Monday, January 14, 2008
ROCK BAND DLC Better than expected
With Leah gone, there is very little for me to do but play ROCK BAND. When I bought RB, I was excited because I knew Harmonix (the creators of GUITAR HERO) wouldn't let me down when it came to new content. Apparently they set up an advisory board, who meet and decided what songs should be added to the game. This board is headed up by Little Steven (from The E Street Band and "Little Steven's Underground Garage"--the finest rock radio broadcast currently going).
I loved how, unlike the GUITAR HERO content, users can pick which songs they want (as opposed to having to buy songs in 3-pack bundles). This means that I don't have to download songs I don't want. Sounds obvious, but it's innovative. Every Tuesday, without fail, there are at least 3 new songs for download (at $1.99). That sounds like a lot, but each song works for the both lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals. That's like downloading 4 new levels (per song). Sometimes the tracks are cheaper, last week's All-American Rejects tracks were only $.99.
Last week was a good week--I downloaded "Give Me Three Steps" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Hard to Handle" by the Black Crowes, "Limelight" by Rush, and two All-American Rejects tracks "Move Along" and "Dirty Little Secret." But that's not what's got me excited...no, no...
I just went online and saw what's coming out tomorrow...oh boy...
"Action" by Sweet (shit yeah)
"All the Small Things" by Blink 182 (okay...I guess)
AND I can't believe they are including this track because it's so strange (but I can't wait to play it)
"Last Train to Clarksville" by the Monkees. The Monkees!!! Are you kidding me???
How much longer before they land The Beatles? How much longer??? And where the fuck is Led Zeppelin?