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Video: Rock Band Blitzes Onto PlayStation Network Tomorrow

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109w ago - Project Director Matthew Nordhaus has announced today that Rock Band Blitz is heading to PlayStation Network tomorrow and has shared a new video trailer below.

To quote: There's a moment during game development when you have to let go of your game and release it to the world.

You're sitting in your office, thinking about all of the choices you made, wondering whether people will find it fun, engaging, beautiful, scary, funny. Is your vision going to be realized? And then you take a deep breath and let it go.

How do I know? I'm the Project Director for [Register or Login to view links], and for me that moment came about two months ago. I guided the development of the game over the course of the last year.

The creative, smart, talented team that made Rock Band Blitz can't wait for you to play the game on your console and see, at long last, the result of all of our hard work.

Rock Band Blitz is a downloadable PlayStation Network game. It's the latest entry in the Rock Band family, and rather than using plastic instruments you play with a standard DualShock 3 controller.

At its core, it's still a rhythm beat-match game: you smash notes in time with the music. But in contrast to the full band experience of traditional...
 

Sony Reveals PSN-Exclusive Rock Band PS3 DLC Sale Next Week

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211w ago - Harmonix PR Manager John Drake has revealed that a PSN-exclusive Rock Band PS3 DLC sale begins next week.

To quote: We're hard at work finishing up Rock Band 3 for its release in just a few short weeks (October 26th! Pre-order Now!).

RB3 has an amazing 83 song setlist that runs the musical gamut, including tracks from Queen, Hendrix, Paramore, Slipknot, the Beach Boys, Huey Lewis and the News... it's a crazy group of awesome songs.

The only thing more impressive than the setlist of Rock Band 3 is the fact that it supports the entirety of your existing DLC catalog. So what better time than now to add to your song collection from our 1500+ track catalog?

But what to buy? Well how about some tracks that are on sale exclusively for the PlayStation Community? That's right, we're offering amazing singles, packs and full albums for sale just for you guys!

Whether you're looking for metal, classic rock, pop or punk, any or all of these songs make great additions to your library, just in time for RB3! See below for the full list and see you rocking on PSN!

And, of course, stay tuned to [Register or Login to view links] to catch the latest announcements about weekly Rock Band DLC!

• R.E.M - Losing My Religion (now...
 

Rock Band 2 PS3 Software Update, Fan Feature Requests Added

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247w ago - Today Rock Band 2 Lead Designer Dan Teasdale has announced that a new Rock Band 2 PS3 software update is on the way that includes some long-awaited fan feature requests.

To quote: I'm proud to announce that the Rock Band team has finalized a software update for Rock Band 2 on the PlayStation 3 that addresses some common feature requests from our fans.

We've also added some great new functionality that we think you'll be excited to try out when the software update arrives this Thursday.

This update wouldn't be possible without the feedback and suggestions that we receive from everyone in both the [Register or Login to view links] and PlayStation communities. Everybody here at Harmonix takes your [Register or Login to view links] and suggestions to heart, and we wouldn't be able to make our games as awesome as they are without all of the feature requests and feedback that we get from you on a daily basis.

So from all of us here at Harmonix, thank you, and please keep letting us know what you'd like to see in future updates and games!

This update includes:

• "Sort by Stars" in Quickplay. If you hit the "Sort" button on the Song Select screen, you'll come to a brand new sort...
 

EA Announces Beatles: Rock Band Two Microphone Pack for PS3

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262w ago - With an extraordinary catalogue of 45 tracks available, The Beatles: Rock Band - Two Microphone Pack for PS3 will allow players to enjoy multi-part harmonies in a way never before experienced within a music game through an unprecedented, experiential progression of the music and artistry of The Beatles.

Press Release: ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT MTV GAMES, HARMONIX AND EA ANNOUNCE

Unique Bundle Allows Fab Four Fans to Sing Along to 45 of The Beatles' Greatest Hits

Guildford, UK. - 22nd Sept., 2009 - Harmonix, MTV Games, and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today announced the The Beatles: Rock Band - Two Microphone Pack for PS3™, combining The Beatles: Rock Band, the most critically-acclaimed music game of the year, with two SingStar microphones from Sony's leading interactive singing experience franchise.

The Beatles: Rock Band - Two Microphone Pack for PS3™ is available now in the UK for a suggested retail price of £49.99.

Additional music from The Beatles' epic catalogue will be made available for purchase and download through The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store. Abbey Road will be released on October 20, 2009, followed by the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in November and Rubber Soul in December.

The Beatles:...
 

Rock Band DLC - Pearl Jam Backspacer Album on Release Day

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263w ago - It's a banner DLC day at Rock Band- For the first time ever, they are offering a full-album DLC on the same day of its general release... namely, Pearl Jam's Backspacer.

To quote: If you know everything about Pearl Jam, think again: Backspacer may be the loudest, fastest album the Seattle quintet has ever made, with lots of full-throttle, garage-inspired rock and roll.

As guitarist Mike McCready explains in our exclusive interview, the album's celebratory mood just may have something to do with recent changed in the White House.

Fans are already calling it one of Pearl Jam's best–Rolling Stone just noted it's got the "shortest, tightest, punkiest tunes they've ever banged out"–and even non-fans are giving the new sound a thumbs-up.

You've probably heard the single, "The Fixer", a snarling rocker about making the world a better place–and we at Rock Band have got to love a song that has "Yeah, yeah, yeah" in the chorus. That's not even the loudest song here though; check out the three-chord thriller "Gonna See My Friend," with a hot solo that McCready recommends you all have some fun with.

That's not to say that you don't get to share some sensitive moments with Eddie Vedder, however; and on "Just Breathe" and "The End" you're invited to join him to contemplate...
 
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