224w ago - Sony PSP Marketing Manager Kristin Neirinckx has announced today that Rock Band Unplugged Lite is coming to the PSPGo console on October 1, 2009.
To quote: Not too long ago, Rock Band Unplugged made its debut on the PSP-3000 system. We've seen a great response to the game and now Rock Band Unplugged is coming to PSPgo!
For a limited time, when you purchase a PSPgo system, you'll have access to a PlayStation Network downloadable voucher for Rock Band Unplugged Lite.
This lite version of Rock Band Unplugged will allow you to play five full tracks. Plus, you can create your own personalized version of the game by purchasing your favorite Rock Band songs from the PlayStation Network. Now the only instrument you'll need to rock anywhere is the PSPgo system!
Again, quantities are limited so be sure to mark your calendar for October 1.
230w ago - Most recording artists would love to have their music available on MTV Networks' Rock Band videogame. But MTV's Harmonix unit, the developer of Rock Band, simply hasn't had the time or staff to program the vast number of songs it would like to include in the game.
That's about to change. Later this year, MTV plans to launch a groundbreaking initiative called the Rock Band Network that will enable any artist-unsigned emerging act, indie cult fave or major-label superstar-to submit songs for possible inclusion in the game.
To quote: The Rock Band Network recently started a closed beta trial, which MTV expects to expand to a public beta test in August. The company hopes to open the Rock Band Network store before year's end.
Songs available through the new store, which will remain separate from the existing "Rock Band" store, will be initially available for download to users of Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console. MTV expects to eventually make the popular tracks available for use on the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii game systems.
"We've figured out how to make it so anybody who owns and controls masters and publishing can put music into ["Rock Band"] at their own pace," says MTV Games senior VP of electronic games and music Paul DeGooyer. "We're talking about a set of serious...
238w ago - Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP has reportedly been leaked- weeks before its official street date.
Apparently the leaked game seems to be causing a number of PSP glitches, including wiping the PSP's game folder and causing the PSP to freeze.
To quote: Some gamers have found that their PSP's GAME folder is wiped after the exit the pirated version, while others have reported the same thing happening once the PSP is power cycled.
Meanwhile others are claiming to experience trouble playing music or having their PSP hang unexpectedly since loading Rock Band Unplugged.
Obviously SlashGear does not condone software piracy, and recommends that to avoid any issues with your PSP you wait until Rock Band Unplugged is officially released. The game will hit shelves on June 9th, priced at $40.