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American Pie concludes regular updates to Rock Band 3


That sacred store plays the music one last time
Mar 29
As I have been lamenting, the regular DLC updates for Rock Band 3 are coming to an end next week, but it's going out with a bang. Don Mclean's classic 1971 ballad chronicling the disappointments of counter-culture m... read
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Rock Band

Triple hit of Chevelle en route to Rock Band 3


Today I learned...
Mar 22
Next week's update to the Rock Band Music Store will deliver three hit songs from Chevelle, "Send the Pain Below," "The Red" and "Face to Floor."  This is a band which I never connected with their music. Prior to today,... read
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Rock Band

Next week's Rock Band DLC features 'Jungle Boogie'


That's really all you need to know
Mar 15
Three more songs are being added to the Rock Band Music Store next week and they're all special in their own way. "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang is the most important contribution to music of the bunch, but "Shout" b... read
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We are the Pretty Hate Machine
I was recently inspired by a blog entry from a member of Fall Out Boy. If you're already rolling your eyes and making snarky remarks in your head, then this article is targeted at you. Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy's lead singe... read feature

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Rock Band 3

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


More music for your growing collection
Mar 08
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... read
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Rock Band 3

More Blitz tracks coming to Rock Band 3 DLC


All-American Rejects, Blink-182 and Red Hot Chili Peppers for sale on their own
Mar 01
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... read
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Rock Band

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


Four more DLC tracks arriving next week
Feb 22
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... read
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Rock Band DLC ending

After 275 weeks, weekly Rock Band DLC ceases in April


Resources transitioned to other projects
Feb 18
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... read
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Aerosmith Greatest Dimension Pack hits Rock Band Tuesday


6 Pack of Tracks get you Back in the Saddle, Jack
Jan 26
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... read
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Dtoid TV

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 played on Rock Band drums


Yet another bizarre Dtoid TV moment
Jan 21
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... read
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Rock out for a great cause
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... read feature

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Carly Rae Jepsen, Marcy Playground en route to Rock Band


Matter and antimatter to collide on DLC marketplace
Nov 21
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... read
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Rock Band DLC: NIN, DragonForce, Modern English


My DLC library is about to get closer to God
Nov 16
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. ... read
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Hey, potheads: 311 comes to the Rock Band Music Store


Sep 28
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... read
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1,100+ Rock Band DLC songs are going on sale this week


Sep 17
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... read
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Harmonix adjusting Rock Band Blitz coin economy


Developer responds to criticism regarding power-up costs and coin grinding
Sep 06
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... read
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Or, "How I learned to stop worrying and love Jackpot"
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 a... read feature

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


Aug 27
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 ... read
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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 an... read feature

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All 25 songs for Rock Band Blitz revealed


Aug 13
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... read
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Foreigner mega ballads come to Rock Band Music Store


Aug 10
Do you want to know what love is? I can now show you in Rock Band as two of Foreigner's super-ballads are now available for purchase in the Rock Band Music Store. The get-down-on-one-knee-and-belt-it-out love tune "I Want to ... read
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Rock Band Blitz releasing late August, new songs revealed


Jul 18
Harmonix has just revealed release date and pricing for Rock Band Blitz, their new downloadable title which offers a different way to play your Rock Band music library in an arcade-style, single-player game. Rock Band Bl... read
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Cracker, Midnight Oil and more hit Rock Band next week


Jun 01
Next week's downloadable content releases for Rock Band 3 have been revealed, bringing three never-before-playable bands into the mix. Tracks from Cracker, Florence + The Machine, and Midnight Oil will release on the 5th... read
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We've already given you the full preview rundown of Harmonix's return to track-based music games, Rock Band Blitz, but we're back today with an update preview that reveals new songs and other game features that we missed last time.  Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass to Rock Band Blitz. read feature

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Bullet For My Valentine headed to Rock Band this Tuesday


May 25
When I first saw that Bullet For My Valentine was coming to Rock Band 3, I somehow managed to confuse them with My Bloody Valentine (alt-rock darlings from the very early 90's). But then I saw the tracklist and thought, "Wait... read
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Rock Band iOS app might break even if you purchased it


May 02
Update: Harmonix has responded via the following tweet from John Drake Evidently your purchases aren't safe in the eyes of EA -- even if they're physically located on your device! RockBandAides is reporting that allegedly aft... read
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The DTOID Show: Pre-PAX East 2012 Extravaganza!


Apr 05
Happy negative first day of PAX East, everyone! Since Max is on his way to Boston as we speak, this week's Friday live show has been canceled in lieu of today's PAX preview episode. Watch as Max and I run down what game... read
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DTOID Extra: Rock Band Blitz Interview


Apr 04
On the heels of this morning's Borderlands 2 co-op video, I was able to get my hands on some footage of Harmonix's recently announced Rock Band Blitz. By which I mean, I broke into Nick Chester's hotel room at... read
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So, before Rock Band and Guitar Hero made Harmonix a household name by filling our homes with plastic instruments, the company had been pushing their first music-based games, FreQuency and Amplitude. These were... read feature

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Harmonix reveals a new game!


Apr 01
Today, prior to their new IP slated to be shown at PAX East this month, Harmonix has premiered the trailer for their newest entry in the rhythm game series. Eagle-eyed viewers may be able to spot former Dtoid EIC Nick Cheste... read






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