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Post #1 · Posted at 2010-06-10 12:38:58pm 4.3 years ago

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Video is now up! Full on midi keyboard.

Setlist so far too!

2000s
Combat Baby -- Metric
Dead End Friends -- Them Crooked Vultures
Get Free -- The Vines
Lasso -- Phoenix
Me Enamora -- Juanes
Oh My God -- Ida Maria
Portions of Foxes -- Rilo Kiley
The Hardest Button to Button -- The White Stripes

1990s
Been Caught Stealing -- Jane's Addiction
In the Meantime -- Spacehog
Plush -- Stone Temple Pilots
Walkin' on the Sun -- Smash Mouth

1980s
Crazy Train -- Ozzy Osbourne
Here I Go Again -- Whitesnake
I Love Rock and Roll -- Joan Jett
Just Like Heaven -- The Cure
Rainbow in the Dark -- Dio
The Power of Love -- Huey Lewis and the News
Sister Christian -- Night Ranger

1960s-1970s
Bohemian Rhapsody -- Queen
Break On Through -- The Doors
Crosstown Traffic -- Jimi Hendrix


A rundown of features thanks to Gonintendo...

- DS version in the works
- make your own characters
- improved character models
- view your band members hopping into their van to head to a show
- practice and perform
- band will be visible while you choose what songs you play
- everything you do earns achievements in the goal-based career mode
- hundreds of goals involving instruments, gameplay modes and DLC
- Road Challenges: "taking Rock Band 1 and 2's band world tour (mode) and merging it with Mario Party. We tried to find a way to get the core experience people had playing the band world tour and the things they really enjoyed, like getting the van or getting random set lists, and putting that into a setting that you can finish in an evening instead of a week. So now we have all these tours which are actually you going on a tour of the East Coast or touring across the world, and you are finishing that in three hours or whatever time you think you have to play." - Harmonix's Dan Teasdale
- Rock Band library expected to grow to about 2,000 songs by year's end
- separate songs by tunes that only appear in Rock Band 3, songs under three minutes, eighties metal songs from my (downloadable) collection, and many more choices
- Rock Band Pro mode for keyboards, guitars and drums, more realistic note placement and notations, such as numbers flowing down the highway with the 6 guitar strings
- "It (fully-functional guitar) can tell where your fingers are based on technology in the neck and the bridge of the guitar. No buttons. While you're playing it, it feels exactly like playing a real guitar." - John Drake of Harmonix
- Fender Mustang Pro controller from Mad Catz
- field of buttons in each fret
- finger positions are represented in the game's display
- three new cymbals are added to the standard four drum pads,
- forced to play the correct cymbal at the right time
- keyboard uses full two-octave range




Looks pretty strong to me. The vocal harmonys should be fun in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Post #2 · Posted at 2010-06-10 04:32:39pm 4.3 years ago

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In before Keyboardmania...

No, but, seriously I really like the whole idea of having the entire set being complete and everything but I'm still mad over the fact that Konami totally missed a huge market by not giving the "band set" oriented games a chance in the States and else where in the world for that matter. I know it all has to do with the patents owned by that one dude but seriously they could've done something about that. That's why people get paid to do stuff like that. Now if Konami tried to market Guitar Freaks, DrumMania, or even Keyboardmania as a re-release packaged deal they'd get shot down and down rated because they "copied" Rock Band and/or Guitar Hero. I know this battle has been going on for years but this is just another notch in the whole war. I remember when Beatmania was (finally) released internationally, I wasn't in the Bemani community at the time but I was interested in the game because I had the demo of it and would've purchased it if I had the money but even then I knew that it was a fun game. I wasn't aware of the time how much other people disliked it but I wanted it so badly. Did I say it was a copy of Guitar Hero like X-Play did? No, and I saw that episode when it first aired and was like. "WTF?" Now you might say I wouldn't be a perfect case to study since I had already played DM in Japan prior to Guitar Hero and BMUS and already knew of Bemani's other games but I wasn't fully into them. I just hate the stupid heated arguments of "it's from Japan so it's stupid" and the others.

In more positive ranting can't wait to try out the new features!
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Post #3 · Posted at 2010-06-10 06:02:45pm 4.3 years ago

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Post #4 · Posted at 2010-06-10 06:15:32pm 4.3 years ago

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I Samsung every time I see the keyboard happening in Rock Band 3.

The translation of 25 keys -> 5 "buttons" is strange. Why is that high C all by itself? (Come to think of it, it's probably just the most comfortable motion for most players, and they divided the lower 24 keys into 5-7-5-7 anyhow...) I worry that the charts will be like a super-simple 5-key beatmania with serious aspect ratio problems. It's gonna be try-before-you-buy for me, since I actually play real piano/keys, and I'm going to have to break all my good habits to hit strange patterns.
Pro mode's going to be really awkward at first, what with that shifting in the track to cover all 25 keys (yay! two octaves!), but it's nothing that can't be dealt with, I think. I still want to see what the Expert level resembles. Better have more chords than Hard....DON'T SCREW IT UP NOW HARMONIX, YOU'RE DOING G-G-GUHREAT! On a side note, absolutely thrilled that it's a MIDI keyboard.

I might have to be just as excited for the new buttonless guitar interface. Evil Puppy
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