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3:45 PM on 03.08.2013

Oingo Boingo and Toto in next week's Rock Band DLC

Next week, the Rock Band Music Store will be adding a couple of classic 80's songs to the list of downloadable content. "Rosanna" from Toto will be available for purchase, along with Oingo Boingo's "Weird Science." It surpri...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:15 PM on 03.01.2013

More Blitz tracks coming to Rock Band 3 DLC

As we trundle toward the end of Rock Band 3 DLC as we know it, Harmonix is still working through adding the tracks produced for Rock Band Blitz to the storefront. Next week, you'll be able to snag "Always" from Blin...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:15 PM on 02.22.2013

The Flys, Staind and Queensr˙che en route to Rock Band

The end may be in sight for Rock Band's epic run of DLC, but it's not over quite yet and there are still a few more weeks of updates to look forward to. Next week will see the arrival of “Got You (Where I Want You...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:30 PM on 02.18.2013

After 275 weeks, weekly Rock Band DLC ceases in April

After more than 4,000 songs released over the course of 275 consecutive weeks, weekly Rock Band downloadable content will cease on April 2, Harmonix announced today. Harmonix said the studio currently has "several" new titles...

Keith Swiader

9:00 PM on 01.26.2013

Aerosmith Greatest Dimension Pack hits Rock Band Tuesday

Boston's hometown heroes Aerosmith have a six-pack of tracks hitting Rock Band this coming Tuesday, January 29th. This is the first time the hard-rocking, blues-influenced band has graced the RB platform, and the first time t...

Ian Bonds

4:30 PM on 01.21.2013

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 played on Rock Band drums

If you haven't been watching Dtoid TV lately, you've been missing out on some truly bizarre stuff. Take, as an example, this clip from yesterday's Super Fantastic Videogame Rad Show: Get There! in which the masked broad...

Conrad Zimmerman







Win one of 10 early tickets to Ümloud! this Thursday photo
Win one of 10 early tickets to Ümloud! this Thursday
by Papa Niero

In the Bay Area this Thursday? Come melt your face at San Francisco's DNA lounge for Ümloud!, the annual California fundraiser that benefits Child's Play. Did I mention Tim Schafer, creator of Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and Brutal Legend will be there hosting the show? Check out the list of bands performing -- old time Dtoid readers will recognize a few familiar faces. There will also be a silent auction, a raffle, free prizes, and all kinds of other stuff going on. You don't want to miss this event. Actually, let me help you arrive in style!

Destructoid is giving away 10 early-access tickets to the VIP party that kicks off one hour before the show. That's right, you'll get to rub elbows with the elite at 6pm and check out the festivities before doors are open to the general public. Important: you must be 18+ to win.

To enter the contest just tweet this story with the hashtags #Umloud #Dtoid.  

Winners will be notified over Twitter PM within 24 hours with a redemption code to print their tickets at home. Good luck! If you don't win a ticket you can purchase one from DNA's website.

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6:30 PM on 11.21.2012

Carly Rae Jepsen, Marcy Playground en route to Rock Band

The only things next week's additions to the Rock Band Music Store have in common are the number of syllables in their titles and that there has been a time when both songs seemed utterly inescapable. Carly Rae Jepsen's...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 11.16.2012

Rock Band DLC: NIN, DragonForce, Modern English

Harmonix has announced the next wave of songs being added to the Rock Band Music Store and there are some delightful tunes in there. As you may have surmised by the above video, Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" is on the way. ...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 PM on 09.28.2012

Hey, potheads: 311 comes to the Rock Band Music Store

In middle school, I had a giant afro, wore FUBU pants, and listened to 311 all the time. And, I didn't even smoke weed! Though I don't often return to 311 these days, I still have a soft spot for their music, especially the o...

Allistair Pinsof

1:30 PM on 09.17.2012

1,100+ Rock Band DLC songs are going on sale this week

Depending on your level of self control, this is either fantastic news or a total nightmare. This week, Harmonix will be discounting a ridiculous amount of downloadable songs in the Rock Band library. How does half price on s...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 09.06.2012

Harmonix adjusting Rock Band Blitz coin economy

Harmonix has made an update to Rock Band Blitz today which adjusts the game's economy. Responding to players who have complained about the cost/benefit ratio of Coin expenses and awards in regards to using power-ups (whi...

Conrad Zimmerman



A guide to high scores in Rock Band Blitz photo
A guide to high scores in Rock Band Blitz
by Conrad Zimmerman

I don't mean to brag, but I'm pretty good at Rock Band Blitz. As of the time I write this, a week following release, I'm still sitting in the top 2% of (Xbox 360) players across all of the songs packaged with the game, have about a hundred tracks I've earned Gold Stars on and am 9 for 2 in my Score Wars. I was also, near as I can tell, the first person in the world to earn the "Precious Medal" Achievement (awarded for Gold Stars in all 25 Blitz songs).

Okay, maybe I did mean to brag with that last bit.

The point is, I do a pretty good job of scoring lots of points in Rock Band Blitz and I'd like to help you to do it too. Here are some guidelines to follow when you want to bring your best game.

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8:30 PM on 08.27.2012

The DTOID Show: Wii U, Last Guardian & Zombie Nuketown

Here's today's Destructoid show! Because we do that every monday! Big news: Someone posted an image on the Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Facebook, and it's about zombies. Some accessory company might've leaked the Wii U release ...

Max Scoville



Review: Rock Band Blitz photo
Review: Rock Band Blitz
by Conrad Zimmerman

In Rock Band Blitz, players race down a highway through the middle of the neon-obsessed Rock City. Each stage is based on the note charts of a song selected by the player, with each lane representing a different instrument and note "gems" which move toward the player's location at the bottom of the screen from the horizon. The player earns points for successfully timing button presses to when these notes strike the bottom of the lane they currently occupy.

This concept will be instantly familiar to anyone who's played an instrument-based rhythm game in the last five years. But rather than individual players focusing on specific instruments, Blitz puts the entire song in front of one player and gives them the freedom to hop from one instrument track to the next, with the goal being to score as many points as possible. And you can forget about those bulky peripherals, as Blitz is played entirely with a standard controller.

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10:30 AM on 08.13.2012

All 25 songs for Rock Band Blitz revealed

Rock Band Blitz finally drops this August 28-29 (PSN first, then XBLA), and we now have the full 25-song track list, straight from Harmonix. The following tracks were announced today to round out the previously announced trac...

Dale North