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Rock Bugs 4

Are you having issues with Rock Band 4? You're not alone

[Update: A Harmonix spokesperson reach out to us to issue the following statement:  “The Rock Band experience is as important to Harmonix as it is to our players. We are passionate about Rock Band, and we'll support it with bug f...   read

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Rock Band 4

Re-downloading your Rock Band DLC is a giant pain in the ass on Xbox One

In preparation for Rock Band 4's release next week, I figured it's about time to start downloading the songs I bought on Xbox 360 for use on my Xbox One. There's no doubt in my mind that if I have friends over to play and all the tracks the...   read

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Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4 releases next week, last chance to stock up on cheap DLC

It may seem counter-intuitive, but this is a rare example of a time when you might want to purchase downloadable content before a game comes out. I know, I know -- we usually rally against that hard, but bear with us just this once. For thr...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live left me afraid to ever try playing live music

Back in my mid-teens I played drums in a hastily thrown together rock band. We mainly played pretty bad covers of other people's songs, occasionally writing our own tracks that went on far too long and were excessively simplistic. Still, we...   read

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U2 Rock Band additions
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U2 song forced onto your iPhone is now coming to Rock Band

Harmonix has announced two new songs for Rock Band 4 through its official Twitter account. They are both U2 jams. "Cedarwood Road" from the group's debut and "I Will Follow" from 2014's Songs of Innocence, which I assume people are only fa...   read

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Rock Band 4 setlist

These are all of the songs in Rock Band 4

I've been content to let other writers at Destructoid cover the Rock Band 4 track announcements so far, which is for the best. I'm not even sure I want to pull out the plastic instruments again. (Unless it's to replay The Beatles: Rock Band...   read

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Rock Band 4

Tough decisions lie ahead in Rock Band 4's career

Pretend for a minute that you're in a band that has achieved some degree of notoriety. Sounds great, right? Maybe not. There are a lot of decisions that need to be made, and sometimes the people influencing you don't have your best interest...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live expands its setlist with Pearl Jam and Lamb of God

It seems like just yesterday that it was announced, but we're getting dangerously close to Guitar Hero Live's October 20 release. It's basically fall -- the weather's cooling down, the kids are back in school, and this game is almost on she...   read

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Harmonix and Fig

Harmonix will need your help (again) to make its next game

Harmonix is going back to the crowdfunding well after its successful Amplitude campaign, but it's not going the Kickstarter route. It's going with something far more trendy right now. The music game developer plans to launch a cam...   read

Rock Band 4 photo
Rock Band 4

The Rock Band 4 disc will cost $20 extra on Xbox One

Those who plan to play Rock Band 4 on Xbox One with their instruments from Xbox 360 will have to pay a bit for the privilege. As it turns out, the standalone Rock Band 4 disc will cost $80 instead of $60. That price hike is thanks...   read

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Rock Band 4
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Rock Band 4's latest big addition is Van Halen

Not recognizing a majority of music in games has been a running theme this year. Guitar Hero Live largely falls victim to this. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 definitely does. Fortunately, Rock Band 4 does not. Harmonix has reveal...   read

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Chrvches play Rock Band 4
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Wow, I'm better at Rock Band than Chvrches is!

I take every opportunity to watch real musicians play Rock Band that I can, I'm always interested to see how they'll do. Especially when it happens to be one of my favorite acts. Extra especially when they're playing a Rock Band game that ...   read

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Guitar Hero Live
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Guitar Hero Live's new batch of songs is... actually pretty good

Past updates to the Guitar Hero Live set list have puzzled me, betraying how out of touch I am with popular music, but this one brings me back. I don't care how many times I have played Boston's "More than a Feeling" in a music game; I will...   read

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Rock Band 4

Piss off your neighbors by singing Fall Out Boy's 'Centuries' (and 16 other Rock Band 4 songs)

More Rock Band 4 songs! With music tastes as varied as they are, it's hard to say whether you'll all be excited by the new songs that Harmonix is teasing this time. Personally, I'll enjoy crooning "Fever" by The Black Keys and butcheri...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live adds more of those rock songs whippersnappers like

The return of the battle of the plastic peripherals is almost upon us once more, with titans Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4 both throwing more and more songs at us in the hopes we’ll actually recognise any of them. This time around,...   read

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Rock Band 4

Dust off your Robert Smith voice for 11 new Rock Band 4 tracks

I don't care if Monday's blue, Tuesday's gray and Wednesday, too. Today, I have new Rock Band 4 tracks for you, and Friday I'm in love. Harmonix has expounded upon its ever-growing set list for Rock Band 4 by revealing 11 new song...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live rocks out with a fresher focus

I remember a time when there was this massive swell of music and rhythm-based games. The most dominant one at the time was the Guitar Hero series, which was quite an obsession among many of my classmates back in college. But in recent ...   read

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Just Dance
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Ubisoft has turned your phone into a console camera

Man, so many people just want to dance in front of their video game consoles. You may scoff, but Just Dance is the most successful music franchise ever, so that statement applies to some folks. For those who haven't already adopted, U...   read

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Rock Band preview
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Rock Band 4 is doing a new fun thing you wouldn't expect

Everywhere I looked, my peers seemed to be having fun. Mere minutes before, everyone couldn't stop talking about how cold that Santa Monica rooftop was. It was the opposite of fun. Now, that had melted away, a distant memory that really was...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Maybe you'll actually recognize a few of this week's Guitar Hero Live songs

After the initial reveal of Guitar Hero Live, Activision's been slowly unveiling ten songs a week to keep us interested. The only problem is that the vast majority of songs (and artists) are completely unknown to the majority of people. Tha...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

I don't recognize most of the new songs revealed for Guitar Hero Live

The tracklist so far for Guitar Hero Live has been a bit puzzling for some. Personally, I can suspend disbelief long enough to pretend to play a Skrillex song on guitar. I mean, I'm pretending to play guitar using an electronic instrument e...   read

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Crypt of the Megadancer
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This Mega Man mod for Crypt of the Necrodancer looks awesome!

You've probably seen Crypt of the NecroDancer, the rhythm based roguelike dungeon crawler that recently released on Steam to positive reviews, but not like this. Crypt of the MegaDancer is a full conversion that gives the entire game a coa...   read

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Rock Band 4 trailer

Live-action Rock Band 4 trailer looking for bodies

Are you a Rock Band fan living in the Seattle area with nothing to do for the next few days? Do you mind standing around bored stiff for hours on end while gaffers, grips, and roadies endlessly disassemble and reassemble sets? If your life ...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live adds 10 more songs I don't know

I have willfully ignored Guitar Hero Live until now. I will go back to that after I finish informing you of the 10 songs newly confirmed for the game (?), none of which I recognize by name, but a few of which I have assuredly heard before. ...   read

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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live adds tracks from Alt-J, Judas Priest, and more

The first 24 tracks in the Guitar Hero Live soundtrack have been announced, and we must face a dark truth: the latest entry in Activision's venerable rockstar simulation franchise sure does have a lot of tracks without hot licks or gna...   read

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