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Harmonix losing some respect points with Rock Band 3

Harmonix’s flagship brand, Rock Band 3, released yesterday. For fans of the music / rhythm game, and its many iterations, this game is the culmination of years of work and thousands (over 2,000 now) of songs. Yes, Rock Band 3 introduces new modes,  new instruments, a refined experience, and a partridge in a pear tree. One of the greatest features of Harmonix’s games is how much they seem to go to bat for the consumer by trying to provide ways to make their Rock Band experience that much more enjoyable. One of the ways Harmonix has done this is allowing song imports: Rock Band 1 imported 55 of 58 songs into Rock Band 2 for a $5 fee; Lego Rock Band imported all songs into Rock Band 2 for a $10 fee; any of the track packs, or the AC/DC pack imported into Rock Band for no extra fee. The only drawback was The Beatles Rock Band was not importable into other games, considering the licensing it took to get the Beatles into Rock Band in the first place, I don’t begrudge Harmonix for that at all.

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Buy Rock Band 3 and Get 3 Free Doors Tracks

Purchase Rock Band 3 and from October 26th – November 1st you can download 3 FREE Game Tracks from The Doors thru the Rock Band 3 in-game music store. The tracks are “Light My Fire”, “Rider’s In the Storm”, and “Touch Me”. You can also get the pro-guitar add ons for free.

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Rockband Tracks 50% off on the PSN!!

In preparation for the Oct. 26th release of Rockband 3, Harmonix has a “50% off” sale exclusively on the PSN. There are single tracks, song packs, and even some full albums for 50% off. The sale ends Oct. 4th, so act fast!!
See the full list of tracks after the jump.
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Harmonix shows of Rock Band 3′s new instruments

Bigger band, new instruments, new gameplay – Harmonix has high hopes to keep the genre alive with functional instruments this time around with Rock Band 3. To give you a better picture of how that’s gonna work, watch them “shake it up” in this video.

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