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  • Rock Band VR arrives on Oculus Rift March 23, pre-orders now open

    Rock Band VR arrives on Oculus Rift March 23, pre-orders now open

    Harmonix has finally revealed when you can get your hands on Rock Band VR (virtually and physically, as it were): The game is set to debut on Oculus Rift on March 23, and fans can pre-order today if they’re interested in making sure they get in early. The Rock Band VR pre-order ships with a controller for $69.99, and the controller can also either work with your Xbox One or PlayStation… Read More

  • I rocked out in Rock Band VR at CES and I liked it

    I rocked out in Rock Band VR at CES and I liked it

    VR is a tricky medium to do well, but Harmonix’s upcoming Rock Band VR might just be the perfect fit. The game has always been about making players feel like they’re real rock stars, living in an alternate reality where they chased their dream and actually did master the guitar and make it big. Virtual reality finally gives Rock Band players the chance to feel real stage presence… Read More

  • 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 ™ 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… Read More

  • 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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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… Read More

  • 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

    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. Read More

  • It may be business time for the Flight of the Conchords on Rock Band

    I think Bret is lying here but it’s funny to see the FotC boys with mustaches. I also like the cutaway to Jimmy Kimmel or whoever that guy is at around minute 1:30. Such charming lads. My favorite song after the jump. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Full Rock Band kit plus Rock Band 2 for $79

    Well how about that? Here’s a wheel of a deal on the Rock Band Special Edition Bundle, which includes the original Rock Band game, guitar, microphone, and drum kit, plus Rock Band 2 for $79 direct from the company. Free shipping, too. It’s available for Xbox 360 or PS3 only – sorry Wii and PS2 owners. RockBand Xbox 360 PS3 Game $79 [RockBand79.com via dealnews] Read More

  • Rock Band Drum Cake makes for a delicious peripheral

    Yum, who’s hungry for Rock Band Drum Cake?! The icing on the cake (pun intended!) is that this life-size delicacy actually sits atop an actual Rock Band drum kit stand. The 12-year-old who received this cake on his recent birthday apparently had a spare stand sitting around after he pummeled a previous set of drums to death and had to replace them. The whole setup almost looks too good… Read More

  • 1 to 10, how excited are you about The Beatles: Rock Band?

    How did we miss this, a nine-page article in the New York Times about The Beatles: Rock Band? Is it overkill? Perhaps. Rock Band isn’t exactly new, and The Beatles aren’t exactly some unsigned band, but you have to consider the Times’ audience: older folks who probably saw The Beatles live at Shea Stadium, and who would be genuinely excited to see the band show up on iTunes… Read More

  • Video: The OpenChord V1 guitar lets you play Guitar Hero, Rock Band with a real guitar

    This is the OpenChord V1 guitar. It’s a guitar, obviously, but one that works with Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Read More

  • This is Spinal Tap makes its way to Rock Band

    Question: Do you guys still play Rock Band and/or Guitar Hero? If so, do you still enjoy it? I don’t think I’ve touched either title in over a year. So, anyway, the original soundtrack from the movie that was “re-imagined” for the Back From The Dead album will be available on the Xbox 360 and Wii on August 4 with a PS3 rollout on the 6th. Read More

  • New Rock Band DLC coming from Weezer, Blink-182, KISS, and more

    If you’ve been enjoying Rock Band but you’ve often thought, “Hmmm. Needs more non-sucky downloadable content,” then you, my friend, are in luck. Unless you hate Weezer, Blink-182, and KISS. If that’s the case, you’ll continue thinking, “Hmmm. Needs more non-sucky downloadable content.” Read More

  • Confirmed: Green Day coming to Rock Band exclusively

    That was quick. Just days after Billy Joe Armstrong told a radio station that the punk rock band was working on a Rock Band project, Harmonix and MTV Games confirmed that it’s true and they have the band exclusively. Wanna know the tracks that are coming? Read More

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