Rock Band archive

  • VIDEO: Rock Band of the future - augmented reality style
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    VIDEO: Rock Band of the future - augmented reality style

    By 31 August 2010

    Musician and ex-pro Guitar Hero player (no, really) Freddie Wong has given us a glimpse of what he believes will be the future for Rock Band and such games. And why not? Combining augmented reality (graphical overlay) onto real instruments may be some...

  • Green Day: Rock Band - Xbox 360   review
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    Green Day: Rock Band - Xbox 360 review

    By 18 June 2010

    While last year's The Beatles: Rock Band wasn't the runaway success its developer, Harmonix, might have hoped for, it did succeed in setting a new benchmark for single-band editions of a music game. Rock Band: AC/DC and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith didn't offer...

  • VIDEO: Rock Band 3 demoed at E3
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    VIDEO: Rock Band 3 demoed at E3

    By 17 June 2010

    If you've been following Pocket-lint over the last few weeks then you'll know that we're a tad excited about the forthcoming Rock Band 3 title. We almost squealed with delight when we received confirmation that there would be a keyboard option in the...

  • Rock Band 3 accessories announced
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    Rock Band 3 accessories announced

    By 11 June 2010

    Mad Catz has unleashed the official accessories range for the much anticipated Rock Band 3 game, which will be hitting consoles later this year. And, to tie in with rumours of a keyboard option that have been floating around, there is a wireless keyboard...

  • Killer keyboards in Rock Band 3?
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    Killer keyboards in Rock Band 3?

    By 26 May 2010

    It's amazing the hype that one little screen grab can generate. Following the release of a Green Day Rock Band demo to Xbox Live gold subscribers, a wave of keyboard-related rumours have sprung up in the webiverse. And it's all because the exit screen...

  • You Rock Guitar - jam like Jimi with this digital axe
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    You Rock Guitar - jam like Jimi with this digital axe

    By 14 May 2010

    If you're a fan of guitar gaming, but you want to turn it up to 11, then the You Rock Guitar could be just the thing. It's a digital guitar, complete with 22 fret full scale neck, optimised fret spacing and six steel strings. The You Rock Guitar has the...

  • Green Day Rock Band gets release date
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    Green Day Rock Band gets release date

    By 12 March 2010

    Harmonix may have just announced Rock Band 3, but before that arrives there's the small matter of Green Day Rock Band for the company to contend with. The title, which we first heard word of back in December, will be arriving on shelves on 8 June. That...

  • Rock Band 3 confirmed, due Christmas 2010
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    Rock Band 3 confirmed, due Christmas 2010

    By 10 March 2010

    Harmonix looks set to keep on expanding its Rock Band franchise, officially announcing Rock Band 3, which will be coming out in time for Christmas 2010. It'll be created by Harmonix, published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts. The company...

  • Harmonix denies Hendrix Rock Band rumours
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    Harmonix denies Hendrix Rock Band rumours

    By 19 February 2010

    Despite what you might have heard, Harmonix is not working on a Jimi Hendrix Rock Band title. Rumours have been creeping around for a few days, with a wide range of websites citing an interview in the LA Times with Hendrix's sister Janie. Janie was discussing...

  • Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for Xbox 360  review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for Xbox 360 review

    By 15 February 2010

    You're hardcore, aren't you? You cracked guitar and bass within months of picking up Guitar Hero. You saved up for the full band kit, and now you're blasting through "Won't Get Fooled Again" on drums on Expert. But something doesn't feel right. Your pedal...

  • Rock Band Network to enter public beta testing
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    Rock Band Network to enter public beta testing

    By 19 January 2010

    Harmonix has confirmed that the Rock Band Network will be opening up for beta access imminently. As previously reported on Pocket-lint, the service offers anyone the chance to upload music that they've created and make it purchasable in the Xbox 360 edition...

  • Ringo Starr admits he's crap at Rock Band
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    Ringo Starr admits he's crap at Rock Band

    By 15 January 2010

    Beatles drummer and kids TV voice-over artist Ringo Starr has admitted that he's "crap" at Beatles: Rock Band. The legendary skinsman made the admission to Jimmy Fallon on his "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show on US TV. "I'm absolutely crap at it. We...

  • Gambridge guitar game controllers hands-on
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    Gambridge guitar game controllers hands-on

    By 9 January 2010

    Gambridge is a US company trying to turn the legions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band fans around the world into real guitarists. The company has created a guitar controller that you can use to play Rock Band with, but which actually has real strings. Once...

  • Green Day: Rock Band coming in 2010
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    Green Day: Rock Band coming in 2010

    By 14 December 2009

    MTV has confirmed that the followup to Beatles: Rock Band will be Green Day: Rock Band. The move follows hints that they'd get a full Rock Band game from singer Billie Joe Armstrong earlier in the year. A teaser trailer has been released by MTV, but appears...

  • 10 perfect Christmas presents for... Guitar Hero & Rock Band players
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    10 perfect Christmas presents for... Guitar Hero & Rock Band players

    By 1 December 2009

    We've already put together a perfect Christmas gift guide for console gamers but, while that was in the planning, we realised that we could have made an entire list of its own of awesome accessories for rhythm game rockers. So here it is. Oh, and don't...

  • Sgt. Pepper coming to The Beatles Rock Band
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    Sgt. Pepper coming to The Beatles Rock Band

    By 13 November 2009

    It was 2 months ago today, that Rock Band let us play, a truck load of Beatles songs, so that we could all sing along. Now may I introduce to you, the pack we've all wanted for years - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band! Yes, Harmonix and Apple Corps....

  • The Beatles Rock Band - Xbox 360   review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    The Beatles Rock Band - Xbox 360 review

    By 6 November 2009

    Of all the bands that have a difficult relationship with digital music, The Beatles stand above AC/DC, Metallica and Pink Floyd as the most troublesome. Apple Corps has a long-standing dispute with EMI that prevents the Fab Four's music from being available...

  • Rock Band is still not profitable, says Viacom
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    Rock Band is still not profitable, says Viacom

    By 5 November 2009

    Viacom has admitted that its Rock Band series is still not making any cash - on the contrary, it's losing the company money. Viacom's chief financial officer, Tom Dooley, admitted in a quarterly earnings report that "Rock Band was a negative contributor...

  • The Who: Rock Band on the way
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    The Who: Rock Band on the way

    By 28 October 2009

    Roger Daltrey, the lead singer in The Who, has revealed that his band will be the stars of the next edition of the plastic-controller music series Rock Band. The singer confirmed the move to the Republican in an interview. Daltrey, when asked about Beatles:...

  • Altec Lansing launches Stage-Gig speaker
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    Altec Lansing launches Stage-Gig speaker

    By 23 October 2009

    Let's be honest here - TV speakers are a bit weedy. Unless you've got a meaty pair of speakers hooked up to your television, odds are that you're not getting the best sound experience out of your games console, particularly when it comes to music games...

  • Rock Band now available in App Store
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    Rock Band now available in App Store

    By 19 October 2009

    Exactly as rumoured, Rock Band for the iPhone has now appeared in the App Store. EA made the app official shortly after the game was spotted in a mobile showreel for the company, and it's now available in the App Store for £6 or $10, depending on which...

  • EA Rock Band for iPhone - First Look review
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    EA Rock Band for iPhone - First Look review

    By 15 October 2009

    EA's Rock Band has been rocking the gaming world with its four player band action on the PS3 and Xbox 360 for some time now. EA is clearly hoping that success will translate to a mobile phone version available on the iPhone and iPod touch with the launch...

  • Tekken and Rock Band coming to iPhone
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    Tekken and Rock Band coming to iPhone

    By 8 October 2009

    Both EA and Namco appear to be planning iPhone versions of their popular video game franchises - Rock Band and Tekken, respectively. Both games are in development, with Rock Band seeming to be the one that'll be appearing first. Rock Band is already available...

  • Rock Band gets ten-song Queen pack
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    Rock Band gets ten-song Queen pack

    By 5 October 2009

    Harmonix has announced a ten-song pack of downloadable content for Rock Band. The songs are all from one band - British rock legends Queen. The pack comprises of: Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, One Vision, Fat Bottomed Girls,...

  • Iggy Pop turns up in Lego Rock Band
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    Iggy Pop turns up in Lego Rock Band

    By 22 September 2009

    Iggy Pop is to make an appearance as a Lego Minifig in the forthcoming Lego Rock Band, abs and all. Gamers will be able to play the music legend and "rock out" to everything from current radio hits to past favourites the whole family will enjoy. Working...