About Rock Band: Rock Band 3 is the next generation of the ultimate social and interactive music gaming platform developed by the category's leading pioneers, Harmonix Music Systems. Featuring innovative game modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games.
This next iteration in the Rock Band platform has something for everyone. Master an instrument through the gameplay fun of Rock Band Pro, add another member to your band with a keyboard controller, or experience 83 new hits from 83 unique bands, along with your current library of songs from the over 3,000 songs available to date and counting...
Platforms: 360/PS3/Wii/DS Developer: Harmonix Genre: Rhythm Action Players: 1-7 Release Date: 29th October 2010 Official Website:http://www.rockband.com
Rock Band 3 Demo: A demo for Rock Band 3 is now available on Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network. Link To 360 Demo
Rock Band 3 on Games On Demand: Rock Band 3 can be purchased on the Xbox Games On Demand Service. Link To Games On Demand
This Weeks DLC:
The Black Keys 3 Pack
Tighten Up Howlin' for You Lonely Boy
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The Controllers. REAL Instruments: In addition to the well known 5 coloured button controllers, Rock Band 3 brings foward real instruments. Ever had someone ask you why you play plastic guitar instead of learning a real instrument? Now you can tell them you ARE learning a real instrument. Rock Band 3 empowers players to develop actual musical skills through the fun of Rock Band Pro gameplay. Start at Easy and work your way up through Expert on three different Pro Modes, just like you did with the plastic guitars and plastic drums.
Pro Drums supports three expansion cymbals, with gameplay differentiation between toms and cymbals.
Pro Keys features pitch-accurate keyboard performance across a two-octave range, displayed on an easy-to-read keyboard track.
Pro Guitar features notated guitar and bass performances, available for play with either the new Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar simulated guitar controller from Mad Catz or the Rock Band 3 Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar real guitar/controller hybrid. The Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster is a fully functional, full-sized, six-string electric guitar that also functions as a game controller that Fender and Harmonix have teamed up to develop.
Pro Modes include tutorials and a difficulty progression from Easy through Expert, giving you the chance to learn at your own speed. And if you're not ready to take that leap, or you just don't want to buy another instrument peripheral, Rock Band 3 will be compatible with all Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band peripherals, as well as most third-party controllers.
The Music: The Rock Band library contains the best bands from around the world, including bands that have never appeared in a music game previously. Support for existing Rock Band disc tracks (Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Lego Rock Band and Rock Band 3) along with Download Content and the AC/DC and Green Day Rock Band games.
With new content added daily, Rock Band's gigantic music selection dwarfs that of any other music game on the market.
Band Specific Versions: In addition to the main Rock Band series, a number of band specific outings have been released. As well as being self contained games in their own right, the songs on the disc can be exported* to be played in the main games themselves, boosting your Rock Band soundtrack at minimal cost!
Exporting: Along with all previous DLC (Download Content), the tracks on each Rock Band game disc can be exported for use in future Rock Band titles. The songs will be stored on your console's hard drive. Please note that once a game has been exported, it will be compatible with future titles and does not need to be completed again. This feature is limited on the Nintendo Wii console.
Below is a list of each disc that's capable of using the feature, along with the cost to export.
Rock Band: 400MS Points
Rock Band 2: 800MS Points and a unique code (one time use) found on the game's manual
LEGO Rock Band: 800MS Points and a unique code (one time use) found on the game's manual
Rock Band Blitz: FREE after purchasing the Rock Band Blitz full game
Green Day Rock Band: 800MS Points and a unique code (one time use) found on the game's manual
AC/DC Track Pack: FREE, but requires a unique code (one time use) found on the game's manual
All Other Track Packs: FREE, but requires a unique code (one time use) found on the game's manual
About Rock Band Blitz: Blitz is a downloadable music game along the lines of Amplitude or Frequency. The game comes with 25 songs built in, but you also have access to your Rock Band library (at no extra cost!) giving a total of over 3000+ playable songs. It's part beat matching, part pinball and it is fast paced arcadey fun, especially if you're a music fan.
Addictive controller based gameplay. No instrument peripherals needed!
Crazy Power ups and fast paced competitive gameplay
Includes 25 songs new to the Rock Band Music Library. All 25 are immediately playable in Rock Band 3 at no extra cost!
Works instantly with your existing Rock Band Music Library
Not played RB for quite a while now. I was so eager to play it when it first came out that I imported it on PS3 and really loved it for 6 months, but now I've lost a bit of interest in it. I think a lot of that has to do with the DLC. Recently, it's just not been stuff that I like.