History VideoGame / RockBand

14th Oct '17 4:45:46 PM BlazePfeff
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*** In ''Rock Band 4'', Harmonix brought back audience participation [[UpToEleven in spades!]] Well, more then ''3'' anyway. The most recognizable songs (like "Brown-Eyed Girl" and "Somebody Told Me") have the crowd sing along, especially in the former; if you play one of the instruments that can hit the 4x combo meter before the vocals, they'll sing along to the entire song!
5th Oct '17 2:09:49 AM jormis29
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** A few songs from the first game, and some DLC from that era; averted from now on, as Harmonix now only works with acquiring and charting masters. Professionally-performed covers, such as The Muffs' "Kids in America" (originally by Kim Wilde), Alien Ant Farm's "[[Music/MichaelJackson Smooth Criminal]]", and Social Distortion's "[[Music/JohnnyCash Ring of Fire]]" (please note that the original is available as well), are exceptions. The last in-house cover version for the series was "Beetlebum" by Music/{{Blur}}, released in the now-distant May 20, 2008.

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** A few songs from the first game, and some DLC from that era; averted from now on, as Harmonix now only works with acquiring and charting masters. Professionally-performed covers, such as The Muffs' Music/TheMuffs' "Kids in America" (originally by Kim Wilde), Alien Ant Farm's Wilde), Music/AlienAntFarm's "[[Music/MichaelJackson Smooth Criminal]]", and Social Distortion's Music/SocialDistortion's "[[Music/JohnnyCash Ring of Fire]]" (please note that the original is available as well), are exceptions. The last in-house cover version for the series was "Beetlebum" by Music/{{Blur}}, released in the now-distant May 20, 2008.
1st Oct '17 9:34:20 AM nombretomado
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* IncrediblyLongNote: "[[FalloutBoy Dead On Arrival]]", "[[Music/JudasPriest Painkiller]]" and "[[Music/AvengedSevenfold Beast and the Harlot]]" have one, and those are just on-disc ([=RB1=], 2 and 3 respectively). When it comes to DLC, you have "[[PaulAndStorm Opening Band]]," where you have to hold one note for ''twenty-two seconds''. Have fun, singers!

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* IncrediblyLongNote: "[[FalloutBoy "[[Music/FallOutBoy Dead On Arrival]]", "[[Music/JudasPriest Painkiller]]" and "[[Music/AvengedSevenfold Beast and the Harlot]]" have one, and those are just on-disc ([=RB1=], 2 and 3 respectively). When it comes to DLC, you have "[[PaulAndStorm Opening Band]]," where you have to hold one note for ''twenty-two seconds''. Have fun, singers!
4th Sep '17 2:05:02 PM HalcyonDayz
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* LongRunner: The game's DLC season - totaling 281 consecutive weeks - is the longest continuous run of paid DLC in console game history, and one of the longest periods of post-release support in the entire video game medium outside of MMORPGs. It goes further than even ''that'' if you count Rock Band Network user-made songs and charts. However, only 153 of these weeks are playable in the first two Rock Band games, and less than that in LEGO Rock Band.

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* LongRunner: The game's DLC season - totaling 281 consecutive weeks - is the longest continuous run of paid DLC in console game history, and one of the longest periods of post-release support in the entire video game medium outside of MMORPGs.[=MMORPGs=]. It goes further than even ''that'' if you count Rock Band Network user-made songs and charts. However, only 153 of these weeks are playable in the first two Rock Band games, and less than that in LEGO Rock Band.
17th Aug '17 11:08:34 AM case
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** ''Rock Band 4'' allows for players to download any already-owned export packs to their new console (PS4 or XB1) without additional cost, and also has a ''Rock Band 3'' export for sale which fortunately includes all 83 songs on the disc this time around. However, only the original ''Rock Band'' and ''Rock Band 3'' packs are available for sale for those who didn't already buy the packs beforehand.

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** ''Rock Band 4'' allows for players to download any already-owned export packs to their new console (PS4 ([=PS4=] or XB1) [=XB1=]) without additional cost, and also has a ''Rock Band 3'' export for sale which fortunately includes all 83 songs on the disc this time around. However, only the original ''Rock Band'' and ''Rock Band 3'' packs are available for sale for those who didn't already buy the packs beforehand.
17th Aug '17 11:06:44 AM case
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** ''Rock Band 4'' allows for players to download any already-owned export packs to their new console (PS4 or XB1) without additional cost, and also has a ''Rock Band 3'' export for sale which fortunately includes all 83 songs on the disc this time around. However, only the original ''Rock Band'' and ''Rock Band 3'' packs are available for sale for those who didn't already buy the packs beforehand.
9th Aug '17 11:00:23 AM case
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* DynamicDifficulty: In the Brutal Mode of ''Rock Band Rivals'' (an expansion for ''4''), having more health causes the gems to go invisible sooner. At full health, they only have time to blink into view before going invisible, especially if a strong hyperspeed modifier is running.
9th Aug '17 10:49:53 AM case
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** ''Rock Band 3'' mitigates the pain of tremolo strumming in older songs by allowing the timing windows to overlap, meaning that you no longer need metronome-like precision to sustain a combo during, say, Waking the Demon.

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** ''Rock Band 3'' mitigates the pain of tremolo strumming in older songs by allowing the timing windows to overlap, meaning that you no longer need metronome-like precision to sustain a combo during, say, Waking the Demon. ''Rock Band 4'' automatically converts any speedy strums or two-note trills to a slower speed with fill lanes underneath, regardless of when the song was originally released for the platform.



** This was finally fixed with the retroactive tweaks to tremolo strumming in Rock Band 3.

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** This was finally fixed with the retroactive tweaks to tremolo strumming in Rock ''Rock Band 3.3'', and taken further in ''Rock Band 4'', where any long repetitive strum or trill is charted with a fill lane, even on songs made before the feature was introduced.
12th Jul '17 5:35:20 AM LoopyChew
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** On July 11, 2017, they announced Music/InAGaddaDaVida by Music/IronButterfly as downloadable content for RB4. Not the radio edit, but the full 17-minute version.

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** On July 11, 2017, they announced Music/InAGaddaDaVida by Music/IronButterfly as downloadable content for RB4.[=RB4=]. Not the radio edit, but the full 17-minute version.
12th Jul '17 5:34:54 AM LoopyChew
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** And now, we have "2112" from Music/{{Rush}}. The whole twenty minute version.
** ''Rock band 4'' is set to include [[Music/{{DreamTheater}} Dream Theater's]] "Metropolis, Pt. 1", clocking in at 9 and a half minutes.

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** And now, On December 31, 2011, we have got "2112" from Music/{{Rush}}. The whole twenty minute twenty-minute version.
** ''Rock band Band 4'' is set to include [[Music/{{DreamTheater}} Dream Theater's]] has Music/{{Dream Theater}}'s "Metropolis, Pt. 1", clocking in at 9 and a half minutes.minutes.
** On July 11, 2017, they announced Music/InAGaddaDaVida by Music/IronButterfly as downloadable content for RB4. Not the radio edit, but the full 17-minute version.
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