Dlc 12/25/07

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  • mcgavin27mcgavin27 Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    Not the best songs but I bet they will be a blast to play. Also, for a dollar a piece that is great.
  • MowDownJoeMowDownJoe Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    Ehh... one or two good songs there, and at least budget priced.

    Now give us some Barenaked Ladies.
  • Stevenam81Stevenam81 Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    Well, so far this DLC release sucks the most. I was really looking forward to a surprise for Christmas. I don't really care for 30 seconds to Mars and I do not ever want to see the name All American Rejects anywhere in my setlist. As far as the Swedish Band, I have no idea who they are but I assume they are the same genre. I understand that Harmonix must please everyone and I'm sure many people will be pleased with the DLC.

    Here is my theory on the release. Most people who already have Rock Band are older. I'm 26 and I didn't have to wait until Christmas. I already had the money and was in line at midnight. Many people have to wait until tomorrow to get it and even though some of them may be older, I'm betting at least like 80% of them are under 17. I'm sure all the kids 12-17 or maybe even younger, will love the DLC for tomorrow. Most 14 year olds will look at CCR and Foreigner and say, "that is my parent's music" Also, if they want to be able to charge only $0.99 a song what better songs to pick than ones that are barely worth that price. Also since PS3 has to wait until next week, I guess it wouldn't be fair to release some really awesome songs. This way, they probably don't care as much. I know if I had a PS3, I would not even consider tomorrow's DLC a release lol.

    Hopefully, better luck next week.....I'm hoping for a bigger release then. People will be back home if they went out of town. People will have had a chance to pick up some Microsoft points and whatever PSN uses. Then Xbox360 and PS3 can both get some great DLC the same week. Unfortunately not in time for New Years parties.
  • UltraceUltrace Road Warrior
    edited December 2007
    Eman311;210690 said:
    you're wrong. All the teenagers who's parents bought this for them will snap up Move Along and Dirty Little Secrets in seconds.
    I'm an older player and I'm still going to snap up Dirty Little Secret, and quite possibly others of these, especially at such an unbeatable price.

    One of the things I've enjoyed the most about GH and RB games was getting to know (and in many cases enjoy) music that I'd never heard or heard of before. In listening to my iPod in prep for the game, Welcome Home, GGaHT, The Electric Version and several other songs have really grown on me.

    I already know and like Dirty Little Secret, and here's an opportunity to get to know four other songs... As with all things, you never know until you listen to it, and in some cases play (or watch others play on video) the song before you know if it's fun. Don't write it off immediately.

    RB is designed to appeal to a wide audience. We've had five solid weeks in a wide range of music, but not much representing this genre. Now they've struck this and no doubt next week will be moving to something else. My only wish is that they'd had five different groups with one track each instead of the current spread, but I'm still happy. I have the advantage over many other forum-goers here in that tomorrow I'll get to play Heroes, Synchronicity II, My Sharona and all the other DLC (along with the game) for the first time. So this just becomes icing--and very affordable icing at that--on the cake. :)
  • GloriosoZosoGloriosoZoso Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    And I thought the recently released GH3 DLC was underwhelming.
  • UltraceUltrace Road Warrior
    edited December 2007
    Stevenam81;210737 said:
    Most 14 year olds will look at CCR and Foreigner and say, "that is my parent's music"
    They may say that when looking at optional downloads, but I'm actually looking forward to reading some posts where the younger crowd really take to Gimme Shelter, Won't Get Fooled Again, or Don't Fear the Reaper in the main game. :)
  • FamousLastXFamousLastX Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    Thanks guys, looks like I'll probably pick up the two All American Rejects songs and the two 30 Seconds to Mars songs.
  • BIoodAndThunderBIoodAndThunder Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    DesiredFX;210720 said:
    Actually, the people opening the game on Christmas will find 32 total songs available to them. Given that these five fill out a niche that really wasn't covered by the other 27 songs, I think pretty much everyone who looks online for new content tomorrow--for their first time looking--is going to be able to find something they want.
    And they would still have the whole 58 songs on the retail disk! With four different parts for each one! I don't think they're going to have any problem with having songs to play.
  • jpw21683jpw21683 Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    I'm thrilled to be getting 30 Seconds to Mars and AAR.

    Sadly, not everyone knows songs by The Who, Metallica, CCR (blasphemy, I know). So the next time I have a drunken Rock Band-apalooza, I'll probably be able to persuade some folks to sing these songs that were too uncomfortable to do so previously.

    I don't see the problem with expanding the game into different, more "mainstream" genres. If you don't like HMX's choices, then simply don't purchase the DLC, instead of "LAWL!!!! IT'S NOT METALLICA!!!"

    When Fall Out Boy was announced for the game, there was a lot of bitching. I'd have to say it's one of my favorite songs on the drums. Attack and Move Along will be awesome on the drums as well.
  • AkzidenzAkzidenz Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    Ew. Are you kidding?

    I understand you guys have to cater to all the 14-year-olds that get the game today, but throw the rest of us a bone.

    *big thumbs down*
  • Teh_Nfsjunkie91Teh_Nfsjunkie91 Rising Star
    edited December 2007
    This is great, I don't care that it's not what everyone was expecting it to be, we're getting five new songs for a lowered price. I haven't heard some of these songs, but who cares? The only reason people are disappointed is because they speculated.

    Good job, Harmonix, and thanks for the release.
  • the_spikethe_spike Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    Not an epic win but still nice. And at a cheap price point. Definitely getting all of these. Can't wait.

    To the people complaining: It's five cheap songs on Christmas. Normally we would get nothing and if we did it would be expensive. And for all the past DLC tracks, there hasn't been much, if any at all, 2000's represented.

    Upon further review, I can't freaking wait to sing Attack.

    And for the love of god, please add Chevelle. ;)
  • UltraceUltrace Road Warrior
    edited December 2007
    Akzidenz;210754 said:
    Ew. Are you kidding?

    I understand you guys have to cater to all the 14-year-olds that get the game today, but throw the rest of us a bone.

    *big thumbs down*
    "The rest of you"--as in those people who immediately write all of these songs off as 14-year-olds crap--have been "thrown a bone" for five weeks now. Get with the understanding that Rock Band is a global platform designed to appeal to a wide variety of people.

    For someone who complains about music for the 14-year-olds, your perspective is decidedly somewhere in the sixteen-year-oldish range...
  • WingsOfSteelWingsOfSteel Headliner
    edited December 2007
    If they needed to get somebody to represent the genres, they could have at least gotten a good representative of pop-punk.

    Like Jimmy Eat World or, uh... .... ... ... I got nothing.
  • DesiredFXDesiredFX Road Warrior
    edited December 2007
    Well, if you're gonna go punk-pop, you might as well at least jump to the progenitors of the genre, Green Day.

    Or Green Day clone Blink 182.

    Or Blink clone Good Charlotte.

    I mean, AAR are basically a clone of a clone of a clone of a band that borrowed the punk attitude and turned it into pop music.
  • spartan070sargespartan070sarge Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    well, I like AAR, but I hate 30STM, and I don't know the other one.

    but seriously, is this the best you guys could do?
  • vApathyvvApathyv Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    Wow. 30 Seconds To Mars, that really was a bit of a surprise for me, I totally didn't picture them as 'fitting the bill', they're way too...dramatically alternative. But I do like 'em, nonetheless.

    And All-American Rejects was always a bit of a guilty pleasure for me, so that's pretty cool too. As far as the other band, I've never heard of 'em, but I download everything that comes out just so I can hear things I've never heard before and broaden my horizons (songs like Ever Fallen In Love, My Iron Lung, Heroes, and Rockaway Beach have become instant classics at my house, even if I've never heard of 'em before Rock Band).

    Oh, and just to clear up the whole "young people" thing, I'm only 18 and I'm still anxiously awaiting Who's Next. Then again, I was raised in a family with good taste in music.
  • Nimble CatNimble Cat Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    I will probably pick up the song by The Sounds. They aren't bad at all; especially for 99 cents.
  • Julio_Strikes_BackJulio_Strikes_Back Headliner
    edited December 2007
    This is like asking for a flat-screen for Christmas and getting socks.
  • KaneTakerKaneTaker Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    DesiredFX;210772 said:
    Well, if you're gonna go punk-pop, you might as well at least jump to the progenitors of the genre, Green Day.

    Or Green Day clone Blink 182.

    Or Blink clone Good Charlotte.

    I mean, AAR are basically a clone of a clone of a clone of a band that borrowed the punk attitude and turned it into pop music.
    Totally agree. And with each copy, it got worse. I would take Good Charlotte over AAR. Hell, I'd take Blink over them. Green Day I'll just plain take cause they're fun.

    Has nothing to do with age. I was born in '78 and love most of the rock before then. I listen to modern bands as well, just not very many of them. Its certainly an issue of taste. As in, I have it. :p

    Don't mean to harp on HMX. Great price on this. Just not for me.
  • SupergeekSupergeek Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    I will be buying 3 out of the 5, mostly because they're so cheap.

    Green Day is such an obvious choice -- they are popular with older and younger fans -- that I assume they are not licensing or are too expensive.
  • GloriosoZosoGloriosoZoso Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    Julio_Strikes_Back;210784 said:
    This is like asking for a flat-screen for Christmas and getting socks.
    Agreed.

    I think the best measure of the quality of this DLC in Harmonix's eyes is the price point: $0.99 per song (80 Microsoft Points per track for Xbox 360).

    All the previous DLC has been more $ for a reason. Harmonix had to lower the price on these lesser-known bands in order to tempt some into buying them.
    Supergeek;210792 said:
    I will be buying 3 out of the 5, mostly because they're so cheap.
    See what I mean?

    Bring on The Who!
  • the_finnthe_finn Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    can't say i've heard of any of these, but i'll check'm out and see if they warrant a dl or not, thanks anyway HMX, and happy holidays.

    edit: well i checked them out.. and ..well, to put it briefly, i wont bother buyin these at all, which is fine, it saves me compulsive $$ spending :) (i'll keep my opinions on these songs/bands to myself this time), i'll save my points for Who's Next :D
  • NinegaugerNinegauger Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    Well, The Sounds makes my day... and it's my birthday (on Christmas). Sorry all of you are unhappy... but I imagine you'll all get what you want eventually.
  • erickOnasis412erickOnasis412 Road Warrior
    edited December 2007
    jpw21683;210746 said:
    I don't see the problem with expanding the game into different, more "mainstream" genres. If you don't like HMX's choices, then simply don't purchase the DLC, instead of "LAWL!!!! IT'S NOT METALLICA!!!"
    exactly.. it's good to open up everybody (young and old) to new styles of music.. not that i'm a big fan of any of these bands, but i honestly can't believe some of these middle aged chumps are crying about this weeks DLC - it's 99 cents, not to mention its a video game.. this is smart on harmonix's part by reaching out to new markets with different genres of rock, and if anything - the release of THESE bands makes me realize just how big harmonix plans this game to be with their DLC.. just imagine what harmonix has up their sleeves for 2008
  • DesiredFXDesiredFX Road Warrior
    edited December 2007
    KaneTaker;210789 said:
    Totally agree. And with each copy, it got worse. I would take Good Charlotte over AAR. Hell, I'd take Blink over them. Green Day I'll just plain take cause they're fun.
    I don't really care for the genre, but I can't think of a single Green Day song that I wouldn't snap up in an instant if it was made available.
  • ditchellditchell Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    Yeah I don't know. Might pick up The Sounds. I just Youtubed the rest of them and I don't think I can handle it.

    I'm all for Harmonix and please add in 2 paragraphs of praise for them here, but this is a letdown. I hope the good stuff picks back up.
  • SiberianSiberian Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    Here's a playlist with the 5 songs on Imeem.

    Though you have to register (free) to hear more then 30 seconds.

    I've never heard any of them before but they're pretty good and for the low price I think I'll pick them up.
  • AliceInChainedAliceInChained Opening Act
    edited December 2007
    Meh, lame.:(

    Where's "Who's Next"?
  • rambleon95rambleon95 Unsigned
    edited December 2007
    grateful dead! grateful dead? grateful dead! grateful dead!?!?!?!? WHEN!!!!!!!!! 18 friggin songs to be released and where the heck are they? i mean i reallly dont get it. its the olny reason i bought this game...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
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