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Rock Band 1 to stay on sale as disc, no songs going online

The CutScene writes:

"I may be the only one, but I've been wondering what would happen to all the music in "Rock Band 1" now that "Rock Band 2" is out. Yes, people who own "Rock Band 1" can transfer those tracks to their hard drive and use them in the sequel for $5. But let's saw you are starting your "Rock Band" experience by buying the new #2. You've got 80+ songs on the disc and hundreds available for download. What if you want to get "Blitzkrieg Bop" or "Gimme Shelter?"

I asked MTV and the answer is: buy "Rock Band 1." It and Harmonix plan to keep publishing the first "Rock Band" indefinitely. On the one hand, this is nice, since it keeps all those songs available to people who buy "Rock Band 2" (or future sequels and spin-offs, one would assume). But is it really the best option?"

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