Rock Band Unlock Cheat

Know the cheat to unlock all the songs in Rock band?  Well it’s the same code to unlock all the songs in Rock Band 2!!

Just input the following in the game modifier menu:  Red, Yellow, Blue, Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue

Remember activating the cheat will not allow you to save your game or access to achievements

But hey, it’s a great way to unlock all the songs for party!!

Rock Band 2 Track list.

The full track list for Rock Band 2 was released today at E3.
Over 85 songs, all master tracks.

1. AC/DC “Let There Be Rock” 1970s
2. AFI “Girl’s Gone Grey” 2000’s
3. Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” 1990’s
4. Alice in Chains “Man in the Box” 1990’s
5. Allman Brothers “Ramblin’ Man” 1970’s
6. Avenged Sevenfold “Almost Easy” 2000’s
7. Bad Company “Shooting Star” 1970’s
8. Beastie Boys “So Whatcha Want” 1990’s
9. Beck “E-Pro” 2000’s
10. Bikini Kill “Rebel Girl” 1990’s
11. Billy Idol “White Wedding Pt. I” 1980’s
12. Blondie “One Way or Another” 1970’s
13. Bob Dylan “Tangled Up in Blue” 1970’s
14. Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” 1980’s
15. Cheap Trick “Hello There” 1970’s
16. Devo “Uncontrollable Urge” 1980’s
17. Dinosaur Jr. “Feel the Pain” 1990’s
18. Disturbed “Down with the Sickness” 2000’s
19. Dream Theater “Panic Attack” 2000’s
20. Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf” 1980’s
21. Elvis Costello “Pump It Up” 1970’s
22. Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way” 1970’s
23. Foo Fighters “Everlong” 1990’s
24. Guns N’ Roses “Shackler’s Revenge” 2000’s
25. Interpol “PDA” 2000’s
26. Jane’s Addiction “Mountain Song” 1980’s
27. Jethro Tull “Aqualung” 1970’s
28. Jimmy Eat World “The Middle” 2000’s
29. Joan Jett “Bad Reputation” 1980’s
30. Journey “Anyway You Want It” 1970’s
31. Judas Priest “Painkiller” 1990’s
32. Kansas “Carry On Wayward Son” 1970’s
33. L7 “Pretend We’re Dead” 1990’s
34. Lacuna Coil “Our Truth” 2000’s
35. Linkin Park “One Step Closer” 2000’s
36. Lit “My Own Worst Enemy” 1990’s
37. Lush “De-Luxe” 1990’s
38. Mastodon “Colony of Birchmen” 2000’s
39. Megadeth “Peace Sells” 1980’s
40. Metallica “Battery” 1980’s
41. Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Where’d You Go” 1990’s
42. Modest Mouse “Float On” 2000’s
43. Motorhead “Ace of Spades” 1980’s
44. Nirvana “Drain You” 1990’s
45. Norman Greenbaum “Spirit in the Sky” 1960’s
46. Panic at the Disco “Nine in the Afternoon” 2000’s
47. Paramore “That’s What You Get” 2000’s
48. Pearl Jam “Alive” 1990’s
49. Presidents of the USA “Lump” 1990’s
50. Rage Against the Machine “Testify” 1990’s
51. Ratt “Round & Round” 1980’s
52. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give it Away” 1990’s
53. Rise Against “Give it All” 2000’s
54. Rush “The Trees” 1970’s
55. Silversun Pickups “Lazy Eye” 2000’s
56. Smashing Pumpkins “Today” 1990’s
57. Social Distortion “I Was Wrong” 1990’s
58. Sonic Youth “Teenage Riot” 1980’s
59. Soundgarden “Spoonman” 1990’s
60. Squeeze “Cool for Cats” 1970’s
61. Steely Dan “Bodhitsattva” 1970’s
62. Steve Miller Band “Rock’n Me” 1970’s
63. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” 1980’s
64. System of a Down “Chop Suey” 2000’s
65. Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” 1970’s
66. Tenacious D “Master Exploder” 2000’s
67. Testament “Souls of Black” 1990’s
68. The Donnas “New Kid in School” 2000’s
69. The Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” 1980’s
70. The Grateful Dead “Alabama Getaway” 1980’s
71. The Guess Who “American Woman” 1970’s
72. The Muffs “Kids in America” 1990’s
73. The Offspring “Come Out & Play (Keep ‘em Separated)” 1990’s
74. The Replacements “Alex Chilton” 1980’s
75. The Who “Pinball Wizard” 1960’s
Bonus Artist Bonus Song Title Decade
76. Abnormality “Visions” 2000’s
77. Anarchy Club “Get Clean” 2000’s
78. Bang Camaro “Night Lies” 2000’s
79. Breaking Wheel “Shoulder to the Plow” 2000’s
80. The Libyans “Neighborhood” 2000’s
81. The Main Drag “A Jagged Gorgeous Winter” 2000’s
82. Speck “Conventional Lover” 2000’s
83. The Sterns “Supreme Girl” 2000’s
84. That Handsome Devil “Rob the Prez-O-Dent” 2000’s

Rock Band moves store in game!

If you’re one of the many gamers currently enjoying MTV Games and Harmonix’s Rock Band (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3), you’ll get a kick out of their latest announcement. It’s been confirmed that the game’s online music store has been moved in-game.

This means that a better looking and more user friendly interface will be readily available to users on the fly. This applies to both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network users.

The in-game online music store in Rock Band will be available via a PSN and XBL download this week. Once in your system, it’ll be accessible via the main menu for your convenience.

Features like sorting tracks by artist, song title, and download pack will be available. In addition, players can view album art, listen to song previews, as well as check out detailed information about a song, such as difficulty for each instrument.

[Via:  QJNet]

Harmonix Withdraws Guitar Hero Lawsuit Against Activision.

By Susan Arendt on March 12, 2008 | 10:50:30 AM

Gh3_logo_2Rock Band developer Harmonix withdrew its lawsuit against Activision over unpaid royalties after Activision agreed to settle the matter out of court.  According to the suit, two agreements covering the royalty rate for Harmonix were drawn up to deal with the possibility of a Guitar Hero game being created by another developer.   One agreement was valid if a new Guitar Hero was built from scratch; a higher one was appropriate if the new game “incorporates, uses, or is derived from Harmonix property.” 

Harmonix developed the first two Guitar Hero titles for publisher RedOctane. The Neversoft-developed Guitar Hero III was published by Activision.   Harmonix claims that Activision paid out the lower royalty rate, despite using Harmonix tech to build Guitar Hero III, and therefore owes Harmonix another $14.5 million in royalties.

The suit also claimed that Activision still owes Harmonix royalties derived from Guitar Hero song downloads, ancillary products, and in-game advertising. Per the royalty agreements those proceeds are due only if Harmonix’s technology was used in the creation of the game.  With no end in sight to Guitar Hero spin-offs, sequels, or downloadable content, the need to clearly define whether or not Harmonix’s claims are justified is obvious. Harmonix says that if Activision continues to pay out royalties at the current rate, Harmonix’s losses will  will “mount at the rate of tens of millions of dollars per year.” 

Activision, for its part, “believes it has made sufficient payments to Harmonix and the claims otherwise do not have merit,” according to General Counsel George Rose. The company agreed to settle the dispute with Harmonix out of court, rather than face a drawn-out legal proceeding.

[Via Wired]

State of the Game: The Guitar Hero Series.

pogowolf Anyone that knows me knows I enjoy the Guitar Hero series (PS2 version) However ever since Harmonix was bought out by MTV I’m watching the series spiral into depths of hoe-hum gaming.   

Guitar Hero 1 was a great game, but not without its flaws.  The game was too ‘tight’ for most gamers requiring almost pin-point accuracy while strumming.  Not too hard for those with really good hand-eye coordination (Read Gamers and above) but for gamer newbie’s it was almost impossible without a lot of practice.

So Harmonix took that into account (and the need for the feature because of crappy HD TV people got suckered into buying) and added a little piece of programming into Guitar Hero 2;  to allow you to ‘sync’ the guitar with the refresh rate of the TV.  Scores started to rise due to this change and being a little more lenient on the strumming, along with a massive graphics upgrade, a good set list, and high quality music tracks from the ‘wanna-bes’ and quite a few master tracks from the stars.

Then MTV said, Wow.. that Guitar Hero game is cool.. let’s buy Harmonix!  And it was so.  Activision, not to be left out, bought out the publisher and IP holder (the product); Red Octane.   After all the dust settled, the developers of Guitar Hero lost the brand name to Activision and the ability to build upon the engine they created from the previous two games.  Activision gained a good game and a good engine but lost the team that made it all possible.

So what happened because of this buyout?  Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80’s..  The weird bastard step-child that no one really talks about. Whereas there was no real issue with the engine, the set list wasn’t that great and to make matters worse, 90% of the game was done by wanna-be bands with horrible musical quality verses the original songs.

Pogo was not impressed. 

So Activision, now the owner of the series,  sic’d one of their better developer houses loose on Guitar Hero.    Now NeverSoft is known mostly for their Tony Hawk skating games, but they have a good track record and the hope was to splash a little flash into the series and GH3 was the result.

Now Guitar Hero 3 isn’t a bad game by any means, but you can tell there’s just not the same passion that went into Guitar Hero 1 and 2.  Some of the song choices left you scratching your head and you can see that Activision just does not have the cash or the clout to be able to pull down big bands like AC/DC.  Yeah, they got Metallica, but come on.. if there’s money to be made, Metallica will either sell their souls or sue you for the cash.  There also was some poor design choices made while designing the new version of the series.   But I can cut them some slack because it’s a new developer, getting used to a new code set.  They had some pretty big shoes to fill.

Harmonix stated originally that the Guitar Hero series was to be branched out into other games like ‘Drummer Hero’ and ‘Bass Hero’ and that there would be ‘versions’ of the game like ‘Country hero’ or ‘Pop Hero’, so creating one band  version doesn’t surprise me.  What does surprise me is that it’s Aerosmith.   *blink*

Now..   Activision has the potential to unleash another steaming turd on the gaming community.  

I guess someone upstairs thought it would be a good idea to use a big name (but cheap) band that’s well past its prime and pretty low on the popularity scale at the moment.  But still has some pretty good songs and quite a few popular songs even if they aren’t getting much air time.  Aerosmith, looking for a way to re-energize their songs and gain the ability to DO something with the band, was looking for a way to bring back of the ‘sweet emotion’ of past days of glory. 

‘Dream on’ is my thought.  Whereas I don’t think this game will bomb, I don’t think it’s going to sell partially well either.  Some people might state ‘I don’t want to miss a thing’ but personally I’m getting a bit ‘Jaded’ with the direction I’m seeing Guitar Hero going.  The series is no longer ‘Livin’ on the Edge’ and going to leave quite a few people ‘Cryin’ to Activison wondering if they have gone ‘Crazy’ and wondering where their ‘Amazing’ game has gone!

Then, to make matters really sink in,  I get an Email from the Red Octane Store.. PRE-ORDER NOW!   For $50 USD and get a free keychain!!    Woot!  A keychain.. Blah.  Pass.

But $50 bucks!?    $50 bucks for what will be mostly to all Aerosmith songs?  ‘Dude’.. ‘Get a grip’  I could buy all the albums and the sheet music for all the songs for less money and the $50 is for PS2/Wii version!   If you have a ‘main stream’ console like the Xbox 360 or the PS3 you’re paying out $60.  Why?  There are more WII’s in homes then Xbox 360 and PS3 combined, but the price is cheaper?  I just hope Activision does ‘what it takes’ to make sure the game isn’t released with mono sound like Guitar Hero 3 was for the Wii.

Activision needs to get the game away from ‘The Other Side’  and ‘Come Together’ to produce a new Guitar help that isn’t full of gimmicks, has the best sound quality possible, and allows people to do what the game originally envisioned.  Allow people to look silly beating on a plastic guitar imagining themselves on stage totally rocking out.

Perhaps, I’ll be proven wrong and the Guitar Hero: Aerosmith game will show that Activision has gotten ‘Back in the Saddle’ with this ‘Angel’ of a game and not kill the series and allow it to be dumped in the gutter like a lost child’s ‘Rag Doll’  But at this rate, it’s ‘Love in an elevator’. 

The series is going…  down.

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[PogoWolf]  Yeah, I figured out my knowledge is great.  I’m an excellent gamer and know my ass from a C-Prompt.  However, I can’t spell worth a crap.   So, I ‘hired’ in an Editor in cheif.  Welcome… Shasta McNasty.

Comments from the Editor in Chief of GamersVue:

Shasta I am a musician, always have been, and I am a guitar player, which means that when I finally got my hands on GH1, while I wanted to strum away as though I was playing Live Aid in ’85 (which is the liberty of playing actual guitar), but instead, I confided to a series of scrolling dots on a screen.  Of course, after transfixing your eyes on the screen for a period of time, when looking away, the whole world seems to scroll up, it’s almost better than an acid trip, only without the DEA looking over your shoulder.  None the less, despite what my eyes and strum-patterns wanted to do, I played by GH’s rules. 

Overall, I enjoyed the entertainment of the game.  It was fun, but realized there could be so much more to the game. The much anticipated release of GH2 was a far cry from the GH1 with a lot more goodies, and a much needed practice mode. The song selection was much better due to its popularity of the first one, many additional bands jumped on the GH bandwagon. After speaking with the Pogo, and learned 3rd installment of the GH sequence, I started to wane a little on the quality of the game.

It started to remind me of the ‘Friday, the 13th’ movie series that just kept going on and on, and this couldn’t be more true than seeing GH Rock’n 80’s.  I mean seriously…  At this point, I unless the original developers of GH1-2 come back and buy the game back from the powerhouse that is Activision, the game will continue to slide the slippery slope into sequel-town, trying to recapture the success of the original release, but failing miserably.  The only series in video game history that I know of that was successful in its sequels was the Mario Bros. series. 

I’m calling this now, ‘Guitar Hero: Aerosmith edition’ will be the red-headed step child of the GH series and people will try to forget (using lots of beer and or therapy) that this game was ever released.  If you are a sports movie fan, you might equate this to the Rocky V flick of the Rocky series.  It just never happened…

So, what do you GH fans go from here?  I see a couple of choices to be had. 

1.  Admit that GH will be dead in a few short months and move on to something else.  It was a great game, but like anything else when big name companies try and capitalize on the small-people success, it just a business check away from swirling down the toilet. 

2. Convince you and a set of your friends to invest two-hundred bones in ‘Rock Band’ or

3.  Pick up and play a real guitar.  You get more girls that way. [PogoWolf:  Personally I would say play the drums.  Drummers rule!]

In a world where introverts look down at their shoes and extroverts look down at your shoes, I’m Shasta McNasty, and like a case of herpes, I’m out; but I’ll be back…

RockBand standalone instruments!

Rock Band

For many people, especially those who play the game on their PS3, you’re limited to a 3-person band. That’s great and all if you’re lacking in the friends department, but if you have three buddies that want to do some serious jamming, you’re pretty much out of luck. Thankfully Harmonix has finally announced the release of their standalone instruments.

The first controller that we’ll see is the drum kit which will hit stores on February 12 for around $80. Guitarists will have to wait until the first of April in order to get themselves a second axe. This will set you back $60. While I’m a bit surprised that they haven’t announced a release date for the microphone, I can’t say that I’m all that worried about it. Almost any USB mic will work, so it’s not really a big deal.

I’ll be interested to see how many people actually buy just the drums and game. Bear in mind that the standalone version of the game retails for $60, which would bring the total to right around $140, which only saves you $30. If anything, buy the bundle and sell the guitar.

Source: IGN

Rock Band Stage Kit

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You guys might not know this about me, but I’m a huge Rock Band fanatic. I’ve met a lot of the gang at Harmonix and even rocked out in their Star Chamber. Trust me when I say you won’t find a place that’s more fun to hang out than there. Needless to say, my friends and I spend a lot of time rocking out. I’ve bought a mic stand, a drum throne and my own pair of drumsticks, but that’s really the extent of my extra hardware purchases for the game. Since you can’t currently buy standalone instruments, there aren’t a lot of extras to buy (aside from more songs). That’s going to change in the future, as GameStop has let slip a new kit that will add some effects to your show.

Specifically, this Rock Band Stage Kit will add lights and a fog machine to your performances. Supposedly the lights are going to be synced up with the music you’re playing. I’m a little torn on this one. My dad is a musician, so I can appreciate a good set of lights, but you don’t want to overdo it. In my opinion, a fog machine is overdoing it. That aside, I can’t really picture myself rocking out in my living room with something like this going. I think that it would be cool if you were having a tournament somewhere public, or you wanted to shoot a cool video. If this sort of thing would rock your world, you’ll be able to pick it up (allegedly) on 6/23/2008 for $99.99.

Source: Technabob
[Via CoolestGadgets]