Rock Band Unplugged Doesn't Interact With the PlayStation 3

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261w ago - Recently at a demo Harmonix told 1UP that Rock Band Unplugged doesn't interact with the PlayStation 3 console, stating there is no communication between the PSP and PS3 at all.

To quote: There have been a few attempts at interactions between PlayStation 3 and PSP, but it's hardly an industry trend.

Could that change with Rock Band Unplugged, Harmonix and MTV Games' portable take on their band game? Nope.

Despite some ideas we had about the PS3 version of Rock Band or Rock Band 2 sharing sharing downloadable content or unlocking features for Rock Band Unplugged on PSP, Harmonix told 1UP at a demo last week that's not the case and there's no interaction between the two platforms.

Maybe that could change with future iterations, though.
 

Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy Album Coming to Rock Band

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262w ago - The band's sixth and most recent album will be available for download next week.

To quote: Guns' N Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is coming to "Rock Band" for all platforms. The DLC album will include 12 tracks; the 13th song "Shackler's Revenge" is already on the disc for "Rock Band 2," but other songs from the album will be available for purchase separately.

"Chinese Democracy" will be available on Tuesday, April 14 for Xbox 360 and Wii and on Thursday, April 16 for PlayStation Network. The cost of the tracks will be $1.99 (PSN) or 160 Microsoft Points per track. On Wii, individual songs will cost 200 Wii Points (or $2.00 each). The album download will be $19.99 or 1600 Microsoft Points; this option is not available for the Wii.

Press Release: GUNS N' ROSES ALBUM CHINESE DEMOCRACY SHREDS ITS WAY ON TO ROCK BAND®

Cambridge, Mass. - April 10, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games announced today that Chinese Democracy, the sixth and most recent album from Guns N' Roses, will be released in its entirety to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content on April 14, 2009.

The highly anticipated November 2008 release of Chinese Democracy was Guns N' Roses' first official music release in 15 years. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard...
 

New Limited Edition Rock Band Unplugged PSP Entertainment Pack

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263w ago - Sony PSP Marketing Manager Kristin Neirinckx announced the following news today via PlayStation Blog:

Not only will Rock Band Unplugged be exclusive to the PSP in 2009, it will also be part of the new Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack.

The Limited Edition Rock Band Unplugged PSP Entertainment Pack will include the Piano Black PSP-3000 system, a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, and a PSN downloadable movie voucher for School of Rock - a huge entertainment value for Rock Band fans and fanboys alike.

So, how does Rock Band Unplugged work on the PSP, you ask? For a quick first look at the game, check out the trailer below.





Rock Band Unplugged creates a full band experience in the palm of your hand by combining key gameplay elements from both Rock Band and Rock Band 2, inclusive of familiar, as well as all-new songs.

It introduces new and unique features specifically designed for the PSP, and will also leverage the system's Wi-Fi capabilities through the first fully-featured in-game store for additional downloadable songs on the PSP.

In short, your hands are the "peripherals" as you follow a challenging sequence of colors and lights, rotating between the...
 

UK Rock Band 2 Dated for Sony's PS3, PS2 and the Nintendo Wii

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268w ago - Rock Band 2 will ship for PS3 and PS2 on March 27 in the UK. The Wii version's releasing on April 24. The game will retail for £49.99 for PS3, £29.99 for PlayStation 2 and £39.99 for Wii.

In addition, Rock Band peripherals got price drops today:

• Stand alone guitars will retail at £39.99
• Stand alone drums will retail for £49.99
• An "Instrument Edition" including drums, guitar and microphone will retail for £89.99

Press Release: MTV GAMES, HARMONIX AND EA ANNOUNCE ROCK BAND®2 COMING TO THE UK FOR PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2 ON 27 MARCH AND WiiTM ON 24 APRIL

Rock Band Instrument Edition Bundles Now Available at new Price Points

GUILDFORD, UK - February 27, 2009 - Harmonix, the world's premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that its critically acclaimed music videogame Rock Band® 2 will begin shipping in Europe for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system beginning the week of 23rd March. Rock Band 2 will also ship for the Wii™ home video game console from Nintendo beginning week of 20th April.
 

Harmonix Announces Eight New Tracks for Rock Band DLC

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274w 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...
 







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