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New Rock Band rival emerges

Toy manufacturer Tomy is to go head to head with Rock Band and Guitar Hero this Christmas – with an infra-red ‘air guitar’. The Guitar Rock Star has the same head and neck of a guitar, but contains laser technology to allow users to play along with eight pre-recorded songs. …

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EA slashes UK Rock Band price

EA has cut the price of the full instrument edition of Rock Band – ahead of the game’s sequel’s release in September. The Instrument Edition of Rock Band will now retail for €139.99 in Europe and 109.99 in the United Kingdom on Xbox 360. The price will also apply to …

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EA charge to transfer songs to Rock Band 2

Those looking forward to Rock Band 2 have been told that they will be able to transfer tracks from the first game for use with the sequel – albeit for a price. Xbox 360 owners will be charged 400 Microsoft points (around 3.50) to move 55 of Rock Band’s 59-track …

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Warner Music to up licensing costs?

Warner Music has told Reuters that video game publishers should pay more royalties for tracks used in Rock Band, Singstar, Guitar Hero and other rhythm-based software. Chief executive of Warner Music Edgar Bronfman reportedly compared the current popularity of Guitar Hero to the launch of MTV and the Apple iPod. …

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Konami sues Rock Band creators

Konami is seeking compensation over alleged patent infringement in the Rock Band video game, according to Bloomberg. The Japanese publisher, which makes similar music-based titles involving guitars, microphones and dance mats, insists Rock Band infringes on its patents relating to musical instruments and a ‘musical-rhythm matching game’. Konami is reportedly …

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The Beatles licence up for grabs

Representatives for The Beatles are in negotiations with the companies behind Rock Band and Guitar Hero with a view to licensing the Fab Four’s music. According to the Financial Times, Activision and MTV are both keen to create a Beatles-themed video game. The newspaper reports that the move ‘could pave …

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UK CHART: GTA beats out Rock Band, Haze

Rockstar has made it a fourth week at number one in the ELSPA/ChartTrack All Formats chart – beating major new releases from Ubisoft, Eidos and EA. EA’s Rock Band hits sixth position in the chart, but it’s not likely the publisher will be disappointed; according to ChartTrack, three quarters of …

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Play.com slashes £40 off Rock Band

Play.com have given UK Rock Band fans something to smile about – by cutting the total cost for Rock Band and all the game’s instruments by 40. According to MTV and EA, the suggested UK retail price of the ‘Band In a Box’ SKU of Rock Band – which includes …

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Rock Band to interrupt Champions League final

A Rock Band TV ad starring Xbox 360 community members is to be premiered tonight during ITV’s Champions League final coverage – kicking off a sustained marketing campaign for the game. The commercial was put together by renowned agency McCann Erickson, and stars around 350 Xbox gamers, as well as …

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