A recent post on the Rock Band forums by HMXHenry (Shown Here) reveals the reason Rock Band DLC takes so long to make and possibly the crippling factor that has kept us from downloading Rush's Moving Pictures.
Recently a post by vexed alex put me on a poke-binge.
I went back and played all the old pokemans i could get my hands on red, blue, yellow, but when I prepared to boot up my personal favorite in the collection I was crushed to find that my save file had been deleted! Needless to say, I was crushed. I had spent countless hours on that game tracking down pokemon and trading with the asshats that collected at Toys R Us on Saturday morning to collect the most of "'Em All" as I could.
Fortunately this hadn't happened back then. I'm older now, and after a small amount of mourning I pulled myself together and did the only thing that could perk me up. Start a new file.
It's a magical thing to start a new file on a pokemon game. You only get to do it once in a while, and usually only when you get a new game, so starting up an old classic reminded me of how little I actually remember about my "favorite" pokemon title. I obsessively put in about 8 hours of gameplay. I beat the first few gyms, raised a few cool pokemon and was happy and content to continue after some sleep.
The next morning (today) I turned on my game, hoping to catch some of the early morning pokemon, only to be greeted with another erased save file.
"What the fuck is this shit?" I think was all I said.
Upon investigation on the subject, it appears that the little batteries that the pokemon silver/gold/crystal cartridges use to save the date and time die in a few years. Last year was the year that all those kids who bought a copy of silver or gold when it first came out began to die.
I want to write Nintendo a letter demanding something for the 200+ hours I've wasted on this game.
If you hate pokemon, thats cool. If you just went to check and see if your copy did the same as mine, sorry.
I believe we can all agree that the "instruments" that came with the many copies of Rock Band are... well, crap.
One of the largest problems is how loud the drum kit is, it can honestly piss neighbors off.
One rock enthusiast Brian Mentock set out to make rubber discs that stick to the pad, and make it both quieter and easier to work with. It's also supposed to give the pads a more realistic feel and sound then the usual loud CLAK CLAK CLAK CLAK CLAK that most people are used to.
Here's a video of someone playing Flirtin' With Disaster on Expert with the Rubber Pads.
I pray DMC4 isn't as difficult/impossible as the third installation, because I don't want to have to wait until a "Platinum Hits" edition comes out to finally be able to beat your stupid-ass brother at the top of that gay-ass tower.