Over 1,000 songs now available for Rock Band

Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced that Rock Band now has more than 1,000 songs available for consumers to play within the Rock Band Music platforms for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and Wii. Featuring the music of more than 390 bands, the Rock Band platform is, without question, the industry leader in providing the best selection of interactive musical content, songs and artists.

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ReBurn3303d ago

I love Rock Band, and this is one of the reasons why.

I like Guitar Hero, but Activision is so busy trying milk money out of the franchise by saturating us with games that they seem to be sacrificing quality. But that's just my opinion.

Redempteur3303d ago

i agree ... rb graphism are not as impressive as GH BUT

The music , their choices of music that's what i enjoy ....

And also there is a good deal of challenge in this ...

when i compare GHWT and RB2 ..rb2 is just longer

kneon3303d ago

I find the songs that ship with Rockband mostly suck, Guitar Hero always ships with a much better song selection. But Rockband has way better, and more DLC. The GH DLC is usually pretty lame and there are only 3 songs each week. So RB can have better music than GH, you just need to pay extra.

evrfighter3303d ago

You should really look up what music appreciation is. If everyone thought the same way as you music would be bland and repetitive.

YOU not liking a certain band or genre of music is exactly that. Just you. When it comes to music. It would be best to not try and speak for other people.

Baka-akaB3302d ago (Edited 3302d ago )

To each their own but seriously ? The original Rb and GH package usually shares quite a lot of classic songs and groups such as Pat Benabar or Kansas . It's just that in the end GH would fall to the dictate of pleasing the masses with the most mainstream stuff there is , regardless of their quality or if it actually fit their instruments.

Seriously who in their right mind get the stones and chose the least guitar friendly song (sympathy for the devil) ???
And they do it often , they score an actually great group , but chooses their meh songs , probably as some kind of cheap deal .

And no it's not a taste or just an opinion ... it's quite a fact that it's hardly ok that in game with drums , bass and guitar , you're given a song with mostly piano tunes or trumpet being played by the guitar ...

Not when you had plenty other choices of Rolling stone songs , as an example .

Again to each their own ... but :

- big load of shared original content
- Unfitting songs and instruments
- distastul use of rock star models (just dread the day of one of those singing la bamba or britney spears ... you know it is coming)

The original RB/RB2 easily wins this one imo .
And it's a finish him with an absymal list of GH dlc , while indeed RB only gets miles better once you use them .

kneon3300d ago

I didn't say you shouldn't like the music on rock band, go ahead and like whatever you want. I just find the rockband songs that ship on the disk contain lot of bland boring mainstream crap.

Close_Second3302d ago

...but the songs are a rip off.

If you cuold buy them for the PS3 and they could also be used on the PSp version of rock band then that would be a start. I would also like to be able to use the songs on my mp3 player.

don't get me wrong, I love Rock Band but buying songs is too expensive.

Redempteur3302d ago

nobody asked you to buy ALL the songs

a 3 set song dlc isn't that expensive IF you like that song already ..

i mostly choose songs that are fun to play ..

Drac3302d ago

Living In NZ, we're still waiting to get RB2 :(, we do have beatles and lego though.

The first time we got one of the non-english songs during a set we just cracked up laughing, needless to say we didn't do to well on that one.

Definitely agree that RB has the better DLC, downloaded a few female vocalist songs, as I don't do singing (more for others safety ;).