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Pixel Clicks Podcast #11 – Check this s*** out!

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #11 – Check this s*** out!

Hey you wonderful people, it’s time for the Pixel Clicks Podcast!

PCP is a gaming podcast in which Jordan, a gaming writer for Pixelated Geek, and his friends Cody, the ambassador of the PC master race, Shane, the one born of the good blood, and Sergio, the director and improve comedian, discuss the week in gaming news! Or at least try to.

This week the guys talk about new release Mortal Kombat X and the DLC controversy surrounding it, GTAV on PC breaking the record for most concurrent players for a non-Valve game, whether or not you should play Titan Souls, Guitar Hero Live being announced and if it can stand up against Rock Band 4, the trailer Star Wars Battlefront 3, and rumors for Mass Effect 4. It was a jam-packed week and the guys somehow manage not to dissect the new Star Wars and Batman v Superman trailers. Read On

Review: Rock Band 3 – Xbox 360

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Review: Rock Band 3 – Xbox 360

The Rhythm Game genre has been evolving from the days of DDR to the full fledge 4 piece Band games that we know of today. In the wake of the evolution there  has been a considerable flood of ill forgotten sequels that have burned even the most loyal of gamers. One game series in particular seemed to stray from the pack. The game series known as Rock Band. Offering a wide range of customization in terms of your Band Members coupled with Downloadable Music Tracks it seemed the series knew what it was doing. Rock Band 3 has made it’s official debut. I’ve had a week or so to go through it, from solo to group play. How does this game fair in the ever changing Rhythm genre?

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Things to Look Forward to: Oct 26th – 29th

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Things to Look Forward to: Oct 26th – 29th

It’s time for Things to Look Forward to… Essentially a list of stuff that’s coming out this week. Grab your hooverboard and not have to lace your shoes. As the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy hits Blu Ray and DVD. Maybe time traveling isn’t really your thing, but Brock Sampson is. Well you are in luck with the Venture Bros: Season 4, Vol 1 DVD. If you’re looking to rock out this week Harmonix and MTV Games has your back with the release of Rock Band 3. If you see anything missing drop a comment or just let us know what you’re looking forward to.

Full Release list after the Break.

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[E3 2010] Rock Band 3 – Hands-on Demo Review

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[E3 2010] Rock Band 3 – Hands-on Demo Review

Wow.

Rock Band 3 could probably be justified in sitting on its laurels. The original title revolutionized rhythm games, and successive installments have broadened the song selection while retaining the core gameplay. Can rhythm games really evolve much further?

In a phrase: dear god yes.

More about the game and videos form the presentation, after the break. Read On

Rock Band 3 Details Announced

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Rock Band 3 Details Announced

Details for the upcoming Rock Band 3 have finally been announced today including track lists, new gameplay modes, new guitar controllers and the addition of the all new, keyboard peripheral. The new game includes songs from artists that have never been included in a Rock Band game before, and now you can get up to six other friends to rock out with you, for fun or in the all new Rock Band Pro mode. Rock Band 3 also features an all new guitar controller designed by Mad Catz that not only functions as a guitar controller, but is also a fully functional, full-sized, six-string electric guitar.

Details, pics and videos after the break.

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Rock Band 3 to Feature Keyboard

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Rock Band 3 to Feature Keyboard

We all love to play Rock Band, but there was always one instrument missing: keyboards. However, a recent screenshot taking during a demo of Rock Band: Green Day has revealed that Rock Band 3 will finally include keyboards. The picture shows the icons for bass, drums, guitar, microphones and at last, keyboard. Most likely MIDI keyboards will be compatible, but no details besides this picture have surfaced. Rock Band 3 is set to be released this holiday season.

We’ll be covering E3 2010 live for the unveiling of this game and much more on our live site PixelatedLIVE.com.

[via thetanooki.com]

Eric Cartman singing Poker Face on Rock Band 2

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Eric Cartman singing Poker Face on Rock Band 2

Two of my favorite things have just mashed up so nicely together.  Lady Gaga and Eric Cartman.  In the video below, you can see and hear what it’s like to play one of the new downloadable songs on Rock Band. I think this is one of the greatest mash-ups I’ve experienced since peanut butter and strawberry jelly Smuckers.

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Btw, tonight is the start of a new South Park season. Watch it!

Lady Gaga music coming to Rock Band! Plus Cartman's Poker Face cover!

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Lady Gaga music coming to Rock Band! Plus Cartman's Poker Face cover!

This is the greatest news I ever heard about Rock Band in a long time.  The music from one of the greatest pop artists is coming to Rock Band.  The “Lady Gaga Pack 01″ will contain 4 tracks from Lady Gaga. The 4 tracks that will be available are:

  • Bad Romance
  • Just Dance
  • Monster
  • Poker Face

Additionally, Eric Cartman’s (from South Park) “Poker Face” cover will also be available for download. The Lady Gaga Pack will be available next week and will cost $6.99 on Xbox Live and PSN.  For Wii owners, they will be available as individual downloads for $2 each.

Yes. I know. I’m excited too! Full press release after the break

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CES 2010: Vibe by Rocker

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Do we really need any more accessories for our music games?  We already have the guitar, drums, microphone and a turntable.  Rocker, creator of gamer seats with integrated speakers, answers this question with a loud and rumbling yes.  Vibe is platform that you stand on that has 2 speakers, a subwoofer and pretty blue lights.  It’s supposed to make you get that sensation that you’re really a fake rock star.

Also, if you’re a fan of DJ Hero, Vibe also comes with a headset to again, make you feel like a real fake DJ.  The headset was uncomfortable and the sound quality was just, ok.

So, just like the Vibe platform, both products were not great and not bad.  It was just ok.  I just really feel that the accessories market is heavily saturated with unneeded hardware.

Green Day Rock Band is announced. But do you care?

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Green-Day-Rock-Band-Officially-Announced-For-2010One of the “big” announcements delivered via a video recording played at the VGAs was that Green Day will be on a new Rock Band game. The game will, of course, have the likness of the band members, play most of their hit songs, and be available next year. Just like the Beatles Rock Band. But, here’s the big question. Do you even care?

With Band Hero, Lego Rock Band and so forth, doesn’t it feel like this genre of games is done with? There is no new innovations you can create with the plastic guitar, drums, and microphone. Some Green Day tracks are already available via DLC.

Let’s just keep the Guitar Hero and Rock Band game “expansions” go through DLC and be done with it. There is nothing more you can do.

What are you thoughts?

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