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Rock Band Store Rocks!

New Rock Band Store. . . (Wait For It). . .Rocks!

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,

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.

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cbombnewell cbombnewell 8 years
That is insanely cool!
Xandara Xandara 8 years
My boyfriend and I play Rock Band on X-Box 360 (with Live) and I LOVE the new layout! Especially the part that allows you to preview the song before you actually buy it. This helps us not have to run to iTunes to look up the song for a 30 second clip to jog our memory, since a LOT of Rock Band songs I absolutely LOVE, but wouldn't be able to tell you the song title or artist if my life depended on it. Singing "More Than A Feeling," 100% on medium, first try? Yeah, singing in the car to the radio DEFINITELY helped on that one! :D Oh, and I don't believe there is a delay with 360. I think they did something different with this update because when you first start up the system, it seems to load the downloaded songs a LOT quicker than it used to.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
Do the songs automatically pop up in the World Tour section or do you have to go to a new section and play each song individually?
EllaDee EllaDee 8 years
It's such a bummer that this feature will not be available with the Wii version. :(
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