The Mustang Pro Guitar IS Available…

Despite various reports to the contrary, the Mustang Pro Guitar is available in some places. Granted, I personally still can’t get my hands on it, but some people out there certainly have. How do we know? Well, if a picture is worth a thousand words, I think this post speaks volumes. Rock Band 3 fan @JasonHocker sent me this pics of a Mustang he picked up at his local Best Buy (NOT online). While I won’t deny that there may be some distribution issues with the hardware (I still don’t have a keyboard yet, either), rest assured that peripherals ARE coming. Until then, Rock Band 3 definitely offers enough to keep you busy until your shiny new controllers show up.

Rock Band 3 TV Spot

Didn’t get home until late tonight and while eating dinner with the little lady, I happened upon the brand new Rock Band 3 TV commercial. I don’t have a capture card, so sadly this is the best quality I’m probably going to get… for now. The commercial is reminiscent of the opening cinematic to the game, but combines that casual party element.

Rock Band 3 Mustang Pro Guitar Giveaway

OK, so unless you’ve been kicked in the head by a mule in the past 3 hours, you know that Rock Band 3 comes out today (for the US and Canada). It’s been a LONG time coming, and now that it’s here, I still have a hard time believing it!

Anyway, to celebrate the grand occasion, I think it’s time we have some sort of giveaway, don’t you? I sent a tweet out last night asking people what prize they would rather see in a giveaway: the Rock Band 3 keyboard bundle or the Mustang Pro Guitar. While I didn’t properly tabulate the results, it did look overwhelmingly in favor of the Mustang, so I guess that’s what we’re giving away.

I’ll be placing the order with Amazon once the winner has been randomly selected. Normally I restrict contests to the US only, but there’s always a few people that offer to pay for shipping if they win internationally, so I guess we will offer that option to our non-US friends, as well…

Contest rules:

  • Winner receives a Rock Band 3 Mustang Pro Guitar for the console of their choice, purchased and shipped through Amazon.com.
  • To enter, simply post your favorite song in the Rock Band library in the comments below.
  • One entry only, please. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.
  • Winner will be randomly selected using random.org.
  • International contest entries are acceptable, provided they are comfortable paying for international shipping. (In the event of an international winner, he/she will select shipping method, as it is at their expense.)
  • You have until Thursday at 1 PM (Eastern) to enter. Winner will be notified later that day.
  • I reserve the right to update contest rules based on anything I may have missed (I think I got everything, but hey, it happens).

So let us hear it… what’s your favorite song in the Rock Band catalog?

Tommy on TheScopeShow Podcast Talking About RB3

Last night, I was a guest on TheScopeShow podcast, a pop culture podcast with a geeky twist. Shane and Jared were kind enough to bring me on and talk about the phenomenon that is Rock Band, and talk up today’s release of Rock Band 3 (you did know that Rock Band 3 came out today, right?). The high-production podcast is a great listen, and I had a blast with the guys! I think they did to, as we blew through our schedule 30 minute interview!

So definitely head on over to TheScopeShow.com and give it a listen when you’re not able to play Rock Band 3 today!

Rock Band 2 Export Details

The game has been out for only a short time, and we now have details on what songs are missing from the 1.93 GB Rock Band 2 export. For the $9.99 export fee, we get all the songs EXCEPT:

  • AC/DC – Let There Be Rock
  • Journey – Any Way You Want It
  • Metallica – Battery
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away
  • Soundgarden – Spoonman

Also currently missing in the export are the nine songs from Harmonix bands (see specific songs below). Do not fear! I talked with someone at Harmonix and these songs will be coming in the future as part of a FREE DLC pack.

  • Abnormality – Visions
  • Anarchy Club – Get Clean
  • Bang Camaro – Night Lies
  • Breaking Wheel – Shoulder to the Plow
  • Libyans – Welcome to the Neighborhood
  • The Main Drag – A Jagged Gorgeous Winter
  • Speck – Conventional Lover
  • The Sterns – Supreme Girl
  • That Handsome Devil – Rob the Prez-O-Dent

NOTE: The code from the back of your Rock Band 2 manual is required to obtain the export. If you do not have this, please go to support.ea.com. They should be able to help you get a new code. Use the replacement code from EA directly to the Main Menu in the instructions below.

Xbox 360 Export

The export is now live, and is accessible by entering the 16 character code from the back of your Rock Band 2 manual in the “Redeem Code” area of the “Get More Songs” section of  Rock Band 3. (If you receive an error, try the process again later, as there are LOTS of people trying to get this to work at the same time.) You will need to make sure you are signed in and connected to Xbox Live. If you have a 25 digit code, you probably have a copy from outside of your geographical location and will have to wait until the export mechanism goes live in your country.

PS3 Export

The export process will go live sometime after 4:00 PM (Eastern), once the PSN Store has been updated.

  1. Visit rockband.com/ps3-export
  2. When prompted, enter the code from the back of your Rock Band 2 manual
  3. Copy down the new code that the website gives you
  4. In Rock Band 3, go to “Get More Songs” in the Main Menu
  5. Select “Redeem Code”
  6. Enter the code you received from the website

Wii Export

Similar to the PS3, the export process will go live once the Nintendo Store has been updated (and is something that Harmonix cannot control).

  1. If you’ve played Rock Band 2 on your Wii, Rock Band 3 will automatically detect your Rock Band 2 Save Data.
  2. Go to “Get More Songs” from the Main Menu in Rock Band 3.
  3. Go to “Redeem Code”
  4. Select “Previously Redeemed Code”
  5. Select “Rock Band 2 Export Pack” (you’ll be prompted to pay 1,000 Wii Points)
  6. Your export will take several minutes to complete. You can also select which specific tracks you’d like to export.

RBN DLC for 10/25

  • (Damn) This Desert Air – Ghost I Own (80 MSP)
  • Chaotrope – Ceraunophobia (80 MSP)
  • Shylo Elliott – P.W.M.O. (80 MSP)