With the shutting down of the Rock Band network, the article looks at it's once huge popularity and subsequent decline.
RIP. It will be missed. I still hope it is revamped somehow in the current gen.
Thanks for killing the genre with all the Guitar Hero releases, Activision. The ten of us who bought Rock Band 3 were hoping to get a Rock Band 4.
Very true. But I do have to say both companies jumped on the hype train pretty hard. Of course Acitivision had to murder it with 9 spinoffs, but EA and Harmonix didn't help at all. I still have my 400+ DLC RB1/2/3, drum set and 3 guitars. I will continue to play this well into the future.
Activision's response: "Oh please, you just made me $60 richer by buying Destiny from me. :)"
Frick. You're right. :/
I enjoyed Rock Band for it's time but honestly, once I got Rocksmith I never looked back. Playing and learning those songs for real is so much more rewarding than simply pushing those buttons.
Well not everyone was looking for a learning experience . I can play some guitar , yet i was happy with RB as what it was supposed to be , just a fun party game
I think rock band was a far more enjoyable party game, rocksmith is a guitar tutor. Different genres as far as I'm concerned. Sad to see it go had many wonderful alcohol fueled band party nights
Agree. I was wrecked by the time my USA pal came online, I'd been on the beer all afternoon rocking out with my ION'S.. Great times...
Loved these games because even non-gamers would want to join in on the fun. RIP Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
It's a missed opportunity to not have RB4 or RB ported to new consoles . And i bet it got everything to do with Harmonix's own past issues with EA , viacom etc and having to deal with the licensing of all those released songs on top of new ones , than truly having no market for it . And it's sad , because until a better game from Harmonix arrives , i'm not interested in supporting their tiny other initiative , or Dance Central
The expensive price of the guitar controller put me off completely, but I really enjoyed Guitar Hero everytime I played it (although it was very few).
Didn't Harmonix recently put out a survey asking people if they would want a new rock band? http://www.polygon.com/2014...
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