rock band 2

  • Harmonix says Wii Rock Band 2 coming real soon, "sorry 'bout the delay"

    Rock Band 2 has been available for ages on the PS3 and Xbox 360, but the Wii version has yet seen a retail shelf. According to the Harmonix website though, that will change on December 18, 2008. So hopefully, within a few days, you can get your fantasy rock’n on the Wii, but we’ll believe it when we peep the box at Wal-Mart. We want to apologise for the delay in getting RB2 onto… Read More

  • Buying Guide: Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero World Tour?

    Short Version: As music games go, both Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour are impressive, fun, and either would make a great addition to any gamer’s lineup. But which one is best for you? Read More

  • Those 20 free tracks for Rock Band 2 to be available November 4th

    Oh. I see. Not to sound ungrateful but I kinda thought the whole “20 free downloadable tracks” for Rock Band 2 owners might have included at least a few somewhat well-known tracks. Well it turns out that those 20 tracks are actually preselected from what MTV and Harmonix are calling the “Emerging Artist Lineup.” On the bright side, they could very well be the… Read More

  • For Wii: Guitar Hero III guitar works just fine in Rock Band 2

    Harmonix just confirmed on its message board that Wii Guitar Hero III controllers will work just fine on Rock Band 2, which is due to be released on November 18. Note that the opposite—using Rock Band 2 guitars in Guitar Hero—isn’t confirmed. via Wii Fanboy Read More

  • Wii version of Rock Band 2 will have online features

    Wii owners will be happy to hear that Rock Band 2 will, yes WILL, contain downloadable content and online multiplayer features. IGN got a hands-on with the game and assures everyone that the Wii version of Rock Band 2 is NOT just a PS2 port but a full-fledged Wii version of the game. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there will be a way to transfer Rock Band songs into Rock Band 2 on… Read More

  • ‘Rock Band 2’ free DLC tracks registration now open

    If you’re like me, you opened Rock Band 2, rushed to the site to enter your registration code to get 20 free downloadable tracks, and were told to come back later. Well now is later. Being able to download 20 free tracks is still “coming soon,” but at least you can get your e-mail addresses registered and commence the process of waiting patiently. Rock Band 2… Read More

  • New AC/DC Rock Band details: Exclusivity, No online play, Song exporting

    The more I hear about the recently announced AD/DC Rock Band expansion, the less excited I am about it. After reading through the details unearthed by Variety today, my interest remains low. The New Details: Harmonix has exclusivity on AC/DC content indefinitely, after they’ve gone on the record as being against exclusive artist deals No character creation “There are some… Read More

  • How to: Host the most kickass Rock Band 2 party

    It’s been five days since the release of RB2 and the weekend is almost here. Any plans? No? How about you, yes you, host the most kickass rock-n-roll RB2 party this weekend? We will, with the help of Wired, provide you with a handful of options to unleash the maximum potential of your newly purchased RB2 software. Read More

  • How To: Unlock all tracks in Rock Band 2

    Remember the unlock code from the first one? Yeah, it’s the same thing – Red, Yellow, Blue, Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue. Read More

  • ION premium Rock Band drum set gets official at $299

    Here she blows; the premium Xbox 360 Rock Band drum kit from ION. It’s priced at $299, available now, and features four gum-rubber drum pads (read: quiet) and two cymbals with mounting arms. That’s right, two. You’ll have to purchase that third cymbal separately for $50. You can also add a second bass pedal for some double-dutch kick action or whatever you kids are saying… Read More

  • Finally, a reality show about ‘Rock Band 2’

    This is kind of along the lines of the Onion’s World of World of Warcraft spoof, except that it appears to be real. According to a Craigslist post in the LA area, MTV is apparently looking for people to star in a reality show about Rock Band 2. So basically, a reality show about non-musicians with toy instruments pretending to be musicians. And with that, reality TV has officially hit… Read More

  • Rock Band 2 going live on September 14 for Xbox 360 with a couple caveats

    Rock ‘n’ Roll, sort of. The disc for RB2 (shipping today) will arrive on retail shelves the 14th, but the wireless drums and guitars won’t be in stores until later in the week. The software will cost $60 while the drums will set you back $90 and the guitar will be $70. And don’t forget about the Mad Catz RB bass or the RB ION drum rocker. Read More

  • Rock Band update hitting Xbox 360 today, PS3 soon

    Looks like an update for Rock Band will be available for Xbox 360 owners today. The PS3 update “will follow and we’ll let you know when we have an idea when it will drop,” according to Harmonix. The patch fixes some scoring wonkinesss and, perhaps more importantly, will allow you to export your Rock Band songs to Rock Band 2. It was unclear which songs would NOT be able to… Read More

  • Rock Band 2 to have 500 tracks by the end of the year

    First off, I’d like to tell you that the good people behind Rock Band 2 have promised 500 tracks by the end of the year, according to Entertainment Weekly. Those tracks might not all be gems, though, as it seems there’s really going to be a big push towards full album downloads this time around. You can currently download a handful of full albums for the original Rock Band, but… Read More

  • Rock Band 2: Song difficulty rankings

    IGN has an exhaustive list of the easiest-to-hardest Rock Band 2 songs, categorized by instrument. Here’s a quick look at the top and bottom of each category. Hit up the IGN piece for the full low-down. Vocals Easiest: L7 — “Pretend We’re Dead”
    Hardest: Bob Dylan — “Tangled Up in Blue” [Hint: Drink yourself to a medium slur and stuff a big… Read More

  • Transferring Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 2

    And now, the details about how you’ll be able to transfer the tracks from the first Rock Band game to Rock Band 2, which will be released for Xbox 360 on September 14th. Read More

  • Sony, Microsoft announce cross platform instrument compatibility for Guitar Hero: World Tour, Rock Band 2, Rock Revolution

    There are three new instrument-based games coming out in the next few months for the Xbox 360 and PS3: Guitar Hero: World Tour, Rock Band 2, and Rock Revolution. Try and stick with me here because it gets a little confusing. Read More

  • Rock Band 2 XBOX 360 Bundle not coming 'till October?

    Rock Band groupies aren’t going to like this. It seems that Harmonix has pushed the Rock Band 2 XBOX 360 Bundle Edition’s early release back to October 19. For those not keeping track, that was the date the standalone game was shipping for all platforms. ¬†Originally, a wanna-be-rock’r could pick up the program a month early on September 14, but that person would have to… Read More

  • Rumor: Rock Band 2 dated for all platforms

    Eagerly awaiting the arrival of Rock Band 2? Wait no more, fans. Well, mark your calendars, at least. Kotaku received images from a retailer who managed to snap photos of the supposed street dates for the upcoming game across all three major platforms. Looks like Xbox 360 owners get first dibs on the game followed by the PS3 and then Wii. Read More

  • Complete ‘Rock Band 2’ set list announced

    Here’s an update to today’s earlier post — just got this press release. It’s the full track list for Rock Band 2. Peace Sells by Megadeth? Where’d You Go by the Bosstones? Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi? Looks pretty sweet. I can’t wait. Read More