Over the weekend I got a chance to plug in my coveted guitar, set up the drum kit, and wail on the mic during an intense Rock Band set. My pals and me were up far too late for my age (four in the morning!), but were having a blast nonetheless. With a quick systems update, I had my first taste of the in-game Rock Band store, which I have to say, rocks!
Gone are the days when you had to leave the game to find new tracks, now you can download them directly from the game. Plus, the store gives you previews of the songs, and difficulty ratings, so you know what you are getting yourself into. With the store having launched on PS3 consoles on March 21, then subsequently the Xbox 360 players, I am pretty behind on checking out the new layout. . . but I guess I'm better late than never! To see what I loved and didn't love about the new store, read more
There's a bunch of new songs and artists added to the store, like 30 Seconds To Mars, T. Rex, and the Black Crowes, but I would have to say that my fave at the moment is Boston. If you've never heard "More Than a Feeling," then you are missing out, my friends. By far my most memorable moment of the evening was wailing to the high notes, and thankfully, I didn't even wake the neighbors!
My only complaint about the new store was that the first time we downloaded some tracks, we could not find them! I assumed that they would be available right away, but it does take a few moments to purchase, authenticate your system, and then finally download on the PS3 system. On average, it took about two minutes per song. But let's face it, it's worth the wait.