If you recall, this past February a new (and still unannounced) Rock Band peripheral called the Stage Kit was spotted over on Gamestop's website. Back then, we were only given images of what the light and smoke peripheral's box looked like, but it was enough to warrant Stage Kit / WALL•E / police spot light comparisons. Now, Gamestop has since updated their Stage Kit pre-order page with a new picture of the peripherals including what looks to be a 360 controller / strobe light hybrid. Gamestop also pegged the (GASP!) $100 peripheral for an August 15th release, so gather what info you can from that.
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5-26-2008 @ 5:19PM
Anyone who actually buys this deserves to have it broken over their head.
5-27-2008 @ 1:24AM
Much agreed. I love Rock Band, and even I wouldn't buy this.
I mean, exactly what is going through the head of someone who forks over $100 for this? "Great! I can be blinded and smoked to death so I can't see the screen, but who cares! It's a STAGE KIT!"
5-26-2008 @ 5:27PM
Kevin Gass said...
5-26-2008 @ 5:28PM
Coming soon to Europe for the low, low, price of only £100/$200!
5-26-2008 @ 5:34PM
5-26-2008 @ 5:37PM
Deathrace King said...
If you're using this in "your room" while playing alone, then you're wrong.
However, to further compliment the hilarity of huge Rock Band blowout parties involving lots of people and drinks, then yeah, this would be pretty funny and lots of fun.
5-26-2008 @ 5:46PM
5-26-2008 @ 5:47PM
looks like the makers of rockband is running out of ideas
5-27-2008 @ 8:35AM
Sir Fidlious Wong (Justin T. McElroy Memorial Burn of the Day Award) said...
Or trying to see how much Activision is willing to embarass themselves with the "me too" school of rhythm game design. Trust me, if this takes off, it WILL be in Guitar Hero V.
5-26-2008 @ 5:54PM
Where is the Rock Band Fog Machine?
5-26-2008 @ 5:58PM
This is it.. just under a new name...
But yea, does anyone else's gamestop have a "preorder" box for this? Mine has a huge box next to Rock Band that has different details about it on it
5-26-2008 @ 6:42PM
Ri-di-cu-lous. Ridiculous. This is nuts. I need no more plastic in my living room!
5-26-2008 @ 6:53PM
I have a feeling you're going to end up buying Guitar Hero:World Tour with all the instruments when it comes out.
5-26-2008 @ 10:33PM
You must be a fortune teller...and my fortune isn't looking so good.
5-26-2008 @ 6:51PM
Stink Snake said...
If video games and strobe lights can cause seizures in some people I wonder what happens when you put them together?
5-26-2008 @ 6:52PM
Coming this fall, the Guitar Hero: World Tour stage! Measures 8 ft by 10 ft, is 2 ft tall and is made of awesomeness! Only losers rock out on floors! Only $499.99! (not compatible with Rock Band software, peripherals, or fans)
5-26-2008 @ 7:00PM
Dan Manning said...
Oddly enough, I'm about 30 seconds away from buying this.
5-26-2008 @ 9:04PM
I have seen this on Gamestop shelves for months. It isn't new.
5-27-2008 @ 6:48AM
No its new... it's not out yet... it's just a preorder box...
5-26-2008 @ 10:35PM
Coming soon for Rock Band™, the Rock Band Program Printing Press™! Print one or one thousands programs for your Rock Band™ show! Hand them out to guests!
Also coming soon, the Rock Band™ Venue™! Why rock out in your living room when you can charge admission for this cool venue that seats 20,000 people! (Rock Band™ Overpriced Beer Vendors™ sold separately)