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DJ Hero Will Have Over 100 Individual Tracks, Original Mixes

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282w ago - DJ Hero will ship with more than 100 individual tracks - including music from Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Justice, Marvin Gaye, Beck, Beastie Boys and N.E.R.D. - Activision said today.

DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and DJ AM will all contribute original mixes to the game.

Watch E3 next week for tons more on this, and expect a release at the end of the year for Wii, 360 and PS3.

Press Release: DJ HERO™ SUPERSTAR DJs OFFER EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL MIXES

One of the Most Anticipated Video Games of the Year Offers a Globally Diverse Collection of Music Including Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, Electronica, Rock and More

Friday 29th May - DJ Hero™ will drop the needle on one of the most anticipated new video games of 2009 with a completely fresh experience and legendary artists including Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Justice, Marvin Gaye, Beck, Beastie Boys and N.E.R.D. DJ Hero features more than 100 individual songs that have been transformed into more than 80 exclusive, original mixes by superstar DJs including DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and DJ AM.

With an innovative, new turntable controller and the hottest music collection of original music, DJ Hero is a unique new social music gaming experience that will excite the millions of dance club music fans who can now play along to hit songs from...
 

Harmonix Announces Eight New Tracks for Rock Band DLC

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301w ago - Rounding out this week's additions to the Rock Band Music Store is Rob Zombie's "War Zone", the lead single from the soundtrack Punisher: War Zone (2008) from Marvel Comics' latest film adaptation of urban vigilante Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher.

Press Release: ROCK BAND KEEPS ON ROCK 'N YOU WITH EIGHT ADDITIONAL MUSIC STORE TRACKS INCLUDING THE STEVE MILLER BAND, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE & MORE!

Cambridge, Mass. - January 19, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of eight new tracks to the Rock Band Music Store catalog of downloadable content including music From The Steve Miller Band, Godsmack, Belly, Ghost Hounds, Mute Math and Rob Zombie.

The Rock Band 2 disc features the Steve Miller Band's classic track "Rock 'n Me" and now fans of this classic American blues band can expand their collection of SMB music with a three pack of tracks including "The Joker'' from their album The Joker (1973), "Take the Money and Run" featured on the Fly Like An Eagle (1976) album, and "Space Cowboy" from Brave New World (1969). Alternative metal group Godsmack debuts in the Rock Band Music Library with "I Stand Alone" from their album Faceless (2003).

The update also features Mute Math's 2008 Grammy-nominated "Typical", alternative...
 

EA Announces Four New Tracks on Rock Band Music Store Catalog

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304w ago - Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of four new tracks to the Rock Band Music Store catalog of downloadable content from bands Snow Patrol, Deep Purple, James Gang and Jethro Tull.

Press Release: Scottish alternative band Snow Patrol makes its debut in the Rock Band music catalog offering their first single "Take Back the City" from their new album A Hundred Million Suns (2008).

In addition, the Rock Band music catalog will expand its collection of Deep Purple tracks, giving players access to the classic rock band's single "Space Truckin''" from the influential album Machine Head (1972). Deep Purple's "Highway Star" was featured on the original Rock Band soundtrack.

Next week's offering also includes the classic rock single "Funk #49" from the album James Gang Rides Again (1970) featuring Joe Walsh, Dale Peters and Jimmy Fox.

The Jethro Tull single"Hymn 43" will become the second Tull track in the Rock Band music catalog, joining "Aqualung" which was featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack. Both songs are from the band's fourth studio album Aqualung (1971).

These tracks will be available starting December 30, 2008, for the Xbox_360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and January 8, 2008, for PLAYSTATION3...
 

Rock Band Tracks will not be Offered as DLC in Rock Band 2

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317w ago - MTV Games has announced that songs from the first Rock Band game will not be available as downloadable content for Rock Band 2 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii) in the future.

Apparently, the reasons are capitalistic, as they plan to publish the first game "indefinitely." Considering that they had to relicense every song for use in Rock Band 2, this was a predictable move for them, but bad news for us.

A feature in Rock Band 2 will allow you to export the songs from the first game, but this would cost US$ 5. Still, you'd get 55 songs for only five bucks, and that's a good deal.

The only real reason you'd need to buy the original Rock Band if you have the sequel is to get the three songs that are non-transferable: "Enter Sandman" by Metallica, "Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden, and "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath. It's a bit harsh for MTV Games to have us buy the whole game just for these three tracks though.
 

Countdown: The Top 10 Mario Kart Racing Tracks

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338w ago - This is a video countdown courtesy of GameTrailers of the Top 10 greatest Mario Kart racing tracks.

Some will stick in our hearts forever, like Rainbow Road and Bowsers Castle...

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