RBN DLC for 10/4

  • Amberian Dawn – Saga (160 MSP)
  • Confide – Now Or Never (160 MSP)
  • Gomez – How We Operate (160 MSP)
  • Periphery – Buttersnips (160 MSP)
  • Rain Dogs – Dirt (160 MSP)
  • Shelly Rastin feat. Randy Bachman – High Class Trailer Trash (80 MSP)
  • Shylo Elliott – Far Wanderings (80 MSP)
  • Steam Powered Giraffe – Electricity is in My Soul (80 MSP)
  • The Sex Generals – Warmachine (80 MSP)

Site Redesign and “The Future”

So as you could probably tell, the site has had a little bit of a face lift. Ever since I saw the Rock Band 3 intro at E3, I envisioned redesigning the site so it had a more realistic feel, and while I’m clearly no expert in either graphic design or web design, I think it came out pretty good. (It’s amazing what you can teach yourself by Googling…) I’ll be tweaking little things here and there, so if you have any feedback about something that may look better, drop a comment below. So far feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, so I thank you all for the kind words!

I’ve had a few people ask about using the background here as a wallpaper. I never had that in mind, but I moved a few things around and prepared something that might be a little better, if that’s something that you are really interested in. Feel free to click on the image at the top of this post, and you’ll see a higher resolution 1920×1280 wallpaper ready for you to use.

And finally, kind of a personal announcement, but I thought I would let you guys know. I’ll be getting married to the biggest (not to mention the most beautiful) RockBandAide fan of all at the end of next week. Due to the impending nuptials,  I’ll be taking a little bit of time off from RockBandAide-ing starting next week. The site won’t be on hiatus, but it will probably have a few less updates while I’m away. I’m leaving it in the more than capable hands of Tiffany (@ElektraFi) and Brian (@BrianPShea) while I’m away, but don’t be surprised if I still need my Rock Band fix and something pops up on the site from yours truly. Also, don’t be afraid to hit up PlasticAxe.com, who also has some brilliant rhythm gaming news and discussion, as well.  I’ll be back before Rock Band 3 is released, and may be making appearances on some podcasts around the web talking about the game prior to its release.

Rock on!

RB3 Keyboard Bundle No Longer a Thing for US PS3 Players

I didn’t know Dawson was a Rock Band fan…

I hadn’t heard about this issue until the announcement from @HMXHenry over on the forums, but looks like US PS3 Rock Band fans will no longer be offered a Rock Band 3 Keyboard Bundle? Say wha?! Apparently, pre-ordering options began disappearing from online retailers earlier this week, and due to a very odd agreement terms with MadCatz and MTV Games, the Rock Band 3 Keyboard Bundle no longer is an option for US PS3 players.

Here’s what @HMXHenry had to say to officially address what is going on:

You may have seen that retailers have taken down the Rock Band 3 keyboard/software bundle pre-orders for PlayStation 3. Unfortunately, this SKU will not be available in the U.S. due to the agreement terms for the region. However, Mad Catz and MTV Games are working with those retailers that accepted pre-orders to enable them, if they choose, to honor those pre-orders placed prior to this change as soft bundles (separate discs and keyboards), at pre-order pricing. These retailers will have more details shortly.

He did, however note the following…

– Moving forward, the keyboard and Rock Band 3 software will continue to be available as stand-alone products for PlayStation 3 in the US.
– This does not affect European customers as the Rock Band 3 keyboard/software PS3 bundles will still be available in Europe.
– The Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii keyboard/software bundles are still available for pre-order.

Well that bites Sound off in the comments!

Prepare for “Harmonix hates the PS3” in 3… 2… 1…

NOTE: The keyboard for ALL CONSOLES is CURRENTLY available (image via TheHypester at Fry’s today):

[RockBand.com via @bmaninc]

Xbox 360 RBN DLC for 10/1

  • Andy Timmons – Headed for the Ditch (160 MSP)
  • Graveyard BBQ – BBQ Nation (160 MSP)
  • Last Day Off – Mrs. Right (160 MSP)
  • Mile Marker Zero – Laceration (80 MSP)
  • Rose of Jericho – Midnight Eyes (80 MSP)
  • Shylo Elliott – Bittersweet Melancholy (80 MSP)
  • The Agonist – Thank You, Pain. (160 MSP)
  • Yesternight’s Decision – Dying Wish of a Living Man (80 MSP)

Wii RBN DLC for 10/5

Unless otherwise noted, all songs are $1.99.

  • Band of Horses – “Is There a Ghost”
  • Emarosa – “Heads or Tails? Real or Not”
  • Flogging Molly – “Druken Lullabies (Live)” *
  • Jonathan Coulton – “Code Monkey”
  • Seether – “Fake It”
  • The Shins – “Australia”
  • The Slip – “Even Rats”
  • Skeletonwitch – “Crushed Beyond Dust”
  • Steve Vai – “For the Love of God (Live)”
  • Texas in July – “Elements” *

* Denotes $.99 track.

[Official announcement]

PS3 RBN DLC for 10/5

Unless otherwise noted, all songs are $1.99

  • Amberian Dawn – “Shallow Waters”
  • Asking Alexandria – “Hey There Mr. Brooks”
  • Evile – “Infected Nation”
  • Jonathan Coulton – “Betty and Me”
  • The Myriad Burial – “Death Quota for Purification” *

* $.99 song

[Official announcement]