So it looks like 583,000 people bought the Beatles: Rock Band video game in its first month of sales. Seems impressive to me… But apparently not, at least according to a report from CNBC: That’s fine on the surface, but analysts were expecting the appeal of the Fab Four to move more than 1 million … Continue reading Sales: Beatles Rock Band
In case anyone’s confused about why Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic, and now reportedly Courtney Love (who approved the deal) would care about the use of Kurt Cobain‘s likeness in Guitar Hero need look no further than this video: Video: Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5 Love has threatened to sue Activision for allowing Cobain to … Continue reading Video of Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero
Billboard has some details on The Beatles Rock Band. Although the game ships with 45 songs, additional albums will be trickled out over the next several months, starting with Abbey Road on October 20 and followed by Sgt. Pepper in November and Rubber Soul in December: Each downloadable Beatles album will cost $17, with individual … Continue reading Beatles Rock Band Downloadable Content Details
You just don’t go willy-nilly screwing around with the Beatles. Or do you?
Billboard: MTV To Launch New Track Upload Program For ‘Rock Band’: “We’ve figured out how to make it so anybody who owns and controls masters and publishing can put music into [“Rock Band”] at their own pace,” says MTV Games senior VP of electronic games and music Paul DeGooyer. “We’re talking about a set of … Continue reading Get Your Own Songs on Rock Band
Like the writer at Gizmodo, I don’t actually care much about Rock Band but the intro to the game that sums up the band’s career in a little over two and a half minutes is dope. As trippy as it should be… The Beatles Rock Band Intro Previously: “The Beatles: Rock Band” Due in September … Continue reading Beatles Rock Band Intro
Apple Corps, Ltd., Harmonix and MTV Games have announced the 9/9/09 worldwide release of The Beatles: Rock Band. The game, an “unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles,” will be available simultaneously worldwide for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii. There will be “a limited number of new … Continue reading "The Beatles: Rock Band" Due in September
Uh oh, looks like rock and roll videogames might have peaked, at least according to Variety: Fall’s highly anticipated “Rock Band 2” and “Guitar Hero: World Tour” have sold well below expectations, trailing their 2007 editions by significant margins. Activision’s “World Tour” has thus far sold 1.5 million units domestically, an impressive number compared to … Continue reading Guitar Hero and Rock Band sliding
Bruce Springsteen is giving away his new single, “Life Itself,” as a free download via Amazon MP3. Get it while you can! The Boss will also be giving away “My Lucky Day” and “Born To Run” as free downloads for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii versions of “Guitar Hero: World Tour,” from his new album’s … Continue reading Get New Bruce Springsteen MP3 Free – Life Itself
Are video games the ultimate meritocracy?