Rob Kay, design director at Harmonix and on Rock Band, has blamed the lack of storage space as the primary reason why Wii Rock Band owners will not be able to download extra songs via DLC.
i haven't heard the end of it from Wii users about this... they keep mentioning SD cards as an alternative, but i'm sure they don't even grasp how DLC works and they think they can have it on multiple SD cards and the game will load them with no problem. doesn't work that way the only solution: Nintendo supported HDD. (and a less broken online system to play with) Mother always said you get what you pay for *hehe*
you can get sd cards now that can store up to 16gb which is bigger than the space you have access to on a 360 premium 20gb hdd
Last time I checked a 2 gig SD card could hold plenty of DLC. It is funny how some companies can use SD cards for DLC but some how these guys cant figure it out.
you both don't grasp how ROCK BAND DLC works... its 4 tracks that need to be processed simultaneously and all in real time and you actually expect SD to be that solution? not to metion how much space the pre-rendered videos will take up because the Wii does not process the background video in real-time. Its all pre recorded videos from the PS3/360 version. The transfer speed of the SD card is almost a joke for a game like this tl;dr - SD Cards won't work
"But, But, But... Hard-drives aren't innovative, unless you can make the disc move by having your feet tapping continuously. Yes thats it!"
I certainly wouldn't mind a harddrive :)
I'm inclined to agree. Allowing the use of a harddrive would increase the usability and potential for the Wii by magnitudes. It sucks for ppl who download a lot of VC games and soon WiiWare titles to have to re-download the games/apps whenever they run out of space. I know I'm probably gonna get pissed after downloading so many WiiWare titles to have to delete/re-download. It's just not an optimal solution from a usability standpoint. Additionally, as demonstrated by this interview, 3rd-parties want the Wii to have a harddrive so they can release DLC (and software patches, which I hate but that's an entirely different discussion).
Then I bet there will be at least one massive internet petition to try and change Nintendo's mind. Heck, it's worth a try. They were considering it as an option a while back. SD cards are like GC memory cards in that you can keep gamesaves, and that is all they can do for now.
i dont really care about DLC, TBH but were the hell is the online, thats the reason im not getting this game, there moaning about a hard drive, but they cba getting online put into the game, lazy sh*t's!!!!!
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