whofan;2301467 said:The PS2 is almost 10 years old, perhaps it can't handle the processing needed for this game?
I feel for ya, I really do, but the PS2 has had it's run. It's like me saying why doesn't this come out on Xbox (original), or Gamecube, or Dreamcast?
russintexas;2307250 said:They do not take controller slots. On all 3 platforms, microphones are handled completely separately from controllers.
HazyCloud;2308190 said:Wrong. When using the standard Rock Band microphone on the Xbox 360, it will take up one spot as 1 of the 4 controllers. Sure you can be specific and say the actual mic doesn't take the slot and the controller does, but you need a controller activated to use the mic.If LIPS doesn't take up 2 slots while using the mics, this is probably how RB: The Beatles will do it.
iamtheddrman;2308329 said:Actually, you are wrong. The controller takes up the slot, not the microphone. I can plug in the microphone anytime I want without losing a controller slot. If I want to play Vocals on Rock Band, I have to plug in a controller.
iamtheddrman;2308329 said:Well, the guitars are controllers too, so why couldn't they select difficulty for both the vocal harmony and the guitar?
Abaddon;2308075 said:At the end of the day, it really is up to MTV Games/Harmonix to decide if it is worth their while to make Rock Band for the PS2. Either they will or won't, based on whether they think it will make them enough money to return on their investment. Maybe they aren't happy with sales of PS2 Rock Band, who knows. As other posters have pointed out, the PS2 is getting long in the tooth and more publishers are making this kind of decision every day. Whether it is fair or not, the bottom line is you are going to find less and less new software being made for the console over time.
HazyCloud;2308521 said:They can. The discussion here is how it will work. The Xbox only accepts 4 controllers. If The Beatles will support 3 mics, they all need to only take one slot combined for it to work. They can't each have their own slot on the console.
TheKitchenMan;2308594 said:How I was thinking it would work would be that the first standard controller is obviously for vocals. Then, I imagined that there would some setting to turn vocals on/off during the time you choose guitar/bass. If you choose vocals on, then a mic is tied to your controller (plastic guitar). I also thought that there would be a way to choose which vocal part you sang i.e. lead, backing #1, backing #2.
HazyCloud;2308521 said:You didn't read my whole post, did you? What you just said in yours, I said in mine. To use the mic on your console, you need a controller plugged in. Thus causing the mic to take up one of controller slots. The mic does not work on any RB game without a controller.They can. The discussion here is how it will work. The Xbox only accepts 4 controllers. If The Beatles will support 3 mics, they all need to only take one slot combined for it to work. They can't each have their own slot on the console.
C-Pr0mpt;2309081 said:You guys are getting your hopes up over this harmony stuff. I don't think it's gonna work out how you people are intending it to. When everything is said and done, I think you are still only going to be able to make 4 selections at a time. Rather that be a guitarist, drummer, bassist, and vocalist, or 3 vocalists and just a drummer.... You get my point.
HazyCloud;2308190 said:If LIPS doesn't take up 2 slots while using the mics, this is probably how RB: The Beatles will do it.
Rod_Stixx;2309885 said:As somebody who loves singing all the various parts of Beatles songs when listening to them, I'm thrilled that we'll be getting the ability to sing harmonies in the game. This game just keeps getting better and better.Now I need to make sure I have a couple of days off to play the game when it comes out. Have to schedule a visit to the family, as we are all hardcore Beatles fans. Is it too early to start making Beatles Friends lists to play with online?
Rod_Stixx;2310106 said:I'll happily be part of your Beatles family when the game comes out.When I told my older brother (not a gamer, but liked playing RB when he gave it a shot) about the three-part harmonies feature and how he'd better start practicing, his response was:"I've been practicing the Paul-is-dead era spoken parts you can hear when the record is played backwards. Anyone can say "turn me on dead man" forwards, but it's a little tricky to fit it into the forward playing track in reverse voice."
UneasyMonkey;2310194 said:"Turn me on dead man" backwards is just "Number nine" and vice versa...
M1k3yBuddha32;2310660 said:The "turn me on, dead man" bit actually appears on the White Album in between the tracks I'm so Tired and Blackbird" (or is it Blackbird and Piggies?), not during Revolution 9 like many people think. Played forward it simply sounds like English in reverse (and is at a very low volume) while backward it gives that creepy message.Ironic that the Beatle presumed dead all those years ago is one of the two still living today, isn't it?
o1skinneej;2301476 said:This game should and MUST end with "The End/Her Majesty".Those ripping hand-off guitar solos! The lyrics! What a great way to send people out of this game "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"!! (Perfect) Then rolls right in to the follow-up track. The beauty, humor, and simplicity of "Her Majesty" makes for the perfect ending.
cherokeesam;2310817 said:If they're going for a grand finale, I see "The End" as being the big finish, too. But I'd rather see it paired with "Golden Slumbers" as per the current vogue....they make a nice fit together. Either that or finish up with "The Long And Winding Road"....that would be a fitting end as well.
miche.cs;2310701 said:It's not really ironic if you consider he's some sort of supernatural creature. Who are we to say he won't live forever;)
UneasyMonkey;2310097 said:Then what would be the point of including a mic stand in the special edition? And if the people who were doing the harmonies or backup vocals weren't playing an instrument at the same time, they would be very bored at times...
iamtheddrman;2309238 said:I completely disagree. Direct support of voxtar (i.e. guitarist singing in the game) has been a heavily requested feature since RB1. I think they're taking the opportunity with the Beatles game to implement this. It shouldn't be hard to have a "Backup Vocals" menu in addition to the Bass/Guitar menu and Difficulty menu. It could look like:Instrument:BassGuitar<----choose one of theseDifficulty (Guitar/Bass)<----choose difficultyVocals:NoneBackup 1 (or John)Backup 2 (or George)<----choose one of theseif not "None" chosen:Difficulty (Vocals)<----choose difficulty</div>