Weekly DLC Previews On the Harmonix Livestream!!!

edited August 2013 in Rock Band
Hey gang,

Do you like DLC? Do you like seeing DLC charts before you decide to purchase? Do you like getting some assorted trivia, game play notes and pro tips from HMX devs? Then you should definitely keep an eye on the Harmonix Livestream, because we're planning to make DLC previews a more regular feature!

We've had tremendously positive responses to our past livestreams, and the forum community has always had an interest in previewing DLC before release, so we're aiming to host these mini livestreams on a weekly basis to help keep the core more informed / entertained. Here are the who, what, when, where and why:


WHO: The jokers in the Harmonix Community Team! Plus members of our Audio and QA teams.

WHAT: A short weekly livestream designed to preview the next DLC release.

WHEN: Mondays at 6pm EST.

WHERE: On the Official Harmonix Livestream channel on Twitch.TV.

WHY: So the community can preview charts before release, gain a greater understanding of the tracks / DLC process and hopefully laugh / love a little but along the way.



We'll keep this thread open to allow for discussion, feedback and suggestions / requests for future content. All other chatter related to the DLC specifics can get posted in the official weekly DLC discussion thread.

Keep that link handy and don't forget to TUNE IN EVERY MONDAY AT 6PM EST!

http://www.twitch.tv/harmonixmusic
http://www.twitch.tv/harmonixmusic
http://www.twitch.tv/harmonixmusic

Comments

  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited April 2012
    SheSaidSheSaid;4725307 said:
    Except the guitar on the first few seconds of that Yellowsong card .... what was up with that?

    i'd refuse to play that song as well :p
  • edited April 2012
    jibjqrkl;4725327 said:
    i'd refuse to play that song as well :p

    You and others told me to go listen to the song on YouTube since I was expressing my displeasure of having so much chatter interfere with the song. You guys think you're funny? Huh? You think I was tuning into the livestream to listen to the song? No! I was there to take a look at the charts WHICH requires me to listen to the song as well. THEY GO HAND-IN-HAND. And so what, you guys told me to go listen to the song on YouTube and sync it with the chart? You think that can be done in 5 seconds? It's harder than you guys make it sound.

    If you honestly didn't have problems with them talking the whole time while watching the song, you either

    1) Are an enormungous-giganium Harmonix fanboy
    2) Weren't really trying to feel the chart, you were just watching different-colored notes scroll down your screen

    Now since I've confronted one of the forum's Queen Bees I expect that this post will become a magnet to all hatred.

    But hey Harmonix, nice job with the livestream. It really helps us to decided what to buy. My only suggestion would be to remain silent while the song is playing. Thanks!

    But as I stated, I do expect to be run off by the forum posters (or a moderator). I don't care, however, because I had to confront this super Harmonix fanboy behavior. It just disgusts me.
  • dog037dog037 This Many Days Since Last Ban:
    edited April 2012
    You can still hear the song under their talking.
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited April 2012
    If you want the song and the chart, wait 12 damn hours for YouTube videos.
  • edited April 2012
    dog037;4725369 said:
    You can still hear the song under their talking.

    Yup. If they just played the songs it would be kind of boring. Might as well just wait til tomorrow when they are up on youtube.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited April 2012
    I wasn't trying to be funny. You said that you didn't want to hear them talk, and I wanted to hear them talk so I proposed an alternative. No reason to get all defensive over it.
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited April 2012
    Cool, and it's at an hour when I'm actually awake too!
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited April 2012
    And has today's livestream already ended?
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited April 2012
    BohemianMatt;4725375 said:
    And has today's livestream already ended?
    Yeah, about an hour ago.
  • edited April 2012
    BohemianMatt;4725375 said:
    And has today's livestream already ended?
    yeah. It was less then a half hour.
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited April 2012
    OK, I just now realized that it probably wouldn't be very long. 'Til next week then!
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited April 2012
    ssmpentertainment;4725363 said:
    You and others told me to go listen to the song on YouTube since I was expressing my displeasure of having so much chatter interfere with the song. You guys think you're funny? Huh? You think I was tuning into the livestream to listen to the song? No! I was there to take a look at the charts WHICH requires me to listen to the song as well. THEY GO HAND-IN-HAND. And so what, you guys told me to go listen to the song on YouTube and sync it with the chart? You think that can be done in 5 seconds? It's harder than you guys make it sound.

    If you honestly didn't have problems with them talking the whole time while watching the song, you either

    1) Are an enormungous-giganium Harmonix fanboy
    2) Weren't really trying to feel the chart, you were just watching different-colored notes scroll down your screen

    Now since I've confronted one of the forum's Queen Bees I expect that this post will become a magnet to all hatred.

    But hey Harmonix, nice job with the livestream. It really helps us to decided what to buy. My only suggestion would be to remain silent while the song is playing. Thanks!

    But as I stated, I do expect to be run off by the forum posters (or a moderator). I don't care, however, because I had to confront this super Harmonix fanboy behavior. It just disgusts me.

    1. i can easily feel the chart without listening to the music. i play with my sound off all the time because my neighbours don't like music.
    2. i actually prefer the talk, because they tell us interesting things we don't hear so often. the songs? i can hear those everyday.
    3. FanGirl

    4. if you really want to look at the charts with the proper music. wait 10 minutes till after the DLC is released. there are already full videos on youtube in that short amount of time
  • edited April 2012
    ssmpentertainment;4725363 said:

    But as I stated, I do expect to be run off by the forum posters (or a moderator). I don't care, however, because I had to confront this super Harmonix fanboy behavior. It just disgusts me.

    If having a martyr complex was a bannable offense, I might as well start calling myself Pontius Pilate, so you're fine there.

    Using alt accounts is a bannable offense, though, so I'll just go ahead and permaban this one so you can resume posting under your usual account, DemonUnicorns.
  • edited April 2012
    SheSaidSheSaid;4725307 said:
    Except the guitar on the first few seconds of that Yellowsong card .... what was up with that?

    We forgot to turn autoplay on. Classic goof.
    ssmpentertainment;4725363 said:
    But hey Harmonix, nice job with the livestream. It really helps us to decided what to buy. My only suggestion would be to remain silent while the song is playing. Thanks!

    We'd love to be able to but there are all sorts of licensing complications here. Sorry that you're not wild about it (and sorry if you were upset at how people were responding to your criticism) but this will likely be the format of the show moving forward. We'll aim to keep the chatter more focused on the quality of gameplay, trivia and pro tips, but if you're at all familiar with our tone on the podcast / forums / social platforms, then it's fair to say things may get a bit goofy.

    If you're not satisfied with YouTube or muting out livestream as an alternative then I'd recommend waiting until Tuesday and checking any of the other community generated charts online.
  • Pitch-BlackPitch-Black Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Rad, man. I hope you guys do decide to put up Blitz gameplay at some point because I have a feeling I may pick up DLC songs that look fun in Blitz even if I don't think they would be for RB.
  • firedoom666firedoom666 Headliner
    edited April 2012
    too bad I missed it again... I have to remember....

    it also does not help that I get home from class about 30 min after it start (Only 2 weeks left!)
  • BachiGBachiG Inconceivable...
    edited April 2012
    Flash Player + iAnything = No Worky = :(
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited April 2012
    I keep telling people that iProducts doesn't have flash player!
    But no one believes me and they tell me it's not a deal breaker! >:C
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited April 2012
    Cipher_Peon;4725508 said:
    I keep telling people that iProducts doesn't have flash player!
    But no one believes me and they tell me it's not a deal breaker! >:C

    something tells me the people you talk to dont even know what flash player is
  • edited April 2012
    BachiG;4725502 said:
    Flash Player + iAnything = No Worky = :(

    Check out the free Twitch.TV app. Pope and I were both screening from our iPhones today and it played fine. Comments didn't update in the realest of real time, but it worked fine for watching video.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited April 2012
    jibjqrkl;4725509 said:
    something tells me the people you talk to dont even know what flash player is
    Or even worse, don't care!
    They ask me what phone they should get with a picture of an iPhone in their head. And when I carefully explain EVERY reason not to get an iPhone, they're like "Thanks for the advice, Mario!" and get an iPhone! ARGHHHHHHHHH!
  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited April 2012
    Dude, if I can watch.... erm...... "special" videos on my iPod, I'm sold.



    That's like the only reason I have one.
  • BachiGBachiG Inconceivable...
    edited April 2012
    hmxhenry;4725510 said:
    Check out the free Twitch.TV app. Pope and I were both screening from our iPhones today and it played fine. Comments didn't update in the realest of real time, but it worked fine for watching video.

    I thought that I had tried that before and it didn't work, so I deleted the app...maybe it was an earlier version. I'll reinstall and try again next time. Thanks for the heads-up.
  • atalkingfishatalkingfish Opening Act
    edited April 2012
    BachiG;4725502 said:
    Flash Player + iAnything = No Worky = :(

    There's a twitchtv app that you can use to watch it very easily.

    EDIT: ninja'd, I guess.

    EDIT 2: Not really ninja'd even, just didn't read the post.
  • atalkingfishatalkingfish Opening Act
    edited April 2012
    hmxhenry;4725387 said:
    We're legally not allowed to just let videos run in their entirety without commentary. Clearances generally extend to 30 second previews in the context of gameplay (as with the DLC trailers here on RockBand.com) but anything more than that could upset bands / labels / management / lawyers. So that's why audio commentary is a requirement for any livestreams we produce.

    Don't worry, hmxhenry, if you ever license any of my music to be in Rock Band, I'll let you use it wherever you want, for as long as you want.
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited May 2012
    Cool for others, but the last time I stayed up for a livestream at 6PM EST, I could barely stand up by the time I was at uni.

    Still great though.
  • HeyRilesHeyRiles Besse's Girl
    edited May 2012
    Der_Lex;4725386 said:
    Using alt accounts is a bannable offense, though, so I'll just go ahead and permaban this one so you can resume posting under your usual account, DemonUnicorns.

    That feel when Lex

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0n57iFFsp1qmrltk.png
  • M_Robbins5M_Robbins5 Road Warrior
    edited May 2012
    Damn, missed the livestream.
    Oh well I'll be sure to watch next week's livestream.
    Nice to see you guys are doing this every week now.
    Are you still going to do special holiday livestreams?
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited May 2012
    HeyRiles;4725890 said:

    I feel like there is no limit to what you, Riles, can express in anime stills. :D
  • HeyRilesHeyRiles Besse's Girl
    edited May 2012
    You should check out DLCQuickplay every Friday morning, I always post my anime reaction face for each week's DLC announcement since image embedding is allowed there
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