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    Rockband 3

    Anyone still into rocking the plastic instruments here? The 3rd full installment (not these BS band specific titles) of Rockband is set for release this holiday season. Little detail has been released so far but one thing i am hoping for is properly integrated double bass pedals for the drum kit. In an article i read at Gamepro, it talks about how a dev at PAX east accidentally revealed that RB 3 will have harmonies and then later the Harmonix Publicist "jokingly" chased him around the room and then sat right in the front to make sure no more info was accidentally leaked. I much enjoy the idea of harmonies being involved, making it a lot more fun for two people both wanting to play the same instrument or sing at the same time. Harmony guitar solos sounds sweet to me

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    Rock Band 3

    'Rock Band 3': Keyboards are the key
    By Mike Snider, USA TODAY
    Ever since Rock Band expanded the musical video-game stage in 2007 to add drums and vocals to the Guitar Hero experience, players have been clamoring for keyboards.
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    Consider that request filled. Rock Band 3 (due for the holidays for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii) expands the virtual band to seven (drums, lead and bass guitar, keyboards, lead vocals and two harmony vocals). "With the introduction of keyboards, we get to bring a ton of amazing new music onto the platform, which will help feed the appetite for music for years to come," says Alex Rigopulos, CEO of game studio Harmonix.

    Among the 83 new songs to be included, Rigopulos says, "it's hard to pick a favorite, but for The Doors to be making an appearance on Rock Band finally with their classic Break On Through, I love that one. And Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is endlessly fun."

    The success of Rock Band and follow-up Rock Band 2 propelled sales of music games to more than $1.6 billion in 2008 — with the help of competing Guitar Hero titles. Despite a wide variety of new games in 2009 including The Beatles: Rock Band and DJ Hero, annual sales fell by nearly 50%.

    That slide inspired the Rock Band 3 development team to try to recapture the fun "that really started this whole phenomenon in the first place," says project director Daniel Sussman.

    During the game, green, red, blue, yellow or orange keys flow on a "stream" representing the notes to be played on five corresponding keyboard keys. In a new authentic Pro mode meant to help players segue to actual instruments, all 25 keys are used; the streams shifts left and right to cover the correct keys. The keyboard also works as a MIDI keyboard that can be connected to a computer. "This is a real instrument and a real device," says senior designer Sylvain Dubrofsky.

    In addition to the new keyboard controller, also due for the game's release are two advanced guitar controllers that take advantage of the Pro mode, one a full-sized, fully functional Fender guitar (all sold separately, no prices yet).

    Other Rock Band 3 advances: improved animations, refined gameplay features — players can drop in and out of games, or change instruments and difficulty settings without stopping songs — and a easier-to-use song menu.

    "Our ambition for Rock Band 3 was really to re-energize and reinvigorate the (music game) category and advance it and move it forward," Rigopulos says.

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    Re: Rock Band 3

    damn. When they accidentally dropped that info about there being harmonies i was hoping they meant instrument harmonies, like being able to play two guitars in the same sound and play harmony riffs. When i play rockband 2 i have a hard enough time ever finding someone who wants to sing so adding the option of an additional singer will definitely not be utilized in my circle of friends

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    Re: Rock Band 3

    RB3 is on the way. Release date is October 26...a few weeks before the holiday shopping season peaks.

    Warm up those keyboard-playing fingers: Rock Band 3 is slated to debut on October 26, according to a statement from publisher MTV Games and developer Harmonix.

    The date was revealed as part of an announcement unveiling pre-order plans for the music title at retailers Gamestop, Amazon and Wal-Mart.

    Rock Band 3 will be available on Nintendo DS ($29.99), Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ($59.99 each). No word on how much game's new keyboard peripheral will cost or on potential hardware bundles.

    The game will feature 83 songs and the appearance of keyboards for the first time in the series' history.

    Consumers who pre-order at Gamestop will get three extra songs: Burning Down the House by Talking Heads, My Own Summer by Deftones , and Blue Monday by New Order. Amazon is offering an in-game guitar and $10 off a future game purchase, while Wal-Mart is giving away $10 online gift cards.
    SOURCE: http://content.usatoday.com/communit...er-26/1?csp=34

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    Re: Rock Band 3

    after a rumor of a leaked setlist started circulating, Harmonix responding by making a humorous video, which can be seen here, that reveals an 83 song setlist in the background
    Amy Winehouse – Rehab
    Anthrax – Caught in a Mosh
    At the Drive-In – One Armed Scissor
    Avenged Sevenfold – Beast and the Harlot
    The B-52s – Rock Lobster
    The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (Live)
    Big Country – In a Big Country
    Blondie – Heart of Glass
    Bob Marley & The Wailers – Get Up, Stand Up
    The Bronx – False Alarm
    Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4
    The Cure – Just Like Heaven
    David Bowie – Space Oddity
    Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
    Def Leppard – Foolin’
    Devo – Whip It
    Dio – Rainbow in the Dark
    Dire Straits – Walk of Life
    The Doobie Brothers – China Grove
    The Doors – Break on Through (To the Other Side)
    Dover – King George
    Echo & the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
    Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
    Faith No More – MidLife Crisis
    Filter – Hey Man, Nice Shot
    The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1
    Foreigner – Cold as Ice
    Golden Earring – Radar Love
    HIM – Killing Loneliness
    Huey Lewis and the News – The Power of Love
    Hypernova – Viva la Resistance
    Ida Maria – Oh My God
    INXS – Need You Tonight
    The J. Geils Band – Centerfold
    James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)
    Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Crosstown Traffic
    Joan Jett – I Love Rock N’ Roll
    John Lennon – Imagine
    Juanes – Me Enamora
    Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
    Manα – Oye Mi Amor
    Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
    Metric – Combat Baby
    The Muffs – Outer Space
    Night Ranger – Sister Christian
    Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
    Paramore – Misery Business
    Phish – Llama
    Phoenix – Lasso
    The Police – Don’t Stand So Close to Me
    Poni Hoax – Antibodies
    Pretty Girls Make Graves – Something Bigger, Something Brighter
    Primus – Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
    Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
    Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
    Rammstein – Du Hast
    The Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
    Raveonettes – Last Dance
    Rilo Kiley – Portions of Foxes
    Riverboat Gamblers – Don’t Bury Me… I’m Still Not Dead
    Roxette – The Look
    Slipknot – Before I Forget
    Smash Mouth – Walkin’ on the Sun
    The Smiths – Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before
    The Sounds – Living in America
    Spacehog – In the Meantime
    Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle
    Stone Temple Pilots – Plush
    Swingin’ Utters – This Bastard’s Life
    T.Rex – 20th Century Boy
    Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
    Tegan and Sara – The Con
    Them Crooked Vultures – Dead End Friends
    Tokio Hotel – Humanoid
    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – I Need to Know
    The Vines – Get Free
    War – Low Rider
    Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
    The White Stripes – The Hardest Button to Button
    Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
    The Who – I Can See for Miles
    Yes – Roundabout


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