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More than 5000 songs for Rock Band games this year

More than 5000 songs for Rock Band games this year

At the moment there are already more than 500 songs playable with the Rock Band games. If you think this is a lot, you will be shocked by the news that Harmonix and MTV have released. They plan to make more than 5000 songs available for the Rock Band games this year. In addition, it was reported that each user bought an average of four songs.

Rock Band 2: The Opening Act is a game that transfers the musical boyhood dream in a virtual form to the next-gen consoles. The Rock Band games are being developed by Harmonix, a developer who pioneered the Guitar Hero series. The game can be played with four people who use controllers in the form of instruments (microphone, two guitars and a drum kit) to play music from big rock stars. The vast majority of the songs contain heavy rock, of course, but genres such as classic and country are also included.

Rock Band is not a game, Rock Band is a music platform. Rock Band 2: The Opening Act is therefore not a normal sequel, but an ‘update’ of the platform. New are a slicker interface for managing your band, a laundry list of new songs and a set of new plastic tools to let your hair down. But because it’s all part of one platform, you don’t have to buy new instruments, or re-purchase songs to play them with Rock Band 2. Everything will work together without any problems.

The new guitar is another Fender Stratocaster, but this time with a softer neck, a better strum bar and finer *****. The drum set is now sensitive to how hard you hit, your strokes are muffled and the pedal has been drastically improved. Both are now wireless, including for the Xbox 360.

Rock Band 2: The Opening Act has already been released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii.