Rock Band 2's problem... or why developers need to stop making content in party games unlockable

Variety's 'The Cut Scene' editor Ben Fritz writes:

"By now many Cut Scene readers may have seen this cheat code popping around the InterWebs that lets "Rock Band 2" players unlock all 80+ songs in the game immediately without playing the tour. Which is awfully convenient, but demonstrates a fundamental problem: Why should you have to unlock important content by playing a narrative mode in a game that is, in large part, all about social play with friends? I think there's no good answer to that question. It's an outdated conceit that developers need to trash."

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