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Ok folks, I just wanted to start this thread officially so we can begin talking/reviewing/discussing this awesome game.

My question for the ones who currently have it and have played it is are you all playing it via 5.1 or 7.1 and how does it sound? I'm going to assume that this game will be best heard in 7.1 all channel stereo, correct?!?! If not, what would be the best audio set-up?
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I'd like to hear how Rock Band compares to GHIII. Better/Worse?
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I'm currently right now looking for 2 speakers to complete my 7.1 set up. I'm suspecting that this game will support 7.1 speaker set ups. Man, my neighbors are going to HATE me, lol!
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Originally Posted by Boogie7910 View Post

I'd like to hear how Rock Band compares to GHIII. Better/Worse?


I like it better then GH III as I think it has better songs, the multiplayer World Tour is a lot more fun and of course the obvious of having the option of playing the drums or making a fool of yourself by trying to sing...lol It's by far the best party game out there
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I like it better then GH III as I think it has better songs, the multiplayer World Tour is a lot more fun and of course the obvious of having the option of playing the drums or making a fool of yourself by trying to sing...lol It's by far the best party game out there

I can only imagine how alcohol enhances the game
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Originally Posted by aegisx View Post

I can only imagine how alcohol enhances the game

I've already invited my old drinking buddies over my house for some RB action. They are Pro-GH (they seem to think at least) players as well, lol. I'm new to all this but figured I'd get into it since I dig the game....and the drums!!
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How many people are playing with just themselves and no roomates/spouses etc
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I was only able to play a few songs medium on the first couple tiers last night. I have only been able to play thru the medium songs on GH2/3. FWIW, at least on those I played, the RB medium songs were easier than the GH medium songs.
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I could just get the game and use my guitar from GH3? I don't really think I can get 3 other people to play at the same time... I mean I can just play career by myself right?
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Originally Posted by aegisx View Post

I can only imagine how alcohol enhances the game

That's exactly what the wife said after I sang my first song....haha Had a bunch of guys over watching UFC last weekend and we played RB after a night of drinking...next time I need to film it
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check out the developers playing Welcome to the Jungle. they don't miss a beat!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xd3E8zgqJM4

Drums look fun as hell.
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Originally Posted by Chip Z View Post

I was only able to play a few songs medium on the first couple tiers last night. I have only been able to play thru the medium songs on GH2/3. FWIW, at least on those I played, the RB medium songs were easier than the GH medium songs.

Yep, the levels in RB are ranked higher, so Med is like easy in GH etc

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Originally Posted by nnarum23 View Post

I could just get the game and use my guitar from GH3? I don't really think I can get 3 other people to play at the same time... I mean I can just play career by myself right?

Yep, the GH guitars work and you can even use the Live headset as a mic. You can play career in single player, but it's not the same as Multiplayer Career as the multiplayer World Tour has more depth (need to start in small clubs, and work up to bigger venues, earn fans, get a manager etc)
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Originally Posted by becks View Post

Yep, the levels in RB are ranked higher, so Med is like easy in GH etc



Yep, the GH guitars work and you can even use the Live headset as a mic. You can play career in single player, but it's not the same as Multiplayer Career as the multiplayer World Tour has more depth (need to start in small clubs, and work up to bigger venues, earn fans, get a manager etc)


Thanks for the reply! Maybe later I'll get the instruments when they come out separately.
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for those that have played, how far away from the xbox can you play? in other words, how long are the usb cables/hub?

thanks,

tum
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the cords are supposed to be 12-15 ft long.
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Ya the cords are about 12-15ft but I only use the usb for the drums (and sometimes the mic) as I use my GH III guitars and the people that have been over and sung prefer to use the Live headset
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The strummer on my guitar sucks. Its loose and misses a good portion of the time. I thought it was me due to the timing difference between GHIII and RB but I switched to my GHIII guitar and everything is fine. And I thought the guitar in BB was "broken" but mine plays the same way. A REAL shame as I like the size and the buttons on the RB guitar...
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Can you use the Rock Band guitar with GHIII?
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Originally Posted by barhoram View Post

Can you use the Rock Band guitar with GHIII?

Nope
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Ok..so according to what everyone is saying is that both guitars from Guitar Hero (wired and wireless) work with Rockband without any problems...is that correct. I may just pick up the game if thats true and maybe the drums later.
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Originally Posted by FrankJ.Cone View Post

The strummer on my guitar sucks. Its loose and misses a good portion of the time. I thought it was me due to the timing difference between GHIII and RB but I switched to my GHIII guitar and everything is fine. And I thought the guitar in BB was "broken" but mine plays the same way. A REAL shame as I like the size and the buttons on the RB guitar...

there's reports of issues with some people strats. HMX hasn't made a statement yet but the ones to contact would be EA.
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Originally Posted by cresing View Post

Ok..so according to what everyone is saying is that both guitars from Guitar Hero (wired and wireless) work with Rockband without any problems...is that correct. I may just pick up the game if thats true and maybe the drums later.

for 360 yes, the PS3 ones are having problems
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Has anyone seen the PS3's version vs. the 360's. I'm having second thoughts on which system I should get it. I don't care for achievements either. This is going to be strictly a party game for me and my friends. I believe the PS3 comes with the wireless guitars, correct?!
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Originally Posted by GrooveRite View Post

Has anyone seen the PS3's version vs. the 360's. I'm having second thoughts on which system I should get it. I don't care for achievements either. This is going to be strictly a party game for me and my friends. I believe the PS3 comes with the wireless guitars, correct?!


It comes with a dongle-wireless controller, just like the PS3 GHIII. With PS3 it seems there is no way to ahve a second controller without buying a second bundle. With the 360 you can buy the Xplorer and use it as a second controller which if you plan to use it as a party game is an economical way to go. (Or use your GHIII if you have it).

My guitar is OK now. My wife played for about 30 min and it seems the strum bar is working all (most?) of the time. (Guess it needed some break in time?) Still feels terribly loose compared to the GH ones but its not missing. I REALLY like the buttons on the RB guitar after 5 songs.
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Originally Posted by FrankJ.Cone View Post

It comes with a dongle-wireless controller, just like the PS3 GHIII. With PS3 it seems there is no way to ahve a second controller without buying a second bundle. With the 360 you can buy the Xplorer and use it as a second controller which if you plan to use it as a party game is an economical way to go. (Or use your GHIII if you have it).

My guitar is OK now. My wife played for about 30 min and it seems the strum bar is working all (most?) of the time. (Guess it needed some break in time?) Still feels terribly loose compared to the GH ones but its not missing. I REALLY like the buttons on the RB guitar after 5 songs.

Oh wow, thats good to know Frank thanks!
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I've played some guitar career and vocal career and both are fun, hard seems easy to me on guitar but I was going through hard on gh2/3. It took me a little work to really get the sync of the guitar right, it still feels just a little bit off.

I didn't buy the big box (saw it, that box it HUGE) but I'll probably pick up the drums when they are available by themself.

Fun game, song selection so far is top notch.
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Its a shame they did not have a $100 Drums/game bundle. We now have three guitars! If GHIII worked with the RB guitar at least we could have sold one off.

The Drums are LOUD, not the music the sound you make when you hit the surface. Quite distracting. Gotta crank that volume later.
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The only thing I'm getting annoyed with is people buying the game disc only, playing with a GH guitar, and complaining that it's not as fun. This game is not meant as substitute for GH. When played as a whole with three other people though it can't be beat (100x more fun that GH "battle" or "co-op").

If I couldn't purchase the whole package I don't think I would have even bothered with the game. Though, for those who are playing guitar-only and enjoying it... rock on!
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I'm in a limbo like state right now. I went and picked up my pre-ordered bundle on my lunch break. But I'm working a double shift, so I won't get home till after 9 o'clock tonight CST.

It's just sitting in the trunk, calling to me with a siren song of rock.
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Originally Posted by marms1 View Post

I'm in a limbo like state right now. I went and picked up my pre-ordered bundle on my lunch break. But I'm working a double shift, so I won't get home till after 9 o'clock tonight CST.

It's just sitting in the trunk, calling to me with a siren song of rock.

Oh man, I feel for you bro! Hang in there, lol! I'm pickin mine up right after work and ME with the kmart 20% discount. I want to get outta here already!!!
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