History VideoGame / RockBand

26th Jun '16 3:48:24 AM gewunomox
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* WakeUpCallBoss: "One Step Closer" by LinkinPark is supposed to be a tier-zero song on guitar, yet it is without a doubt the hardest song on guitar in the zero tier (even though it isn't listed as such), and it is even harder than a few of the songs in the next tier, thanks to its power chords that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnL_j6y6PLQ are all over the place.]]

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* WakeUpCallBoss: "One Step Closer" by LinkinPark Music/LinkinPark is supposed to be a tier-zero song on guitar, yet it is without a doubt the hardest song on guitar in the zero tier (even though it isn't listed as such), and it is even harder than a few of the songs in the next tier, thanks to its power chords that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnL_j6y6PLQ are all over the place.]]
21st Jun '16 2:16:28 PM gewunomox
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** Also, the [=RB3=] versions of some songs, from {{Queen}} and BonJovi. Mostly the same charts as before, only modified to take advantage of the new features (on Expert; the lower difficulties were also modified to accomodate use of all five lanes).

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** Also, the [=RB3=] versions of some songs, from {{Queen}} Music/{{Queen}} and BonJovi.Music/BonJovi. Mostly the same charts as before, only modified to take advantage of the new features (on Expert; the lower difficulties were also modified to accomodate use of all five lanes).
20th Jun '16 2:51:01 PM gewunomox
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-->They have "[[JanesAddiction Been Caught Stealing]]?" Well, we have that on-disc, and the ''Nothing’s Shocking'' album, too.

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-->They have "[[JanesAddiction "[[Music/JanesAddiction Been Caught Stealing]]?" Well, we have that on-disc, and the ''Nothing’s Shocking'' album, too.



* [[ZeroEffortBoss Zero Effort Song]] / UnWinnable: There are some songs that have so few notes that you can pass the song without hitting any notes, but it's still possible to fail them by simply hitting notes when there are none. Then there's "Thank You, Boys" by [[JanesAddiction Jane's Addiction]]. On vocals, the whole song is one percussion section and one phrase of words, which happens to be a talky part. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrgRZtGp-nE You couldn't fail this song if you tried]]. On the other hand most of these songs are also "UnWinnable" in that you cannot get gold stars, or in many cases 5-stars or even 4-stars, when playing them, no matter how well you do. Rock Band 3 fixes this by accounting for the expected average multiplier and amount of overdrive obtainable in the chart.

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* [[ZeroEffortBoss Zero Effort Song]] / UnWinnable: There are some songs that have so few notes that you can pass the song without hitting any notes, but it's still possible to fail them by simply hitting notes when there are none. Then there's "Thank You, Boys" by [[JanesAddiction Jane's Addiction]].Music/JanesAddiction. On vocals, the whole song is one percussion section and one phrase of words, which happens to be a talky part. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrgRZtGp-nE You couldn't fail this song if you tried]]. On the other hand most of these songs are also "UnWinnable" in that you cannot get gold stars, or in many cases 5-stars or even 4-stars, when playing them, no matter how well you do. Rock Band 3 fixes this by accounting for the expected average multiplier and amount of overdrive obtainable in the chart.
18th Jun '16 1:30:30 AM gewunomox
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* MotorMouth: Quite a few songs, most notably ''[[RedHotChiliPeppers They're Red Hot]]'', where the chart itself flies by just so it can fit all the words.

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* MotorMouth: Quite a few songs, most notably ''[[RedHotChiliPeppers ''[[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers They're Red Hot]]'', where the chart itself flies by just so it can fit all the words.
7th Jun '16 10:03:35 PM gewunomox
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** Inverted with GreenDay: Rock Band. The song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw8MKIXOjf0 Song of the Century]]" only contains vocals, whereas "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" only has a drum part missing.

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** Inverted with GreenDay: Music/GreenDay: Rock Band. The song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw8MKIXOjf0 Song of the Century]]" only contains vocals, whereas "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" only has a drum part missing.



** ''GreenDay: RockBand'' was released in the States as both a standard edition as well as a 'Plus' edition at $10 extra, which allows players to transfer all the songs in the game to other RockBand titles for free, and comes with all previously released GreenDay DownloadableContent.

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** ''GreenDay: ''Music/GreenDay: RockBand'' was released in the States as both a standard edition as well as a 'Plus' edition at $10 extra, which allows players to transfer all the songs in the game to other RockBand titles for free, and comes with all previously released GreenDay Green Day DownloadableContent.
4th Jun '16 9:37:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 1'' (Wii and PS2 only)

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* ''Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 1'' (Wii and PS2 [=PS2=] only)
30th May '16 5:40:17 AM AzureSeas
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* InkSuitActor: Music/DavidBowie and Music/{{Queen}} appear as playable performers in ''Lego RockBand'', flaunting their trademark mannerisms (Brian May of Queen explicitly demanded that his hairstyle be recreated as accurately as possible for his Lego avatar). Iggy Pop also appears as a host for the tutorial segments... [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]]. There are also Music/{{Blur}} and [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]] Lego avatars, but they mostly copy in-game standard animations.



* [[InkSuitActor Polygon Suit Actor]]: Music/DavidBowie and Music/{{Queen}} appear as playable performers in ''Lego RockBand'', flaunting their trademark mannerisms (Brian May of Queen explicitly demanded that his hairstyle be recreated as accurately as possible for his Lego avatar). Iggy Pop also appears as a host for the tutorial segments... [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless, natch]].
** There are also Music/{{Blur}} and [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]] Lego avatars, but they mostly copy in-game standard animations.
28th May '16 8:12:13 PM nombretomado
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In August 2012, ''VideoGame/RockBandBlitz'' was released for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, which serves as another SpiritualSuccessor to past Harmonix game ''Frequency'' (much like ''Unplugged'' and the DS version of ''Rock Band 3''), except with 25 new songs[[note]]23 songs were new to the series while 2 were unexportable songs from ''Rock Band 2''[[/note]], and compatibility with ''all'' current DLC.

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In August 2012, ''VideoGame/RockBandBlitz'' was released for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, which serves as another SpiritualSuccessor to past Harmonix game ''Frequency'' (much like ''Unplugged'' and the DS version of ''Rock Band 3''), except with 25 new songs[[note]]23 songs were new to the series while 2 were unexportable songs from ''Rock Band 2''[[/note]], and compatibility with ''all'' current DLC.
24th May '16 8:25:07 PM nombretomado
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''Rock Band 2'' was released a year later (2008), with significant upgrades to the often-criticized instruments - including the $300 Ion Drum Kit, which can also be used as a regular MIDI drum kit. Not to mention drum tutorials, a World Tour playable alone (or without needing to sing while you do), the ability to port over songs from ''Rock Band'' 1 for a small fee (on the 360 and PS3), and more. Both games are supported by a large pool of downloadable songs (the same large pool, in fact -- all DLC is on the same platform, though songs released beyond ''Rock Band 3'' won't work in previous games), including some by artists and genres further flung from what most consider "rock", like country, funk, and electronic dance, as well as a number of independent and international artists. Whereas the first game had less than 60 songs, this one had 84, with all songs available on every instrument. It was in this era that the Rock Band Network was introduced, allowing anyone with an Xbox Live developer account to submit their own music and charts and receive a piece of the revenue.

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''Rock Band 2'' was released a year later (2008), with significant upgrades to the often-criticized instruments - including the $300 Ion Drum Kit, which can also be used as a regular MIDI drum kit. Not to mention drum tutorials, a World Tour playable alone (or without needing to sing while you do), the ability to port over songs from ''Rock Band'' 1 for a small fee (on the 360 and PS3), [=PS3=]), and more. Both games are supported by a large pool of downloadable songs (the same large pool, in fact -- all DLC is on the same platform, though songs released beyond ''Rock Band 3'' won't work in previous games), including some by artists and genres further flung from what most consider "rock", like country, funk, and electronic dance, as well as a number of independent and international artists. Whereas the first game had less than 60 songs, this one had 84, with all songs available on every instrument. It was in this era that the Rock Band Network was introduced, allowing anyone with an Xbox Live developer account to submit their own music and charts and receive a piece of the revenue.



** PS3 owners who tried to export Rock Band 2 at Rock Band 3's launch ended up with the wrong export key, hope you left your email with them to get a fixed key.

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** PS3 [=PS3=] owners who tried to export Rock Band 2 at Rock Band 3's launch ended up with the wrong export key, hope you left your email with them to get a fixed key.



* HundredPercentCompletion: Aside from getting all achievements/trophies (for 360/PS3) or all stars in Tour Mode (the closest to an official 100% completion in the game), many players strive to pass, 4-star, 5-star, gold star, or full combo an entire game (meaning all the on-disc songs for that game) on one instrument. Rock Band 2, being the most difficult, seems to get the most of this, with at least one person having Full Comboed the entire game [[DoublePlay playing two instruments at once]]. No one person has yet Full Comboed the game on all instruments[[note]]at least not entirely on a Rock Band 2 disc, though DarthFizz of ScoreHero got Visions Bass in Rock Band 3[[/note]], though at least one person has managed 3 out of 4.

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* HundredPercentCompletion: Aside from getting all achievements/trophies (for 360/PS3) 360/[=PS3=]) or all stars in Tour Mode (the closest to an official 100% completion in the game), many players strive to pass, 4-star, 5-star, gold star, or full combo an entire game (meaning all the on-disc songs for that game) on one instrument. Rock Band 2, being the most difficult, seems to get the most of this, with at least one person having Full Comboed the entire game [[DoublePlay playing two instruments at once]]. No one person has yet Full Comboed the game on all instruments[[note]]at least not entirely on a Rock Band 2 disc, though DarthFizz of ScoreHero got Visions Bass in Rock Band 3[[/note]], though at least one person has managed 3 out of 4.



** ''Music/TheBeatles: RockBand'' had a special edition bundle with Beatle-themed instruments, including a guitar shaped like Paul [=McCartney's=] Höfner_500/1 bass, with instrument peripherals modelled after John Lennon's Rickenbacker 325 and George Harrison's Gretsch Duo Jet sold separately. The game is also sold as a Singstar bundle with two microphones (for the PS3 only), as well as a [[VanillaEdition Value Bundle]] with original RockBand controllers.

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** ''Music/TheBeatles: RockBand'' had a special edition bundle with Beatle-themed instruments, including a guitar shaped like Paul [=McCartney's=] Höfner_500/1 bass, with instrument peripherals modelled after John Lennon's Rickenbacker 325 and George Harrison's Gretsch Duo Jet sold separately. The game is also sold as a Singstar bundle with two microphones (for the PS3 [=PS3=] only), as well as a [[VanillaEdition Value Bundle]] with original RockBand controllers.



* MultiPlatform: For the best results you'd better own an Xbox 360 or PS3 if you want the most complete experience. [[MissionPackSequel Exports to the regular series]], adds too the fun of the game.

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* MultiPlatform: For the best results you'd better own an Xbox 360 or PS3 [=PS3=] if you want the most complete experience. [[MissionPackSequel Exports to the regular series]], adds too the fun of the game.



*** Due to license agreements with Sony, the PS3 keyboard bundle for [=RB3=] is not available in the NA region. Similarly, the Mustang Guitar won't be available for PS3 owners until late November (The Wii one will be available before the PS3 one). The X360 Pro guitar? Already available from some retailers. The Xbox 360 owners just get all the luck with regards to Rock Band. Also, the Wii version of the game lacks the ability to put custom art on... well, anything. You can pick one of a large number of preset images for band logos and tattoos, and makeup and facepaint are removed altogether.

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*** Due to license agreements with Sony, the PS3 [=PS3=] keyboard bundle for [=RB3=] is not available in the NA region. Similarly, the Mustang Guitar won't be available for PS3 [=PS3=] owners until late November (The Wii one will be available before the PS3 [=PS3=] one). The X360 Pro guitar? Already available from some retailers. The Xbox 360 owners just get all the luck with regards to Rock Band. Also, the Wii version of the game lacks the ability to put custom art on... well, anything. You can pick one of a large number of preset images for band logos and tattoos, and makeup and facepaint are removed altogether.



* SensoryAbuse: The thankfully patched glitch on ''Rock Band 3'' for the PS3, which would cause a very jarring sound three times as loud as anything else in the game, completely at random, when playing on keyboard.

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* SensoryAbuse: The thankfully patched glitch on ''Rock Band 3'' for the PS3, [=PS3=], which would cause a very jarring sound three times as loud as anything else in the game, completely at random, when playing on keyboard.
16th May '16 11:21:30 PM erforce
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* CelebrityPower: [[Music/TheBeatles Besides]] [[Music/GreenDay the obvious]], ''Lego Rock Band'' contains in-game likenesses of Music/DavidBowie, [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]], and the members of Music/{{Blur}}, Music/{{Queen}}, and [[ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]].

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* CelebrityPower: [[Music/TheBeatles Besides]] [[Music/GreenDay the obvious]], ''Lego Rock Band'' contains in-game likenesses of Music/DavidBowie, [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]], and the members of Music/{{Blur}}, Music/{{Queen}}, and [[ThisIsSpinalTap [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]].



** Counting the one in Lego Rock Band, there are 15 songs from [[ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap.]]

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** Counting the one in Lego Rock Band, there are 15 songs from [[ThisIsSpinalTap [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap.]]
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