Ahem. Got a bit creepy there. Check out in game videos of the song after the break.
Now it's time to go start bugging your game store employee friends for a sneak peak. Just remember, trying to trick someone into selling you Rock Band 2 before its street date is wrong. Fun, but wrong.
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So, it ain't Moving Pictures, but it's something, right? Right?
Locksley Pack 1 (240 / $3)
- "She Does" - Locksley (80 / $1)
- "Dont Make Me Wait" - Locksley (80 / $1)
- "All Over Again" - Locksley (80 / $1)
- Foo Fighters -- "The Colour and the Shape"
- Red Hot Chili Peppers -- "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"
- Jane's Addiction -- "Nothing's Shocking"
- Megadeth -- "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying"
- Stevie Ray Vaughn -- "Texas Flood"
Warner Music leading man Edgar Brofman told Reuters that considering each company's game is completely dependent on the content the music industry owns and controls, "The amount being paid to the music industry ... is far too small." Brofman compared the significance of rhythm music games to the industry shifting introductions of MTV and iTunes.
Even though it has been reported that royalties for content sales in music games are much higher than other services, such as iTunes, we're surprised it took this long for the industry to start sobbing about getting paid. If licenses change, could this spell an increase in downloadable content prices?
The Rock Band 2 press release, which included the final set-list for the game, also mentions that Rock Band content from the original retail disc will be transferable to the sequel, but for a price. According to the release, "owners of the original Rock Band will have the ability to export most of the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay-the first time ever in videogame history!" A fee is required to unlock the content, which will be "under 5 dollars" according to the release. Also, as stated before, Rock Band 2 will support all downloadable content from the original Rock Band.
Rock Band 2 is set to release exclusively on the Xbox 360 this September. With classic bands AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Pearl Jam and more added to the game, Rock Band 2 hasn't had us this excited about music since the invention of the compact disc. Wow. Totally just aged ourselves there.
Full set-list for Rock Band 2 after the jump.
In an interview with Rock Band's Brett Milano, band members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson talk about bringing their music to a new generation via gaming, the beginnings of Rush and name drop a few cities and spots in and around Ontario. Sure, Canada might be responsible for Celine Dion but Rush makes up for that travesty in spades.
[via Rush is a Band - Blog]
Rock Band tracks drop Tuesday, July 8, for 160MS Points ($2) a piece.
- "Closer to the Heart" - Rush
- "Working Man (Vault Edition)" - Rush
- "Snow (Hey, Oh)" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- "Tell Me Baby" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Jump in for the videos for all of Tuesday's releases.
As for the list? It includes such heavy hitters as "Testify" by Rage Against the Machine, "Peace Sells" by Megadeth, "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett and so much more. Jump in for the full listing, but make sure you're sitting down ... this one could knock you off your feet!
So, no create-a-track and community togetherness. You know what would really bring the community together? Online Band World Tour mode. Think about it.
- "Panic Attack" - Dream Theater (or Finger Eleven)
- "Chop Suey" - System of a Down
- "Give It Away" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- "Everlong" - Foo Fighters
- "Kids in America" - Kim Wilde
- "Ace of Spades" - Motorhead
- "Hello There" - Cheap Trick
- "Anyway You Want It" - Journey
- "Pinball Wizard" - The Who
[Thanks, StLouisRibs7734. Image via ScoreHero]