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  • Gaming Drummers…Product Reviews

    Posted on January 31st, 2009 Shawn No comments

    It’s been a while since the pre-Rock Band 2 (RB2) / Guitar Hero World Tour (GHWT) debate of which game would have the better peripherals. For me, a drummer, I have been most interested in what the makers (Harmonix, Mad Catz, Red Octane, and Ion) had in store for the new games.  See our initial preview from July.

    Now, that both games and kits are available for purchase across basically all of the consoles, it’s about time I got some hands-on time with each drum kit. In this post, I will talk about the drum kits for RB1, RB2, GHWT, and the growing world of modified electronic drum kits. I will briefly talk about the kit for Rock Revolution though will keep it short due to lack of hands-on.

    Rock Band 1


    Overview
    The first drum kit on a console ever. Great and flawed all at the same time. Four pads, and a kick drum plugging into your console (or wireless for PS3). Has a total of five inputs.
    The Good
    * Songs played on expert are pretty darn close to the real thing (though that’s more compliments to the software, not the hardware).
    * This kit can help the rhythmically challenged, get quite good on getting, hands and feet operating independently…similar to real drumming.
    The Bad
    * The pads are loud, just too loud. My wife regretted me purchasing RB1, because no matter where she is in the house, she can hear me “click, click, clicking” away at the pads.
    * The pads have little (to no) bounce, making the kit nearly impossible to play perfect on difficult songs with lots of repetitive notes (i.e. 1/16 or 1/32 notes). You will inevitably miss notes, due to the lack of bounce.
    * Dropped beats. I believe, due to a combination of no bounce and sensitivity issues, nearly all fast songs will have dropped beats on occasion.
    * Kick pedal will break. I was surprised that it took me nearly four months to break my kick pedal, since it’s made of poorly reinforced plastic. It took me only 2 weeks to break my second. Now, the broken pedal is covered with duct tape.

    Rock Band 2

    Overview
    I got a chance to play this kit today, at my local Circuit City. Visually, it looks 95% identical to the RB1 kit, just some slight coloring differences. Four pads and a kick pedal. New pedal is metal reinforced, but don’t let that fool you. Reinforced in the middle, not the bottom. Cymbals available to add on, to enhance realism but not change game play. Extra (unknown) input in the back, no details announced. Possibly a 2nd kick pedal add-on.
    The Good
    * Pads are considerably softer than RB1. Great improvement.
    Better bounce. Immediately, the bounce is noticeable. You will get less hand cramps on this kit, and you may be able to perfect Don’t Fear the Reaper (if you desire).
    * Wireless. If the RB1 wires bothered you, they have been removed.
    * Cymbal addition. Mad Catz has been licensed to add on up-to three cymbals. They were not on the set in the store, but should improve realism if you are looking for that. They map to the same pads as the toms, so you will have two options for the same note.
    The Bad
    * Kick pedal still built with flimsy plastic at the base. Although the middle is metal reinforced, the point where I broke two pedals is still flimsy. Expect it to break.
    * Cymbals cost extra. I would pay for these, though wish it could come pre-packaged.
    Overall
    Nice, must have improvements over the RB1 kit. Nothing revolutionary, but solid evolutionary updates (just like the game itself). Need to build a better kick pedal though, or users will be forced to stock up on duct tape.

    Guitar Hero World Tour

    Overview
    Three soft, quiet, bouncy pads, and two cymbals. Big plastic kick-pedal. This set has six inputs, where the RB kits only have a total of five. You basically get an extra cymbal on this kit, but interestingly lose a tom in place of a 2nd cymbal.
    The Good
    * Quieter pads than RB2.
    * Good bounce.
    * Set plays well over all.
    The Bad
    * Kick pedal might be prone to same breakage as RB1 pedal.
    * Kick pedal doesn’t have a place to lock on. So, it can easily slide around the floor if you aren’t playing on a carpet.
    * Software glitch. I haven’t seen this, but there was reported some cross-talk and missed notes on the set, though looks like it’s been corrected with a PC-base software patch.
    Overall
    A good set. Quite a good 1st attempt from Red Octane. Nice having the cymbals all packaged in one. As a drummer, the more pads available the better…I like that. I’m not sure about the extra-soft pads. They feel unusual to the touch. Need more playing time on them.

    Rock Revolution

    Overview
    Set with the most number of pads. I believe 6 plus a kick. The actual set though, is odd shaped pads on one flat surface, and a kick pedal. I have not heard much as far as reviews on this.
    The Good
    * More pads is always good, and challenging.
    The Bad
    * Odd shaped pads looks bizarre, and I’d imagine difficult to get used too.
    * No cymbals, or cymbal option to purchase.
    Overall
    Although, I state that more pads is better, the RR game looks quite bad. So, I don’t see any reason to look into a drum kit for a game that I don’t plan on buying. UPDATE 02.01.2009: Strike that last sentence since I have bought GHWT kit and have no plans on buying the GHWT game. Plus, without any cymbals (or expansion options), this kit actually falls behind the others.

    Ion Drum Rocker


    Overview
    This is an actual electronic drum kit, made by a low-cost e-drum kit maker. It’s as close to the real deal as we have seen so far. 4 drum pads, 1 kick pedal, and up to 3 cymbals. It’s designed to work with RB (1 & 2) with 5 total pads, but has possibilities of working with GHWT too.
    The Good
    * Real pads, on a rack, to be positioned wherever you want.
    * Quiet pads.
    * Good bounce. No more missed beats due to bad drums. All missed beats are now your fault, not the drums.
    * For drummers, this is the official kit to get.
    The Bad
    * Expensive at $300. UPDATE 02.01.2008: It can be found for around $270 now.
    * Kick pedal is actually cheap and flimsy. Designed for hi-hat, but instead Ion put it in the package as the kick pedal. Recommend Ion users upgrade to an additional Ion kick pedal package.
    * Setup will take a while. Unlike the other kits, that setup in minutes, this will take you hours to set up…and days to get perfect.
    * For non-drummers, there will be a steep learning curve.
    Overall
    Ion built this kit based on their $250 (non-RB electronic drum kit). They took away some components of that kit, and added in some RB specific, and sell it for $300. High on price, but solid on quality. It’s not the type of quality a long-time e-drum drummer would expect, but for the hardcore RB or GHWT drummer, this is the kit to get.

    Custom


    There is lot’s of noise going around the electronic drumming community about taking a high-end e-drum kit, such as something by Roland or Yamaha, and connecting it to consoles. This has been achieved by a handful of people so far, where they’ve modified the chips on the RB1 kit, and bypassed the signal via MIDI output to their e-drum kit.

    There are several success stories of this in the RB forums, and we plan to join that pack. Instead of retiring the RB1 kit for the RB2 or GHWT kit, I’m in the process of gathering the parts to connect my Roland/Yamaha e-drum kit to work with RB2. I will be working on it later this week, and will document the steps as I go.

    Wrap-up

    • For the hardcore RB drummer, save your pennies and get the Ion Drum Rocker. If 300-beans is just too much, we understand. Both the RB2 kit and GHWT kit’s have huge advantages over the RB1 kit.
    • For the average RB2 or GHWT player, I’m a bit torn, but would probably say my 2nd choice would be the RB2 kit (assuming the add-on cymbals worked as expected)…though, I need more time with the GHWT kit.
    • For the completely insane with bottomless pockets, stay tuned for my post on the modded RB1 / Roland / Yamaha mega-kit that I’ll be bastardizing this coming Friday.

    UPDATE 01.31.2009: This post was originally posted in November 2008. I’m updating with newer info and reopening comments. Now, I own the GHWT kit and have an update.
    * The GHWT kit plays quite nice with the hi-hat (yellow) pad in a more realistic location. Though, the additional cymbal (orange) does nothing for Rock Band. That’s too bad. It would be great if Harmonix did some software updates to allow the orange pad to act as the Rock Band cymbal (blue or green) during in game play.
    * Though the yellow pad can be slightly awkward in Rock Band when it is used for a tom-tom. It’s not terrible when yellow is used for a tom, but definitely awkward and unrealistic.
    * The GHWT kit has a MIDI port (thanks Grant for pointing that out in comments). I wish I realized that comment two months ago. The MIDI port opens up a whole new world of game drumming. (See other posts regarding using a real electronic drum kit.)
    * Also, the GHWT kit has an additional port for a 2nd kick drum pedal, allowing double-bass drum in the upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica. Very nice for the hardcore heavy metal drummers.
    * With the realization of the MIDI port on the GHWT drum kit, this opens up a world of drumming possibilities. I’m moving GHWT to the 2nd place spot over the RB2 drum kit.

    Ranking

    1st: Ion Drum Rocker
    2nd: Guitar Hero World Tour
    3rd: Rock Band 2
    2nd & 3rd (tie): Rock Band 2 & Guitar Hero World Tour
    4th: Rock Revolution
    5th: Rock Band 1

  • TWIRB: 5,000 songs in 2009, more Nickelodeon, the Dead, Wii DLC, and some GHWT

    Posted on January 28th, 2009 Shawn 3 comments

    Rock Band DLC UpdateTHIS WEEK IN ROCK BAND (and guitar hero)!  Holy moly, there is a plethora of Rock Band and Guitar Hero news to talk about. So, let’s give a quick overview, then discuss in comments.

    * MTV execs have been quoted by Billboard and GameDaily that the Rock Band series will have 5,000 songs playable for the game within the 2009 calendar year.  Holy headlines Batman!  We are getting closer to the 1,000 mark every week, but how are they planning to pull of the miricale of pulling off about 50 90 songs a month week? We’ll see.  Meanwhile, Guitar Hero World Tour might be nearing the 200 songs mark…well behind Rock Band.

    * Nickelodeon has a TV movie, Spectacular, coming out soon. Two songs fromthe soundtrack will make a Rock Band appearance. Hey Harmonix, my two year old and four year old thank you. They were getting bored playing Avenged Sevenfold and Mastadon.
    From Joystiq:
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment just announced that it plans to use Rock Band to promote the Nickelodeon TV movie, Spectacular!, which airs February 16th.

    Two songs from the film — “Break My Heart” and “Don’t Tell Me” — will be available for 80 / $.99 each on the Xbox Live Marketplace from February 3rd, and the PSN from February 5th. Come March 31st, the DVD release of Spectacular! will include a redemption code for a free download of the two songs, via the Rock Band music store.
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    * We already know the Grateful Dead 02 Pack came out this week for download. See earlier post for details. Sorry, the Dead is not my cup of Joe, but maybe it’s yours.

    * Wii is getting regular download updates for Rock Band, though it’s typically stuff that’s already been released for Xbox 360 and PS3. Wii (we) are happy for our Wii readers to get six classic tracks this week.
    From Joystiq:
    Another week, another bundle of Rock Band DLC oldies for the Wii, which according to the press release should be available now.

    Individual Tracks
    (200 Wii points apiece)
    “Attack” – 30 Seconds to Mars
    “Gimme Three Steps” – Lynrd Skynrd
    “Live Forever” – Oasis
    “Just What I needed” – The Cars
    “Siva” – Smashing Pumpkins
    “Tell Me Baby” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Fun fact: the Rock Band series has about 559 songs. At this point, Wii owners have access to 212 of them, leaving 347 songs to go. At 6 songs per week — not counting any future DLC — we should see Wii owners catch up to everyone else some time before mid-2010.

    * Let’s wrap up with an occasional Guitar Hero update. One, Metallica is coming out next month and I may very well buy it. I now own the GHWT drum kit, plus I have it connected via MIDI to my real electronic drum kit. It would be fun playing some Metallica on drums.

    * Guitar Hero World Tour…I have to admit it, is kicking Rock Band’s ass in downloadable music lately. And the ass-kicking continues this comingGuitar Hero World Tour month. Incubus, Bob Seger, and more. If I owned GHWT 🙂 I’d be picking up a few of these tracks immediately.
    From Joystiq:
    Much like it did last month, Activision Blizzard has announced three new DLC packs for Guitar Hero World Tour due out in February.

    Acoustic Track Pack (440 / $5.49)
    “Drive” – Incubus (160 / $2)
    “New Slang’ – The Shins (160 / $2)
    “Wonderwall (Oasis cover)” – Ryan Adams (160 / $2)

    Wings Track Pack (440 / $5.49)
    “Junior’s Farm” (160 / $2)
    “Hi Hi Hi” (160 / $2)
    “Jet” (160 / $2)

    Bob Seger Track Pack (440 / $5.49)
    “Old Time Rock and Roll” (160 / $2)
    “Her Strut” (160 / $2)
    “Get out of Denver (live)” (160 / $2)

    The Acoustic Track Pack is coming Thursday, February 12, followed by Wings and Seger on the two Thursdays after that, respectively, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.

    And that my friends is THIS WEEK IN ROCK BAND (and guitar hero).  You’re welcome. Leave your thoughts on this weeks montage of RB and GHWT news in the comment section.

  • Rock Band & Guitar Hero with Real Drums – Part 2: intro and shopping

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 Shawn 4 comments

    GHWT Drums + MIDI Capable Drum Kit = Professsional Drumming on Rock Band 2

    This is Part 2 of a multi-part series.
    Part 1: the discovery
    Part 2: intro and shopping
    Part 3: basic setup
    Part 4: pro setup

    Do you love playing drums on Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero World Tour, or Rock Revolution?  Do you have a real electronic drum set (i.e. Roland V-Drums, Yamaha DTXPRESS, etc) and wish you could use your real electronic drum kit instead of the toy drums that come with the game?  After months of research, I have learned there is a very simple solution.  It’s not free, and not necessarily cheap, though it is easy to setup and I have confirmed it works.

    I have successfully done this setup on the Xbox 360. Others have confirmed success with the exact same setup on PS3. I don’t know about PS2 or Wii.

    I have a few people to thank for helping with the details:
    Doc_SoCal at Docs Rock Band Mods
    Many users on the Rock Band Forums
    John at Highly Liquid

    Let’s break this up into three sections: Shopping List, Basic Setup, Pro Setup, anything else.

    Shopping List
    * Guitar Hero Drum Kit: Currently you can only buy it used as it’s not available new by itself. If you want new, you have to buy it packaged in the Complete Band Kit. If you do not need the GHWT game or an extra guitar, you can do what I did. I bought the Complete Band kit and sold the game and guitar online.
    Links to used kits and Complete Band Game:

    * MIDI Cable: Length depends on how far away you will position the GHWT kit from your e-kit.

    * Electronic Drum Kit/Brain with Assignable MIDI capabilities: I’m using a very old Yamaha TMX, many others are using Roland, Yamaha, and Alesis products. If you can manually assign a MIDI voice to your “drum brain”, then you will be fine.
    NOTE: If you don’t already have an electronic drum kit, you can expect to spend $500 – $5,000 to get an electronic drum kit.

    Ok, now that shopping is done, I will talk about set up on the next post… (Trust me, it’s easier than you might expect).

  • Rock Band & Guitar Hero with Real Drums – Part 1: the discovery

    Posted on January 26th, 2009 Shawn 4 comments

    This is Part 1 of a multi-part series.
    Part 1: the discovery
    Part 2: intro and shopping
    Part 3: basic setup
    Part 4: pro setup

    Alright, ready for this? My Rock Band 1 kit is not working. The red pad is dead. I’ve tried doing that solder modification (and using the Highly Liquid MSA-P) a bunch of times to get my real electric drums to work. Everytime I try, I fail. I do not know how to solder.

    It’s killing me not being able to play RB on drums, or use the e-drum kit that I put together last year.

    So, I did some research today. I learned that the GHWT drums has a MIDI-IN port, which I could likely plug my Yamaha/Roland kit into the GHWT kit and play through it. I’m going to go to a local store tomorrow and pick up the GHWT drums.
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    If that works, I’ll be able to let my kids use the GHWT drums and plug my real kit into the MIDI-IN port when I want to play.

    I’ll keep you posted.

    If you have any info on the MIDI capabilities of the GHWT kit, or any other similar modifications, let me know in comments.

    UPDATE #1: I just got back from Circuit City where I picked up Guitar Hero World Tour (Complete Band) for $151.99, 20% off the original $189.99.  That comes with the game, a guitar, and drums (of course).  I’m going to setup the drums tonight and first confirm the GHWT kit works with Rock Band 2.  Assuming that works fine, I will then test out the MIDI port on the kit to see if I can get my Roland/Yamaha kit to pass though the GHWT kit and work with Rock Band 2.

    Since my receipt says “Final Sale“, if it doesn’t work, I will probably just sell the whole GHWT package on eBay.  Fingers crossed that I just solved my ongoing drumming dilemna. Oh, I have no interest in keeping the Guitar Hero game or guitar…unless someone gives me a reason to keep them, they will be up on eBay by the end of the week.  Stay tuned for an update tomorrow.

  • Guitar Hero Slacker Station

    Posted on January 16th, 2009 Shawn No comments

    Here’s another station on Slacker. I didn’t make this one. (Repost from http://slackerg2.blogspot.com):

    Wednesday, December 24, 2008

    Daren’s Gift to All Slacker Owners

    Station Info:
    The Complete Collection of the songs from the Guitar Hero videogames already ‘hearted’ via slacker to create a fans ultimate station to rock out to. The songs hearted include 47 songs from Guitar Hero 1. 98 total songs from Guitar Hero 2 (the 48 base songs, 26 bonus songs, and 24 downloadable songs for the Xbox360). There are 141 total songs from Guitar Hero 3 (48 base songs, 25 bonus songs, and 68 downloadable songs). And lastly, Guitar Hero World Tour with a total of 159 songs. (86 base songs and 73 downloadable)

    Station Statistics:
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    47 base songs of “Guitar Hero I”
    Guitar Hero is a music video game for the Sony PlayStation 2 developed by Harmonix Music Systems and released in 2005
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    48 base songs of “Guitar Hero 2”
    26 bonus songs
    24 Downloadable for Xbox360
    Guitar Hero II is a music video game developed by Harmonix and distributed by RedOctane, and is a sequel to Guitar Hero. The game was released first to PlayStation 2 in 2006, but later released for the Xbox 360 in 2007.

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    48 base songs of “Guitar Hero 3”
    25 bonus songs
    68 Downloadable songs
    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is the third release in the Guitar Hero series of music video games, the game is the first in the series to be developed by Neversoft, and was distributed by RedOctane and Activision.

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    86 base songs of “Guitar Hero world tour”
    73 downloadable
    The game was developed by Neversoft, with assistance from Vicarious Visions and Budcat Creations for the Wii and PlayStation 2 versions, respectively, and distributed by RedOctane and Activision.

    Link
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    Direct to Station: [HERE]
    To the Post in “Share Your Stations”: [HERE]
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  • TWIRB: Foo Fighters DLC on Sale, No Doubt Album Now Available, Country Strikes Next Week

    Posted on December 9th, 2008 Shawn 2 comments

    THIS WEEK IN ROCK BAND! Just when you thought, No Doubt would be the big news of the week, we get confirmation of some country songs next week…and the big news for me, the Foo Fighters album Colour & the Shape is on sale 25% of regular DLC pricing.

    Foo Fighters:
    Major Nelson has released this weeks Xbox Live Deals, and it focuses around several rhythm games (GHWT, RB, and American Idol). The GHWT and Idol stuff is just for Asian regions. The Rock Band stuff is for the rest of the world. I’m psyched, since I have not picked up the Foo Fighters album yet. I will likely be coughing up some $$ to buy some MS points this week. This deal is too good.

    The following deals of the week are are now on sale:

    DLC Original Price Sale Price Discount Regions
    THE IDOLM@STER Live For You! Song 1200 pts 900 pts 25% Japan
    Guitar Hero – Foo Fighters Track Pack 500 pts 375 pts 25% Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan
    Rock Band: The Colour and the Shape Album 1600 pts 1200 pts 25% All other Xbox LIVE Regions

    Click the title to purchase and add to your Xbox 360 download queue


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    No Doubt:

    Just a reminder that No Doubt gets The Singles album today as well.

    No Doubt’s: ‘The Singles 1992-2003’ pack will include 13 master tracks from the band’s 2003 album The Singles 1992-2003, which featured a compilation of hits from No Doubt’s previous albums Tragic Kingdom, Return of Saturn, and Rock Steady. The album sold more than 2.2 million copies in the United States alone. The No Doubt tracks included in the pack are listed below. Pricing will be $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) per track or $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points) for the pack. The tracks will be available for download starting December 9, 2008, for the Xbox 360 and December 11, 2008, for the PS3.
    1.”Just a Girl”
    2.”It’s My Life”
    3.”Hey Baby”
    4.”Bathwater”
    5.”Sunday Morning”
    6.”Hella Good”
    7.”Underneath It All”
    8.”Excuse Me Mr.”
    9.”Running”
    10.”Spiderwebs”
    11.”Simple Kind of Life”
    12.“Don’t Speak”
    13.“Ex-Girlfriend”

    Country:

    Finally, next week, we get some country.  IMO, not the best selection to choose from.  Though, I will still take a listen and see if other friends are picking it up 😉

    Brad Paisley – “Mud on the Tires”
    Brooks & Dunn – “Hillbilly Deluxe”
    Dierks Bentley – “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)”
    Dixie Chicks – “Sin Wagon”
    Miranda Lambert“Gunpowder & Lead”
    Each track will be available starting December 16, 2008, for the Xbox360 and December 18, 2008, for PS3. Each individual track will be available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) and $8.49 (680 Microsoft Points) for the 5-pack.

  • $20 Metal Kick Pedal by Nyko

    Posted on December 4th, 2008 Shawn No comments

    Great news Rock Band and Guitar Hero drummers. You can finally throw away your duct taped pedals that you snapped in half months ago. For a measly $20, you can get an all metal pedal designed specifically for Rock Band and Guitar Hero kits.

    Underneath the armored exterior of the Metal Pedal you will find a sophisticated piece of music-gaming equipment which features:

    • Compatibility with all standard drum controllers for Rock Band™ 1 and 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour™ on all platforms

    • Metal plating for lasting durability

    • Rubber feet to keep the pedal firmly in place

    • Coiled wire keeps the drum kit tangle free

    • Wide base for stable footing and consistent response

    Nyko’s Metal Pedal™ is expected to hit store shelves in January of 2009 at an MSRP of $19.99.

  • Guitar Hero World Tour: December DLC

    Posted on December 3rd, 2008 Shawn 1 comment

    Well, some argue that GHWT is a sub-par game to Rock Band 2. Though, others argue that GHWT has a better soundtrack. In my opinion, GHWT is showing up with a strong DLC showing for December. Take a look below, and let me know if you agree. (MP3’s coming soon to our store).

    1979, Sliver, and Life in the Fast Lane are all instant buys for me.  Of course, I don’t currently own GHWT…so, that’s a bummer.

    The Smashing Pumpkins Track Pack (Dec. 4th):

    • “G.L.O.W.”
    • “1979”
    • “Everlasting Gaze”

    Nirvana Track Pack (Dec. 11th):

    • “You Know You’re Right”
    • “Negative Creep”
    • “Sliver”

    The Eagles Track Pack (Dec. 18th):

    • “One of These Nights”
    • “Life in the Fast Lane”
    • “Frail Grasp on the Big Picture” (from Long Road out of Eden)

    Free Reggae Rock Track Pack (Dec. 23rd):

    • “Jimi” – Slightly Stoopid
    • “Your Face” – Pepper
    • “Sacrifice” – Expendables

    Note: All premium track packs are priced as follows: 440 (XBLM); $5.49 (PSN); not available on Wii. Individual tracks are sold for: 160 (XBLM); $1.99 (PSN); 200 Wii Points.

    SOURCE

  • Rock Band & Guitar Hero DLC Announced

    Posted on November 14th, 2008 Shawn No comments

    I’m running low on time today, so just a quick blast letting you know what’s up for next week.  If I was a biased-scoring type of guy (oh wait, I am), then I’d say that GHWT takes the week (see below and let me know what you think).  I’ll be updating the MP3 store when I get a chance.  I also failed to mention this week that GHWT dropped a Jimi Hendrix 3-pack this week too.

    Rock Band DLC:

    Dead Kennedys 3 Pack!

    California Uber Alles
    Holiday In Cambodia
    Police Truck

    Mission Of Burma 3 Pack!

    Mica
    That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate
    That’s When I Reach For My Revolver

    Century Media Girls of Metal 3 Pack!

    In This Moment – Forever
    Lacuna Coil – Closer
    Lacuna Coil – Swamped

    Crooked X Single!

    Crooked X – Gone

    Each track is available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for the complete three pack… EXCEPT for the Crooked X Single, which is only $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points).

    All tracks are masters.

    This DLC will be available on 11/18 on Xbox and 11/20 on PS3.

    Guitar Hero World Tour DLC:

    The Smashing Pumpkins Pack Nov. 15, 2008
    “G.L.O.W.”
    “1979”
    “The Everlasting Gaze”

    The Raconteurs Track Pack Nov. 20, 2008
    “Salute Your Solution”
    “Hold Up”
    “Consoler of the Lonely”

  • Oasis DLC Available for Guitar Hero World Tour

    Posted on November 6th, 2008 Shawn No comments

    Today we get our hands on some Oasis DLC, plus some 007 goodness coming tomorrow.

    Head over to your console and pick up a triple pack of Oasis, for the standard prices.  Go back tomorrow for some Jack White and Alicia Keyes with their contribution to the 007 soundtrack.

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    Oasis Track Pack
    “Bag It Up”
    “Waiting for the Rapture”
    “Shock of the Lightning”

    Single
    “Another Way to Die” Jack White & Alicia Keys

    Still have some coin burning a hole in ya’ pocket? Hit up our store for the MP3’s all packaged for a free listen and cheap buys.

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