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More Rock Band 2 News

Now that Madden 09 is out in the wild (see our review on it here), lets turn back to the ever popular Rock Band 2. The news we got here is not going to be the most pleasant for fans of the “old” game (and those wanting to get in on the new one), but we’ll give it to you anyways. For those who wanna know more on this, hit the More link. Read the rest of this entry

Rock Band 2 E3 Info

We said we’d get you some Rock Band E3 info, and here it is. There is a lot of cool stuff here, and to find out all the info, Read On!

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Rock Band 2: Yes to the Wii and PS2; No to Making Your Own Songs

In another edition of the news slowly but surely spilling out about Rock Band 2, we have good news and bad news. First the bad: the game will not allow players to record their own songs to play in the game, according to Joystiq, which is surprising considering its rival, Guitar Hero, will include such a feature. (Dont be too upset though– we expect a gr8 list of downloadable content). And the good: Rock Band 2 will be available for the Wii and PS2– the latter incompatible with Guitar Hero 4– later in the year, as said by a co-founder of the game in an interview with CNN.

Much more info is to be released in the coming weeks (the E3 Video Games conference is approaching- and we will keep you updated on it) but has this swayed your video game decision or not? Tell us below.

Rock Band 2 Offical- Details and Pix!!!!!

Rock Band 2!!!!

The title really gives it away, but Rock Band 2 is now officially out of the bag, and looks pretty nice. For all the details and info- and to see if this looks better than Guitar Hero 4, hit the more link.

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Guitar Hero 4’s Guitar

Guitar Hero 4 Guitar- notice the touchpad after the orange button in the middle of the neck.

It’s been a while since we last wrote about the much-anticipated Guitar Hero 4, and today we got some more info on how the new guitar will look and run. Unlike on older Guitar Hero’s and Rock Bands, this new guitar features not only buttons, but also a touchpad that can be used for doing various things like playing musical notes, and also in the new music maker we told you about in this Guitar Hero 4 post. All this info is courtesy of IGN, who actually have a first look at the next version. I’m pretty stoked on this, and really hope the new Guitar could work with Rock Band, so this way I don’t need to go out and spend another $100-$180 lol.

What are your thoughts, this new info enough to make you wanna wait till this comes out in October? you going for Rock Band instead? or are you not going to go for either at all? Let us know your plans and ideas in the comments.

Guitar Hero 4's Guitar

Guitar Hero 4 Guitar- notice the touchpad after the orange button in the middle of the neck.

It’s been a while since we last wrote about the much-anticipated Guitar Hero 4, and today we got some more info on how the new guitar will look and run. Unlike on older Guitar Hero’s and Rock Bands, this new guitar features not only buttons, but also a touchpad that can be used for doing various things like playing musical notes, and also in the new music maker we told you about in this Guitar Hero 4 post. All this info is courtesy of IGN, who actually have a first look at the next version. I’m pretty stoked on this, and really hope the new Guitar could work with Rock Band, so this way I don’t need to go out and spend another $100-$180 lol.

What are your thoughts, this new info enough to make you wanna wait till this comes out in October? you going for Rock Band instead? or are you not going to go for either at all? Let us know your plans and ideas in the comments.

Guitar Hero News

We know, we’ve devoted so many posts to this topic, but there is just so much on it that keeps coming out. Today for instance, Gamedaily.com is reporting that not only is there a Guitar Hero On Tour (DS version) and Aerosmith version (both covered here), along with a regular Guitar Hero 4/ World Tour; there is actually a Guitar Hero Metallica planned for next year as well. Activision hasn’t officially announced this, and therefore we don’t have much details, but we can assume that it is going to be modeled in some way after the Aerosmith version coming at the end of this month.

A big question that we do have on this though is how will the launch of Guitar Hero 4 affect this version; are we going to see drums and a mic here as well?

Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments.

Guitar Hero 4 in Action

At the All Things D conference–a technology conference we mentioned in the last post about Windows 7, we got some more news from there about how Guitar Hero 4 looks and works. I have to say, while it still looks pretty cool and adds some cool features, it strongly resembles Rock Band to me when played.

You decide. Check out this video from the conference with it in action– Tony Hawk is on guitar and Paula Abdul is “judging.” Let us know what you think of Guitar Hero 4 in the comments.

Snapshot of Guitar Hero 4 in action

Rock Band Stage Kit info

Rock Band Stage Kit

We know we’ve been covering a lot on Guitar Hero 4, but today we decided to show a little love to the original band game, Rock Band. The big news here is that, according to Gamestop, Rock Band will be releasing a “stage kit,” containing lights and smoke machine, for the Xbox 360 version of the game, though we suspect for the PS3 version as well. Though this little add-on ain’t cheap at $100, it may help fulfill your virtual rocker dream and will also give you a little more to brag about to your Guitar Hero friends when this is expected to launch on August 15.

So question: are you gonna spend your $100 bucks here to support your current Rock Band, are you now gonna go and buy Rock Band, or are you gonna just skip it and wait for October’s Guitar Hero 4. Let us know in the comments.

Guitar Hero 4 News- Pricing and Release Date

Man have we been writing a lot on this whole new Guitar Hero 4/ Guitar Hero World Tour game, but today, Gamespot.com revealed on their site today the pricing of 3 versions of the game along with an expected release date. The 3 versions are: Game-only (were assuming that implies the old guitar should work for this version), priced at $59.99 for Xbox 360 and PS3 while $49.99 for Wii and PS2; Guitar-only kit, costing $99.99 for all of the systems; and the o so wanted “Band Kit”–including the game, guitar, drums, and mic– will go for a whopping $189.99 for Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360, while $179.99 for the PS2. All versions, according to Gamestop.com, are expected to be released on October 27, so mark your calendars and start saving some $$$!

Readers– Which version will you get? Or will you ditch Guitar Hero entirely for either Rock Band (which is actually about $20 cheaper on each of the systems), or neither of them. Let your voice be heard in the comments.