Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: Rock Band 3
Apocalypse Tribe HQ > Diversions > Entertainment

Wow, they finally caught up to the arcade machines I was playing 10 years ago by adding a keyboard.

...and with a synthesizer available, you know what THAT means. More Nine Inch Nails! Haha. This is gonna be awesome though.
Wait... I just thought of something.

What if its not a keyboard/piano...

What if its a keytar!?!?

Fuck yes buttrock.gif
Dude. You just blew my mind! MAD KEYTAR SOLOS
Rock Band 3 The 80's. I can dig it.

Rock Band 3 revealed!
Some tidbits from the video:
  • There's now a Pro mode (I guess something similar to Guitar Hero's "Expert+" difficulty. EDIT: OK nevermind. It's NOT like that at all).
  • Keytar! It also has a touch strip. The model they have is only a prototype though.
  • Animation looks damn nice. I can see the improvements over RB2.
  • UI looks fairly the same.
Some songs that were revealed:
Combat Baby -- Metric
Dead End Friends -- Them Crooked Vultures
Get Free -- The Vines
Lasso -- Phoenix
Me Enamora -- Juanes
Oh My God -- Ida Maria
Portions of Foxes -- Rilo Kiley
The Hardest Button to Button -- The White Stripes

Been Caught Stealing -- Jane's Addiction
In the Meantime -- Spacehog
Plush -- Stone Temple Pilots
Walkin' on the Sun -- Smash Mouth

Crazy Train -- Ozzy Osbourne
Here I Go Again -- Whitesnake
I Love Rock and Roll -- Joan Jett
Just Like Heaven -- The Cure
Rainbow in the Dark -- Dio
The Power of Love -- Huey Lewis and the News
Sister Christian -- Night Ranger

Bohemian Rhapsody -- Queen
Break On Through -- The Doors
Crosstown Traffic -- Jimi Hendrix


EDIT: Here's a bit more on gameplay features and the like:
  • Players can jump in or out of songs without interrupting a song already in progress. They can also change instruments or difficulty settings during a song without pausing. (Like the recent Guitar Heroes)
  • Rock Band Pro. This new music learning mode lets players develop real-world music-playing fundamentals for keyboards, guitars and drums. More realistic music notations replace the standard color-coded notes during gameplay. For guitar, numbers flow down the screen along six guitar strings, telling you where to place your hands on the neck and when to strum.
  • For drums, three new cymbals are added to the standard four drum pads, and you are forced to play the correct cymbal at the right time.
All I can say is HOLY FUCKING SHIT!

Again, leave it to HMX to actually raise the bar and take the stagnating music genre to the next level.

And the best part is, they do it without fucking over your previous investment in DLC and instruments. (although i'm totally getting another cymbal and one of these new guitars, lol)
Vitamin D
Jesus, Harmonix! The new features sound so incredibly cool. I can't wait to play the game. I think I might get whatever new bundle comes out for this game, I gave the instruments I had (GH ones) to my little God brothers. This game sounds SO sick!
Official trailer

Looks SICK as hell. Love the new video effects and character designs.



guitarist.gif buttrock.gif
Achievements revealed!
Been had leaks:
  • The Bronx – False Alarm
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
  • Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (Live)
  • Tegan and Sara – The Con
  • Riverboat Gamblers – Don’t Bury Me… I’m Still Not Dead
  • The Police – Don’t Stand So Close to Me
  • Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle
  • Blondie – Heart of Glass
  • The Who – I Can See For Miles
  • James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
  • John Lennon – Imagine
  • Big Country – In a Big Country
  • Primus – Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
  • Echo and the Bunnymen – Killing Moon
  • Dover – King George
  • Raveonettes – Last Dance
  • The Sounds – Living in America
  • Phish – Llama
  • Faith No More – Midlife Crisis
  • Paramore – Misery Business
  • Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
  • At the Drive-In – One Armed Scissor
  • The Muffs – Outer Space
  • Golden Earring – Radar Love
  • Amy Winehouse – Rehab
  • Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  • Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
  • The Smiths – Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before
  • Hypernova – Viva La Resistance
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves – Something Bigger, Something Brighter
  • Swingin’ Utters – This Bastard’s Life
  • Dire Straits – Walk of Life
  • Devo – Whip It
  • Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
  • Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1

buttrock.gif guitarist.gif
Lip quiveringly awesome. With each post I get more and more psyched. guitarist.gif
Vitamin D
It's almost time fellas. I ordered the Keyboard bundle of the game utilizing a deal that made it 100 bucks. Unfortunately, it won't arrive until a week after the game comes out cry2.gif. Still though, I'm incredibly psyched for the game. The early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, and it's been a while since the AT crew rocked-the-fuck-out together.

Who's still on board for the epicness?

Aw yeah baby! buttrock.gif guitarist.gif

Also important protips for RB2 owners on importing:
Rock Band 3 is ready to receive the 1.93GB Rock Band 2 song export. RockBandAide details the export process (actually a track pack download) that requires $10 and the code from the back of your Rock Band 2 instruction manual, originally used for some bonus downloadable tracks. To redeem the code, go into the "Get More Songs" menu in Rock Band 3 and head on over to the "Redeem Code" option.

The five songs that will not survive the export process are:
AC/DC – "Let There Be Rock"
Journey – "Any Way You Want It"
Metallica – "Battery"
Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Give It Away"
Soundgarden – "Spoonman"

RockBandAide reports nine songs from Harmonix bands will also not make it through the journey, but don't stop believin' in the company's bands, because they'll reportedly return as free DLC packs. Also, if you'd previously paid for the license transfer for Rock Band 1 tracks, don't worry -- those tracks are all set on your hard drive and ready for rockin'.

Nooooo @ our epic-set ending classic "Any Way You Want It"!!!! That was an Apocalypse Tribe staple! We'll have to replace it with Freebird, I guess.
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2018 Invision Power Services, Inc.