, it would love to be in a video game of its own one day. It's probably too late now… Read More