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Offline AnonymousBroccoli

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Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:20:20 AM »


New Guitar Hero, coming later this year. They seem to mainly be showing the FMV Live portion, which has you in a first-person live-action view, playing as the guitarist on a stage. The video will change from a "good" to a "bad" feed, depending on how well you perform the song.

I saw Live being compared to a Call of Duty campaign, whereas Guitar Hero TV will be the bulk of the game—CoD multi-player.

GHTV is a collection of music channels like old MTV, where music videos will play in the background (instead of the FMV, or your in-game band on a stage in older games), and you'll play the note charts in the foreground. There's a selection of on-demand songs, in addition to what seem like sequential curated channels.

They're using a new guitar controller, which has 6 buttons in a 3-"fret" by 2-"string" layout.



The upper buttons are black; lower are white. On-screen, you'll see notes represented by black guitar picks pointing up; white picks pointing down.



It's being made by FreeStyleGames, who previously did the DJ Hero series. Those were pretty good games, so that's a good sign.

The guitar & game will be $100, on PS4, PS3, Xbone, 360, Wii U, and mobile. Guitar Hero TV will be included with that, at least to a certain degree.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 09:53:28 AM »
At this point I'd probably rather just buy a real guitar or real set of drums and buy a game that taught you how to play the real thing.
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Re: Guitar Hero Live
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 10:08:15 AM »
At this point I'd probably rather just buy a real guitar or real set of drums and buy a game that taught you how to play the real thing.

So..... Rocksmith then?

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Re: Guitar Hero Live
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 10:56:10 PM »
It is everything that I want to get.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 05:39:39 PM »
Everything you want and more.

Spam bots aside, I don't know on this.  I have so many peripherals lying around from last gen.  I can't imagine there being any new songs to inspire me either.
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Re: Guitar Hero Live
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 02:50:31 PM »
They announced 24 of the songs that are on the soundtrack:

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The Black Keys - “Gold on the Ceiling”
Blitz Kids - “Sometimes”
Ed Sheeran - “Sing”
Fall Out Boy - “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
Gary Clark, Jr. - “Don’t Owe You a Thang”
Green Day - “Nuclear Family”
The Killers - “When You Were Young”
The Lumineers - “Ho Hey”
My Chemical Romance - “Na Na Na”
Pierce the Veil - “King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)“
The Rolling Stones - “Paint it Black”
Skrillex - “Bangarang”
The War on Drugs - “Under the Pressure”
Black Veil Brides - “In The End”
Rage Against the Machine - “Guerrilla Radio”
Judas Priest - “Breaking the Law”
Pantera - “Cowboys From Hell”
Sleigh Bells - “Bitter Rivals”
System of a Down - “Chop Suey!”
Alter Bridge - “Cry of Achilles”
Alt-J - “Left Hand Free”
Broken Bells - “Leave It Alone”
Red Hot Chili Peppers - “Higher Ground”
The Pretty Reckless - “Going to Hell”

I know only about half of these songs and those are the ones I already have on Rock Band.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 06:40:17 AM »
IGN has a stream with first gameplay of Rock Band 4.  It's Rock Band.  No weird FMV judging your play.  All your downloadable DLC available to import.  I didn't hear anything about instruments being compatible.

EDIT: They said they are "working on" hardware compatibility.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2015, 07:44:06 AM »
Yeah, might as well keep this all in the same thread. IGN's had Rock Band 4 features almost daily as part of their IGN First feature for May. I think this page has compiled them:
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2015/05/01/rock-band-4-everything-you-need-to-know-ign-first

The first 6 RB4 songs announced today, and played on the IGN stream:

Avenged Sevenfold – "Hail to the King"
Fleetwood Mac – "You Make Loving Fun"
Jack White – "Lazaretto"
The Killers – "Somebody Told Me"
Spin Doctors – "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"
The Who – "The Seeker"


Here's a few FAQs:
http://forums.harmonixmusic.com/discussion/comment/5114713/#Comment_5114713

http://forums.harmonixmusic.com/discussion/257724/rock-band-4-rumors-and-facts-unofficial-updated-may-15-ign-first-six-songs-announced

http://www.rockbandaide.com/20739/what-we-know-about-rock-band-4/
http://www.rockbandaide.com/20999/what-we-know-about-rock-band-4-part-2/

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 05:05:56 AM »
Rock Band 4's full soundtrack has been announced now. Release date is 3 weeks from tomorrow.
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-complete-rock-band-4-soundtrack/1100-6430537/

Here's a Spotify playlist, though it hasn't been updated with today's new songs yet.
https://play.spotify.com/user/rockbandofficial/playlist/1LOZfgjinUc6K2mz8wjPz3

They announced a little while ago that the Xbox One version of the base game (no instruments) will include a legacy adapter for wireless Xbox 360 instruments. It's $80 USD for the game and adapter. Wired 360 instruments will not work, aside from USB microphones. The PS4 version doesn't need an adapter; the wireless USB dongles will work with a PS4.
http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Band-Legacy-Game-Controller-Adapter/dp/B014CLMJ74/

Here's an instrument compatibility chart for RB4:
http://forums.harmonixmusic.com/discussion/258920/the-rock-band-4-instrument-compatibility-chart#Head

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 04:26:33 AM »
Rock Band 4 digital pre-orders for Xbone are up. There's 12 bonus songs:



    All That Remains – “What If I Was Nothing”
    BABYMETAL – “Gimme Chocolate!!”
    Earth, Wind & Fire – “September”
    Interpol – “All The Rage Back Home”
    Jefferson Starship – “Jane”
    Linkin Park ft. Daron Malakian – “Rebellion”
    Marilyn Manson – “The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles”
    Mastodon – “High Road”
    My Morning Jacket – “One Big Holiday”
    Pierce The Veil ft. Kellin Quinn – “King For A Day”
    “Weird Al” Yankovic – “My Own Eyes”
    The Wild Feathers – “Backwoods Company”

http://harmonixmusic.com/blog/xbox-one-digital-pre-orders-for-rock-band-4-now-available/

There's also a pre-order deal for the legacy adapter to use with wireless Xbox 360 instruments. Order it from Amazon.com with the coupon code "RB4ADAPTER", and get $15 off, bringing it down to $10 before shipping.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2015, 03:19:56 AM »


U2 songs "I Will Follow", and "Cedarwood Road" are in the Rock Band 4 soundtrack. More of their songs will come as DLC.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2015, 03:16:04 AM »
http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/rock-band-4-legacy-dlc-download-begins-and-dlc-sale-update/

Half-price sale on pre-RB3 DLC is definitely ending. If you want a bunch of old songs for $1 each, hop on it.

Also, there's no batch re-downloading of DLC you already own. That's gonna be a pain. A lot of it should be available to download now, though.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2015, 10:28:48 AM »
http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-previous-game-soundtracks-in-rock-band-4/

Rock Band 3 soundtrack export to Rock Band 4 is planned as part of an RB4 update, scheduled for December 8th. It'll cost $15 "for people that are verified purchasers of Rock Band 3 only". It's not clear what exactly that means.

Digital version of Rock Band 3 is being removed for sale from XBL October 30th. It's never been available digitally on PS3/PSN.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2015, 07:10:41 AM »
The Rock Band 3 song export to Rock Band 4 should be live on both PS4 and Xbox One in North America. If you've got Rock Band 4 in standby mode, restart it to get the "Exports" menu to appear. Costs $15, and includes all 83 songs.

http://harmonixmusic.parature.com/link/portal/16080/16097/Article/520/How-do-I-export-Rock-Band-3-into-Rock-Band-4

An update also went up earlier this week.

http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/rb4-dec-update-ongoing-updates/

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2016, 05:53:42 AM »
Amazon had GH: Live for stupid cheap ($49) so I managed to price match it.  GHTV is actually a pretty cool idea.

The campaign is....weird.  I don't know if it's my shitty TV but the sound mix when you play the live shows is awful.  It doesn't help when it is all overpowered by the clicking of the strum bar.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 06:01:41 AM »
Harmonix started a Fig crowd funding campaign to make Rock Band 4 for Steam, plus bring back Rock Band Network via Steam Workshop.

https://www.fig.co/campaigns/rock-band-4-pc

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2016, 08:43:00 AM »
I think Harmonix isn't long for this world.  This seems like one last gambit to save themselves.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2016, 05:51:48 AM »
DLC for The Beatles: Rock Band is being removed from stores by May 5th.
http://forums.harmonixmusic.com/discussion/comment/5278169/#Comment_5278169

Some other songs from the main series coming down in the next week:
http://forums.harmonixmusic.com/discussion/comment/5272341/#Comment_5272341

Also, that Fig campaign did not get funded.

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2016, 07:55:37 AM »
Online multi-player is coming to Rock Band 4 late this year. An expansion pack is coming this fall, with details announced at E3. Practice mode coming in June. Tweaks to library navigation (sort, filter, etc.) coming fall. And a few other bits from Harmonix's PAX panel:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Rockband/comments/4g9wmt/synchronous_online_multiplayer_ions_and_more_pax/

http://harmonixmusic.com/blog/synchronous-online-multiplayer-coming-to-rock-band-4-for-holiday-2016/

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Re: Guitar Hero Live/Rock Band 4
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2017, 06:43:30 AM »