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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2009, 01:20:33 pm »
Yeah absolutely. A lot of people are complaining about why their favorite songs aren't on the list (typically Bohemian Rhapsody). They forget that most of Queen's songs relied more on vocals and clever arrangements rather than a ton of guitar work. Brian May is very good at what he does (one of the best, actually) and there are a couple songs where he was allowed to show his stuff, but for the most part he plays second fiddle to Freddy Mercury's vocals and compositions. But hey, it's nice. I think the track list is good.

They got Under Pressure, Killer Queen, and Fat Bottomed Girls. That's worth the price of admission and they'll be very fun to play!

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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2009, 01:24:17 pm »
And I misused the term "under-orchestrated," the songs have an orchestra indeed. Just outside of the conventional rock band instruments.

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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2009, 08:09:06 pm »
Rock you and Champions are part of the Lego Rockband playlist I think anyway.

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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2009, 11:35:25 am »
I'm willing to bet they will all be released later on their own, or as a second pack, unconventional orchestration or not.  Keep in mind that Harmonix has released songs with no vocals, and I'm sure some with very little instrumentation, so I don't think that these songs are beyond them.
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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2009, 07:55:39 pm »
Well Bohemian Rhapsody is probably the most major song of there's which hasn't been announced for release. I'm sure they will put it out before long.

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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2009, 10:49:26 pm »
Hamonix just released their Rock Band Network Tools to help you publish your own songs for auditioning.

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3122353

Note to those curious:

-It helps to be musically inclined.
-Some basic knowledge of using music production software makes it easier.
-Having separate recordings of each instrument (when sandwiched together make up the whole song) gives best results.
-$60 to pay for a one-license purchase of Reaper, a program that will help you create and mix music.
-Free Plug-ins from Hamonix will enable you to program the notes that play in the game.
-Comes with documentation that will guide you through the process.

If I can get this working, I may try publishing something myself.
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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2009, 10:59:16 pm »
Hmm, this has given me even more reason to write a real song.  Really, the only part I can't for the life of me get down is the lyrics.
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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2009, 11:32:19 pm »
Nice if I had any musical talent I'd be in.

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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2009, 07:44:28 pm »
I was @ Best Buy today and they had a DJ Hero Demo setup so I gave it for a "spin." After just playing for about a minute, I got bored. I think it was set on easy, but all it is you just hit the three buttons Like you would with a Guitar minus the strumming, and then there are scratching parts. meh, I didn't get the same kind of instant gratification when I first picked up a plastic guitar.
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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2009, 09:09:06 pm »
Oh yeah also for those who don't know the Queen track pack is in the Rockband store. If you haven't yet stop what you are doing and get it now!

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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2009, 10:27:53 pm »
Already got all the ones from the pack I want.  I had bought a 4000ish microsoft point card at microplay and kinda went nuts.  Bought a good 12 songs.
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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2009, 10:45:02 pm »
Only 12 songs I got like entire albums.

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Re: XBox Rock Band 2/Music games
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2009, 12:21:30 pm »
Dunno if Band Hero counts but:

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« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2009, 01:33:43 pm »
Anyone else planning on getting this just so they can play the ghostbusters theme and kung foo fighting?  I know I am!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Rock_Band

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« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2009, 02:38:49 pm »
Meh Sir, I say Meh!
They didn't use the license very well. It's just rock band with a lego skin, no humor or anything.

Plus most of those songs are in other versions.

And for the final nail in the coffin, the Ghost Busters theme is just "I Want a New Drug""