This week’s DLC features tracks from nu-metal group Staind, alt-rockers The Flys, and prog metal band Queensrÿche! Included below is the review, as well as playthrough videos of the DLC from the always awesome thenewnoelisoncruz. Definitely check out and subscribe to his YouTube channel!
All tracks are 160 MSP ($1.99). Pro Guitar/Bass charts are noted below where applicable, and can be purchased for an additional 80 MSP ($0.99).
So this week saw the dropping of the bombshell that most of us probably knew was coming, but few of us were really truly prepared for, that Rock Band DLC will be ending in the beginning of April. Despite the ceasing of DLC, we’re not going anywhere, so stick with us and we’ll keep you current on the remaining DLC, as well as anything else related to Rock Band in the future! Here is next week’s DLC…
- The Flys – “Got You (Where I Want You) *
- Queensrÿche – Silent Lucidity
- Staind – It’s Been Awhile
- Staind – So Far Away
* Denotes Pro-Guitar/Bass chart availability for $.99.
Unless otherwise noted, all songs are 160 MSP ($1.99).
- Deception of a Ghost – American Terrorist
- Our Last Enemy – 10,000 Headless Horses
- Terrorizer – Hordes of Zombies
Songs marked with * are 80 MSP ($0.99).
Well, can’t say we didn’t see this coming. With the increase in content available as stand alone titles and exports appearing in place of new weekly DLC, as well as late last year’s departure of most of Harmonix’s audio licensing department (not sure why no one seemed disturbed about this at the time), it appears that Rock Band will be ceasing it’s weekly DLC offerings in April. It had a good run, and made it about five and a half years (275 consecutive weeks, to be exact), increasing players’ music libraries from tens to literally THOUSANDS of songs.
Harmonix has more details over in the official announcement, but here are some of the major takeaways:
- Weekly DLC releases are ending. The possibility is always there for more DLC in the future, but at this point in the franchise, it’s not something I’m anticipating.
- The capability is there for Xbox 360 RBN DLC to continue for the time being, however the same can’t be said for the PS3, due to the conversion process Harmonix has to make. Xbox 360 RBN DLC will continue for now, however PS3 RBN content will halt on April 2nd, as well.
- Rock Central servers will continue, so you can still play Rock Band Blitz and Rock Band 3 with friends as you always have for the foreseeable future, however weekly goals for Rock Band Blitz will be phased out.
As for us, as long as there is a community of people playing Rock Band and things to talk about, we’ll be here!
We had a five pack of Valentine’s Day themed singles this week, so we’ll be seeing a few more Blitz tracks make their standalone appearance in the DLC store next week, which will include:
- Barenaked Ladies – One Week
- Collective Soul – Shine
- Fall Out Boy – A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More ‘Touch Me’