Gamecyte writes: "I think it's fair to say that the most impressive thing Harmonix and MTV Games did at E3 this year had nothing to do with their game. Still, I was invited to come and take a look at Rock Band 2 at a quick presentation, and I got to spend a little time with the new guitar, as well. Oh, and I also learned at least a dozen other things about Rock Band 2 that just reinforce my convictions that I want this game. Read on.
John Drake, PR coordinator for Harmonix, was on hand to explain the process that went into designing Rock Band 2, which primarily involved listening to the overwhelming requests, suggestions, and demands from fans of the last game. Drake told us that the philosophy of Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos is to "innovate, then perfect." It's safe to say, given the presence of Guitar Hero: World Tour, that Rock Band was an important innovation in music gaming, and Harmonix is attempting to tweak and refine the formula this time around."