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Shocker! Harmonix has done and made Rock Band 2. The game will be out on the Xbox 360 this September, and the PS3 later this year. The sequel will feature a new set list, and the RB2 bundle will feature "quieter, more realistic, and more reliable instruments" says Lead Designer Dan Teasdale. The good news for those who already own Rock Band is that all the songs you've purchases so far will be playable and supported in Rock Band 2.
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This is awesome but I also hope they allow you to install/download the songs from the first rock band game if you have it. I have 210 songs in Rock Band.
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Shocker! Harmonix has done and made Rock Band 2. The game will be out on the Xbox 360 this September, and the PS3 later this year. The sequel will feature a new set list, and the RB2 bundle will feature "quieter, more realistic, and more reliable instruments" says Lead Designer Dan Teasdale. The good news for those who already own Rock Band is that all the songs you've purchases so far will be playable and supported in Rock Band 2.
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This is awesome but I also hope they allow you to install/download the songs from the first rock band game if you have it. I have 210 songs in Rock Band.

I Think you'll be able to
    
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Awesome. I don't need quieter/more reliable instruments, I need a new game compatible with the instruments I already have. Therefore, Rock Band 2 > Guitar Hero World Tour before either even hits the shelves.

Edit: Guess I'd better get to work on finishing Green Grass and High Tides on Expert...been working on that damn song forever!!!
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they need to port it the PC like they did with GH3...
GH3 wasn't as smooth on PC as on consoles, but they can probably sort that out with a week of brainstorming, right?
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the drum set better be improved...some expert songs are near impossible since the drum set cant pick up the really fast notes
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the drum set better be improved...some expert songs are near impossible since the drum set cant pick up the really fast notes
Quote the truth there, though, the Stratos need an update too, I hate those things as far as reliablility goes. Though, my Les Paul sucks up batteries like no other.

So instruments upgrades are a good note in my book.
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they need to port it the PC like they did with GH3...
GH3 wasn't as smooth on PC as on consoles, but they can probably sort that out with a week of brainstorming, right?
It wasn't as smooth, but with the Custom song pack you can have so much more fun.
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Rock Band and guitar hero are horrible games.
"Everyone can have their opinion, and I can definitely see where you are coming from. Just pressing buttons in time with colored circles but when you actually play it with 3/4 friends it takes on a whole other dimension."

"They might not be the same thing as a game like Halo or Metal Gear, but they are a damn fine game in their own way. They are fun, that counts for a lot."

"Will it come out for Wii?"

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I just want to know how the older songs will be compatible because I was expecting more drum pads/cymbals to hit for rb2 since gh4 and RR will have more.
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Bah, don't feed the trolls. Rock Band is awesome, and anyone who doesn't "get it" is stark raving nuts.
:thumbsup: I love it when they say that your a loser for playing it, and you should play real guitar, because I actually DO play real guitar.

Although, Slash is right (In the GHIII Video with him), its harder to play if your an actual guitarist, more used to actually hitting strings, etc.

I've played Rock Band twice, really fun.
    
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