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Deal of the Day at Amazon.com: Guitar Hero: World Tour Full Band Pack for $89.98

Wow, this is a nice way to buy the full band pack of Guitar Hero: World Tour.  It comes with all the instruments and the game, $89.98 for every system.

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Not a bad price at all. Visit Amazon.com if interested.

Found it on NeoGAF.

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Rock Band Brings More Warped Tour and Some Foreigner

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Weapon Of Choice”
Dear and the Headlights “Sweet Talk”
The Devil Wears Prada “Hey John, What’s Your Name Again?”
Foreigner “Blue Morning, Blue Day”
Foreigner “Feels Like the First Time”
Foreigner “Headknocker”
Thrice “Image of the Invisible”

Yup, the full release is after the jump

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Jimmy Page and Jack White Aren’t Fond of Music Games

While skimming through Kotaku, we found an interesting tidbit on what some musicians think of music-based games.

They are two well-known musicians, and music games aren’t their thing.  In a recent documentary, Page was quoted as saying, “You think of the drum part that John Bonham did on Led Zeppelin’s first track on the first album, Good Times Bad Times,” Page said. “How many drummers in the world can play that part, let alone on Christmas morning?”

Jack White said, “It’s depressing to have a label come and tell you that [Guitar Hero] is how kids are learning about music and experiencing music…which format people should get their music in…if you have to be in a video game to get in front of them, that’s a little sad.”

Kotaku also notes that you can hear the White Stripes on the upcoming Guitar Hero 5.

Don’t fault the games.  Most of our music channels don’t introduce us to new music anymore.  These music-based games, along with iTunes, are probably some of the best things the industry has right now.

Kids are learning about all kinds of music through these things, and to just call it “sad” is silly.  “Sad” is criticizing the method of distribution shortly after the announcement that you are going to be included in an upcoming game.

Story here: MusicRadar.com via Kotaku

Amazon Prices DJ Hero Bundle

It is important to remember that these prices may not stand.  These are just prices retailers are throwing on them for now, and may or may not be the official retail price decided on by publisher Activision.

Amazon.com lists DJ Hero for $119.99, with the turntable peripheral bundled in.  The game is slated for release in October.

European retailers have also put prices on the upcoming Band Heroes.  Check out GameIndustry.biz for more on that.

 

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Rock Band Unplugged Ships Today

 

MTV, EA and Harmonix have announced that Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP has shipped to retail.  

 

 

MTV Games, Harmonix and Electronic Arts Ship Rock Band Unplugged™ For PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) System to Stores in North America and Europe

CAMBRIDGE, MA – May 26th, 2009 – Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced that Rock Band Unplugged™ for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system ships to stores in North America and Europe today!

Developed by Harmonix in partnership with Backbone Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio, Rock Band Unplugged creates a full band experience in the palm of players’ hands by combining traditional beatmatch gameplay with key elements from both Rock Band™ and Rock Band™2. The hands are the “peripherals” in Rock Band Unplugged allowing players to take direct control of the lead/bass guitars, drums and vocals. In addition, players can capture a deep and interactive Rock Band experience by taking their band on the road in World Tour mode, practicing their chops in the Band Warmup Mode, or by taking on the most extreme musical challenge imaginable in Band Survival mode.

Rock Band Unplugged features 41 master recordings including nine songs new to the Rock Band music catalog that are exclusive to the PSP system for a limited time! Plus, Rock Band Unplugged features the first in-game store for downloadable content on the PSP system leveraging the PSP system’s wireless capabilities and powered by PlayStation®Network.

Rock Band Unplugged Pricing Information:
Rock Band Unplugged software (North America) MSRP $39.99
Rock Band Unplugged software (Continental Europe) MSRP €39.99
Rock Band Unplugged software (United Kingdom) MSRP £29.99
Limited Edition Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack (North America) MSRP $199.99

The limited edition Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack from Sony Computer Entertainment America includes the game, a “Piano Black” PSP system, a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™, and, in the United States only,a voucher to download Paramount Pictures’ School of Rock from PlayStation®Store. The Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack will be available in North America only.