"An anonymous Microsoft employee claims Rock Band will in fact cost $199 as has been speculated, and that Xbox 360 owners will not be able to play the game using wireless controllers."
I'm not a fanboy for MS or Sony here. I thought that the Heavenly Sword Play Magazine 10/10 might be fake, and I think that this might be fake, too.
Right, fanboys, think about that as you try to tear eachother new ones.
Also, why is this in the Wii section?
Oops, my bad. Heh. Thought it was 360/PS3 exclusive...
"Both PS3 and Wii versions, however, include wireless guitar controllers reports Ars Technica. The game bundle includes guitar, the drum set, and a microphone with the package weighing a hefty 20 pounds."
Sucks for them if its true.
PS3 and 360 version will cost the same, but PS3 will feature bluetooth.....I'll stop there.........Play B3YOND
go fvcking kill urself dumbazs
but i don't think it matters if it's wireless of not.
Well, as long as the wire isn't like 3 inches long.
and PS3 you can use your cell phone bluetooth for free...PS3 you get everything in one box, 360 you get nickel and dime and eventually end up paying more...Oh wait,,,,360 is not forcing you to buy it, that's the xbots model....Play B3yond
dont care,not getting this game ;P...
how does it play anyway?
i hate rockband/guitar hero, i tell you take the two hundred it cost to buy the game and buy a cheap strat or an acoustic, so much more better,
can you learn things like this on guitar hero/rockband?
I thought I was the only one left on earth not hooked on these games. If people spent as much time learning to play the real instrument as they did playing these games they would have some great guitar skills.
I'm sure these games are fun in some sort, but so is playing the real thing.
I have 7 real guitars (4 Electrics, 1 Semi-Acoustic, 1 Acoustic, and a Bass) which i play obviously, i like to think i'm pretty good, no Jimi Hendrix, but good.
Yet i suck ass at Guitar Hero, an probably will also suck at this.
Bass will be the easiest instrument on this thing.
This is the kind of thing that annoys me. What makes Guitar Hero fun is that even people who can't play the guitar, and don't care to learn how to play the guitar, are able to enjoy the feeling of hitting the hot licks in their own living room. So what if it isn't authentic? It's just plain fun.
What annoys me is people are paying for this. You don't need to buy this thing. All you need is an MP3 player and arms. Air Guitar, baby!
"i hate rockband/guitar hero, i tell you take the two hundred it cost to buy the game and buy a cheap strat or an acoustic, so much more better,..."
I couldnt agree more. I play acoustic, electric, bass & keyboards. Save your $$$ & buy a cheap acoustic & learn something of Value. Why press buttons on a controller when you can learn to play a REAL song - much more impressive.
i hope yall dont trip over that wire
Once again the PS3 gets the definitive/superior version.
RidgeRacer - 1080p 60fp PS3
Oblivion - faster loading, better graphics
Dirt - 1080p, better wheel support
Stranglehold - Free HD movie right on the disc
Unreal Tournament - Runs better on the PS3, total pc mod support, mouse and keyboard, possible pc/PS3 cross play
Burnout - 1080p PS3 version
Don't worry Xbots, you still have Ubisoft putting out crappy PS3 versions! LOL!
Whoops, nevermind Haze PS3 lead platform and exclusive this year. Heh.
Dude, just stop the fanboyism. I don't think anyone is listening.
Not to mention you're ignoring all of the multiplatform games of the past year- Spider Man 3, Need for Speed, Rainbow Six, GRAW2, Splinter Cell, and pretty much every sports game- that are better on the 360. Not to mention the ALLEGED superiority of Assassin's Creed and GTAIV on 360.
I'm not a fanboy for MS or Sony, but I get pretty tired of all this pointless bashing. There are always two sides to the story, so accept that PS3 AND 360 owners have plenty of reasons to be happy and stop commenting this crap...
It's probably too late for you after this post, but no one will be able to see what you think once you get down to one bubble so do your best to conserve it. It's great that you love what you've got and what's coming to it (I am just as excited) but please don't make arguments like this because it keeps a lot of us on here from having a REAL discussion. Comments like these will only bring more of the same from the people you harass.
I value your opinion, but I won't be able to read it for much longer if you keep this up.
"Not to mention the ALLEGED superiority of Assassin's Creed and GTAIV on 360. "
What an idiot.
Assasins Creed/GTA will be identical at least. With the PS3 the developers are 'allowed' to utilise the hard drive and they have the storage of blu-ray.
Ok let's see ridge racer sucked like usual. Oblivion put me to sleep. Dirts fun but no 1080P tv for me. Stranglehold gets the movie ONLY on the special edition which = MORE money! UT3 gets keyboard and mouse? Woo fuc*ing who! I hate PC games and keyboard/mouse so great for you...I didn't buy a console to use PC components. and burnout is 1080P yay for you, I don't have a 1080P tv and I bet you don't either. you're a jackass, the only game on that list that was difinitively better was Oblivion, the rest is your lame ass fanboyish one sided opinion, so STFU!!
I hate fanboys like that retard wiggles. Stupid comments like that make me glad I'm not 13. And if you are older grow the fvck up buddy.
Its not surprising, the 360 is last gen tech.
Come on, don't be a fanboy.
What you said.
Radiohead are awesome!
The 360 is using outdated RF signals for its wireless tech; PS3 on the other hand is using Bluetooth. This might actually have something to do with why the 360 version needs a wired guitar.
OMG the 360 uses RF technology. Jeeez i didnt know that, thats crazy. I knew M$ cut so meny corners, but.... Even the Wii has bluetooth technology.. Wow
Ok the problem is not the signal DJ. The wireless controllers are just fine their is never any interference so no big deal. Anyways the problem is Microsoft doesn't allow 3rd party companies to use their tech. Yes this is lame as hell and unfair and I don't support or condone it. But it is what it is so oh well, I have used wires for 12 years so I wont cry if ONE game uses them.
Explain the difference between RF technology and Bluetooth if you guys are so smart.
You can't? that's because they both use RF technology. The only difference is that bluetooth is an unlicensed radio technology, and as such, has to restrict bandwidth and output power to minimize risk of interference with other equipment. Remember bluetooth is used in offices and hospitals where sensitive equipment is vulnerable to strong shortwave signals.
These restrictions on power make bluetooth more prone to external interference and glitchy behaviour. This is probably why Microsoft decided to develop their own wireless technology and have it licensed only for domestic use. This allowed them to increase bandwidth and output power over that available to the bluetooth specification.
WHOVER BUYS ROCKBAND IS A FUKING IDIOT WITH DAT MONEY I CAN GO GET A HOOKER BUBLES GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't care ill just use the guitar hero 3 controller for rock band.
dont think you can, they are two different guitars, rock band has 5 extra buttons at bottom.
wireless......more batteries? XD
although wireless is always a nice think to have, wired is always more secure XD
Sorry to burst your bubble but in the next gen world you don't need batteries, it charges from the PS3 via USB. Or course wireless controllers on 360 need batteries...
360 controllers recharge through the USB port too, with a battery pack! You can use AA batteries too if you want but that adds up $$. The only difference is, when the battery wears out, you have to buy a whole new controller for the PS3, but with the 360, you just buy a $10 battery pack.
Sorry to burst your bubble but the PS3 controller also uses a battery, or did you think the power was transmitted wirelessly!
What happens when the lithium battery in your pad fails? You have to get it replaced that's what. I paid $7 for 2 sets of 2800mAH NiMh batteries for my 360 controllers, and they last around 30 hours per charge. And I too can plug my pad into the USB and have the batteries charge as I play.
Check out the price of NiMH (Nickel-Metal-Hydride) rechargeables these days. They're cheaper than the official battery packs and they hold more charge.
that is soooo unrealistic
That was sarcasm.
I reallly hope it was.
good to see my sarcasm was not wasted
too bad but it is all about musics
$199 for a game!thats absurd. and everyone complain of hardware price
Who is Gamepro's anonymous source at MS? Bill Gates pet Chihuahua?
There was a 360 system update THIS WEEK that specifically added support for wireless guitars.
Never fear! Gamepro's on the case!
Doh, i'd forgot all about that. Was sure I heard about the guitars been wireless from somewhere though.
MS just release the update for the 360 so we the owners can use wireless guitar for Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3 and now the bundle for the 360 doesn't have wireless guitar???
HEY WAGLE LOL ACTUALLY OBLIVION IS BETER FOR THE 360 GO 2 METACRITIC.COM THE PS3 VERSION GOT A 93 N THE 360 VERSION GOT A 94 GET UR FACTS FIRST N DONT MAKE UP FAKE STUFF U FUKI*G RAT
Lol. I said it before and Il say it again. PS3 version of oblivion is well known for being superior on the PS3..
Because the developers utilised the hard drive, making a better smoother gameplay. They also tweaked the game for optimal performance on the PS3. The end resulst was better textures, faster load times, fewer bugs. - Why dont you do some research.
And if you are going to start a argument because of 1% difference in review scores, then, well.... Your name says it all.
For me little things like wireless make the difference. I would have gotten this for ps3 but then i have guitar hero for 360 and i heard you can use the 360 guitar on rockband and i wanna get 2 guitars for bass and lead so i might just have to go with 360. But the wireless offer is very tempting considering xbox only has like 3 usb ports
Guitar Hero controllers may not work with Rock Band.
Okay, I get why Microsoft does not license out their wireless protocol to 3rd parties who make standard controllers: it's a way to monopolize that market and recoup losses and make profit (everyone wants a wireless controller right). However, I don't understand why they will not license it out willingly to 3rd parties who are making game specific peripherals, case in point Rockband. Wouldn't you want to have the superior peripherals on you console? Of course you would. I would rather buy this game on another console (ie PS3) and loose a possible 1000 extra gamerscore on the 360 (the points don't mean or do anything anyway). And I bet we'll have an easier time downloading new tracks and stuff on the PS3 to boot. The guys at microsoft making these decisions need to pull their heads out of their asses and start making more good decisions.
"And I bet we'll have an easier time downloading new tracks and stuff on the PS3 to boot." Your comment was so good til that point where your fanboyism rained supreme. easier time my ass if you have EVER used a PS3 to DL something you would know that download times for demos is ridiculously long and it sucks ass. Anyone who disagrees with me has never downloaded HS or any other demo. The PS store downloads are 1/3 slower than the Xbox live downloads. I can DL a demo in like a half hour, not 2 1/2 hours like HS took.
PS360Rocks you are wrong. i can download any game from psn in max 10 minutes. you must have a very bad connection. i have a 6000kbs connection and it goes very fast, more than 1mb per second.
PSN is fast
Well it depends on the server that your downloading from, if a server is near to full then downloading a demo will be slower. I really don't mind not getting a wireless gutair, I just don't like changing batteries all the time.
way to expensive for me
Learn to play a real guitar, much more satisfying.
Agreed. Being good at Guitar Hero or Rock Band won't get you chicks.
are c*cks and they know it. I bet their mothers wished they had the guts to smother them at birth. Or their fathers wished they do not go natural that fateful night of conception or their mother were keen on swollowing
PC/PSWii360 the only true gamer is an platofrm agnostic one
If I ever considered buying this game, PS3 is the version to get
A $200 game? Where do I sign up?
"why play rock band/Guitar hero when you can learn to play the real thing?" Cause it's just fun. Some people have no interest in learning how to play the real thing. These are just games that let people have fun and blow off some steam. Why play videogames when you can be creating and them? for the same reason. They are just fun. $200 is a hefty investment but so is $60. just have fun with whatever games you can play, who knows games like this might even inspire some young players to try to create real music with the goal of being in a GH or RB game.
$199 for a game? Bloody expensive. Anyway, I really hate the fact that Microsoft doesn't allow 3rd party hardware to be Wireless.
Hmm. I thought it was because third party devs etc can not make 3rd party peripherals using MS tech. Oh well you're entitled to your theories/opinion.
why get this piece of junk? who knows next year they'll announce rock band 2 pretty soon. there are many things a person can get with 200 smackers rather than this.
Sorry Xbot [email protected]
That makes no sense, seeing as how when Microsoft paid to have Guitar Hero 2 ported to the 360, it had a wireless guitar using Microsoft's "tech".
I think it's because the bundle was going to cost more because of Microsoft using their own tech instead of cheaper, more efficient bluetooth.
On Ebgames they have a wireless Xbox 360 Rock Band Guitar selling for $80...
wow, so many angry people on this site! It just a wire! If there is or isn't a wire, big deal! I doubt having a wireless guitar is going to put the ps3 on the top spot in software sales... nonetheless it is a plus for sony.
then again, there was that update for a wireless guitar..so i dunno.
and it is gamepro...you can get better news/editorials from a toilet bowl than them.