Category Archives: Rockband

Exciting News about Rockband3

Rockband2 introduced online career mode. I was able to complete the career with people from all over the world, and not just on my console (unlike Rockband1). The characters were better and you had more control over creating them. There was a new clothing lounge with funky oufits. There were challenges to complete as a career and the introduction of “Battle of the Bands” which was posted online at http://www.rockband.com. There was a drum trainer as well and of course better instruments!

…well… Rockband3 is going to ROCK even more!

The storyline will start off at dive bars and eventually your band can (or might) make it big! Expect the scenery to change as you progress through your rocking career!

There is a Shuffle Party feature that allows players to join and play immediately! This is likely due to people leaving quickplay halfway through a song.  The rest of the band will carry on playing and the spot will remain open for someone else to join in. I foresee this as a problem when there is conflicting DLC. I am curious if quickplay bands will always be open to anyone? I’ve often played with one other person just because we have the same downloaded songs. I hope they don’t leave the spots accessible to anyone all the time! Does this mean that the band won’t actually be working as a band? The points that you need to get Gold Stars is based on the number of people playing… hmm… I suppose only time will tell eh!I know there are different modes for quickplay rocking and more intense serious rocking… but I like my 2 person quickplay!

For the more serious rocker… *cough* uhm.. me included, :$ there will be over 700 goals and rewards! I can’t wait for my all-girl band with Melbabe 🙂 The emails will start next week!! There is a Pro Mode which is going to be harder than Expert. ooohhh… I guess that will be a challenge for all those guitarists and drummers out there who have mastered their Rockband2 and DLC on Expert! The new instruments that will actually encourage learning how to play the guitar for real. Wait… what?! Yes.. that’s right. Play a REAL instrument! The guitars are selling for $150 and they have 6 strings and 17 frets along a button based neck. If you want to play the Pro Mode… you will have to play like a pro 😉

Fender Mustang

Squier Stratocaster

There are spots for 7 different players! I know my tv could handle that many roads… can yours? There will be the guitar, bass, drums, vocals (3-part harmonies), and of course… the newly introduced instrument… KEYBOARDS!

Needless to say, I can’t wait to play this game! Bring on the Rockage!!

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Rockband 3 Setlist!

I have been looking forward to Rockband3 since I completed the career on Rockband2!! Every week I look at the DLC (downloadable content) and get whatever I would like to sing along to. I have more than 420 DLC now. So… I am proud to post the official setlist for Rockband 3!

2000s:

  • Amy Winehouse – “Rehab”
  • At the Drive-In – “One Armed Scissor”
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “The Beast & the Harlot”
  • Dover – “King George”
  • The Bronx – “False Alarm”
  • The Flaming Lips – “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1”
  • HIM (His Infernal Majest) – “Killing Loneliness”
  • Hypernove – “Viva La Resistance”
  • Ida Maria – “Oh My God”*
  • Juanes – “Me Enamora”
  • Metric – “Combat Baby”
  • Paramore – “Misery Business”*
  • Phoenix – “Lasso”*
  • Poni Hoax – “Antibodies”
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves – “Something Bigger, Something Brighter”
  • Queens of the Stone Age – “No One Knows”
  • The Ravonettes – “Last Dance”
  • Rilo Kiley – “Portions for Foxes”*
  • Riverboat Gamblers – “Don’t Bury Me…I’m Still Not Dead”
  • Slipknot – “Before I Forget”
  • The Sounds – “Living in America”
  • Tegan & Sara – “The Con”
  • Them Crooked Vultures – “Dead End Friends”
  • Tokio Hotel – “Humanoid”*
  • The Vines – “Get Free”*
  • The White Stripes – “The Hardest Button to Button”*

1990s:

  • Faith No More – “Midlife Crisis”*
  • Filter – “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
  • Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing”*
  • Maná – “Oye Mi Amor”
  • Marilyn Manson – “The Beautiful People”
  • The Muffs – “Outer Space”
  • Phish – “Llama”
  • Primus – “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver”
  • Rammstein – “Du Hast”
  • Smash Mouth – “Walkin’ On The Sun”*
  • Spacehog – “In the Meantime”
  • Stone Temple Pilots – “Plush”
  • Swingin’ Utters – “This Bastard’s Life”

1980s:

  • Anthrax – “Caught in a Mosh”
  • Big Country – “In a Big Country”
  • The Cure – “Just Like Heaven”*
  • Def Leppard – “Foolin'”*
  • Devo – “Whip It”
  • Dio – “Rainbow in the Dark”
  • Dire Straits – “Walk of Life”
  • Echo & the Bunnymen – “The Killing Moon”
  • Huey Lewis and the News – “The Power of Love”
  • INXS – “Need You Tonight”*
  • J. Geils Band – “Centerfold”
  • Joan Jett – “I Love Rock N’ Roll”*
  • Night Ranger – “Sister Christian”*
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “Crazy Train”*
  • The Police – “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
  • Roxette – “The Look”*
  • The Smiths – “Stop Me if You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
  • Tears for Fears – “Everbody Wants to Rule the World”
  • Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”

1970s:

  • The B-52’s – “Rock Lobster”*
  • Blondie – “Heart of Glass”
  • Bob Marley – “Get Up, Stand Up”
  • Chicago – “25 or 6 to 4”
  • Deep Purple – “Smoke on the Water”
  • Doobie Brothers – “China Grove”*
  • Elton John – “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”
  • Foreigner – “Cold As Ice”*
  • Golden Earring – “Radar Love”
  • John Lennon – “Imagine”
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird”
  • Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”*
  • Ramones – “I Wanna Be Sedated”
  • Steve Miller Band – “Fly Like an Eagle”
  • T.Rex – “20th Century Boy”
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “I Need to Know”
  • War – “Low Rider”
  • Warren Zevon – “Werewolves of London”
  • Yes – “Roundabout”*

1960s:

  • Beach Boys – “Good Vibrations (Live)”
  • David Bowie – “Space Oddity”
  • The Doors – “Break on Through (To the Other Side)”*
  • James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good” – Alternate Studio Version*
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Crosstown Traffic”*
  • The Who – “I Can See for Miles”

* Songs available on Rock Band 3 for Nintendo DS

Aside

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Wicked Day/Brutal Night

Sunday was rather eventful for me. My day started off as any normal Sunday when I sit at home and play games while lll KiRa lll’s at work. I hate that he works on the weekend 😦 I started off with some Left 4 Dead 2. I usually roll out of bed and turn on my Xbox. While it’s loading, I wake up enough to play. After about 5 minutes I got a message from Duff420hed asking if I wanted to do the setlist cause I had blogged about it the previous day 😉 hehe…

I said sure! I didn’t have much else planned for the day. It took him about an hour to get ready and then we tried connecting for about 20 minutes. For some reason I couldn’t get past the character selection screen. WTF. Super frustrating. We both plugged our Xbox directly into the Internet. Nothing. Okay… so let’s find someone else to host.

I got in touch with Nickeagle and asked if he was keen. Totally thinking he’d be busy, because a 6 hour commitment (at the last minute) is hard to find. But… he was keen!!

So Nickeagle loaded it up and invited us all to a party and band. Mephisto9112 was going to join but I think there was some confusion with what was happening. The difficulty that we played on didn’t matter, just as long as we didn’t fail. Oh well.. maybe he couldn’t rock for that long, which is totally understandable. Perhaps I will be crazy enough to do it again before RB3 comes out.

After many hours of singing, drinking loads of water and coffee… and watching the boys rock out, I finally completed the Rockband 2 Endless Setlist 2 without pausing or failing. Whew! What a task that was!!

I think it’s the 4th time I’ve done it. The first time I played with a friend in California and we played as soon as the game was released and we made it far enough in the band to play. He failed a lot cause it was late by the time we were at the end. I think we started after I was out of class on a Friday night. So by the end, it was nearing 5am O.o

I played it through a second time to get platinum for my character. This was after I got my own Xbox and I wanted the data on mine. I kept the old character data on lll KiRa lll’s Xbox.

I played it a third cause I was using a different character more and I wanted her to be platinum too. Wow… I really have no life eh! 😉

(ps. That’s more of philosophical debate… what constitutes having a “life”).

The 84 songs take just under 6 hours to complete if no one fails. I’ve always played it with people online. I couldn’t handle sitting there by myself talking to no one for 6 hours and singing! Blah… that would be terrible.

I was on vocals, Nickeagle was on bass, and Duff420hed was on drums. Needless to say… we kicked some serious Rockband butt! We started around 11am, after some tedious network and game issues. We were finished by dinner time and I went out to visit with lll KiRa lll’s family. His mom made us BBQ salmon burgers and salad. Yum!

It was pretty sweet that we always scored in the high nineties (and often 100%… especially for Nickeagle). After 60 songs I managed to get 92% on Shacklers Revenge. Which was bloody fantastic for me! I hate that song. :S

…after dinner we came home and I played some Alan Wake. I figured it had been a while, so I would try to not kill myself on Nightmare difficulty. I was typing up a blog post on my bed while playing. lll KiRa lll was beside me playing a new arcade game on the PS3. We ordered some late-night pizza and went to pick it up.

When I got home and turned my computer on so I could finish blogging, I found out that it was dead. Completely, totally, utterly… DEAD. The screen wouldn’t even turn on.

Not only am I so good with computers that I managed to delete my operating system last week. I killed my computer completely. We are guessing that the fan over heated and melted the motherboard cause it was plugged in with the battery. Sigh…

I have been without a computer since then 😦 The longest I’ve ever gone! Even before my netbook I had

a HUGE heavy laptop that I lugged around with me.

Sad, terrible, brutal way to end a wickedly awesome day!

Saturday’s are Amazing! \m/\>.</\m/

My Saturday morning started with rolling out of bed and turning on the Xbox. Weekends FTW.

I wasn’t even interested in changing the game. Whatever was in there was what I’d be playing.

Left 4 Dead 2.

Kicked some butt on Scavenge.

I’ve joined many lobbies with revott and rosebud but they never started the game, so I haven’t played with them till today. When we won… and the game was over, I decided it would be good to get my morning coffee. Awe I was totally flattered as revott was telling me not to leave cause I was his favourite. Haha… so cute! ❤ thanks.

I went back to L4D2 to find that every game I joined I was stuck with no mic’s!! Argh. That is so frustrating.

I tried out the new Xbox dashboard feature game: Limbo.

Did my Xbox freeze? What’s with the super long introduction and slowly zooming into the trees?! Am I suppose to do something here?

OOOhhh there’s a little boy laying in the grass. His eyes start to glow as soon as you move. Maybe there’s no real introduction after all 🙂

The game is very artistic and it’s black and white. I haven’t played a game quite like this one before.

A or Y = Jump/Climb

Left TS = Move

B = Pull Objects

Jump over any holes in the ground. Otherwise you just move forward in the game and interact with the objects that may come in your way (carts, boats, ropes etc.).

There’s no real soundtrack, except for the sounds that you would expect to hear if you were indeed running through a dusty trail or hopping into a boat (“splash”). I think that’s a cool element as it left me rather confused at first.

It might be a game I’d play if I was sitting alone in my room late at night with nothing else to do. Maybe it gets better? I didn’t play for too long.

Time for some…. guess… I bet you can…

ROCKBAND!!! 😀

Duff 420Hed invited me to do the endless setlist today but sadly I don’t think I’d have enough time today. I really want that achievement though! Maybe tomorrow 🙂

It’s been ages since I’ve played a solid quickplay game of Rockband. I started off with Linger by the Cranberries with Nickeagle! A little “Clean”, “Sex on Fire”, a bunch of other songs and ending with “Smile if You Mean It”.

The free DLC “dreaming of love” is brutal to sing!! I still haven’t managed to get 100%. Nick scared the crap out of me because he said that he heard I was struggling with that song. WHAT!? He could hear me? Ohhh man… that sucks. I got a new wireless microphone so I didn’t know if people could hear me.

He swears that he couldn’t really “hear” me. Whew! Cause I know I sound like rubbish. I’ve only sang online a couple times and it’s terrible! 😉

We haven’t played in hmm… a year maybe!? Never on at the same time 😦 Last summer we played together almost everyday. We were Cabin #2 in the Camp Rockband Game from Rockband.com. It was pretty cool till all the cabins bailed out and lost their bandmates. My band had Nick, Smurfy, and Lessthan. It would be sweet to do something like that again.z

Time for a bit of breaky. Ebi Sunomono mmmm… I ❤ cooking yummy food!

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ROCKBAND 3!!!! :D

Rockband 3 just officially announced their release date!!! Time to pre-order for October 26, 2010.

The following information is taken from rockband.com

GameStop Pre-order* Opportunity:
GameStop shoppers who reserve Rock Band 3 for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 in advance receive three downloadable Rock Band songs at launch:

• Burning Down the House by Talking Heads
• My Own Summer by Deftones
• Blue Monday by New Order

Amazon Pre-order* Opportunity:
Amazon shoppers who reserve Rock Band 3 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii in advance will receive access to an exclusive in-game guitar. Additionally, for a limited time only, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners who pre-order Rock Band 3 in advance on Amazon will receive $10 off a future videogame purchase.

Wal-Mart Pre-order* Opportunity:
Walmart.com shoppers who reserve Rock Band 3 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii in advance will receive a $10 eGift card for a limited time.

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I can’t wait! I am super stoked about getting this game. I’m still looking to find bandmates. I have a couple requirements:

-Please be understanding of my schedule. I work Monday – Friday all bloody day. I will be playing in the evenings and weekends.

-You must like cheese.

-I’d like people who can play on expert. I don’t know the reason that other people want this, but for me… I ❤ Gold Stars and you can only get them if all the members play on expert. Plus when it’s a non-sing part I love watching my band mates rock out!

-DLC’s would be a plus (but not an asset) as it’s a new game 🙂

-You must like cheese.

hmmm… I guess that’s about it. Oh yea. I sing!! :3  and I kinda fail at everything else. I can play bass on expert, guitar on hard, and drums not at all. So… I’m looking for people who play guitar, bass, and drums!

Please send me a message on here, live, email, or msn.