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  • MyGGGO will represent at PAX East

    Posted on March 9th, 2010 Shawn 2 comments

    The Penny Arcade Expo East 2010 is rapidly approaching, the weekend of March 26-28. We are letting you know that MyGGGo (basically just Shawn) will be there with friends and family enjoying as much as possible.

    More importantly for you, I will be doing everything I can to get you the best view of the entire show.  While at the panels, demos, competitions, concerts, and all around, I will be Live Tweeting as much as I can (assuming AT&T doesn’t crap out on my BlackBerry Bold).  I will also be sporting a Kodak Zi8 HD 1080p for video captures, which I will blast up here to the site as soon as I can. Once the show winds down, I will put together some more insightful blog posts about what it was like.

    Some things to know ahead of time.

    1. I’ve never been to a gaming conference before, so I will be a kid in a candy store.
    2. More than 60,000 tickets have been sold and many of the Hynes Convention Center rooms only hold 400 people.  Lines will be long, and I can’t promise I will get to see much.
    3. The schedule is overwhelming, and there will be no possible way for me to see every event.
    4. I’ve never video blogged before, so this should be fun.
    5. I am a Harmonix fanboy, and will most likely spend every second I can hanging with the Rock Band developer, other fanboys, and the like.

    If there is something specifically you’d like to see covered at PAX East from a panel, a concert, or a personal interview…let me know.

    In preparation for PAX East, what should you do?

    1. Follow @MyGGGo on Twitter.
    2. Leave comments to this post, so I know what to cover for you.
    3. Subscribe to my sites RSS feed, so you can get regular blog updates.
  • Slacker Rock Band Station: RBN has taken over

    Posted on March 9th, 2010 Shawn No comments

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    Last week, we updated our Slacker Radio Rock Band radio station with the recent DLC plus upcoming DLC.  We even started moving into the realm of Rock Band Network (RBN).  Today, we have taken it a bit further.  Realize that many RBN artists are unsigned, and not well known on the internet radio world, but surprisingly,I am able to find quite a few RBN tracks.

    I have only sifted through the announced list of RBN tracks from last Wednesday, and only up to the letter “J” “T”.    The good news, 16 31 songs so far from RBN are available on Slacker…and I have added them to the station for your listening pleasure.  The updated RBN list is at the bottom.

    Remember, Slacker can be enjoyed from your favorite web browser, as long as you have Flash installed (and I’m 101% sure you do).  Plus, Slacker for iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm WebOS, and Android all exist.  If you haven’t tried Slacker on your phone, just go to www.slacker.com to download the free app.

    Direct link to Rock Band Station on Slacker.com

    Rock Band Network, now on Slacker:
    3 Inches of Blood – Battles and Brotherhood
    Bif Naked – Sick
    Color Theory – If Not Now When
    Dear and the Headlights – Talk About
    Despised Icon – Day of Mourning
    Fake Shark-Real Zombie! – Angel Lust
    Fake Shark-Real Zombie! – Horses in Heaven
    Fake Shark-Real Zombie! – Running for the Razors
    Fake Shark-Real Zombie! – Sestri Levante
    Five Finger Death Punch – Burn it Down
    Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies (Live)
    Flogging Molly – Requiem for a Dying Song
    In This Moment – Mechanical Love
    Jonathan Coulton – Creepy Doll
    Jonathan Coulton – Ikea
    Jonathan Coulton – The Future Soon

    UPDATE: Just added a bunch more.

    KMFDM – A Drug Against War
    KMFDM – Juke Joint Jezebel
    Lacuna Coil – Survive
    Longwave – No Direction
    Marillion – Whatever Is Wrong With You
    of Montreal – Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse
    Senses Fail – Lady in a Blue Dress
    Skeletonwitch – Crushed Beyond Dust
    Skindred – Stand for Something
    Steve Vai – For the Love of God
    Steve Vai – Get the Hell Out of Here
    Steve Vai – The Attitude Song
    Stroke 9 – Kick Some Ass
    Stroke 9 – Little Black Backpack
    Suicide Silence – Disengage

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  • Slacker Rock Band Station: 21 new DLC + a few RBN tracks

    Posted on March 5th, 2010 Shawn No comments

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    Our Slacker Radio Rock Band radio station has been updated with this weeks installment of Rock Band DLC. This week you get 21 new tracks including packs from White Stripes, Mother Hips, HIM, and Disturbed. I now working to locate the additional 116 Rock Band Network songs released withing the past 48 hours.  Yes, 116 RBN songs released in less than 48 hours.  Those will be coming to the channel soon.
    UPDATED: Just added a few RBN songs to the station.

    3 Inches of Blood – Battles and Brotherhood
    Bif Naked – Sick
    Color Theory – If Not Now When

    Direct link to Rock Band Station on Slacker.com
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  • Songs Available for Purchase on Rock Band Network

    Posted on March 4th, 2010 Shawn No comments

    We have the official current list of songs available on Rock Band Network (which just opened this afternoon).  This is defintely the biggest week for Rock Band downloadable content since the release of Rock Band 1 in 2007.  Check out the current band/song list below.  Then, turn on your Xbox 360 and start spending those MS Points. SOURCE

    3 Inches of Blood – Battles and Brotherhood
    Alias Unknown – Top Back
    Amberian Dawn – He Sleeps in a Grove
    Amberian Dawn – River of Tuoni
    Andrew Buch – Trippolette
    Audio Fiction – Race The Hourglass
    Bif Naked – Sick
    Blackmarket – Tongue Twister Typo
    Bojibian – Still There
    C&O – We Are the Best
    Chaunce DeLeon and The Fountain of Choof – Tadpole Search and Rescue
    Children of Nova – The Complexity of Light
    Color Theory – If Not Now When
    Dear and the Headlights – Talk About
    Despised Icon – Day of Mourning
    DnA’s Evolution – The Heist
    Error 404 feat. CJ Watson – If Trucks Drank Beer
    Fake Shark-Real Zombie! – Angel Lust
    Fake Shark-Real Zombie! – Horses in Heaven
    Fake Shark-Real Zombie! – Running for the Razors
    Fake Shark-Real Zombie! – Sestri Levante
    Five Finger Death Punch – Burn it Down
    Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies (Live)
    Flogging Molly – Requiem for a Dying Song
    Foreword – Watch It All Go Down
    Free Spirit – Far Away from Heaven
    Full-Source – End Quote
    Full-Source – It’s Not You, It’s Everyone
    Full-Source – Red Sky At Morn
    Furly – Icarus’ Song
    Gandhi – Arigato
    Giant Target – In Memories
    Giant Target – Signs
    Glass Hammer – Hyperbole
    Glass Hammer – Sleep On
    Heaven Ablaze – Parhelia
    In This Moment – Mechanical Love
    James William Roy – Paper Valentines
    Jonathan Coulton – Creepy Doll
    Jonathan Coulton – Ikea
    Jonathan Coulton – The Future Soon
    KMFDM – A Drug Against War
    KMFDM – Juke Joint Jezebel
    Kristin Hersh – Fortune
    Kristin Hersh – Mississippi Kite
    Lacuna Coil – Survive
    Lead the Dead – Rip’er
    Longwave – No Direction
    Marillion – Whatever Is Wrong With You
    Matter in the Medium – Persistence of Vision
    MC Frontalot – Goth Girls
    Nick Gallant – Inside Out
    Nick Gallant – Turn Yourself Around
    Of Last Resort – Fade Away
    of Montreal – Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse
    Pink Flag – Nancy Drew
    Ron Wasserman – Fight Back
    Rose of Jericho – Buried Cold
    Scratching The Itch – Lemon Juice
    Scratching The Itch – The Buddy Disease
    Scratching The Itch – You’re My Everything
    Senses Fail – Lady in a Blue Dress
    Skeletonwitch – Crushed Beyond Dust
    Skindred – Stand for Something
    Speck – Grumpytown
    Speck – VP of Booty Reports
    Stars of Boulevard – Limousine
    Stephanie Hatfield and Hot Mess – Can I Stay
    Steve and Lindley Band – Backyard Buildyard
    Steve Vai – For the Love of God (Live)
    Steve Vai – Get the Hell Out of Here
    Steve Vai – The Attitude Song
    Stroke 9 – Kick Some Ass ’09
    Stroke 9 – Little Black Backpack ’09
    Suicide Silence – Disengage
    Surprise Me Mr. Davis – Sissyfuss
    The Cold Goodnight – Give
    The Dirty Love Band – Moonboy
    The Everybody – You Got That
    The Fisticuffs – Liverpool Judies
    The Hold Steady – Sequestered in Memphis
    The Humans – It’s Good
    The Kimberly Trip – California
    The Main Drag – Cease and Desist
    The Main Drag – Don’t Let Me Down (Slowly)
    The Main Drag – Dove Nets
    The Main Drag – Homosuperior
    The Main Drag – How We’d Look On Paper
    The Main Drag – Love During Wartime
    The Main Drag – Megatron
    The Main Drag – Talk Them Down
    The Main Drag – Teeth, Face, Outerspace
    The Main Drag – Tricky Girl
    The Main Drag – What’s Your Favorite Dinosaur?
    The Shins – Australia
    The Slip – Children of December
    The Slip – Even Rats
    Ultra Saturday – Not My Fault
    Ultra Saturday – Superhero!
    WaveGroup Feat. Becca Neun – Liquid Smog (StompBox Remix)
    Wounded Soul – Rx
    You Shriek – Lilith in Libra
    You Shriek – No Heroes
    Zack Wilson – Another California Song
    Zack Wilson – Ox

  • Rock Band Network, Open For Business?

    Posted on March 4th, 2010 Shawn No comments


    My daily Google search for all things Rock Band returned a result from Billboard.biz. Is that a real Billboard web site?

    Anyway, according to the article, Harmonix’ long developed Rock Band Network is opening today for business. If true, you, me, and all our friends on Xbox Live (sorry PSNers and Wiizers) will have a slew of lesser known, cheaper to buy, and community created tracks to play in Rock Band 2.

    Nothing in the Billboard article states any official announcement of the RBN opening, other than old info that we already know.  So, this remains on the rumor category until someone can confirm that “yes, the RBN store is now available on Xbox Live.”

    UPDATE: The RockBand forums are lighting up now. People are buzzing. So far, Xbox Live users have seen a title update for Rock Band 2, but after searching around the menus, there’s no new content. Stay tuned…

    Additional updates come from our friend at RockBandAide:

    UPDATE 2: Rumors are swirling that the “star ratings issue” has been fixed with the patch, although people are not seeing an RBN store details… yet.

    UPDATE 3: Rock Band superstar @BillTVShow let me know that this thread over at the official RockBand.com forums has people also commenting on what they’re seeing.

    UPDATE 4: IT’S OPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s available under the “Music Store” menu! GO, GO, GO!!!!  (You may need to restart, but all signs are saying the RBN is now officially a-go!)

    UPDATE 5: Also from @BillTVShow, the RBN is its own “location” in the sortable menu, so you can sort by RBN tracks.  He noticed too that if you press SELECT, you can rate a song!

    UPDATE 6: The RBN is currently only available in the US and Canada (and I’ve heard Canadians are having some trouble getting it to work).  EU and other territories will be receiving it hopefully in a few weeks.

  • YouTube, Hulu on your Xbox 360 with TVersity

    Posted on March 1st, 2010 Shawn No comments

    Did you know you can stream YouTube, Hulu, and Flash videos on your Xbox 360?  Well you can, with a nifty piece of Windows software called TVersity.  It’s pretty simple too.  You just install the TVersity client on your Windows PC, make sure your Xbox 360 and PC can communicate via Windows Media sharing (or similar), and then you are ready to go.

    The TVersity client allows you to configure what you stream from adding YouTube channels, syncing your entire Hulu feed, or specifically adding RSS feeds.  The Flash feature is brand new with a recent update to TVersity, so I have not checked it out yet. TVersity came in very handy on New Years Eve for me, as I wanted to stream some YouTube videos on my TV, but could not figure out how to do it.  After a friend introduced me to TVersity, and we spent about 10 minutes downloading/setting it up, I’m a TVersity fan now.  I suggest paying for the Pro edition which (1) gives you full capabilities, (2) helps fund additional development of this excellent application.

    Here are the updates to the recent TVersity release.  If you have any specific questions regarding setup, let me know in comments.

    We are pleased to announce the release of TVersity Pro edition 1.8 featuring:

    • New implementation of the off-screen web browser based on Google Chromium for increased stability and speed. In fact we think this is approaching rock solid levels and can soon come out of beta (please be sure to let us know what you think).
    • We are opening the list of supported premium content sites so that advanced users can add new ones (only web pages with Flash video for now). If you are an advanced user and you are not intimidated by xml files then check osb.xml, it is pretty much self explanatory.
    • List of supported websites can now be updated without requiring a new release. From now on, new sites will be added and pushed to all users. (Advanced users should send us their additions since from time to time we overwrite osb.xml).

    Last year we made the first release of our Pro edition, with the intention to enable access to premium web content (including movies and full TV episodes). The big promise of this approach was the use of a full blown web browser running on your PC but displaying web content on your TV. Ultimately we want to let you access any website on TV with this technology, today we are taking another step in that direction by letting you access any video site with Flash video (and not just the ones we decided to support).

    Full release note are here.

    Download latest version here.

    Have questions related to adding premium content sites? Need support for the Pro version? Try our new questions and answers tool available at: answers.tversity.com.

    NOTE: There are a couple similar products out there, including PlayOn. I haven’t used anything other than TVersity, but you may have varying milage with competitors too.

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