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BitCast #54

For your boring Monday workday, may I offer you an hour of highly dorkified Rock Band/Guitar Hero discussion?
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Rock Band 2 Export: Once Again, From the Top – Fuck You Lars

Rock Band gets an update today on the 360 side, in order to pave the way for future DLC and the export function for Rock Band 2. In case you hadn’t heard, you will be able to “migrate” your RB1 tracks onto your HDD in order to play them seamlessly in Rock Band 2.
It’s a [...]


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There Is No Rock Band For Wii

This is a public service announcement:

The box is a lie.
You may encounter a product that looks like Rock Band for Wii, sometime in June. It is a thoroughly convincing doppleganger. However, do not be fooled: this is not Rock Band, but rather some sort of cruel and unusual hoax, as reported in several sources. This [...]


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“Intended” Rock Band DLC List Discovered

By way of Kotaku we find that the industrious gnomes at ScoreHero have delved deep, too deeply into the guts of a DLC pack and unearthed what appears to be The Master List of Songs. Some of these are already out there, but the rest are placeholder slots for DLC that is yet-to-come. That’s right, [...]


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Stop Paying Lars Ulrich

Rock Band downloadable content is off to a flying start. A really tremendous, tiger-crane / shaolin-style / cable-assisted flying start. Although they offer a shockingly high number of songs as both individual purchases and discounted bundles’o’three already, we haven’t even seen the promised full albums yet (Nirvana’s Nevermind plz.) Which brings us to my dire [...]


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MMIIX is Go

Let us take a moment to acknowledge that annual micro-shock of realizing the perfectly futuristic sound of the year 2008 –
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and the dependable string of thought that follows; inevitably you note that there tain’t much too futuristicimal about the actual year 2008 we’re living in. Except for two things:

videogames
the stuff Apple makes

The twitching death [...]


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I’m Going To Cut Somebody

December 19 for Rock Band in Canada? Jesus sweet hangliding neon magenta trolly of christ, what have we done to deserve this?
EDIT – Jim Squires of bits bytes pixels & sprites mentions a good interview they have up on all things Rock Band, including the delay and Canadian distribution issues.


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Halogasm, Dual Shock the Third, UnStrangled Little Girls, etc.

Here’s just a whole bunch of stuff that I’m catching up on…
Amongst the still-glowing embers of confetti and flaming cat helmets resulting from the Halo 3 launch, a clutch of aftershocks emerges: the game runs at “640p”! That’s, like, 80p less! What devilry is this? Nothing, says Bungie, it is just you whiny bitches who [...]


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Sorry for the Radio Silence

One day you’re blogging along, everything is fine, and then Life decides to call you up and demands revisions and corners you in an office to review changes and won’t leave you alone; and you’re all like, hey Life, fuck off, and Life is all like do this work bitch, because I’m fuckin’ Life and [...]


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Rumour: Rock Band Bundle

A small, furry mammal speaking to Opposable Thumbs has mentioned a few interesting tidbits regarding the forthcoming Rock Band ‘band in a box’ bundle:

price is set at $200 USD for the whole shebang (PS3 and Xbox 360 alike)
bundle includes a guitar, drum set, microphone, and the game
PS3 version will ship with a wireless guitar; Xbox [...]


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